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The Independent and Private School Directory Fall 2022

Browse through Canada’s top independent and private schools to find the right fit for your child

The Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E.

12 Bond Crescent, Richmond Hill | pace.ca

P.A.C.E. is devoted entirely to meeting the needs of identified intellectually gifted students from grades one through 12. Through a differentiated curriculum built on greater depth and breadth of instruction, its mission is to enhance the abilities of its students, while simultaneously addressing their social and emotional needs. P.A.C.E. is based on the premise that gifted children require high-powered learning experiences to challenge their minds and ensure intellectual growth.

Grades
Grade 1 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic. Curriculum is designed specifically for students who have been identified as intellectually gifted.
Average Class Size
17
Total enrolment
320
Tuition
$18,500
Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
By appointment only. Please visit pace.ca to submit an online application or request information.

Bannockburn School

3080 Bayview Ave., North York | bannockburn.ca

Bannockburn is recognized for outstanding academic standards, steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and deep respect for the potential in every child. Bannockburn’s program offers an enriched curriculum that exceeds provincial standards and nurtures a love of learning. Children flourish in a child-centered community that cultivates independence, imagination, and intellect. Every family at Bannockburn is proud to call it home.

Grades
Toddler (18 months) to Grade 6
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, Montessori

Average Class Size
Varies by age
Total enrolment
200
Tuition
$17,450 to $26,900
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 23, 2022: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
January 22 , 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
April 23, 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Bishop Strachan School

298 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto | bss.on.ca

The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) provides a rigorous, inquiry-based academic curriculum, and is renowned for its expertise in the learning needs of girls. Offering innovative, STEAM-focused learning that is supported by an expert faculty, a robust athletics program and an expansive collection of co-curriculars, BSS strives to foster a sense of belonging for all students. BSS guides and encourages students to reach their own goals and full potential at university and beyond. Diverse perspectives enrich the learning environment at BSS and affirms its commitment to excellence.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Rigorous, Inquiry-based

Average Class Size
18 to 20
Total enrolment
930
Tuition
$35,800 per year (day), $66,125 (domestic boarding), $69,145 (international boarding)

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Oct. 25, 2022: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Junior School, In-person)
Oct. 26, 2022: 5:30 p.m. to ​7:30 p.m. (Middle and Senior School, In-person)
Nov. 2, 2022: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (Boarding, Virtual)
Nov. 3, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Round Table Discussion, Virtual)

Blyth Academy

2660 Yonge St. There are eight Blyth Academy campuses across Ontario, with six located in the GTA
| blytheducation.com

Blyth Academy is a network of private schools for Grades 4 to 12. With eight campuses across Ontario (six in the GTA), a live virtual campus (Blyth Academy Orbit) and Ontario’s top online high school (Blyth Academy Online), students have a variety of flexible yet rigorous study options. Small class sizes with dedicated teachers and guidance ensure students receive the attention they need to be successful in university and beyond.

Grades
Grade 4 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Co-education, Academic, Elite athletic training available

Average Class Size
12
Total enrolment
700
Tuition
$20,325 to $23,586

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Visit blytheducation.com for a full list of open houses or to book a private campus tour.

Branksome Hall

10 Elm Ave., Toronto | branksome.on.ca

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, challenges and inspires students to love learning and to shape a better world. With a unique combination of well-being, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students become impactful leaders who give back to their communities. With values of sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
International Baccalaureate, All Girls

Average Class Size
16 to 22
Total enrolment
910
Tuition
$37,130 to $40,630

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 20, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Junior School)
October 27, 2022: 9:00 a.m. (Middle School)
October 27, 2022: 1:00 p.m. (Senior School)
November 17, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Junior School)

Canadian College Italy

Lanciano, Italy | canadiancollegeitaly.com

Canadian College Italy is one of Canada's top private boarding high schools abroad. Parents trust us for our reputation for academic excellence, small class sizes and personalized education. Students choose CCI for the life-changing cultural immersion and the beautiful and historic campus. For nearly 30 years, the school has been empowering students with the confidence, character and skills they need to succeed at the world’s top universities and colleges–and beyond.

