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A good set of values is essential when it comes time to go out into the world, says 14-year-old Raphaela So of her faith-based education at Wesley Christian Academy in Markham, Ontario.

“Everything’s really Christian-based, like the whole learning process,” says Raphaela, who moves on to high school this year. “We try to do everything in a way that pleases God. So it’s kind of a different concept of how we approach things.”

There’s another level of learning in her classes, she says, whether it’s Bible studies or her favourite subjects of gym, history and science. The morals and values that are part of her faith have become part of her schooling too. “I have to determine what is right and what I should do,” Raphaela says. “I’ll probably, like, take a second, take the time to think about what I’m going to do, instead of going right ahead and doing it without thinking about it.” Read more


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  • Montreal, Quebec
    Atwater/Docteur-Penfield
  • 7 to 12 Girls
  • $17,355 to $58,374

Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. We offer grades 7 to 12, day school and boarding.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal 17355 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Day Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence Avenue West/Avenue Road
  • JK to 12 Girls
  • $35,000 to $64,000

Havergal College has been preparing young women to make a difference since 1894.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Liberal Arts
Havergal College 35000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Don Mills Road
  • JK to 8 Boys
  • $18,100 to $34,500

We value partnership with parents, creating a genuinely warm and friendly community. We raise the academic bar on academic excellence, and expectations of character, helping the boys become the best that they can be.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Northmount School 18100 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boys
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $14,100 to $25,250

Hawthorn School is located in Toronto. We offer a co-ed toddler-SK program and an all girls program for grade 1- grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to help students reach their full potential.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Hawthorn School 14100 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Day Girls Coed
  • Fort Erie, Ontario
    Townline Rd./Niagara Parkway
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $10,566 to $47,555

Niagara Christian Collegiate offers both middle school and secondary school programs from Grades 6-12. Graduating students achieve top university placements around the world. We accept both day and boarding students.

  • Boarding/Homestay
  • Traditional
Niagara Christian Collegiate 10566 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Homestay Coed
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
    Railway Ave/Rouleau St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $11,100 to $54,000

Notre Dame is a private, independent co-educational high school with an exceptional educational & boarding experience with a balance of strong academic, athletic and spiritual growth in a safe & caring prairie community.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame 11100 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Upper Middle Road/Appleby Line
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $8,000 to $20,000

At Trinity Christian School, your child will be taught Christian values in a safe, caring environment, while receiving excellent instruction in all subject areas by fully qualified teachers.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Trinity Christian School 8000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    North Park Drive/Nuffield Street
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $7,000 to $13,000

Maranatha Christian Academy is a private Christian School located in Brampton. MCA utilizes the ACE curriculum that focuses on individualized instruction.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Maranatha Christian Academy 7000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $5,900

We are a private Christian school for students JK - Grade 8 where academic excellence is anchored in a Christian worldview.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Solid Rock Academy 5900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Caronport, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $3,383 to $33,569

BCA combines a private Christian school experience with the best of public education and Saskatchewan curriculum. Our small school shares facilities with Briercrest College and Seminary on a campus of 900 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Briercrest Christian Academy 3383 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Strandherd/Tartan
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,315 to $14,935

Ottawa Christian School is an independent Christian day school, educating children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 for a life of faithful Christian discipleship and service.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Ottawa Christian School 4315 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    162 Ave SW/24 St SW
  • JK to 9 Coed
  • $2,950 to $6,980

Glenmore Christian Academy (GCA) is a private school in Calgary with specialist educators in academics, arts, and athletics. Our mission is to Teach Truth, Inspire Excellence, Experience Christ and Serve through Love.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Glenmore Christian Academy 2950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst/Sheppard
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $8,875 to $18,400

MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Jewish Day School 8875 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,850 to $18,175

Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Woodland Christian High School 17850 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Orangeville, Ontario
    County Rd. 16/5th Sideroad
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $7,480 to $9,343

Orangeville Christian School partners with parents to provide a quality, Christ-centred education. Every student is challenged to reach his or her God-given potential within a safe, nurturing learning environment.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Orangeville Christian School 7480 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Ave/Hooper Rd
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $11,960 to $20,650

Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel!

