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The Independent and Private Schools Directory 2020

HUDSON COLLEGE

21 Ascot Ave. | hudsoncollege.ca

Hudson College is a co-educational, non-denominational private school that offers a balanced curriculum. We’re dedicated to helping develop the whole child—academically, socially, and emotionally—in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to challenge every student to reach their maximum potential and to equip every student with the skills and values they need to attain personal and academic success. We understand that all students have their own unique stories, distinct viewpoints and ideas, interests, family backgrounds, challenges and ambitions, and we value and celebrate everyone’s individuality. Above all, Hudson encourages students to do one thing: be yourself.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, non-denominational, Reggio Emilia pedagogy
Average Class Size
16-20
Total enrolment
385
Tuition
$16,900
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Saturday, October 24
Tuesday, November 3
Saturday, November 21

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ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE SCHOOL

1515 Bathurst St. | stmichaelscollegeschool.com

Since 1852, St. Michael’s College School has been educating and forming young men in goodness, discipline and knowledge for lives of leadership and service. We are Canada’s only Catholic, Basilian, faith-based independent school, educating young men from Grades 7 to 12 in a university-preparatory program. St. Michael’s College School brings integrity, unity and healing to a fractured and uncertain world by graduating young men who change the world through lives of faith, character and service.

Grades
Grades 7 to 12
Type/curriculum
All boys, Catholic, Liberal Arts, Deep Learning
Average Class Size
14
Total enrolment
1,000
Tuition
$20,900
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
October 22, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

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MONTCREST SCHOOL

658 Broadview Ave. | montcrest.ca

Montcrest School is a welcoming community that specializes in cultivating incredible young people. We believe in small class sizes and unparalleled student-teacher relationships. We believe individuality is something to protect, not suppress. And we believe 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
8-15
Total enrolment
320
Tuition
$25,750 to $42,100
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 15, 2020, 7 p.m.
April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

HAVERGAL COLLEGE

1451 Avenue Rd. | 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, our 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.

Take the Havergal College Virtual Tour now.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
All girls, liberal arts, academic
Average Class Size
18-22
Total enrolment
950
Tuition
$35,000 (Day) to $64,000 (Boarding)
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 20, 2020 (Junior School)
October 27, 2020 (Grade 7)
October 28, 2020 (Grade 9)
November 19, 2020 (Boarding School)

For registration and more info, visit havergal.on.ca/visitus

ST. CLEMENT’S SCHOOL

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

As a leading independent girls’ school in Toronto, St. Clement’s is recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic rigour and excellence in a small, nurturing environment. We’re a close-knit community that celebrates creativity, diversity and innovation, where students from grades 1 to 12 live, learn and grow together under one roof. At SCS, every girl is known and valued.

Grades
Grades 1 to 12
Type/curriculum
All girls, academic, day school
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
460
Tuition
$31,900
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 23, 2020
November 20, 2020
April 27, 2021

Visit scs.on.ca/open-house

BRANKSOME HALL

10 Elm Ave. | branksome.on.ca

Branksome Hall is Toronto’s only all-girls, all- years International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our IB Advantage for Girls program sparks students’ curiosity and passion for new challenges through a unique combination of outstanding academics, wellbeing, international mindedness and strong focus on innovation. Our inquiry-based liberal arts curriculum is enriched by our four core values: sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference. We offer an immersive study abroad program with our South Korean sister school, Branksome Hall Asia, as well as our pioneering accelerator program for student entrepreneurs, Noodle. Our graduates are welcomed by leading universities in Canada and around the world—most with scholarships—and we provide more than $1 million in student financial assistance each year. Branksome continues to set the pace for innovation in girls’ education, ensuring today’s students are well prepared to solve tomorrow’s complex problems.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
All girls, International Baccalaureate
Average Class Size
12-24
Total enrolment
900
Tuition
$34,650 to $38,150
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 29, 2020: Junior School
November 5, 2020: Middle School
November 10, 2020: Senior School

