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Olivet School

Grades JK TO Gr. 5 — Etobicoke, ON (MAP)

Olivet School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 5
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    10 — 12 students
  • Tuition
    $7,880 to 13,240/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    50 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 279 Burnhamthorpe Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9B 1Z6 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Olivet School

Olivet was established in 1893, though through moves and development, the school doesn’t reflect its age. Nevertheless, there is a continuity which, if less overt, remains within the life of the school.  The academic program is strong, though families also turn to Olivet due to an appreciation of the context that the school provides, including an attention to spiritual and personal growth. The aim of the school is to provide a foundation for life, and for learning after the children go on to other schools after grade 5. The property accesses green space, allowing the lessons to extend to those about  environment and environmental stewardship. Parental involvement in all aspects of the life of the school is very high, a function of the school’s size. All of that combines to create a community atmosphere that extends beyond the classroom, and beyond the walls of the school. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a challenging, close-knit academic environment. 

School's Perspective

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How Olivet School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Established in 1893, Olivet School is a private, not-for-profit elementary school. We follow a Christian-based perspective that values scientific inquiry, usefulness, and thoughtfulness. We average a small student-teacher ratio of 6:1 and offer an affordable tuition, possible through an endowment given over the years by alumni and friends. Let us join you in building your child’s foundations for a successful life. Book a tour on OlivetSchool.ca and follow us on Facebook/Instagram (@OlivetSchool on both platforms)."

  • Private elementary school with child-centered learning
  • Caring atmosphere and small class sizes
  • Increased interactive learning opportunities
  • Special focus on kindergarten
  • Solid character education for making successful decisions
  • Academic, moral and spiritual instruction
  • Supportive learning community built on caring Christian values
  • Enriched academics that extend beyond basic curriculum

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Individually focused leaning. Our small student to teacher ratio allows more attention to each child. Not everyone learns at the same pace so the smaller classrooms allow for the individual learning. We are very good at teaching the WHOLE child. We care concerned with their spiritual wellness, their social emotional learning, their physical growth and their academic pursuits."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families choose Olivet School for our unique, grounded and caring approach to learning. Over 150 years ago, we lead the way in teaching with small class sizes and integrated learning. Our school is deeply rooted in strong morals and values that teach our students much more than academics - it teaches them how to be a "good" person in the world."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Kindness, giving, and the fundamentals of learning the values of being a "good" person and a good Christian are just some of the significant reasons for enrolling at Olivet School. Here your children will begin a learning journey not just of academics, but of strong Christian values, while experiencing a feeling of being cared for and supported."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Families find it surprising to learn that we have a rich history spanning almost 130 years and that we grew out of a growing need for faith-based learning, character development and overall growth.

When families come to visit our school, they often remark on the age of the school and history of the school, architecture features: exposed brick, original wood, how the building was built over time."

School Facilities

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Instructional resources

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School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Olivet School

Video reviews of Olivet School

Parent, MARK CALIXTERIO (2022)

Watch our parent interview with MARK CALIXTERIO to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Olivet School.

Parent, Ana Maria De Sousa (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Ana Maria De Sousa to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Olivet School.

Parent, Taneisha Wright-Purge (2020)

Watch our parent interview with Taneisha Wright-Purge to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Olivet School.

Written reviews of Olivet School


Parent, Karen Blair (2018)

My 15 year old daughter graduated from Olivet. I have two boys that are currently enrolled. My chi...


Parent, Cassandra Thomas (2018)

My child's time at Olivet was a wonderful experience and both her and I wish that it could have cont...


Alumnus, Claire Hurd (2018)

Olivet nurtured my academic talents and helped to grow my social confidence. I became part of a true...
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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Laura Braam, Principal

I believe in the true value of our school, and am thrilled to be Olivet School’s Principal. Olivet School provides students with unparalleled one-on-one instruction, with the ever-present goal of producing outstanding citizens who strive to engage wholeheartedly in life, and in their communities. Basing learning goals on the Ontario Curriculum, and infusing it with the teachings from the Bible, our teachers build the foundations for students’ learning in academic subjects, as well as in their development as compassionate individuals. We excel at character education, continuously striving to cultivate each student’s gifts and talents, encouraging them to work to the best of their potential, and inspiring them to be caring, honest, and considerate of those around them.

Olivet School is a joyful place to work, play and learn, but don’t take our word for it. Have a look at our brochure, and then contact us to see for yourself!


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