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Academic vs. play-based preschools

Comparing academic and play-based preschools and daycares

There are several different types of preschool programs. Some of these programs are quite academic, while others are more play-based. Yet others combine the two approaches.

When looking for a preschool or daycare for your child, it’s important to think about which approach is the best fit. To learn more about this, read our choosing a preschool guide. To learn more about preschools in general, read our preschool education guide.

 

Academic preschools

Academic preschools and daycares focus on school readiness skills. They aim to prepare kids for the school years.

These preschools have a mostly teacher-led classroom. Teachers and staff guide kids through a tightly structured curriculum. They introduce kids to several subjects, including math, reading, writing, science, and nature.

Teachers sometimes give whole-class lectures or lessons in an academic preschool. Normally, though, these are shorter and more interactive than what you’ll find in the school years, especially at the upper levels.

While academic preschool provides quite a bit of formal instruction, it normally allows some unstructured time. This may include indoor free-play time or outdoor recess, where kids are free to choose what they want to do. It’s just that there will be less of this than in play-based preschools.

Play-based preschools

Play-based preschools and daycares are less structured. Kids are free to move around, choose their activities, and play with kids in class. They thus have plenty of free-play time. They also have lots of time for exploration, and open-ended and imaginative activities.

In a play-based preschool (also called "play schools"), kids tend to spend a lot of time interacting with other kids. They play games, explore the environment, and work on projects with their peers—one-on-one or in groups.

For most of the day, they can choose what they want to do. They can move between different areas or “stations” in the classroom, such as a kitchen, dressup, sensory, building, and arts and crafts area. These areas are changed often, such as every week or even every day. To learn more about the preschool classroom, click here.

Play-based preschools offer little formal instruction. Kids may, though, learn some basic math (such as numbers and addition) and language (such as letters and reading). Normally, though, this is done through short, interactive lessons and fun activities.

As Maureen Myers, executive director at Sprouts, a preschool in Toronto, Ontario, says "We don't sit down and teach by rote or repetition, but the ideas and concepts of letter recognition, language, math, and sciences are learned by very hands-on activities." 

The belief is that kids learn best through play. By interacting with their peers in different settings, they learn important social and emotional skills. They become more independent, mature, and capable. They also learn to reason, reflect (about themselves and others), and solve problems.

Academic vs. play-based preschool

Main similarities

  • Both approaches focus on early childhood education and development.
  • Both approaches aim to develop independence, maturity, and other important traits.
  • Both approaches offer plenty of learning opportunities.

Main differences

  • Formal instruction: Academic preschool provides more formal instruction. They give kids a thorough grounding in early math, science, reading, writing, and other subjects.
  • Curriculum: Academic preschools tend to have a more set curriculum. They follow quite strict guidelines for what material is covered.
  • Open-ended activities: Play-based preschools have more unstructured time. Kids can often choose their own activities in different areas of the classroom.
  • Play-based learning: Play-based preschool stresses learning through play and interacting with other kids. While most academic preschools have some free-play time, they make this less of a priority.

To learn more about the similarities and differences between various types of preschools, read our comparison guides. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to Waldorf, Montessori to Reggio Emilia, Waldorf to Reggio Emilia, Montessori to play-based, and Montessori to academic preschools. If you want to compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub. You can also read our guide to preschool questions.

 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

 

Answers to the question “What is the difference between academic and play-based preschools?” from school officials

“Academic preschools have teacher-led instruction and follow a curriculum. Whereas play-based preschools, it it often believed, allow the children to play freely, without guidance or instruction. However, this is not necessarily so. Many preschools combine play-based learning with direct instruction. This can spark curiosity and provide opportunities for students to engage directly with the environment and make sense of the world.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood school (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario


“My point of view: children can play and learn in preschool. One does not preclude the other. Play is an integral part of learning the ‘academics.’ A school can be both academic and play-based without stressing the child with academics. Children should be encouraged to inquire, to question, and to play, to make sense of the world.” Nora Ibrahim, preschool teacher and IB PYP (Primary Years Program) coordinator at Académie de la Capitale, in Ottawa, Ontario

