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Seneca Hill Private School

Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Seneca Hill Private School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    12 — 16 students
  • Tuition
    $14,135 to 17,135/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    130 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 33 Overland Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 2C3 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Seneca Hill Private School

Small class sizes, strong academics, a nurturing environment, and a supportive community—Seneca Hill, by any metric, meets and exceeds all the things that families look for in a private education. Founded in 1988, it has a long history in the region, and a consistent leadership throughout. The student population is 120 across K-12, so each student is known, and curriculum is delivered through keen understanding of their strengths, talents, and needs. An attention to project based learning and 21st century literacies is also a plus, as is a dedication to proving strong foundational skills in order to support them.

School's Perspective

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How Seneca Hill Private School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"With personal goal-setting, enriched academics, STEM programming, athletics, & extracurriculars, our students are motivated and challenged daily. We focus on development of the whole child and seek opportunities for students to become compassionate critical thinkers. We nurture curiosity and actively involve students in developing good work habits, positive attitudes & GRIT in their journey as lifelong learners. It's not unusual to share a high-5 with a teacher or spot our principal playing guitar for students."

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"With faculty that truly cares for your child’s well-being, we provide a rare tight-knit community that feels like home. Our teachers take the time to get to know all students that walk our halls– not just their own. With a warm school culture and a welcoming environment, our students are inspired to confidently make their mark in the world."

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

"Families choose Seneca Hill because they feel their child will thrive in a close-knit community that emphasizes skill-building as the foundation for academic success. When families drop their child off at our school, they know their child is well cared for, valued for their unique contributions in the class, and rigorously prepared for future success. This is all underpinned by a focus on skills and growth mindset habits. We use the framework from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"At Seneca Hill Private School, we blend rigorous academics with real-world learning, like our annual Science Expo, Career Days, and projects on global issues. This approach prepares students for the future, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Join us to give your child a transformative education where they not only learn but thrive in real-life scenarios. Welcome to where future leaders are shaped!"

What might families find surprising about your school?

"How much their child can achieve when the right environment and people surround their child. Our goal is not just to have your child do well but to thrive. One way we track this is by understanding how much your child takes academic risks. We want our students to reach as far and wide as possible to discover their passions and dedicate themselves to building strong habits. These habits become the cornerstone of success in their lives both now and in the future."

School Facilities

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Athletics facilities


Instructional resources

Shared spaces

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Seneca Hill Private School

Video reviews of Seneca Hill Private School

Parent, Rob Segsworth (2020)

Watch our parent interview with Rob Segsworth to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Seneca Hill Private School.

Written reviews of Seneca Hill Private School


Alumnus, Arielle Baubie (2022)

As a former student of Seneca Hill from Grade 1 -12, I can truly attest to the warm community and ac...


Parent, Boudiguet Bruno (2020)

Our two girls spent a semester of studies in Canada. We already feel emotional because that was an u...

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Nicolas Esper, Principal
M.Ed. (Specialization in Educational Leadership & Policy)

Seneca Hill Private School has been in my family for over 35 years and I am proud and excited to continue our tradition of excellence into the future. Over the years our school has developed a reputation for strong academics, a range of athletics and a comprehensive extracurricular program. Inspiring our students to think creatively, critically and analytically, our school stimulates growth and provides a healthy balance between academics and personal development.

As Principal, I am thrilled to carry on the legacy of our founder - and my grandmother - and take our school to the next level. I believe in a school culture that supports students in becoming independent and lifelong learners. We understand that as educators, we can't just teach the standard material. We must go above and beyond the classroom to give students the opportunity to demonstrate, exercise, perform, and build skills and experiences in their lives that cultivate success.

We welcome all children and seek to understand all aspects of their abilities and learning styles. We are pleased to offer your child a personalized educational experience. We instill confidence in our students to act with purpose and strive for excellence. We foster a bully-free environment and teach conflict resolution, so that our students become strong collaborators who work towards solving complex problems.

My promise to each of our students and families is open communication. The success of your child is of utmost importance to us. I look forward to helping your child unlock their true potential.


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