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The annual Our Kids Private School Guide is Canada’s most comprehensive national listing of leading private and independent schools. From preschool to secondary, detailed profiles allow you to compare schools based on type, curriculum, and academic delivery.

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What does a school do well? How does leadership interact with faculty? What do current parents like best, and where do they feel it can improve?

Each title in our signature series of in-depth reviews offers objective insight into the programs, facilities, traditions, and administration of a particular school, all informed by interviews with those who know it best: administrators, faculty, students, and parents.

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The Bishop Strachan School
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Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
Fieldstone School
Pickering College
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Sunnybrook School
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