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La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (180 students)
La Citadelle's Excellence in Bilingual Education and academically advanced curriculum develop successful global citizens through IB & AP programs and a holistic approach where students achieve their highest potential. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
$12,500 to $26,800


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12500

Kendellhurst Academy (est. 2004)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (270 students)
Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum with a mix of project based, traditional and arts infused curriculum, with digital displays, Macs and PC's in every room and Edwin personal devices for grades 5 to 8. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$12,000 to $16,000


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

Lynn-Rose Schools (est. 1997)  

  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (600 students)
Lynn-Rose Heights Private School offers challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose Heights school is an official International Baccalaureate World School. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
$15,470 to $20,600

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 15470

Children's Garden Nursery School (est. 1986)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • Day school (80 students)
Located in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto, Children's Garden Nursery School is a well-established private school that offers exceptional programming including Core French and French Immersion. [View profile]
    $6,000 to $20,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6000

    The Maples Academy (est. 1989)  

    • Amaranth, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (100 students)
    The Maples is a private IB school in Orangeville, ON from PS to grade 8. Tuition starts at $8500. The Maples offer daily French instruction starting in PS. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    $9,154 to $10,965


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9154

    Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Girls
    • Day school (370 students)
    Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $13,960 to $26,960


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 13960

    TFS - Canada's International School (est. 1962)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (1470 students)
    TFS - Canada's International School offers Canada's only bilingual IB programs from PK to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $19,760 to $33,970


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19760

    Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (275 students)
    St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    $11,500 to $17,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11500

    The Giles School (est. 1989)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (180 students)
    The Giles School is a French immersion private school in Toronto for children age 2 (Pre-K) to Grade 8. Open Admissions through Grade 1, small classes, and Mandarin introduced as a third language in Grade 1. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $12,900 to $23,400


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12900

    Hawthorn School (est. 1989)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
    • Homestay school
    • Day school
    • Day school
    Hawthorn School is an all-girls school in Toronto that offers programs from toddler to grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to each girl to help them reach their full potential. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $14,500 to $36,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Day Girls Coed 14500

    Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (65 students)
    Acadecap International School a.k.a. Académie de la Capitale, an IB school, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from Pre-K to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $13,340 to $19,510


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13340

    Alexander von Humboldt German International School (est. 1980)  

    • Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    We offer a sound, internationally recognized academic foundation. Our students gain fluency in three languages and achieve mastery of biology, chemistry and physics. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    $7,450 to $10,700


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7450

    Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) (est. 1969)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (460 students)
    RMS is an award-winning progressive private school, and voted the BEST private school in Brampton. We offer a structured programme that is ahead of the Ministry set guidelines. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • Montessori
    $7,500 to $13,900

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7500

    Kidz Kare Inc. (est. 2010)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to K Coed
    • Day school
    Kidz Kare offers a wide range of services that help with all parents' needs. Our flexibility in childcare services is what sets us apart from all other schools. [View profile]
      $250 to $760 /2 Weeks


      Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 250

      Lycée Français de Toronto (est. 1995)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (550 students)
      Lycée Français de Toronto is a French school that offers programs from nursery to grade 12. Its average class size is 17 students. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $17,152 to $19,860


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 17152

      Fern Hill School - Oakville (est. 1982)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (400 students)
      Fern Hill School is a private independent school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering individualized learning by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $21,620 to $23,368


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

      Olivet School (est. 1893)  

      • Etobicoke, Ontario
      • PS to 5 Coed
      • Day school (45 students)
      Founded in 1893, Olivet School is a Christian private school in Etobicoke, offering PS-Gr5. Olivet School combines quality teaching with individual attention to help each child achieve their personal potential. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $4,300 to $10,800

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4300

      Primary Prep Academy (est. 2014)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • NS to 3 Coed
      • Day school
      Primary Prep Academy offers programs from Pre-school to Grade 3 in Mississauga. Before and After school program included in tuition. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $7,000 to $12,000