  • Day
  • Traditional
Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) 11960 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
    Exit 64/QEW
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,800 to $37,300

Grade 9-12 students are encouraged to be confident servant-leaders. Student diversity provides a global perspective of life and faith. Great Lakes' graduates are accepted by colleges and universities of their choice.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Great Lakes Christian High School 10800 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $12,700 to $46,650

At HDCH, our mission is to cultivate character through learning for a life of service to God. Our vision is to see all HDCH graduates become a faithful presence in the communities that they serve.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
Hamilton District Christian High 12700 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Caledon, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $11,044

Brampton Christian School in Caledon, Ontario, offers JK to Grade 12, with average class sizes from 17 to 19 students and a one-student tuition cost of $11, 044.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Brampton Christian School 11044 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,990

Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Meadow Green Academy 9050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Finch Ave. W./Bathurst St.
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,000 to $10,000

CAA has been serving the GTA for over 65 years. Our students learn through a strong academic curriculum, community engagement and alumni mentorship – with a 98% acceptance rate to the University of their first choice.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Crawford Adventist Academy 9000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $8,000 to $12,500

Craving the space to explore and innovate, students relish their small learning centres. With direct access to teachers, success is within reach. Local and global students all embrace Signet as a home away from home.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Signet Christian School 8000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Front Royal, Virginia
    Villa Ave/Academy Drive
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $20,595 to US $233,575

There is a power within you. Unique academic programs, unusual opportunities, and a solid leadership education will help you unlock your potential. Come explore Randolph-Macon Academy, and discover The Power of Rise.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Randolph-Macon Academy 20595 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Road/Kipling Avenue
  • K to 5 Coed
  • $6,800 to $11,400

Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke that offers kindergarten to grade 5. It combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Olivet School 6800 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Stouffville, Ontario
    Ninth Line/Main Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,782 to $15,396

Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in York Region. Its average class size is 15 students.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Toronto French Montessori 7782 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    University Ave./Dundas street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $24,000

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 13750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Harrow, Ontario
    Concessions Rd 6 S/Hwy 18
  • 1 to 8 Boys
  • $8,500 to $29,000

St. Peter's ACHS College School in Amherstburg, Ont. is a day/residency school for boys grades 1-8 who love Sports and the Outdoors. Tuition starts at $8,900. and is a member of OFIS. We put "FUN" back into learning.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
St. Peter's ACHS College School 8500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Boarding Boys
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $16,530 to $35,000

Incorporating academic excellence, service and peacemaking, Rockway is a diverse learning community of 265 students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 16530 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,000 to $14,000

We welcome children from all families, Christians, or non-Christians. We make sure every child can process and master every academic concept that is required by the Ontario Curriculum.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Community Life Christian School 8000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Woodbridge, Ontario
    Kipling/Highway 7
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $15,810

We believe in project-based learning, enfolding, engaging and empowering students, and fantastic parent-student-teacher communication. We offer family friendly tuition with transportation included.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Toronto District Christian High School 15810 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Dollard des Ormeaux, Quebec
    Boul Saint-Jean/Jolicoeur
  • K to 11 Coed
  • $7,780 to $15,000

Emmanuel Christian School offers an Elementary and High School bilingual program. Our caring Christ-centered environment enables students to thrive and excel academically and spiritually through a variety of programs.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Emmanuel Christian School 7780 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Mississauga Rd/QEW
  • 5 to 12 Girls
  • $18,750

Holy Name of Mary College School in Mississauga, is an independent Catholic school for girls in grades 5-12 offering an enriched university preparatory programme. The average class size is 12 students.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Holy Name of Mary College School 18750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
  • Strathroy, Ontario
    Calvert Dr./Melbourne Rd.
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $4,500 to $5,000

