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Private and Montessori School Guide

Private and Montessori School Guide

Bayview Glen is an academically invigorating, co-educational independent school for students from age 2 to Grade 12. Situated on two closely connected campuses in North York, our vibrantly diverse community is inspired by expert teachers and fuelled by a forward thinking curriculum. Bayview Glen welcomes all students into a nurturing community that allows inquisitive minds to flourish. Our broad offering of curricular and co-curricular activities ranges from Drama to Design Thinking, Robotics to Round Square, Music to Model United Nations, Athletics to Advanced Placement. We value collaboration, problem solving and academic risktaking to foster the entrepreneurial mindset and respect for diverse viewpoints that are essential for success in the 21st century.

Bayview Glen students graduate as compassionate cosmopolitans, fully prepared for top ranked universities at home and abroad. Equally important, they step forth with the skills and attitudes needed to embrace and influence a world of accelerating change.

85 Moatfield Drive. ​Toronto, Ontario M3B 3L6 | (416) 443-1030 ext. 605

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The path to a successful career begins with graduates from prestigious universities or with individuals who specialize in fields of high demand. This has resulted in a high level of competition for admission to the top ranked universities. Grade 12 students must earn high marks in six subjects to be admitted to their dream university. Having a solid academic background is essential for success at university. Rutherford School can help families in celebrating the academic achievements of their high school students. We strive to deliver results that you will be pleased with. Teachers at our school have extensive experience in applying Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Programming to real-world problems. Our goal is to help students understand the problem and find solutions to it. Our educational system allows international students to complete their secondary Canadian education without requiring a study permit. We have two convenient locations in Vaughan and North York. For more information, contact us today!

37 Jacob Keffer Parkway, Vaughan, ON L4K 5N8 | (905) 532-0229

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Why do our children love learning? Because our teacher s love teaching. For 29 years, our children have enjoyed small classrooms and special one on one attention. Manor Montessori prides itself on developing fundamental skills such as: creative thinking & learning, positive self-esteem, independence, concentration skills, problem solving and team building skills. The school distinguishes itself by being accountable to parents for the development of their child. Manor Montessori School’s Open House is ready for your family to come and have a private tour. We would love to show you around.

Two convenient locations:

909 Mt. Pleasant Road, 416-488-4218

14 De-Savery Crescent, 416-488-7370


GRADES – Toddler (18mths) – Grade 3




TUITION – $13,790 – $23,290

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When kids know better, they do better.

Enrichment program which aims at providing the knowledge, skills, and values required to thrive in a rapidly changing world and preparing students for higher education with qualities of confidence, discipline, eagerness, and empathy.

We offer Math, English, Writing, Semester Math, Science, Drawing and Coding to students from JK to Gr. 12, virtually and in person. Weekly homework, regular exams and report cards.

Campuses in Burlington, Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Pickering/Ajax and Vancouver. | (647) 725 – 3938

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Oak Learners
Alternative School & Learning Center

Oak Learners offers a Reggio Emilia Inspired Private School for students JK through Grade 8. Our curriculum is progressive and interdisciplinary and is delivered through an inquiry-based programming model. Oak Learners boasts a unique 6:1 ratio in our student-driven, teacher-facilitated, alternative learning environment. In our classrooms, students are encouraged to ask questions and develop their own understanding through unique experiential and hands-on learning opportunities. Outdoor Education is fundamental to our program, and students at Oak Learners spend 30-50% of their school day enriching their learning outside in nature and in the community. Not only are we an innovative Private School, but Oak Learners is also a not-for-profit Learning Centre, providing extra-curricular programming, tutoring, and day camps for the entire West Toronto community. Learn more and book a private tour today! | (416) 820 – 5233

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Inspire! Empower! Excel! Ashwood Glen is an IB Candidate School, one of the very few schools in the Burlington area that uses the IB Primary Years Programme framework with the Ontario Curriculum. The educational programming is unique in that is it student centred, collaborative, and creates independent well-rounded students. We ensure that students are well prepared for their educational career, as well as instilling global citizenship values. Our preschool follows the Montessori philosophy, which is also student centred, teaches children about independence and engages them in routines and activities of self-interest. Our innovative programs extend beyond academics and focus on each child as an individual; taking the time to understand and build upon each child’s strengths, interests and capabilities. With small student-teacher ratios, we take meticulous interest in each child’s development and focus on individual learning needs.


Northmount School for Boys is proud to be Toronto’s only independent Catholic boys’ elementary school (JK-8). Our strategically small class sizes and enriched program of study are designed to optimize a boy’s education. Experiential learning that engages all of a young man’s senses is critical for the delivery of our curriculum. Our lessons provide opportunities for movement, experimentation, presentation, and the building of core skills in order to achieve extraordinary results.

