Special needs schools in Toronto

Find the top Toronto special needs schools and programs

There are plenty of great special need schools in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This includes special needs schools in downtown Toronto (such as the Annex and Bloor West), midtown (such as St. Clair West and Forest Hill), North York, Scarborough, Vaughan, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, and Aurora. These are offered at the elementarymiddle, and high school levels. Read more


List of dedicated Toronto special needs schools


These are dedicated special needs schools in Toronto, where 100% of the students have special needs. They provide full-time special needs support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence/Don Mills
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $26,900

Brighton is the leading private school in Toronto for students with academic and/or social challenges. We offer curriculum-based and remedial Elementary programs; and credit, pre-credit and non-credit Secondary streams.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Brighton School 26900 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Down syndrome Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Down syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Autism Williams syndrome Williams syndrome Williams syndrome
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 3 to 8 Coed
  • $19,900

Some of the greatest inventors, authors, and entrepreneurs of our time had minds that differed from the average. Our unique methodology addresses the needs of learners with ADHD and Dyslexia.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
The Learning Common 19900 MiddleSchools Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) ADHD (moderate to severe) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
  • Toronto, Ontario
    St. Clair Ave West/Avenue Road
  • 1 to 12 Coed
  • $6,000 to $33,000

Founded on the science of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith Program provides students with the skills necessary to overcome their learning disabilities and transform their academic, cognitive, emotional and social lives.

  • Day/eSchool
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Arrowsmith School 6000 Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day eSchool Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Asperger's Syndrome
  • North York, Ontario
    Bathurst/Wilson
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $20,000 to $26,000

Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to students whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing personal best through a balanced approach to education.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Magnificent Minds 20000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Multiple physical Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge Street/St. Clair Ave E
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $24,500

Esprit Academy is a community and environment that cultivates independence and lifelong learning through individualized experiences that integrates and connects knowledge and skills.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Esprit Academy 24500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St./Lawrence Ave.
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $24,600 to $25,100

The Dunblaine School empowers students with learning disabilities to reach their full potential. It offers programs for students from grade one to eight, with an average class size of 5-7 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
The Dunblaine School 24600 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism Autism
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Breadalbane St/St Luke Ln
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • $26,000

The YMCA Academy is an alternative school for students in grades 6 to 12 with learning disabilities and learning style differences, offering individualized Special Education support.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
The YMCA Academy 26000 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Suicidal thoughts
  • 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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
AVRO Academy 18875 HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Drug and alcohol abuse Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit

List of Toronto schools with special needs support


These Toronto schools offer special needs support to a segment of students through a wide range of placements. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations. These schools offer special needs support to a segment of students through a wide range of placements. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular cla

 
 
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $29,450

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Physical
Toronto Prep School 29450 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Autism Asperger's Syndrome
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St/Dupont St
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • $35,880

Our vision: Encourage life-long Georgians ready to use their scholarship, compassion, conscience and courage to make a difference. Our mission: To challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself.

  • Day
  • Progressive
 
Royal St. George's College 35880 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys ADHD (moderate to severe)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St./Sheppard Ave.
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $14,500 to $18,000

Prestige School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
 
Prestige School - Toronto Campus 14500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Ellesmere Rd/Birchmount Rd
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $7,000 to $16,000

Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. Our educational process is Beyond the Books! Education as it should be.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Bond Academy 7000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical ADHD (moderate to severe) Language Processing Disorder Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Down syndrome Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Danforth Ave/Broadview Ave
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $28,150 to $35,185

Montcrest is a welcoming community that specializes in cultivating incredible young people. With small class sizes and unparalleled student-teacher relationships, Montcrest helps children become who they’re meant to be.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
Montcrest School 28150 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dysgraphia
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Merton St/Mt Pleasant
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $29,750

Sunnybrook School offers the IB Primary Years Program for all students in JK - Grade 6. We have a fully integrated co-ed and 1:1 iPad program for all the grades. Our inquiry approach leads to global citizens.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
Sunnybrook School 29750 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview Avenue/Lawrence Avenue East
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • $37,350

Crescent School is a Toronto independent day school for boys in Grades 3 to 12. Our relational learning environment develops students' characters through academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical
Crescent School 37350 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St./St. Clair Ave.
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $35,000

The York School is a JK-Grade 12 Gender Inclusive IB World School in midtown Toronto. Our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Learning disabilities
The York School 35000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Bayview Avenue
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $23,500 to $40,000

Junior Academy offers programs for students from Toddler to Grade Eight, in midtown Toronto. The average class size is 10 to 14 students and it caters to many types of students with different learning profiles.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Junior Academy 23500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Intellectual disability Intellectual disability
  • North York, Ontario
    Finch Ave. W./Bathurst St.
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $9,250 to $16,000

CAA has been serving the GTA for over 65 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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Crawford Adventist Academy 9250 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical anxiety Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $15,000 to $40,000