Grades
Grade 9 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic, Co-educational boarding high school in Italy, accredited in Ontario. Semestered and summer school.

Average Class Size
10
Total enrolment
70
Tuition
€23,500 to €39,000 (2022-2023)

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Private virtual tours and on-site campus tours are available by appointment. Please email admissions@canadiancollegeitaly.com or call 1-877-272 8907 to book.

Crescent School

2365 Bayview Ave., Toronto | crescentschool.org

Crescent School has been a leader in boys' education since 1913. Its mission: Men of Character from Boys of Promise drives everything they do. Crescent School cultivates excellence in academics, arts, athletics, business, outreach and robotics in exceptional resources, including high-tech learning spaces, a professionally-equipped theatre and superb athletic facilities. A Crescent School graduate knows who he is, is ready to lead, and understands what is required to create his legacy.

Grades
Grade 3 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic/Progressive, All-boys

Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
800
Tuition
$37,350

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Grades 3 to 6)
October 26, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Grades 7 to 12)

Delano Academy

200 Racco Pkwy., Vaughn and 2600 Major Mackenzie Dr., Maple | delanoacademy.com

Vaughan's top co-educational private kindergarten to grade 12, Delano is a 21st century International Baccalaureate candidate, university preparatory school that values evidenced-based best practices for teaching and learning. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, globally minded education and a balance of academics, arts, athletics and student wellness. The school enriches learning as a STE(A)M and tech first-environment.

Grades
Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Liberal Arts, Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Average Class Size
16 to 18
Total enrolment
150 at Thornhill campus, 65 at North Maple campus
Tuition
$16,900 to $22,900

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Weekly Private Tours

Greenwood College School

443 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto | greenwoodcollege.org

Greenwood helps students develop the knowledge, skills and character they need to lead fulfilling lives and reach their full potential. Our personalized academic program challenges and supports every student and our welcoming, gender-inclusive community fosters open-mindedness and engagement. Outside of the classroom, a broad range of co-curriculars helps students to pursue their passions; Outdoor Education and community outreach programming encourage exploration and support character growth.

Grades
Grade 7 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Co-Educational, Academic

Average Class Size
15 to 19
Total enrolment
500
Tuition
$40,740

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Visit greenwoodcollege.org/visitus for a list of open house dates.

Havergal College

1451 Avenue Rd. and 460 Rosewell Ave. | havergal.on.ca

Havergal students are empowered to become the architects of their education. An all-girls school in Toronto, Havergal offers a rigorous curriculum designed around the pillars of academics and wellbeing. In collaboration with mentors, teachers and a supportive peer community, Havergal students learn new ways to express themselves with creativity, enthusiasm and self-confidence. They graduate with inquiring mindsets, ready to solve problems and meet the demands of a rapidly changing world.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic, liberal arts, all girls

Average Class Size
18 to 22
Total enrolment
1,000
Tuition
$36,950 (Day), $67,560 (Boarding)

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 18, 2022 (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6, In-person)
October 19, 2022 (Grade 7, In-person)
October 19, 2022 (Grade 9, In-person)

Holy Name of Mary College School

2241 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga | Inspireyourdaughter.ca

Holy Name of Mary College School is a progressive and vibrant independent Catholic school that provides girls in Grades 5 through 12 with rich educational opportunities and a multitude of co-curricular activities to ignite interests and broaden horizons. With a distinctive balance of support, encouragement, and nurturing relationships, the school’s mission is to empower young women to transform the world through intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

Grades
Grade 5 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
All girls, University-prep

Average Class Size
15 to 18
Total enrolment
175
Tuition
$19,995

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 29, 2022: 10 a.m. (In-person)
November 5, 2022: 10 a.m. (In-person)
November 8, 2022: 6:30 p.m. (Grade 9 Information Evening)