THE MABIN SCHOOL

50 Poplar Plains Rd | mabin.com

The Mabin School’s mission is to create the next generation of original thinkers, adaptive leaders and caring citizens. This progressive, co-educational Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 school has a small student-teacher ratio (more than 30 staff members work with 150 students) and is Canada’s first independent Ashoka Changemaker School, recognized for instilling the qualities of leadership, teamwork, problem- solving and, most of all, empathy. Mabin’s sustaining principles of inquiry, integration and reflection are integral to our social and academic programs. Students are reminded that every action has an effect—whether positive or negative, immediately or some time in the future. They are empowered to think deeply about their community and how their actions affect the people around them.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, progressive, inquiry-based
Average Class Size
20
Total enrolment
150
Tuition
$27,230
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 21, 2020
November 25, 2020

UPPER CANADA COLLEGE

220 Lonsdale Rd. | ucc.on.ca

For nearly 200 years, Upper Canada College has educated the next generation of leaders and innovators inspiring them to make a positive impact on their world. Grounded in its mission to deliver transformational learning experiences, the school fosters the development of head, heart and humanity, and it inspires each boy to be his best self. UCC is committed to ensuring 20 per cent of students receive financial assistance, with $5 million available annually to Canadian students.

Grades
Senior Kindergarten to Year 12
Type/curriculum
All boys, International Baccalaureate World School
Average Class Size
20 students during normal schedule
Total enrolment
1170
Tuition
$34,135 (SK to Year 5)
$34,885 (Year 6 to 10)
$37,135 (Year 11 to 12)
Financial assistance available
Yes, more than $5 million annually
Virtual Open house Dates
October 20, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Live virtual event series including tours beginning in September

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BANNOCKBURN SCHOOL

12 Bannockburn Ave. | bannockburn.ca

Bannockburn is recognized for outstanding academic standards, a 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 centred 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
$15,900 to $25,600
Financial assistance available
Yes, applications are processed through Apple Financial Services
Virtual Open house Dates
Appointment available.
Please contact Meg Kahnert (416-789-7855 ext. 303, [email protected])

ROSSEAU LAKE COLLEGE

1967 Bright St. | rlcready.com

Through powerful experiential learning, Rosseau Lake College (RLC) graduates develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge. Every year since 1967, RLC has welcomed 120 boarding and day students to their 56-acre campus located on one of Muskoka’s best-known lakes. RLC students are encouraged beyond levels of comfort toward truly memorable learning experiences in both outdoor and indoor classrooms. When students depart from RLC for their chosen post-secondary school, they are ready for anything.

Grades
Grades 6 to 12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, independent day and boarding school, OSSD, semestered, outdoor experiential learning
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
120
Tuition
$20,600 (day)
$54,400 (domestic boarding)
$59,600 (international boarders)
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Appointments are available.
Please call the school at 705-732-4351 or email [email protected] to book an appointment

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 pioneered women’s education, delivering a well-rounded curriculum of rigorous academic studies, global citizenship, competitive sport, healthy living and community service. The tradition of inspiring and empowering women continues to be the hallmark of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School today.

Grades
Preschool to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
All girls
Average Class Size
Various
Total enrolment
550
Tuition
$11,400 to $29,280
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
October 14, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 20, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Please visit smls.on.ca/apply/virtual-visit for more information

NORTHMOUNT SCHOOL

26 Mallard Rd. | northmount.com

Northmount School is Toronto’s only independent junior kindergarten to Grade 8 Catholic boys’ elementary school. Catholic principles provide the foundation and purpose to our school’s everyday life, which lead us to a conscious belief that we have a responsibility to prepare our students to build a better world. Our students learn and grow in a community that places great value on each person’s God-given dignity, individuality, self-discovery and kindness, while immersed in a strong academic program. Philosophically, we understand that education alone is not enough. It is education with values that matter. Our small class sizes and specialist teachers mean particular strengths are identified and nurtured. Our creative and stimulating curriculum goes well beyond the standard requirements and is designed to ensure that students move on to high school with a breadth of knowledge.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 (one class of each grade)
Type/curriculum
All boys, academic, character education, Catholic (all, or no, faith backgrounds welcome)
Average Class Size
14
Total enrolment
140
Tuition
$18,100 to $22,200
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Personal tours are available.
Please contact Chris Ruch ([email protected]) or fill out the form on the website: northmount.com/admissions/open-house-tours

