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Southwestern Ontario Private Schools

Find schools from London to Waterloo & Guelph listed below.

Private schools in South Central Ontario (including London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and other parts of southwestern Ontario) offer a unique range of programs. Boarding schools in the region offer superior university preparation, while other private schools include Christian schools, schools with other religious instruction and many Montessori schools.

Choosing a Private School

When you explore a private school, be sure that it has a good reputation. Here are some methods that could help you with this pursuit:

  • Find out if it is accredited by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools and/or other respected accrediting bodies.
  • Consult the Fraser Institute's annual rankings and ratings of schools. While theses evaluations are far from exhaustive and don't account for your child's individual needs, they are a great way to ensure that a given school has a strong reputation.
  • Is it recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education? If you are looking for a private high school, you must identify whether it has the proper Ministry recognition allowing it to give out high school diploma-eligible credits.

You can find out a lot more about private schools from London to Kitchener who exhibit at the Toronto Private School Expo or the Oakville Private School Expo

Living in the Waterloo Region

The region of Waterloo offers many of the amenities of a big city, while still keeping some of its small town atmosphere. More importantly, Waterloo is known for its technology companies, as many top corporations are based in this region (i.e. Google, Microsoft, and others). Several private schools have sprung up in the Waterloo region in the last several years to better serve the area's burgeoning economy. The region has experienced exponential growth, thanks to its facilitation of growth in the technology sector as well as its continued commitment to the several universities in the area.

Paying for Private School

Here are some helpful tips for making private school as affordable as it could possibly be:

  • Look for any freebees. Find out whether a school that you are applying to has scholarships or bursaries available. Research appropriate charitable organizations. Many of them offer financial aid for families in need or scholarships for gifted students. In Ontario, you will find plenty of essay writing competitions through which your child can earn some extra money to put toward his or her education.
  • Explore provincial tax breaks. If you send your child to a religious institution or to a private school for students with special needs, you may be eligible for tax credits or deductions for charitable donations.
  • Check out Our Kids' 18 tips for paying for private school for additional information. If you have more than one child, many private schools offer sibling discounts.

Contact the schools listed below to learn about their facilities and acceptance requirements.

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St. John's-Kilmarnock School (est. 1972)  

  • Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • Boarding school (50 students)
  • Day school (350 students)
St. John's-Kilmarnock School, in Waterloo, offers enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through its accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Its average class size is 17. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$17,415 to $64,750

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Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 17415

Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (41 students)
Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,200 to $10,000


Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8200

London International Academy (est. 2002)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Boys/Girls/Coed
  • Boarding school (150 students)
  • Boarding school (145 students)
  • Day school (5 students)
A Canadian Private Secondary Co-ed Boarding school, located in downtown London, Ontario. LIA offers academic courses from Grades 9-12 and is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$11,000 to $41,900


HighSchools Boarding Boarding Day Boys Girls Coed 11000

Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (112 students)
Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
$13,160

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

  • Milton, Ontario
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • Day school (65 students)
Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$6,600 to $11,995


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

Woodland Christian High School (est. 1976)  

  • Breslau, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Homestay school (30 students)
  • Day school (345 students)
Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$10,760 to $27,680

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HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 10760

The London School (est. 2012)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (30 students)
The London School offers grades 7-12 personalized education in London in an academic program specializing in classes for anxious, stressed students experiencing school refusal. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$14,200 to $16,200


MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14200

Montessori School of Wellington (est. 1996)  

  • Guelph, Ontario
  • JK to 1 Coed
  • Day school (47 students)
Montessori School of Wellington in Guelph is the only CCMA accredited school in Guelph and the number one choice for children's education and life skill [View profile]
  • Montessori
$5,750 to $12,500


Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 5750

Blyth Academy London (est. 2013)  

  • London, Ontario
  • 9 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (64 students)
  • Homestay school (13 students)
  • Boarding school (5 students)
We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Our London campus is conveniently located in historic Ignatia Hall on the banks of the Thames. [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
$15,995 to $20,795


HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed 15995

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