Hudson College

21 Ascot Ave., Toronto | hudsoncollege.ca

Hudson’s non-denominational, co-ed community reflects the diversity of Toronto. Starting with a Reggio Emilia approach, Hudson’s Lower School emphasizes foundational skills in math, language and science, while interweaving the arts and character education. The Upper School’s three-semester system allows students to focus on fewer courses and access support during daily study periods. With wide-ranging extracurriculars, smaller classes and a caring culture, Hudson challenges students to develop their unique strengths.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic

Average Class Size
15 to 20
Total enrolment
420
Tuition
$18,250 to $19,500

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 29, 2022: 12 p.m. (JK to Grade 12, In-person)
November 8, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Round table, Virtual)
November 16, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Grade 9 to 12, In-person)
November 18, 2022: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (JK to Grade 8, In-person)

J. Addison School

2 Valleywood Drive, Markham | jaddisonschool.com

Celebrating the school’s 20th anniversary in 2022, J. Addison School is Canada’s pre-eminent private day and boarding school located in the picturesque city of Markham, Ontario. The school has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s premier private schools for its unique approach to education where it endeavors to provide an inclusive environment that fosters intelligence and creativity while encouraging our students to proactively achieve their full potential.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Private, Boarding

Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
250
Tuition
$16,500 to $22,500

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
By appointment only (both in-person or virtual)

Lakefield College School

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield | lcs.on.ca

Lakefield College School is a richly diverse community of students representing 46 countries including seven Canadian provinces. Both challenging and personalized, the school’s programs provide authentic learning experiences focussed on the potential of each individual student. With one of the largest waterfront campuses among Canadian boarding schools, its programs leverage the benefits of being outdoors every day, including a deepened connection with, and responsibility to, nature, increased personal wellbeing and better academic performance.

Grades
Grade 9 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Co-educational, Day and boarding school, Liberal arts

Average Class Size
14
Total enrolment
425
Tuition
$35,400 (day) to $65,400 (boarding)

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 22, 2022 (In-person)
November 26, 2022 (Virtual)
February 4, 2023 (Virtual)
On-campus tours by appointment (admissions@lcs.on.ca)
Visit: lcs.on.ca/openhouse

Linden School

10 Rosehill Ave, Toronto | Lindenschool.ca

For almost 30 years, Linden’s holistic approach to instilling academic excellence, intersectional thinking, leadership, diversity and inclusion has given students a strong foundation with critical-thinking skills essential for success in today's complex world. The school’s enriched small classes foster more student-teacher engagement and love for learning. Linden’s highly regarded specialist faculty, STEAM, outdoor education, multimedia, art, drama, music and sports programs, lead to 100 per cent university acceptance.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
All girls, Inquiry-based academic curriculum, University prep

Average Class Size
12
Total enrolment
125
Tuition
$21,050 to $28,350

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Oct 27, 2022: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (In-person)
November 2, 7:00 p.m. (Grades 6 to 12, Virtual)
November 16, 7:00 p.m. (Grades K to 5, Virtual)

Montcrest School

658 Broadview Ave, Toronto | montcrest.ca

Montcrest School is a welcoming community that specializes in cultivating incredible young people. It believes in small class sizes, unparalleled student-teacher relationships, and that individuality is something to protect, not suppress. The school believes in meeting our students with ideal supports—and perfect challenges—for each age and stage, so they emerge as secure, self-directed young people who excel in academics and life. Simply put, Montcrest helps children become who they’re meant to be.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Type/curriculum
Progressive

Average Class Size
8 to 16
Total enrolment
338
Tuition
$28,150 to $45,455

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Weekly tours available–visit montcrest.ca to book

Northmount School

26 Mallard Rd, North York | northmount.com

Northmount is a Catholic independent boys preparatory school (JK to Grade 8) with a supportive, nurturing environment and highly committed staff. The school recognizes that the parents are the boys’ first teachers, partnering with parents and students to establish a rich and vibrant community life. Northmount helps each student reach his full potential, emphasizing academic excellence, character development, values and service, which leads to a meaningful, balanced and fulfilling life.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Type/curriculum
All boys, Catholic

Average Class Size
12 to 18
Total enrolment
145
Tuition
$19,600 to $23,900

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 12, 2022
November 23, 2022
February 8, 2023
March 1, 2023
April 19, 2023

Rosseau Lake College

1967 Bright Street, Rosseau, ON | rosseaulakecollege.com

Rosseau Lake College (RLC) prides itself on graduating students who have a gained sense of their identity as learners, able to describe who they are and to analyze their experiences. Students leave having applied their talents to real-world problems. They’ve spent nights on outtrips and seen the northern lights. They’ve felt a sense of belonging within an international community of like-minded learners. At RLC, extraordinary learning is in our nature.