TMS SCHOOL

8569 Bayview Ave. (Lower School), 500 Elgin Mills Rd. East (Upper School), Richmond Hill, | tmsschool.ca

Founded in 1961, TMS is a leading, accredited independent school in Richmond Hill that offers a uniquely designed framework combining the Montessori (toddler to Grade 6) and International Baccalaureate (grades 7 to 12) programs. Our co-educational student population 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 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, Montessori, International Baccalaureate
Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
780
Tuition
$17,485 to $31,350
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Lower School: October 1, 2020 – 9:30 AM and October 22, 2020 – 9:30 AM

Upper School: November 3, 2020 – 9:30 AM and November 10, 2020 – 9:30 AM
Register online for virtual information sessions

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LAKEFIELD COLLEGE SCHOOL

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

Lakefield College School (LCS) is strengthened by a richly diverse community of students from over 40 countries and eight provinces across Canada. Both challenging and personalized, LCS programs provide authentic learning experiences focused on the unique potential of each individual student. With one of the largest waterfront campuses among Canadian boarding schools, its programs leverage the benefits of being outside every day, including a deepened connection with and responsibility to nature, increased personal well-being and better academic performance.

Grades
Grades 9 to 12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational day and boarding school with a balanced liberal arts curriculum. LCS fosters education of the whole person with emphasis on community-minded leadership and character education.
Average Class Size
12
Total enrolment
365
Tuition
$33,900 (day) to $61,400 (boarding)
Financial assistance available
Yes, each year to one in three students at the school
Virtual Open house Dates
October 17, 2020: 8 to 9 a.m.,
1 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
Visit lcs.on.ca/openhouse for more information

HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL

11300 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill | hts.on.ca

Holy Trinity School is a leader in learning. Our safe, structured, supportive environment develops character and values such as respect, integrity, leadership and confidence. We are rooted in academic excellence and are committed to innovative practices that prepare lifelong learners to thrive in an ever- changing world. This is complemented by sports, music, drama, art and co-curricular programs that provide a well-rounded experience for all students.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Independent, day school
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
788
Tuition
$29,200 to $30,864
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Weekly Virtual Tuesday Tours

THE BISHOP STRACHAN SCHOOL

298 Lonsdale Rd. | bss.on.ca

Founded in 1867, the Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is Canada’s oldest independent day and boarding school for girls. BSS is a university prep school with a rigorous, inquiry-based academic curriculum, renowned for its expertise in the learning needs of girls. Supported by an expert faculty, BSS offers an integrative approach to learning, with STEAM-focused learning spaces. The school has developed a research-based set of programs and fosters a sense of belonging in all aspects of the BSS experience. BSS guides and encourages girls to reach their own goals and full potential. Diverse perspectives enrich the learning environment at BSS and affirm its commitment to excellence.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
BSS is a university prep school for girls, with a rigorous, inquiry- based academic curriculum.
Average Class Size
18-24
Total enrolment
920
Tuition
$33,830 (day)
$61,290 (Canadian boarders)
$64,090 (international boarders)
Financial assistance available
Yes. More than $1.7 million available.
Virtual Open house Dates
October 21, 2020, 9 a.m.: Junior School
October 20, 2020, 6 p.m.: Middle School
November 3, 2020, 6 p.m.: Senior School
Please register at bss.on.ca

THE GILES SCHOOL

80 Scarsdale Rd. | gilesschool.ca

The Giles community is a deliberately small school in a large space that fosters an inclusive, innovative and international education. We promise to stir the heart, quicken the international spirit and awaken the mind in a safe and industrious learning environment. Students learn about culture through the six official languages of the United Nations: bilingual in French and English, deep exposure to Mandarin and beginner exposure to Spanish, Arabic and Russian.

Grades
Pre-kindergarten to Grade 8
Type/curriculum
Academic curriculum with a focus on languages as well as math specialty courses in coding, chess and financial literacy, as well as five years of robotics
Average Class Size
12 students
Total enrolment
110
Tuition
$24,000 to $29,000
Financial assistance available
Yes. Families must demonstrate financial need for a scholarship program for students beginning in Grade 6.
Virtual Open house Dates
No dates available.

