Private schools in Canada with a semester system

Schools that offer fall, winter, or spring semester classes

Some private schools in Canada only offer courses that go the full academic year, from September to June. Other private schools offer only semester classes that run approximately 3-4 months, starting in the fall, winter, or spring. And yet other schools offer a combination of full academic year courses and semester courses. Read more


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Toronto, Ontario — Our goal is for SCS students to understand learning as an outcome in and of itself. Learning that doesn't follow a straight path. And if it gets messy, that's okay, because at SCS it's safe to explore and be who you are. View School Profile.

Our goal is for SCS students to understand learning as an outcome in and of itself. Learning that doesn't follow a straight path. And if it gets messy, that's okay, because at SCS it's safe to explore and be who you are.

  • Girls' school, founded in 1901
  • Enriched and balanced academics at all grade levels
  • Unrivaled Advanced Placement course offerings
  • 100% university acceptance
  • Extensive athletic, arts, and co-curricular programs
Grades:
1 to 12 (Girls)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$34,500
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
460
Avg. Class:
16
St. Clement's School 34500 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am. View School Profile.

Toronto Prep School starts later in order to maximize teen learning. The optimal time for teenagers to learn is late in the morning through to late afternoon. Our classes start at 10:00 am.

  • A semestered, university preparatory curriculum
  • MacBook Pro 13"
  • Extended After School and Saturday Study Club Programs
  • On site English and Math Resource Centres with teachers
  • Member of SSAF and TDCAA Sports Organizations
Grades:
7 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Traditional
Tuition:
$29,450
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
430
Avg. Class:
14 to 16
Toronto Prep School 29450 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Havergal has been preparing young women to make a difference since 1894 through its innovative curriculum and future-ready programming with a focus on wellness and student agency. View School Profile.

Havergal has been preparing young women to make a difference since 1894 through its innovative curriculum and future-ready programming with a focus on wellness and student agency.

  • Beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of Toronto.
  • Innovative curriculum and future-ready programming for students.
  • Small class sizes with a focus on wellness and student agency.
  • Award-winning Art, Music and Drama departments.
  • More than 80 co-curricular athletic teams.
Grades:
JK to 12 (Girls)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$36,950 to $68,540
Living:
Boarding/Day
Enrollment:
1000
Avg. Class:
18 to 22
Havergal College 36950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Girls
 
 

Rosseau, Ontario — Through extraordinary learning opportunities rooted in meaningful outdoor education experiences in our unique natural environment, RLC graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge. View School Profile.

Through extraordinary learning opportunities rooted in meaningful outdoor education experiences in our unique natural environment, RLC graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge.

  • Extraordinary learning opportunities embedded in rich outdoor education experiences.
  • 100% of our 2020 graduates were accepted at their top schools of choice.
  • Discovery Days that challenge students to imagine, create and articulate independent projects.
  • Seven Generations Program celebrating Indigenous teachings and culture.
  • Essential learning that builds leaders and global stewards.
Grades:
7 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Progressive
Tuition:
$11,350 to $66,300
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
120
Avg. Class:
15 to 18
Rosseau Lake College 11350 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Since 1982, Metro Prep has provided an accepting environment where students embrace their individuality and thrive academically. We are a non-uniform school that is now located at a brand new campus at 401 and Leslie. View School Profile.

Since 1982, Metro Prep has provided an accepting environment where students embrace their individuality and thrive academically. We are a non-uniform school that is now located at a brand new campus at 401 and Leslie.

  • Strong Academics- University Prep
  • Comprehensive Math & Science Program
  • Personalized University Guidance
  • Extensive Athletic Programs-Bball
  • School of Music, Integrated Arts, Theatre and Humanities (SMITH)
Grades:
7 to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Traditional
Tuition:
$25,560 to $33,250
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
200
Avg. Class:
12 to 18
Metropolitan Preparatory Academy 25560 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Wellandport, Ontario
  • 5 to 12 Boys
  • $61,200 to $65,200

Robert Land Academy, established in 1978, is a private military-inspired boarding school (Gr 5-12) helping boys to experience validation, realize their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.

  • Boarding
  • Traditional
Robert Land Academy 61200 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys
  • Stratford, Ontario
    Ontario Street/Waterloo Street South
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $9,750 to $37,275

Stratford, Ontario, Private Secondary School dedicated to inspiring students to achieve their individual potential through academic excellence while fostering a spirit of service to society.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
Nancy Campbell Academy 9750 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $29,300

Located in the heart of Toronto, McDonald International Academy offers programs for grades 9 to 12 . Our average class size is 10 to 20 students.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
McDonald International Academy 10000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Eglinton
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $14,500 to $17,500

We go beyond curriculum expectations to provide opportunities for students to earn admission into their choice of university using our AP accreditation, staff expertise and individual goal setting in small classes.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Toronto STEM School 14500 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $22,000

Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio-inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP Authorized and MYP Candidate School for children from JK to Grade 8.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Richland Academy 22000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Merrickville, Ontario
    St. Lawrence Street/Elgin Street
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,450 to $58,200

Merrick Preparatory offers grades 9-12 and a University Qualification Year to students preparing for successful admission to degree programs in the world's top universities, in a safe and secure family environment.

  • Day/Boarding/eSchool
  • Traditional
Merrick Preparatory School 16450 HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $9,000 to $16,449

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.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
London Christian High 9000 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Houghton, New York(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • US $7,499 to US $43,000

A private Christian college prep school with students from 60 countries, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn high academics, faith education and multicultural immersion.