Hawthorn School is located in Toronto. We offer a co-ed toddler-SK program and an all girls program for grade 1- grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to help students reach their full potential.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Hawthorn School 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Day Girls Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Intellectual disability Deafness
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Lawrence Ave
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $23,586 to $28,152

Blyth Academy Lawrence Park is one of 10 Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario. Our campus located in midtown Toronto provides the warmth and community of a neighbourhood school.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Blyth Academy Lawrence Park 23586 HighSchools Day Coed Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Clinical anxiety Multiple sclerosis Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • K to 12 Coed
  • $19,725 to $28,200

Learning is not one to many. It's many to one. From the teachers to the principal to the coaches and beyond, learning at WillowWood is a team approach.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
WillowWood School 19725 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability
  • Scarborough, Ontario
    Kennedy Road/Progress Avenue
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $16,775 to $17,200

Enquiring Minds Montessori is a one-of-a-kind Montessori Art School. We have created a unique learning experience that fosters academic and artistic excellence in a nurturing environment while challenging young minds.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Enquiring Minds Montessori 16775 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Blindness Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Deafness Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical Intellectual disability
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Avenue Rd/Bloor St W
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $26,480

RDS is a downtown co-ed school that fosters future-ready leaders by honouring the unique character and potential of each child. We offer small class sizes and access to top-tier facilities like UoT, the ROM and the AGO.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
The Rosedale Day School 26480 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Mt Pleasant Rd/Davisville Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $40,740

Greenwood's uniquely personalized teaching approach delivers the right level of challenge and support for every student. Students and teachers build strong relationships within our warm and inclusive community.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
Greenwood College School 40740 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Eglinton
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • $13,500 to $21,500

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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Toronto STEM School 13500 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) ADHD (moderate to severe)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $12,248 to $13,848

Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, STEM, and artistic achievement across Pre-K - Gr 6 (offered on site/ online)

  • Day/eSchool
  • Traditional
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Sidney Ledson Institute 12248 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day eSchool Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Autism Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Sheppard Ave W/Bathurst St
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $8,500 to $19,950

Heschel provides a progressive, academically innovative, interdisciplinary Jewish education in a warm, nurturing environment. Students develop habits of mind, body, heart and soul that enable them to make a difference.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
The Toronto Heschel School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dysgraphia Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Adelaide St E
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $550 to $31,150

Keystone students become internationally-minded inquirers, who ask questions and seek their own answers from both local and global perspectives. By nurturing students’ natural curiosity, we foster a love for learning.

  • eSchool/Homestay/Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Keystone School 550 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Homestay Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Clinical Depression
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./St. Clair West
  • 7 to 12 Boys
  • $22,250

Canada’s only independent, Catholic school for boys in Grades 7-12, taught in the Basilian tradition of forming the mind, body, and soul. Since 1852, we have educated students in goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
St. Michael's College School 22250 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boys ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Clinical Depression Asperger's Syndrome Autism Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport/Dupont
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $29,895

The Mabin School offers programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Toronto. Its average class size is 20 students.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
The Mabin School 29895 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Language Processing Disorder Autism Asperger's Syndrome Down syndrome Intellectual disability Williams syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Sheppard Ave
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • $399 to $549 /course

Ontario Virtual School is an Ontario Ministry-inspected credit-granting institution offering high school courses for Grades 9-12 in an interactive online format. Students can start anytime with 24/7 access.

  • eSchool
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Ontario Virtual School 399 MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Autism Asperger's Syndrome Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Suicidal thoughts Drug and alcohol abuse Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Multiple sclerosis Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Spina Bifida Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Cystic Fibrosis Multiple physical
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview Ave/Broadway Ave
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • $9,000 to $23,000

A daily goal is for our children to arrive at school excited for the day ahead. Aside from our excellent academic programs, we plan many fun events for the children to enjoy throughout the school year.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
Children's Garden Nursery School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
  • 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
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Don Valley Academy 9900 HighSchools Day Homestay Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Intellectual disability Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Intellectual disability Intellectual disability Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical anxiety Clinical anxiety Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $12,970

Quo Vadis, through a Polish-English bilingual program, aims to assist in the formation of well-rounded, responsible individuals, promotes academic excellence and encourages self-esteem within a Catholic environment.

  • Day
  • Traditional
 
Quo Vadis Elementary School 12970 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Dufferin/Eglinton
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $19,200 to $21,700

By proposing the learning excellence of the French Ministry of Education strongly anchored in Toronto life and Canadian culture, our school offers students the best of both cultures.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Lycée Français de Toronto 19200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome
  • North York, Ontario
    Keele/Sheppard
  • 5 to 12 Coed
  • $20,325 to $25,864

Blyth Academy Downsview Park offers outstanding education coupled with unique opportunities for student-athletes to engage in sports-specific and fitness training throughout their regular school day.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
  • Physical
Blyth Academy Downsview Park 20325 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Asperger's Syndrome Drug and alcohol abuse Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Clinical anxiety Multiple sclerosis
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • JK to 8 Coed
  • $9,132 to $19,250

Oak Learners inspires meaningful learning every day for students in Kindergarten through Grade Eight. Passionate teachers nurture children’s natural curiosity about their world with hands-on experiences.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
Oak Learners 9132 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dysgraphia Dyscalculia Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Language Processing Disorder
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $17,450 to $26,900

Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood.

