Pickering private schools

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Hatch House Montessori School

Hatchhouse Montessori School offers unique multilingual programs, performing arts, visual arts, martial arts, and an enriched curriculum.

You will never find teachers that are more dedicated, that will take better care of your kids, and they are getting a great education.

For families moving to the area, Pickering contains many schools that will help your child excel both socially and academically. Pickering is also a wonderful place in which to live. Here, you will enjoy the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, which offers trailways and other opportunities for outdoor activities. Moreover, because you will be very close to transit, such as the GO Train, you will be able to easily travel across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Downtown Toronto is only 25 kilometers east of Pickering, while other lively cities, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa are also close. Read more

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Pickering, Ontario
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"École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a bilingual critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 6 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $8,400 to $21,000
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École Montessori 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
Pickering, Ontario
whites/kingston road
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"Montessori Learning Centre is a non denominational, inclusive school in operation for 40 years. We acknowledge religious and cultural events supporting our whole life philosophy education." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to 8 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $12,000 to $14,000
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Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
North York, Ontario
Finch Ave. W./Bathurst St.
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"CAA has been serving the GTA for 70 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." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $10,250 to $16,000
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Crawford Adventist Academy 10250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed

Money Matters

While private school is expensive, Pickering has some of the most affordable private schools in Canada, with private school tuition starting as low as $4600 annually.

Furthermore, you may be eligible for federal or provincial tax credits. For example, the Children's Fitness Tax Credit allows you to claim up to $500 if your child is physically active. Provincial tax breaks for private schools in Ontario include the following:

Learn more about scholarships and bursaries.

Private school regulation in Pickering, Ontario

Any high school that wants to issue credits that will count toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma must undergo an Ontario Ministry of Education inspection. Furthermore, all schools in Ontario must meet certain standard criteria. Most private schools go well beyond the provincially mandated curriculum, as well as infusing it with rich and innovative educational approaches. 

Why choose a private school in Pickering?

Pickering's private schools present benefits that are distinct from other schools. Some of these advantages include:


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Pickering private schools are there?
There are 3 Pickering private schools that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at Pickering private schools?
Tuition fees for Pickering private schools range from $12 to $17,000 per year with an average tuition of $10,803 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the Pickering private schools, the largest is Crawford Adventist Academy with 300 students in Grades JK to 12.

Are Pickering private schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Pickering private schools on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Pickering private schools?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.

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