Grades
Grade 7 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Semestered, co-educational day and boarding school with a focus on ethical leadership, environmental stewardship, and outdoor experiential learning

Average Class Size
15 to 18
Total enrolment
120
Tuition
$22,700 to $66,300

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
To book a private tour call (705) 732-4351 or email admissions@rosseaulakecollege.com

Royal Crown School

4620 Finch Ave East, Scarborough | royalcrownschool.com

Royal Crown School is a private school located in Scarborough, Toronto. On its modern campus, the school provides rigorous, progressive academics with individual attention and small class sizes to ensure success for all students. The school’s elite basketball program sends graduates to NCAA schools and even the NBA. The diverse school community, with students from more than 20 countries, provides an energizing, caring environment, opening minds and doors to the world.

Grades
Grade 7 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic, Co-educational

Average Class Size
10 to 15
Total enrolment
300
Tuition
$18,000 to $22,800

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Contact admissions at admissions@royalcrownschool.com for a virtual or in-person tour.

St. Clement’s School

21 St. Clements Ave, Toronto | scs.on.ca

It’s different at St. Clement’s School. There’s something special going on, a kind of energy filled with curiosity and courage. It’s the way students approach things, from learning to discovery to play. It’s the academic approach–more than just the requisite skills; the ability to think deeply, critically, creatively, and become more self aware. St. Clement’s School fundamentally believes each student is unique, and should be known and valued as such.

Grades
Grade 1 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic, All Girls

Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
460
Tuition
$34,500

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
October 14, 2022: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (In-person)
October 25, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Virtual)
November 18, 2022: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (In-person)
Visit scs.on.ca/open-house to register and for more details

St. Michael’s College

1515 Bathurst St, Toronto | stmichaelscollegeschool.com

Since 1852, St. Michael's College School has been forming young men in goodness, discipline and knowledge for lives of leadership and service. It is Canada's only Catholic, Basilian, independent school, educating young men Grades 7 to 12 in a university-preparatory program. Located near downtown Toronto, the school features state-of-the-art facilities, the latest technology and robust academic, arts, athletics program offerings and more than 60 clubs and activities.

Grades
Grade 7 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
​Academic, All boys, Liberal Arts

Average Class Size
18 to 22
Total enrolment
1,000
Tuition
$22,250​

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
​October 20 and October 25, 2022

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Rd., Oakville | smls.on.ca

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has a proud history of educational excellence for girls and young women. From day one, the school has been a pioneer in women’s education, delivering a well-rounded curriculum of rigorous academic studies, global citizenship, competitive sport, healthy active living and community service. The tradition of inspiring and empowering women continues to be the hallmark of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School today.

Grades
Early years to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
All Girls

Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
565
Tuition
$21,000 to $31,065

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
​October 13, 2022: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Virtual)
October 20, 2022: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (In-person)
October 25, 2022: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (In-person)
Visit: smls.on.ca/apply/visit-smls for more information.

The Sterling Hall School

99 Cartwright Ave., Toronto | sterlinghall.com

The Sterling Hall School delivers innovative academic practices and boy-focused programming that inspires growth, curiosity, and a passion for learning. The school specializes in educating boys from JK to Grade 8, providing foundational learning and leading-edge curriculum taught by dedicated faculty. SHS boys are challenged to develop new interests, build character strengths and leadership skills, all supported by a welcoming and nurturing community. Visit SHS to learn more about the school where boys belong.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Type/curriculum
All Boys

Average Class Size
16 to 18
Total enrolment
320
Tuition
$33,400

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
​October 26, 2022
Visit: sterlinghall.com/admissions for more information and to RSVP today.

