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The Spring 2023 Private and Independent School Directory

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

Montcrest School

658 Broadview Ave. | 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. Montcrest believes in meeting students with the ideal supports—and just-right challenges—for each age and stage, so they emerge as secure, self-directed young people who excel in academics and in 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 18
Total enrolment
340
Tuition
$30,000 to $46,675
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Campus tours available—visit montcrest.ca to book.

Trafalgar Castle School

Trafalgar Castle School

401 Reynolds St., Whitby, ON | trafalgarcastle.ca

Trafalgar Castle School has been educating girls for nearly 150 years. Located in Whitby, the beautiful campus is conveniently situated 30 minutes east of Toronto. With only 240 students from Grades four through 12, including more than 40 boarders from Grades seven to 12, Trafalgar knows every student as an individual. 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 and boarding
Average Class Size
16 to 20
Total enrolment
240
Tuition
$27,950 to $75,570
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Visit trafalgarcastle.ca/admissions for more information.

Rosseau Lake College

Rosseau Lake College

1967 Bright St., Rosseau, ON | rosseaulakecollege.com

Established in 1967, Rosseau Lake College is a co-ed day and boarding school in the heart of Muskoka. The approach is challenge by choice, encouraging students to reach further in terms of their academic, physical, and social development. Outdoor learning is a focus. The school prides itself on graduating students who have gained a sure sense of their identity as learners and are able to reflect on their experiences.

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
140
Tuition
$24,400 to $71,300
Financial assistance available
Yes. Applications for new families must be completed and submitted by Jan. 30, 2024
Open House Dates
April 26, 2023: Student for a Day. To book a private tour call (705) 732-4351 or email admissions@rosseaulakecollege.com.

Delano Academy

Delano Academy

200 Racco Pkwy., Vaughan, ON and 2600 Major Mackenzie Dr., Maple, ON | 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
$17,900 to $22,900
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Weekly private tours

The Sterling Hall School

The Sterling Hall School

99 Cartwright Ave. | 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 20
Total enrolment
324
Tuition
$35,000
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Attend a personalized information session with the admissions team. Visit sterlinghall.com for more information and to book a session today.

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Rd., Oakville, ON | 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
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
All girls
Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
565
Tuition
$25,180 to $32,310
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Visit smls.on.ca/apply/visit-smls for more information.

Lakefield College School

Lakefield College School

4391 COUNTY RD. 29, LAKEFIELD, ON | lcs.on.ca

The Lakefield College School community and approach to educating teenagers is like no other. Students participate in transformative educational experiences designed to engage young leaders to care for and contribute to their communities and the earth. Students embrace their individuality within a community of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The LCS waterfront campus, one of the largest among Canadian boarding schools, provides an optimal learning environment, inside and outdoors, enabling students to thrive.

Grades
Grade 9 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational, Day and boarding school, Liberal arts
Average Class Size
14
Total enrolment
425
Tuition
$38,600 (Day) to $70,000 (Boarding)
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
On-campus tours by appointment (admissions@lcs.on.ca) Please visit lcs.on.ca for more information

St. Michael's College School

St. Michael's College School

1515 Bathurst St. | 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 programme. Students unleash their passion for meaning and curiosity by embracing Deep Learning, an inquiry-based learning pedagogy. In graduating young men who change the world through faith, character, and service, the school brings integrity, unity and healing to the world.

Grades
Grade 7 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic
Average Class Size
18 to 22
Total enrolment
900
Tuition
$23,250
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Next open house dates will be in Fall 2023—dates TBD. Visit stmichaelscollegeschool.com/admissions/tours-visits-events for details.

St. Clement's School

St. Clement's School

21 St. Clements Ave. | 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
$36,225
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
April 25, 2023: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Blyth Academy

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 in 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, Elite athletic training available
Average Class Size
12
Total enrolment
700
Tuition
$20,325 to $23,550; part-time study options available
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
March 8, 2023: 12 p.m. (Virtual) Open houses, info sessions and private tours are also available upon request. RSVP at blytheducation.com.

