Private School Directory Fall 2021

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

TMS

8569 Bayview Ave., and 500 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill, Ont. | tmsschool.ca

Founded in 1961, TMS is a leading, accredited independent school in Richmond Hill, Ont., that offers a uniquely designed framework combining the Montessori (toddler to Grade 6) and International Baccalaureate (Grades 7 to 12) Programmes. Its co-ed student population of over 800 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
Montessori and International Baccalaureate, co-educational
Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
810
Tuition
$18,185 – $32,600
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Lower School: Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Upper School: Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
Please register online at tmsschool.ca

Collingwood School

70 Morven Dr., Vancouver, B.C. | collingwood.org

Collingwood School is a co-educational day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver. Its purpose is to teach, model, inspire and encourage students, ultimately preparing them to become successful global citizens. With an innovative, evolving approach to teaching, the totality of the school’s curriculum provides students with a wealth of diverse, meaningful and transformative educational experiences.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic co-educational day school
Average Class Size
20
Total enrolment
1,256
Tuition
$12,800 – $27,150
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open house Dates
Oct. 5 – 7

St. Clement's School

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

St. Clement’s School is evolving and redefining what it means to really learn and thrive in a world where the only certainty is change. They want their students to see disruption as opportunity and possibility, to seize change with agility and imagination, to tackle the complex world of tomorrow with confidence and character. SCS students’ educational journeys will be marked by academic rigour and a renewed curriculum that continually challenges and assesses the act of learning in an inclusive and safe environment.

Grades
Grade 1 to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
Academic, all girls
Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
460
Tuition
$32,850
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Oct. 15 from 9-10 a.m.
Nov. 19 from 9-10 a.m.
Visit scs.on.ca/open-house to register, or for more details of these and other virtual fall and spring open houses

Montcrest School

656 Broadview Ave., Toronto, Ont. | montcrest.ca

Montcrest School is a welcoming community that specializes in cultivating incredible young people. Montcrest believes in small class sizes and unparalleled student-teacher relationships. It believes individuality is something to protect, not suppress. And it believes in meeting 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
338
Tuition
$27,150-$44,160
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates (EST)
October 2021
April 2022

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linkbrook Rd., Oakville, Ont. | 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
Preschool to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
All girls
Average Class Size
Varies
Total enrolment
560
Tuition
$20,000-$30,160
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates
Oct. 14, 21 and 26.
To RSVP or to find more information, please visit www.smls.on.ca/apply/visit-smls

Trafalgar Castle School

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

Trafalgar Castle School is an all-girls independent day and boarding school for Grades 4 through 12. Located in Whitby, Ont., Trafalgar 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. Trafalgar is a place like no other. By challenging her mind, strengthening her voice and nurturing her heart, we prepare girls for life through innovative programming and authentic learning experiences amid a community of care and support.

Grades
Grades 4 to 12
Type/curriculum
Academic, all girls
Average Class Size
16-20
Total enrolment
240
Tuition
$25,000-67,585
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open House Dates (EST)
Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Upper Canada College

200 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, Ont. | ucc.on.ca

UCC was founded in 1829 and is an IB Continuum World School, enrolling 1,200 students in senior kindergarten through Grade 12, including 88 boarders from around the world. Located in central Toronto on 35 acres of green space, UCC’s mission to deliver transformational learning experiences is supported by expert faculty, cutting-edge facilities and wide-ranging co-curricular offerings. Approximately 20 per cent of students receive financial assistance from the school’s sector-leading program, with more than $5 million available annually to Canadian students.

Grades
Senior kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
IB Continuum World School, all boys
Average Class Size
20
Total enrolment
1,200
Tuition (Day)
SK-Grade 5: $35,000, Grades 6-10: $36,500, Grades 11-12: $38,000
Tuition (Boarding)
Grades 8-10: $61,950, Grades 11-12: $64,950 (domestic); and Grades 8-10: $65,450, Grades 11-12: $68,450 (international)
Financial assistance available
Yes (for Canadian students)
Open House Dates
Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

Trinity College School

50 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope, Ont. | tcs.on.ca

Trinity College School (TCS) is committed to helping students reach their full potential and realize what’s within. Students at TCS benefit from a balanced program of academics, service learning, athletics and the arts, where they can explore, discover and focus on what matters to them. Its supportive and close-knit community attracts motivated students both locally and abroad, from more than 35 countries. TCS realizes that when students truly feel supported, they achieve great things.

