Find a school in Uxbridge and discover these benefits
Parents often begin the search for a private school focused on one aspect, but the benefits offered by privatized education are various, especially at the primary and elementary school level. Here’s a survey of those benefits:
- Private school’s smaller, more manageable class sizes have a number of benefits. Kids can focus on classwork more easily. Teachers can devote more time to students one-on-one. If students have exceptional needs, there will be more individual attention for that, as well. Class sizes of 24 students or less simply facilitate better learning.
- The best private schools in Uxbridge offer excellent educational, athletic, and other facilities. You’ll find many private schools offer superb up-to-date technology resources as well as academic programming. Sports facilities in Uxbridge’s top private schools are often second-to-none. When you tour schools, note their IT resources, athletic facilities, libraries, and more.
- Private schools tend to be safer than other options.
A brief look at paying private school tuition
Paying private school tuition can be costly, especially at the secondary or junior high school level. Of course it’s an investment in your child’s future, and most parents would call that priceless. There are a number of schools with annual tuition below $5,000—affordable for most families. Both schools and outside organizations also offer tuition help in several forms. Here’s a look, with links to further help:
- Tax credits ease the financial burden of tuition. There are several ways you can use these. Faith-based schools’ tuition fees can be used as a charitable donation. If your child has exceptional needs, tuition payments can count as a medical expense in your tax return. You can learn more about this in our full full look at special needs school costs.
- Scholarships can be found at nearly every school, especially at the secondary school level. A private school scholarship never needs to be repaid, and is awarded based on merit, with financial needs factoring in, in some cases. Scholarships are mainly focused on academic performance but some high schools also offer athletic awards. There are also external scholarships possible. You can learn more about all of this in our look at scholarships for private schools.
- Bursaries or other tuition relief are also available at many schools. Families will need to show a financial need, but many schools have this option. Be certain to ask about this, as you speak to schools. Learn much more about these questions in our comprehensive hub on private schools’ financial aid.
Private School Regulation in Ontario
Any secondary school issuing credits toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma must undergo inspections by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Ontario’s standards are among the highest in the world, and that said, private schools meet or exceed those standards. Schools also offer innovative education approaches, teachers with qualifications exceeding requirements, and facilities that are better-funded than what you’ll find in public schools. Many of Uxbridge’s best schools are, in fact, private boarding schools, Montessori, and other independent schools.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Uxbridge private schools are there?
There is 1 Uxbridge private school that is an Our Kids trusted member.
How much is tuition at Uxbridge private schools?
Tuition fees for Uxbridge private schools range from $1,020 to $11,500 per year with an average tuition of $6,260 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Uxbridge private schools, the largest is Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. with 187 students in Grades Nursery/Toddler to 12.
Are Uxbridge private schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Uxbridge private schools on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Uxbridge 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.