As a small school, the opportunity for participation in the arts, athletics, clubs, and community service is available to students at each grade level. We believe that close, personal, home-and-school communications reinforce our exceptional Catholic Character Education Program. Northmount works in partnership with parents to instill in our boys a strong sense of character, leadership, service and a life long love of learning. At Northmount, it is our mission to inspire boys to explore and achieve their greatest potential.

26 Mallard Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 1S3| (416) 449-8823


Virtual Elementary School offers flexible online courses that are aligned with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. With courses ranging from Grades 1-8, we support students throughout their primary, junior, and intermediate educational years within the comfort of their own homes.

Our asynchronous model allows students to register any day of the year and work on their courses at their own pace. With options to complete each course independently or with a qualified teacher, you decide how to deliver the curriculum. Families can use VES courses as a component of their homeschooling program or to review, enrich, and supplement traditional in-person learning.

Virtual Elementary School gives you the tools to provide your learner with an individualized, high-quality education. Immerse your learner in engaging lessons and assessments that combine online and hands-on activities.

The opportunities to meet your learner’s needs with VES are endless. Visit our website or email us today!

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At Alathena, we recognize that our students’ educational success is our top priority. This is the reason why we design our courses with the most up-to-date Ontario curriculum, with integrations of the latest assessment tools and flexible evaluation strategies to help local, international, and transfer students succeed in their next academic endeavours. Since 2010, we have expanded to not just Day School but also offer credit courses during Evening and Summer School with programs in Arts, Business, Canadian & World Studies, English, International Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Computer Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Whether you want to enhance your grades for one or two courses, or complete all your studies and apply to post-secondary schools within Canada and abroad, there is an individualized study plan tailored to you!


Bright Start Academy

At Bright Start Academy, we work on building the fundamental skills for children with exceptionalities such as autism and other learning and behavioural challenges. Our individualized programming allows each student to gain the skills they need to learn academic, communication, social and functional living skills that allows them to be more independent in daily life. We provide a variety of options to ensure that all students get the programs they need, including a Social Skills and Behavioural Training program. Our staff members are very dedicated and have experience in teaching, behaviour management, life skills development, music and much more.

4630 Dufferin Street, Suite 318, Toronto, ON, Canada M3H 5S4

(416) 514-1415

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Esprit Academy promotes and practices individual growth for students in grade 1-8. Above all, we understand that each identity requires a safe and inspired environment for success and development. We are a community based on encouraging independent lifelong learning.

Students at the Esprit Academy enjoy individualized programming, which supports the intrinsic diversity they bring to the classroom; integrated programming where subjects and topics flow; hands-on experiences and the exploration of our city that empower them to understand, connect and unleash their inner curiosity to drive their learning. Our students drive their adventure; we meet them where they are, provide the maps and support them on their journey.

We welcome interested families to contact us at
39 Pleasant Blvd, Toronto ON, M4T1K2

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, our mission is to empower young women to transform the world through intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

A vibrant palette of academics, athletics, the arts, outdoor initiatives, and co-curricular activities provides limitless opportunities for leadership and enriching experiences for our girls to find their voice as leaders. Our education also integrates issues of importance to today’s young woman, such as environmental stewardship and sustainability.  We believe in significant change, and are the catalyst for that change—helping our students be the best they can be and achieve more.

Contact:  905-891-1890 ext. 103

Giselle Fernandes

Founded in 1986, Town Centre Private Schools (TCPS) is an International Baccalaureate® (IB) Continuum World School providing a foundation for academic excellence with a well-rounded program.   TCPS offers a Pre-School Montessori program starting at 18 months, an IB Elementary School and a Private High School with an optional IB Diploma Programme.

In addition to the academic program, school life is further enhanced with extracurricular activities, competitive sports, clubs, community outreach, trips and visitors. A before school program 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and an after school program 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. is included with tuition.

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The London Community Hebrew Day School (LCHDS) has been providing excellence in Secular and Judaic education to London, Ontario’s Jewish community since 1966.

We have small classes allowing for individual attention, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, and deliver a rich trilingual education program in English, French, and Hebrew.

Through a variety of teaching styles, our nurturing staff enables students to achieve to the best of their abilities. Our students thrive as creative and critical thinkers and innovative leaders, while building upon their unique Jewish identity. Together with Gan Gani Preschool we offer an enriching and multifaceted JK program.

LCHDS is known for its family atmosphere and strong sense of community where lifelong friendships are fostered and embraced.