We provide a rich, Catholic educational experience, naturally and authentically presented. We follow a classically inspired curriculum for students to achieve their intellectual and spiritual potential.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Our Lady of the Pillar Academy 4500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
    Cedar Drive/Lincoln Avenue
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $4,200 to $13,150

BC Christian Academy offers Christian education from Preschool to Grade 12. Our dedication to academic excellence, strong Christian and moral values and a community built on compassion equip our students for the future.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
British Columbia Christian Academy 4200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Avenue Road/St. Clair Ave.
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $15,225 to $15,650

De La Salle College is a Catholic, co-educational, university preparatory school in Toronto from grade 5 to 12, with average class sizes of 23 students and tuition at $13,325.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
De La Salle College 15225 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    McCowan Road/Highway 7
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,900 to $13,760

Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds!

  • Day
  • Traditional
Wesley Christian Academy 10900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $9,500

Guiding Light Academy is a Catholic private elementary school in Streetsville, Mississauga. We offer an enriched curriculum for JK, SK and Grades 1 to 8. We are located just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Guiding Light Academy 9500 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 2 Coed
  • $12,900

Quo Vadis, through a Polish-English bilingual program, aims to assist in the formation of well-rounded, responsible individuals, promote academic excellence and encourage self-esteem within a Catholic environment.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Quo Vadis Elementary School 12900 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,126

LCH is the only full-service independent high school in London. Through a Christian worldview, we offer the OSSD, OFSAA sports, extracurriculars, travel opportunities, and authentic learning experiences.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
London Christian High 16126 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    404/DVP/Sheppard Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $10,752

North Toronto Christian School offers a full day program from junior kindergarten to grade 12.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
North Toronto Christian School 10752 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Glen Erin Dr./Derry Road W.
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,540 to $17,850

We are proud to offer families Private elementary school education where God and His Word are central to the curriculum. Our faculty of qualified teachers is committed to loving and teaching each child.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Mississauga Christian Academy 12540 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    Crowchild Trail/Flanders Ave. SW
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $7,900 to $21,000

A Catholic school that goes beyond academics to help our students realize and use their talents to their fullest potential, in order to become all that God has created them to be. Open to families of all faiths.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Clear Water Academy 7900 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Rosthern, Saskatchewan
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $7,500 to $26,000

RJC is a Grades 10-12 boarding school accredited by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. RJC is student and community-focused all while offering excellent academics and exceptional athletic and fine arts programs.

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Rosthern Junior College 7500 Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave W
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $13,050 to $17,990

Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Robbins Hebrew Academy 13050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
—Lisa Van de Ven

Academics and spirituality, hand-in-hand

For parents seeking a faith-based school program for their children, there’s more to life than math equations. Schools rooted in religious tradition can help kids to not only find the answers, but also learn to ask the right questions.

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At Northmount School, a Catholic school in Toronto, Ontario, academics are complemented by twice-weekly Roman Catholic mass.

“We try to relate the lessons from the readings to something they can go back to in their own lives,” says Dr. Carmen Monbourquette, head of school.

The mass also provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical talents: Some of them sing in the choir.

“They have a heartfelt endeavour and a fair bit of talent,” he says.

—Megan Griffith-Greene

I look forward to coming to school

Perhaps unfashionably in a secular age, Villanova College, an Augustinian Catholic school in King City, just outside Toronto, nails its beliefs to the mast. “Be it known to all who enter here,” says the inscription over the front door, “that Christ is the reason for this school.”
Students dutifully stand when teacher Sean Hayes takes a visitor to his classroom, which features photographs of AIDs-affected African children whom the school helps support.
The atmosphere though is anything but stern. “It’s never boring!” declares Emily, 13. Academically, “I find it challenging. I look forward to coming to school. It’s like my second home, like a big family—with Christian values.”

The many activities—Emily is on the volleyball, soccer, basketball and swim teams—were a big attraction, but she is also looking forward to going to Italy and elsewhere with the school. The enthusiasm is catching: Her younger sister, Natalie plans to attend.

—Frank Jones
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