TMS

8569 Bayview Ave & 500 Elgin Mills Rd. E,, Richmond Hill, Ontario | tmsschool.ca

Founded in 1961, TMS is a leading, accredited independent school in Richmond Hill, Ontario that offers a uniquely designed framework combining the Montessori (toddler to Grade 6) and International Baccalaureate (Grades 7 to 12) programs. The co-ed student population of over 825 thrives in academics while developing the life-changing mindsets of entrepreneurial thinking, positivity, and resilience that build a foundation for significance at university, and in life.

Grades
Toddler (18 months) to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Montessori and International Baccalaureate (Co-educational)

Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
825
Tuition
$19,100 to $34,250

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
​September 22, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Lower School, In-person)
October 6, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Lower School, In-person)
October 4, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Upper School, In-person)
October 25, 2022: 9:30 a.m. (Upper School, In-person)

Trafalgar Castle School

401 Reynolds St, Whitby | trafalgarcastle.ca

Trafalgar Castle School, an all-girls, independent day and boarding school for grades four through 12. Located in Whitby, Ontario, the school has been educating girls since 1874 within a warm and progressive community that offers exceptional academics and prepares young women to make a difference in the world. By challenging her mind, strengthening her voice and nurturing her heart, the school prepares girls for life through innovative programming and authentic learning experiences amidst a community of care and support.

Grades
Grade 4 to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
All Girls, Day School, Boarding School

Average Class Size
16 to 20
Total enrolment
240
Tuition
$26,125 to $70,625

Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
​October 22, 2022: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November 22, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit trafalgarcastle.ca/admissions for more information.

Unionville Montessori School

Elementary: 4486 16th Ave., Markham
Secondary: 3844 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville | unionvillemontessori.com

Unionville Montessori seeks to inspire, guide and challenge students by offering an innovative, advanced curriculum and exciting extra-curricular enrichments. The school incorporates emerging technologies through its fully equipped technology and STEAM labs, 3D printers, 1:1 devices, AR/VR and robotics’ extensions. Science, technology, engineering, arts and math are integrated into the curriculum from kindergarten to high school. Unionville Montessori’s students are primed to excel as digital learners in postsecondary school and beyond.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 9

Type/curriculum
Academic STEM school

Average Class Size
18 to 24
Total enrolment
900
Tuition
$9,500 to $17,400

Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
​October 22, 2022: 10 a.m. (Grade 1 Information Session)
October 22, 2022: 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
January 28, 2023: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
April 1, 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WillowWood School

55 Scarsdale Rd., Toronto | willowwoodschool.ca

Founded in 1980, WillowWood is an independent school for all learners. WillowWood has a long tradition of delivering targeted, personal education that considers each student's needs, inclinations and strengths. This individualized approach ensures that students can discover and embrace their strengths, address their weaknesses and maintain their dignity. Classes are small, the atmosphere is warm and technology is at the forefront of the school’s teaching methodology.

Grades
Kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
Academic, Co-educational, University prep

Average Class Size
10 to 12
Total enrolment
250
Tuition
$19,725 to $25,300

Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
​October 13, 2022: 2:00 p.m.
November 26, 2022: 2:00 p.m.
Call to book a private tour and meeting (In-person or Virtual)

The York School

Junior School: 1639 Yonge St., Toronto,
Middle & Senior School: 1320 Yonge St., Toronto
| yorkschool.com

The York School is Canada's leading International Baccalaureate gender inclusive school, offering a challenging and progressive learning experience that blends robust academics with strong social-emotional learning. This approach ensures that its graduates become inquiring, knowledgeable and engaged citizens of the world. The IB program is the ultimate passport for globally-minded students who go on to pursue higher education with confidence and make an impact in the world.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12

Type/curriculum
International Baccalaureate, Gender Inclusive

Average Class Size
18 to 22
Total enrolment
745
Tuition
$35,000

Financial assistance available
Yes (eligible for Grade 6 to Grade 12 students)
Open House Dates

October 20, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Junior School)
November 2, 2022: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Middle and Senior School)