Grades
Grades 5 to 12 (day) and Grades 9 to 12 (boarding)
Type/curriculum
Co-ed and AP program
Average Class Size
12-16
Total enrolment
570
Tuition
$26,750-$72,500
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open House Dates
Oct. 16 (senior school)
Nov. 6 (junior school)
Nov. 20 and Feb. 26 (senior school)
Open House Dates
Jan. 29 and April 23 (junior school)
May 7 (senior school)
Signature Saturday Dates
Dec. 4 (FA focus)
Jan. 8 (Athletics)
Jan. 15 (Arts & Service)
Jan. 22 (Boarding)
Visit tcs.on.ca/openhouse for more information or call 905-885-3217 to book a tour

Rosseau Lake College

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

Through powerful experiential learning, students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on any challenge. Located on one of Muskoka’s most well-known lakes, RLC students are empowered through the adventures of a highly academic program rooted in the vast opportunities of its incredible geographical setting. Day and boarding students from around the world make up a diverse community of learners. When students depart from RLC, they are ready for anything.

Grades
Grade 6 to 12
Type/curriculum
Outdoor experiential learning independent day and boarding school, co-educational, semestered
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
120
Tuition
$22,200-$66,300
Financial assistance available
Yes
Campus Tours
Please call the school at (705) 732-4351 or email admissions@rosseaulakecollege.com to book a time slot for RLC campus tours

The Giles School

80 Scarsdale Rd., Toronto, Ont. | gilesschool.ca

The Giles School is a French Immersion school that provides an inclusive, innovative and international education. At Giles, your child has access to a force of talented and dedicated teachers; small classes sizes; a solid bilingual education in French and English; and deep exposure to Mandarin and an introduction to Spanish, Arabic and Russian languages. Coding, robotics, chess, music, model UN are all part of the curriculum. Giles students gain a global understanding of languages and culture, becoming “World Ready.”

Grades
Pre-kindergarten 1 to Grade 8
Type/curriculum
Academic, French Immersion co-ed independent, international day school offering Mandarin from JK onwards
Average Class Size
6:1 students to staff ratio
Total enrolment
120
Tuition
$19,900-$23,705
Financial assistance available
Generous sibling discounts are offered
Open House Dates
Parents can request private school tour. Contract isabellefaulkner@gilesschool.ca or call (416) 446 0825 for more details

The Bishop Strachan School

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

BSS is a university prep school with a rigorous, inquiry-based academic curriculum, 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. Diverse perspectives enrich the learning environment at BSS and affirms its commitment to excellence. $2.1 million in financial assistance will be provided for
2021-22 academic year.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 12
Type/curriculum
University prep school, all girls, inquiry-based academic curriculum
Average Class Size
18-20
Total enrolment
925
Tuition
$34,760 (day), $62,975 (domestic boarding), $65,850 (international boarding)
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open House Dates (EST)
Oct. 19 from 6-7 p.m. (middle school)
Oct. 26 from 6-7 p.m. (junior school)
Oct. 28 from 6-7 p.m. (senior school)
Sept. 29 and Dec. 9 from 8-9 a.m. (Boarding)
Please visit bss.on.ca/admissions/visit-us to join the virtual open house this fall

Delano Academy

200 Racco Pkwy., Thornhill, Ont., and 2600 Major Mackenzie Dr. W., Maple, Ont. | delanoacademy.com

Delano Academy is a co-educational, non-denominational International Baccalaureate 21st century school committed to providing a progressive, student-centred education of the highest standards. Founded on four pillars, Delano provides balanced values in arts, athletics, academics and community. Delano values the potential of each student and encourages students to become inquirers, risk-takers and caring world changers. Delano captivates learning by doing, exploring, and imagineering. With its STE[A]M culture, the environment at Delano is rich and meaningful.