  • eSchool/Boarding/Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Houghton Academy 7499 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Boarding Day Homestay Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    West Broadway/Stephens Street
  • K to 9 Coed
  • $19,200 to $24,950

Pear Tree School is a progressive elementary and high school located in Kitsilano, Vancouver. A Pear Tree student is one who has lifelong confidence to pursue their passions and tackle life's challenges.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Pear Tree School 19200 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Richmond, British Columbia
    Lansdowne Road/Kwantlen Street
  • 10 to 12 Coed
  • $22,000 to $37,950

MLWS-KPU offers a truly unique high school experience. Students receive the support and community of small high school classes along with the academic opportunities of learning within world-class university facilities.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada 22000 Day Boarding Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Av./Hwy 7
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $16,500 to $40,800

Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Reggio Emilia
J. Addison School 16500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Bracebridge, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $6,400 to $28,000

Dewey’s educational goals follow the philosophies of John Dewey, preparing students through “student-centred learning" and "learning by doing", while emphasizing the cultivation of the "three New Liberal Arts".

  • Boarding/Day/eSchool
  • Traditional
Dewey Institute 6400 MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day eSchool Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Franklin Ave/Yonge St
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $9,900 to $13,200

Don Valley Academy is a private high school whose primary aim is to prepare our students for post-secondary studies. We are dedicated to providing educational programs that meet the individual needs of each student.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
Don Valley Academy 9900 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $30,000 to $75,710

Bishop's College School is an English boarding and day school for students in grades 7 through 12. Small in size and culturally diverse, BCS is an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme and Canadian curricula.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Bishop's College School 30000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Beamsville, Ontario
    Exit 64/QEW
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $14,000 to $45,000

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 14000 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Leslie St/401
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $14,000 to $35,000

Webtree offers individualized education programs which fully support a student’s academic needs, and helps them achieve educational and personal goals. Small class sizes are designed to inspire and engage students.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Webtree Academy 14000 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
    Avenue Road/Lawrence Avenue
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $18,875

Through our dynamic individual education plans, mentorship, and therapeutic counselling we ensure all students feel comfortable, respected and cared for, so they stay actively engaged in their educational journey.

  • Day
  • Progressive
AVRO Academy 18875 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ancaster, Ontario
    Rymal Road West/Glancaster Road
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $18,125

HDCH, founded in 1956, is imaginative, innovative & interwoven with our essential Biblical identity. Our programs are designed to challenge a wide range of learners. We welcome local and international students!

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Hamilton District Christian High 18125 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • London, Ontario
    Wellington Street/Central Avenue
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $18,200

Sycamore School offers grades 8-12 personalized education in an alternative program that addresses the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners while working toward graduation.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
The Sycamore School 18200 HighSchools Day Coed
  • Hamilton, Ontario
    Main St. W./Longwood Rd. S.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $2,025 to $2,700 /course

Columbia International College is Canada’s largest private boarding school, offering Grade 9 to 12 programs. #1 in scholarships awarded by universities. The University of Toronto's official Global Partner School.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
Columbia International College 2025 HighSchools Day Day Boarding Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Riverside Dr./Bank St
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $17,000

Astolot Educational Centre is a day school with grades 1 to 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. Classroom teacher-student ratios are 1 to 10. Students have the ability to reach their full potential with Astolot programming.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Astolot Educational Centre 15000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Burnhamthorpe Rd. W/Neyagawa Blvd.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $17,600

King’s Christian Collegiate is an independent Christian high school providing superb instruction in a safe, stimulating academic environment. Caring staff set the tone for a positive, up-beat culture.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Traditional
King's Christian Collegiate 17600 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $570 to $32,000

At Vaughan College instructions are embedded with strategies appropriate to the students' unique needs. We develop students' confidence and their urge to do better, which results in a high university acceptance rate.

  • Day/Homestay/eSchool
  • Liberal Arts
Vaughan College Private School 570 HighSchools Day Homestay eSchool Coed
  • Wilcox, Saskatchewan
    Railway Ave/Rouleau St
  • 8 to 12 Coed
  • $11,000 to $54,600

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame 11000 HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • Brantford, Ontario
    Colborne/Clarence
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $7,700 to $26,500

At Haven, we equip our students with critical thinking skills, a global perspective, and a respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, perseverance, and compassion.

  • Day/Boarding/eSchool
  • Traditional
Haven International School 7700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    West Hastings St./Granville St.
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $16,500 to $22,800

Alexander Academy is a private high school offering the BC Dogwood High School Diploma and a unique University Transfer Program in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Progressive
Alexander Academy 16500 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $9,530 to $45,180

Luther College High School values excellence in teaching and cares for our students as individuals in our tight-knit community. Our focus in on the whole student - social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
Luther College High School 9530 HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
    Broadway/Granville
  • 8 to 9 Coed
  • $22,500

Vancouver's only dedicated STEM high school, VISST offers the full BC curriculum with accelerated & enriched STEM including computer science starting from Grade 8. Students will learn from domain experts and PhDs.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology 22500 HighSchools Day Coed

Which type of school is best for your child? This will depend on your child, as well as some of the other features of the school. To help get you started, though, let’s look at some of the main pros and cons of each approach. For more general advice on finding the right school for your child, read the Our Kids choosing guide.

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