536 Huron St.

London, ON N5Y 4J5




Linbrook is Oakville’s only independent day school for boys from JK to Grade 8.

At Linbrook, we offer a program that focuses on balance, compassion, engagement and resiliency. Meaningful practice within our innovative mindfulness and well-being curriculum builds confidence and allows our boys to form successful relationships. Our supportive environment offers exciting opportunities for every student to explore his interests and discover his talents. Through our rigorous academic programs, extensive extracurricular opportunities, philanthropic initiatives and positive approach, we engage boys in new experiences while inspiring them to always do their best. Linbrook boys are active, happy and well-rounded young men.

(905) 844-2697 (BOYS)

For more than 40 years Robert Land Academy has been challenging boys to reach their true potential through a highly structured program in a safe and supportive environment. Based on a military model, RLA helps students focus on academics, their physical health as well self-awareness, self-discipline, and self-confidence through positive reinforcement and recognizing true achievement.

Robert Land Academy

6727 South Chippawa Rd

West Lincoln, ON   L0R 2J0


Independent School

A leading Independent Montessori school, Bannockburn is recognized for outstanding academic standards, steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and deep respect for every child.

Bannockburn’s Toddler, Primary and Elementary Montessori programs offer an enriched curriculum that exceeds provincial standards and nurtures a love of learning. Children ages 18 months to 12 years flourish in a child-centered community that cultivates independence, imagination and intellect.

Bannockburn provides an ideal setting for inspired learning, with brilliant Montessori classrooms, a gymnasium, and Music, Art and French specialty rooms. Every family at Bannockburn is proud to call it home.

Bannockburn School



Celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Toronto Heschel School is a hidden gem, offering a progressive Jewish education within a tight-knit, caring community.

Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Wonder is the root of all knowledge.”  We aim to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in your children, and a lifelong love of learning.  The school is inclusive and egalitarian, promoting mutual respect.  Small acts of kindness and concern for others are the basis of interactions at our school.  Heschel offers an award-winning, interdisciplinary curriculum built upon arts-based activities and Jewish culture and literacy.  We teach for understanding, whereby students internalize concepts and learn to think creatively and critically.  Bilingual kindergarten classes foster a high level of Hebrew competency.  As the first Jewish Day School in Ontario to reach Platinum EcoSchool status, environmental stewardship is emphasized.

Discover what a Heschel education could mean for your child!

The Toronto Heschel School




La Citadelle’s Open House Events (held February 26th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, and September 17th) offers the opportunity for families interested in joining our school, to gain a firsthand experience of what it is to become a member of the La Citadelle community, for students as well as families.

Our open house event will commence with a tour of our facilities, followed by a brief presentation regarding our programs from Daycare to Grade 12. Families interested will also get the opportunity to meet and speak with students, teachers, parents and alumni, helping them gain a broad overview of what it means to become a La Citadelle family. Visit us on Facebook for more information!

Our Contact Info:


Phone: 416 385 9685

36 Scarsdale Road, North York, Ontario, M3B 2R7

Upper York School is a dynamic secondary school located in Markham, Ontario near major highways and across Buttonville Airport. We are located next to a beautiful ravine and the Rouge River. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes with one-to-one teacher support for all students. Our teachers are fully certified in their subject areas, and our staff have many years of experience in education. We also have experienced tutors available to teach students. Our school community is the best and brightest and we are proud of our students’ achievements

We invite you to learn more about us at, and book a tour to learn more about our friendly and welcoming environment.

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 the ideal supports—and perfect 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.

The Academy for Gifted Children – P.A.C.E. is devoted entirely to meeting the needs of identified intellectually gifted students in grades 1 – 12. Through a differentiated curriculum built on greater depth and breadth of instruction, our mission is to enhance the abilities of our students, while simultaneously addressing their social and emotional needs. Gifted children need high-powered learning experiences to challenge their minds and ensure intellectual growth and achievement. P.A.C.E. has ranked nationally in math, science, Robotics and expository writing competitions, all of which serve as catalysts to the pursuit and achievement of our students’ future goals and successes.

Contact Info:

Matt Ross, J.D.

(905) 773-0997

Rosseau Lake College offers a boarding and day school experience for 120 students in grades 6-12. The beautiful lakeside campus in the Muskoka region is the foundation of an innovative academic program that challenges students through the highest standard of a rigorous, experiential outdoor curriculum. The small school environment ensures authentic relationships and an inclusive warm community, and the expert staff nurture their students to be thoughtful, balanced, adventurous and creative individuals. RLC students leave with the values and character to be conscientious stewards of a fast-changing world. At Rosseau Lake College, extraordinary learning is in our nature.