Grades
Preschool to Grade 3 at North Maple campus, kindergarten to Grade 12 at Thornhill campus
Type/curriculum
International Baccalaureate, gifted program, co-educational
Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
120 at Thornhill campus and 65 at North Maple preparatory campus
Tuition
$16,800-$22,500
Financial assistance available
No
Open House Dates
By appointment only

Holy Name of Mary College School

2241 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, Ont. | holynameofmarycollegeschool.com

Holy Name of Mary College School (HNMCS) is an independent Catholic school for girls in Grades 5 to 12. Set on a picturesque seven-acre setting in Mississauga, Ont., HNMCS empowers young women to transform the world through intellectual curiosity and personal growth as grounded in the Catholic traditions of the Felician Sisters and Basilian Fathers. HNMCS provides a high-achieving university preparatory programme, and is committed to preparing young women to meet the challenges and uncertainties of a constantly changing global future with a good moral compass.

Grades
Grades 5 to 12
Type/curriculum
Academic, all girls
Average Class Size
16
Total enrolment
205
Tuition
$19,315
Financial assistance available
Yes
Open House Dates (EST)
Oct. 30 and Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.

The York School

1639 Yonge St., and 1320 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont. | yorkschool.com/admission

The York School is a co-educational, independent day school located in the heart of midtown Toronto. It offers a challenging and progressive learning experience in an inspiring environment with dynamic and flexible learning spaces. The York School was the first in Canada to offer the International Baccalaureate programme for students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12. The IB Diploma is the ultimate passport for globally minded students who will travel, work and live all over the world. 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
Academic, balanced, progressive, International Baccalaureate, standard-enriched, experiential, hands-on
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
735
Tuition
$33,750
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Info Sessions (EST)
Junior school (JK-Grade 5): Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Middle school (Grades 6-8): Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Senior school (Grades 9-11): Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Lakefield College School

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

LCS is strengthened by its richly diverse community of students from 7 provinces and territories and more than 44 countries worldwide. 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 9-12
Type/curriculum
Co-educational day and boarding school, Harkness/AP Capstone liberal arts curriculum, with a focus on community-minded leadership, environmental responsibility and character education
Average Class Size
14
Total enrolment
400
Tuition
$34,700 (day), $62,900 (boarding)
Financial assistance available
Yes
Virtual Open House Dates (EST)
Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 at 8 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
In-Person Open House Dates (EST)
Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.

Heritage Academy

207 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa, Ont. | heritage-academy.com

Established in 1989, Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school specifically designed for students with dyslexia and other language-based exceptionalities. Their specialized environments and smaller class sizes also prove effective for students with ADD/ADHD and similar attention-based exceptionalities. Heritage Academy’s mission is to provide each student with the support they deserve to enable them to reach their full academic potential. By promoting the values of honesty, perseverance, and respect, Heritage Academy fosters acceptance and growth among their students.

To join the waiting list for the 2021-2022 year or to inquire about enrollment for the 2022-2023 year, please contact the school to schedule a time to meet with the Director.

Grades
Grades 1-12
Type/curriculum
Traditional, co-ed
Average Class Size
6-14
Total enrolment
140
Tuition
$15,400-$18,000
Open House Dates
None scheduled

Northmount School

26 Mallard Rd., Toronto, Ont. | northmount.com

Northmount is founded in the teaching of the Catholic church. However, all faiths (or no faith), are very welcome. Enriched academic programming focuses on the needs of boys ensuring they develop the academic skills to find success in high school and beyond. It offers strong co- curriculars with offerings in the arts, athletics and club environments after school. Northmount develops leaders of tomorrow who are faith-filled, know right from wrong and recognize the need to help one’s neighbour.

Grades
Junior kindergarten to Grade 8
Type/curriculum
All boys, enriched academics, liberal arts, Catholic tradition (all faith backgrounds welcome)
Average Class Size
15
Total enrolment
140
Tuition
$19,000 to $23,900
Virtual Open House Dates
Dates pending—please check website. Personal tours always welcome by appointment.