  • Day
  • Montessori
 
Bannockburn 17450 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport Rd/Spadina Rd
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,325 to $22,650

Small class sizes and our unique curriculum - infused with Arts, Movement, Outdoor Education - create deeper connections across subjects, at all child development stages. Parents describe us as “schooling with heart".

  • Day
  • Waldorf
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
Waldorf Academy 14325 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit ADHD (moderate to severe) Asperger's Syndrome Dysgraphia Clinical anxiety
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $12,885 to $16,635

With faculty that truly cares for your child’s wellbeing, we provide a rare tight-knit community that feels like home. With a warm and welcoming culture, students are inspired to confidently make their mark in the world.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
  • Learning disabilities
Seneca Hill Private School 12885 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
  • PS to 2 Coed/Boys
  • $10,000 to $21,075

At SCELS we believe giving children an early education will build a solid foundation to prepare them for their next school setting.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Developmental
St. Clement's Early Learning School 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed Boys Autism
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 6 Coed
  • $20,300 to $30,300

Crestwood School in Toronto offers JK to grade six, with an enrolment of 350 students. Class sizes average 15 students and tuition starts at $19,500.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
Crestwood School 20300 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Language Processing Disorder Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Asperger's Syndrome
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview/Eglinton
  • PS to 4 Coed
  • $11,000 to $23,700

Diverse, warm community. Small classes. Exceptional phonics program to build early literacy. Collaborative, multi-strategy approach to math. Public speaking, the arts, outdoor ed, mindfulness, community engagement.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Learning disabilities
CGS (Children's Garden School) 11000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Finch Avenue/Islington Avenue
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $8,400 to $30,000

Nile Academy offers small class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
 
Nile Academy 8400 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed

These schools offer special education programs for your child. They also tailor their approach to your child's  unique learning strengths and weaknesses. 

Special education programs in Toronto

Toronto has several different kinds of special needs schools and programs. Some of these schools are focused exclusively on special needs students, and provide full-time support for them. Others offer a full-time, dedicated special education class or program for students with some kinds of special needs (a class that takes place alongside other classes). And others offer resource support or certain kinds of in-class accommodations for special needs children.

Each of these schools provides specialized support for children with special needs. Only some Toronto special need schools and programs, though, provide support for all or most special needs children. Most focus on specific kinds of special needs. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, there are schools providing support for one or more of the following kinds of special needs:

Keep in mind, different types of special needs children require different accommodations. For instance, a gifted student may require subject-specific enrichment or acceleration. A student with ADHD, on the other hand, may need to be placed in a smaller class, whether they can work in a calm environment and receive special attention. And a student with dyslexia may need extra time and support for reading and writing assignments. 

The benefits of special needs schools in Toronto

If you’re child has a special need, it’s important to address it. They can’t just be left to deal with it on their own.

A Toronto special needs school, whether it offers a full-time dedicated program or part-time support, is a step in the right direction. Your child will likely be assigned a special education teacher. They also will likely receive specialized programming in the form of an Independent Education Plan (IEP). This will help ensure they receive the accommodations they need, and don’t fall through the cracks.

This can also allow your child to avoid some common problems. Children with unaddressed special needs often fall behind in their school work. This can lead to frustration, boredom, and feeling disconnected. It also frequently leads to social and behavioural issues.

By going to a school that addresses their special need(s), your child can avoid these pitfalls. In fact, if you find a school that’s a good fit, one that offers the right kind of program and environment, your child can excel, academically, socially, and emotionally.

Luckily, in Toronto, there are many schools offering support for students with special needs. There are also nearby schools in Mississauga, Oakville, and Brampton.

Finding a special needs school in Toronto

To aid you in your search for the right special needs school, attend one of our annual private school expos. Meet with Toronto's top-ranked private schools and the best boarding schools across Canada at the Halton-Peel expo and the Toronto expo in October. These one-day events are a must for any parent or student considering an alternative education. You can also read our guide to choosing a great special needs school.

On this page, we list special needs schools in Toronto and the GTA. Click on a school profile to learn more about it. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Special needs schools in Toronto are there?
There are 44 Special needs schools in Toronto that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at Special needs schools in Toronto?
Tuition fees for Special needs schools in Toronto range from $8,183 to $40,740 per year with an average tuition of $22,617 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the Special needs schools in Toronto, the largest is Ontario Virtual School with 10000 students in Grades 7 to 12.

Are Special needs schools in Toronto good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Special needs schools in Toronto on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Special needs schools in Toronto?
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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