Holy Name of Mary College School

Holy Name of Mary College School

2241 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON | 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 cocurricular 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
180
Tuition
$23,695 to $24,495
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
April 15, 2023: 10 a.m. (In-person)

J. Addison School

J. Addison School

2 VALLEYWOOD DR., MARKHAM, ON | JADDISONSCHOOL.COM

Just recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, J. Addison School is Canada’s pre-eminent private day and boarding school. J. Addison School provides an inclusive environment that fosters cooperative learning, intelligence, creativity and innovation. Students are encouraged to continually and conscientiously challenge themselves to reach their full potential, so they will be ready to face the future with confidence, integrity, compassion, independence and leadership.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Boarding, Private
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
250
Tuition
$18,000 to $24,000
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
By appointment only (both in-person and virtual)

Northmount School

Northmount School

26 Mallard Rd., North York, ON | 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
Academic, All boys, Catholic (all faith and no faith backgrounds welcome)
Average Class Size
12 to 18
Total enrolment
150
Tuition
$20,200 to $24,600
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
March 1, 2023: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 19, 2023: 10:30 a.m. to 12 pm. Private tours available by appointment

Bannockburn

Bannockburn

3080 Bayview Ave. | 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-education, Montessori
Average Class Size
Varies by age
Total enrolment
200
Tuition
$17,450 to $27,300
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
April 23, 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (In-person)

Canadian College Italy

Canadian College Italy

Lanciano, Italy | CANADIANCOLLEGEITALY.COM

Canadian College Italy is the top private boarding high school in Italy—and the only one accredited to grant the OSSD. Parents trust the school’s rigorous academics and personalized care. Students choose CCI for the life-changing cultural immersion and the beautiful and historic campus. Since 1995, CCI has been empowering students with the skills and confidence they need to succeed at the world’s top universities and colleges.

Grades
Grade 9 to Grade 12, Gap year
Type/curriculum
Co-education, Boarding, OSSD, Summer academy, University prep
Average Class Size
12
Total enrolment
70 to 100
Tuition
€24,500 to €42,900 (2023 – 2024)
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.

WillowWood School

WillowWood School

55 Scarsdale Rd. | willowwoodschool.ca

Founded in 1980, WillowWood has a long tradition of delivering targeted, personal education. The staff employ a team approach to teaching and conduct regular education strategy meetings to discuss how best to deliver the curriculum to each student. Classes are small, the atmosphere is warm and technology is at the forefront of the school’s teaching methodology. Visit WillowWoodSchool.ca for more information and to set up your interview and tour.

Grades
Kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic, Co-educational, University prep
Average Class Size
10 to 12
Total enrolment
250
Tuition
$20,600 to $26,350
Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
February 25, 2023: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call to book a private tour and meeting (In-person or virtual)

Hudson College

Hudson College

21 Ascot Ave. | 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 threesemester 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
Tours available daily Monday to Thursday. Visit hudsoncollege.ca/openhouse.

Unionville College

Unionville College

4486 16th Ave., Markham, ON and 3844 Stouffville Rd., Stouffville, ON | unionvillecollege.com

Unionville College seeks to inspire, guide, and challenge its students through an advanced curriculum and a wide range of extracurricular enrichments, including comprehensive music and athletics. The school provides students with access to current innovative blended technology through its STEAM lab, design studios, 1:1 device program, 3D printers, AR/ VR, and robotics programming. Dedicated teachers provide a safe, welcoming environment for all needs, including a Gifted and Talented academic program.

Grades
Preschool (20 months) to Grade 9
Type/curriculum
Academic, AP, Montessori, STEAM
Average Class Size
18 to 24
Total enrolment
1,000
Tuition
$9,050 to $17,400
Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
April 1, 2023: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register online at unionvillecollege.com/admissions/open-house-and-tours.

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