Students learning

Contact Information

Jaclyn Macleod, Director of Enrolment Management


MacLachlan College
MacLachlan College is committed to challenging and exploring the limitations of traditional education by developing a bold and creative vision that promotes an entrepreneurial, success-driven and future-oriented mindset that is integrated into every aspect of school life.

MacLachlan is re-imagining learning to create a school that provides a Kindergarten to grade 12 experience that includes challenging students to become change makers, ready to thrive in a world of unprecedented complexity. “MacLachlan prides itself on being at the cutting edge of innovation in teaching and learning theory,” Michael Piening, Head of School.

Heather Birnie
Director of Admissions
905-844-0372 ext. 235
337 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6J 3H3

Trinity Christian School exists to awaken curiosity, nurture faith, and inspire learners to reflect Jesus everywhere. Seeking to be a place of welcome and care, Trinity creates lasting value for families by focusing on Christ-centred leadership and faith-infused pedagogy for children from junior kindergarten to grade 8. In 2022, subject to demand, Trinity will introduce a new French Immersion program, beginning at the primary levels (grade 1-3). A visit with you and your child is the best way to understand why parents from over 40 Burlington-area churches choose Trinity. Fill out the inquiry form here and we’ll help you arrange a visit.

Dearcroft Montessori School

With enriched programming, small class sizes, and a low student-to-teacher ratio, our Toddler to Grade 8 Programs are tailored to meet the needs of each student.

Our Junior High classroom offers an academically rigorous program that encourages independence, interaction, and leadership with a strong emphasis on environmental and peace education.

To learn more and book an in-person tour of our school campus please email:

#toddlertograde8 #thedearcroftway #thewestwindway


Rosseau Lake College

Rosseau Lake College is a preparatory, boarding and day school that challenges and empowers students through the adventures of our robust and rigorous programming. As an outdoor education, experiential, indigenous-knowledge-based and environmental school, all aspects of the RLC experience are intentionally rooted in the opportunities of our incredible geographical setting.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

From the moment a student enters St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School she begins a journey of discovery to emerge as an empowered, thriving woman. From Preschool to Grade 12, we support student’s interests, talents, learning needs and strengths. Our Signature Programs help her discover a world of opportunity.

Walden International School

Walden International School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme and it is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. Our purpose at Walden International School is to help every child discover that out of goodness arises greatness.


J. Addison School

Founded in 2002, J. Addison School is Canada’s pre-eminent private day and boarding school. Located in the picturesque city of Markham, Ontario, Canada, the school has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s premier private high schools for its unique approach to education. At J. Addison School, the educators endeavor to provide an inclusive environment that fosters intelligence, creativity, and innovation through cooperative learning. Most importantly, students are inspired to reach new academic heights and achieve positive character development.

Robert Land Academy

Robert Land Academy is a military-inspired living and learning environment intended to provide the structure and support that adolescent males require to meet their potential. We believe strongly in personal responsibility and individual accountability as being the basis for development of the self-discipline so necessary to succeed in life.


St. Michaels College

Whether through a 3D virtual tour at your leisure, or a guided in-person tour, come and see for yourself!

Discover St. Michael’s College School’s robust academics, arts, athletics and activities programming and mentorship, leadership and experiential learning opportunities! Fall Open Houses:October 26 & 28 at 7:30 pm. Registration required.

Villanova College

Villanova College is York Region’s only independent Catholic school preparing young men and women for university and for life. Learning at Villanova is exciting, engaging and enduring. Small class sizes, the Teacher-Advisor Program and the Guided Learning Centre allow our faculty to give students the individual attention they require to reach and exceed their potential. Individual talents are nurtured through specialty academic programs, including Advanced Placement and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as well as extensive co-curricular programs including music, performing arts and athletics. Located on 53 acres on the Oak Ridges Moraine, the school is situated in an idyllic setting with state of the art facilities including an artificial turf field, triple gymnasium and completely wireless environment. The academic achievements of Villanova graduates have consistently been recognized through scholarship offers and acceptance to preferred universities. Our graduates have gone on to study at the most selective programs at highly regarded universities in North America and internationally. To provide your child with a foundation for lifelong success contact our admissions office or visit our website at

Contact Info
2480 15th Side road
King City, ON L7B 0P5
P: 905.833.1909

La Citadelle

Providing Excellence in Education, La Citadelle has an academically advanced curriculum in Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology, Humanities, and Fine Arts. With both IB and AP programs, La Citadelle consistently develops competent global citizens through mastery learning and an exceptional holistic environment.