J ADDISON SCHOOL

2 Valleywood Dr., Markham | jaddisonschool.com

For over 18 years, we’ve taken pride in empowering our students every day to become independent, confident, compassionate and responsible tomorrow’s thinkers. We complement the traditional curriculum with personalized academic support and offer the opportunity to learn and explore new ideas according to students’ interests and potential. Most importantly, they are inspired to reach new academic heights and positive character development. The school’s boarding program provides students in grades 7 to 12 with valuable experience in becoming independent and ambitious young adults.

Grades
Preschool to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic Ontario and Montessori curriculum, private boarding and day school
Average Class Size
15:1 student-teacher ratio
Total enrolment
300
Tuition
$15,000-plus
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Not available for the 2020-21 school year. Check our website and social media channels for updates

EAST YORK MONTESSORI SCHOOL

484-486 Cosburn Ave., | eastyorkmontessorischool.com

At East York Montessori School (EYMS), we acknowledge that the first years of a child’s life are the most sensitive in developmental growth. We strive to provide an environment where each child feels loved, nurtured and content. Children are natural learners and we at EYMS recognize that it is exceedingly important to fulfill all aspects of cognitive development during these critical periods of growth. We support children being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential by creating a safe and nurturing environment where the child is allowed the freedom to learn and explore. Through our academically enriched Montessori program, each child will begin to lay the groundwork for their future academic career.

Grades
Ages 18 months to six years old
Type/curriculum
Academic Montessori education
Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
Not available
Tuition
$16,100
Financial assistance available
No
Virtual Open house Dates
No dates available

THE YORK SCHOOL

1639 Yonge St. (Junior School), 1320 Yonge Street (Middle Senior School) | yorkschool.com

The York School is a co-educational, independent day school located in the heart of midtown Toronto. We were the first school in Canada to offer the International Baccalaureate programme for students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12, and we pay equal attention to the social, emotional and physical development of our students. Through our innovative curricular and extracurricular offerings, we develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. As engaged citizens of the world, our students go on to pursue their passions with confidence. With such an engaged and diverse community, an education at the York School cultivates supportive friendships that last a lifetime.

Grades
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
International Baccalaureate program
Average Class Size
15 or less
Total enrolment
730
Tuition
$30,000 to $33,000
Financial assistance available
Yes, bursaries and entrance scholarships
Virtual Open house Dates
Oct. 7, 2020, 12 t0 12:45 p.m.: Middle School
Oct. 14, 2020, 9:30 t0 10:15 a.m.: Senior School
Oct. 22, 2020, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: Kindergarten
Oct. 28, 2020, 7 to 7:45 p.m.: Middle School
Nov. 4, 2020, 7 to 7:45 p.m.: Senior School
Nov. 5, 2020, 2 to 2:45 p.m.: Junior School
Nov. 18, 2020 12 to 12:45 p.m.: Middle School
Nov. 19, 2020, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: Junior School
Nov. 25, 2020, 12 to 12:45 a.m.: Senior School

UNIONVILLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

4486 16th Avenue, Markham, ON | unionvillemontessori.com

Offering an innovative, advanced curriculum, and exciting extra-curricular enrichments, UMS seeks to inspire, guide and challenge its students. We incorporate emerging technologies through our STEM lab, iPad programs, 3D printers, coding and robotics extensions, while integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Along with our music department and comprehensive athletics programs, our dedicated teachers provide safe, welcoming environments for all needs, including those of the gifted and talented.

Grades
Preschool (20 months) to Grade 8
Type/curriculum
Montessori Kindergarten program and year ahead elementary program following the Ontario Curriculum for Grades 1-8. G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) Program offered from Grades 4-8.
Average Class Size
18-24
Total enrolment
900
Tuition
$8,000 to $15,250
Financial assistance available
No
Virtual Open house Dates
November 26th, 2020
Visit our website www.unionvillemontessori.com for registration and additional Open House dates, or contact us at [email protected].