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. Read more

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List of Southwestern Ontario Private Schools


St. John's-Kilmarnock School

Waterloo Region (Breslau), Ontario
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"SJK offers an enriched environment of exploration and experiential learning. Through its IB curriculum, SJK provides exciting experiences and guides students to discover their talents and passions. Go beyond at SJK.

  1. Accredited IB World Continuum School
  2. Experienced, passionate, professional teachers
  3. Project-based, design-thinking experiential learning
  4. Extensive co-curricular programs in athletics, arts, leadership and community service

—From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,490 to $75,840
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St. John's-Kilmarnock School 20490 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
London, Ontario
Richmond Street/King Street
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"A Canadian Private Secondary Boarding school, located in the heart of London, Ontario. LIA is authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Girls/Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,000 to $32,000
  • Boarding
  • 345 students
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London International Academy 16000 HighSchools Boarding Boarding Girls Coed
Kitchener, Ontario
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"Incorporating academic excellence, service and peace-making, Rockway is a diverse learning community of students in Grades 7 to 12 including a dynamic international student exchange program." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $19,700 to $42,650
  • Day, Homestay
  • 327 students
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Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 19700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
Cambridge, Ontario
Franklin Blvd/Myers Road
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"OAK BRIDGE ACADEMY is an alternative, not-for-profit school. Our highest priority is to provide financially accessible, highly specialized education to every child with learning exceptionalities." —From the school

  • Gr. K to 10 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $28,000 to $32,000
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Oak Bridge Academy 28000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
Kitchener, Ontario
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"Carmel New Church School provides a loving, peaceful place with indoor and outdoor classrooms where students are taught to become productive and caring people, both in this life and the next." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $1,850 to $4,710
  • Day school
  • 40 students
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Carmel New Church School 1850 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
Brantford, Ontario
Fairview Drive/North Park Street
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"Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment." —From the school

  • Gr. PS to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; Montessori
  • $14,810
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Braemar House School 14810 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
London, Ontario
Wellington Street/Central Avenue
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"Sycamore School offers grades 8-12 personalized education in an alternative programs that address the needs of secondary school students who may thrive in a small community of learners working toward graduation." —From the school

  • Gr. 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $20,200
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The Sycamore School 20200 HighSchools Day Coed
Brantford, Ontario
Charlotte St/Chatham St
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. NS to SK (Coed)
  • Montessori approach
  • $12,000 to $13,000
  • Day school
  • 41 students
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Montessori House of Children 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
Breslau, Ontario
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"Students receive an excellent education which prepares them well for university, college and a wide variety of workplaces." —From the school

  • Gr. 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Liberal Arts curriculum
  • $19,789 to $20,580
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Woodland Christian High School 19789 HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
Brantford, Ontario
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"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." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $7,700 to $26,500
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Haven International School 7700 MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding eSchool Coed
Kitchener, Ontario
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"Scholars' Hall is a family-focused school that uses traditional teaching methods combined with a fully integrated Leadership program to raise strong, capable, independent, and intelligent young adults." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $12,950
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Scholars’ Hall 12950 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

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:

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:

Contact the schools listed on this page to learn about their facilities and acceptance requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Southwestern Ontario private schools are there?
There are 11 Southwestern Ontario private schools that are Our Kids trusted members.

How much is tuition at Southwestern Ontario private schools?
Tuition fees for Southwestern Ontario private schools range from $1,850 to $75,840 per year with an average tuition of $21,047 per year.

What’s the largest school?
Of the Southwestern Ontario private schools, the largest is St. John's-Kilmarnock School with 520 students in Grades JK to 12.

Are Southwestern Ontario private schools good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Southwestern Ontario private schools on this page.

Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Southwestern Ontario 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.

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