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7000

      CGS (Children's Garden School) (est. 1986)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 3 Coed
      • Day school (100 students)
      CGS (Children's Garden School) offers co-ed, Preschool-Grade 3 programming. Small class sizes. Exceptional phonics program. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,200 to $22,500

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10200

      Wesley Christian Academy (est. 1988)  

      • Markham, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (350 students)
      Wesley Christian Academy offers programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Markham. As we are a Christian school, we share our beliefs with all our students but we warmly welcome families from ALL faiths and backgrounds! [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $10,375 to $13,300

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10375

      St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (est. 1891)  

      • Oakville, Ontario
      • PS to 12 Girls
      • Day school (550 students)
      Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Graduating Year since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Reggio Emilia
      $18,000 to $28,430


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls 18000

      Little Owl Private School (est. 2001)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 9 Coed
      • Day school (75 students)
      Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School develops motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $9,900 to $16,200


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9900

      Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

      • Montverde, Florida
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (891 students)
      • Boarding school (325 students)
      Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      US $7,875 to US $51,350

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 7875

      Star Academy (est. 1997)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (60 students)
      Star Academy offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Eight in Mississauga. Small class sizes, daily physical education and French for all grades, and academic excellence set us apart. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      $13,990 to $17,990

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13990

      Calgary French & International School (est. 1969)  

      • Calgary, Alberta
      • PS to 12 Coed
      • Day school (780 students)
      Calgary French & International School graduates will be active global citizens with a foundation for life-long success, and our school will be the leader in French immersion and international education. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • International Baccalaureate
      $7,900 to $15,100

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7900

      Magnificent Minds (est. 2011)  

      • North York, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (30 students)
      Magnificent Minds Inc. caters to learners whose needs are not being met in traditional school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $19,000 to $25,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 19000

      Fern Hill School - Burlington (est. 1982)  

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (180 students)
      Fern Hill School provides a calm, engaging & academic program for Preschool to Grade 8. We offer a structured approach that focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence. Maximum class size is 19. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $21,620 to $23,368


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 21620

      Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (200 students)
      Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      • Reggio Emilia
      $9,000 to $10,300


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

      Fern Hill School - Ottawa (est. 1981)  

      • Ottawa, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (180 students)
      Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,950. [View profile]
      • Traditional
      $3,250 to $14,950


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3250

      EPIC School (est. 1999)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to SK Coed
      • Day school (45 students)
      e.p.i.c. is a leading progressive school specializing in early education for students in Pre-K, J.K. and S.K. Discover e.p.i.c. School! [View profile]
        $9,500 to $17,595

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        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

        Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus (est. 2003)  

        • Richmond Hill, Ontario
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school
        The Prestige School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Richmond Hill. Its average class size is ten students. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        $10,000 to $15,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 10000

        Momentum Montessori (est. 2016)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to K Coed
        • Day school (90 students)
        Children absorb multiple languages, music & develop sports skills VERY easily. Momentum Montessori is a multilingual school exposing kids (1.5 - 6 yrs) to multiple languages, sports & music like no other program. [View profile]
          $13,000 to $20,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 13000

          Kingsley Primary School (est. 1981)  

          • Etobicoke, Ontario
          • PS to 5 Coed
          • Day school
          For the past 36 years Kingsley Primary School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade five in Etobicoke. Its average class size is eight to 12 students. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Reggio Emilia
          $12,000

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

          TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) (est. 1962)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • PS to 7 Coed
          • Day school (200 students)
          TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7. Its average class size is 12 to 22 students. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • International Baccalaureate
          $18,820 to $33,970


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18820

          Lycée Louis Pasteur (est. 1966)  

          • Calgary, Alberta
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (400 students)
          • Homestay school (10 students)
          Lycée Louis Pasteur is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. Three years old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds welcome. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $13,600 to $15,200

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Coed 13600

          Mulgrave School (est. 1993)  

          • West Vancouver, British Columbia
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (1000 students)
          Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • International Baccalaureate
          $19,980 to $24,820


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 19980

          Bayview Glen (est. 1962)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (1050 students)
          Bayview Glen is a traditional co-ed day school in Toronto, Ontario from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12, a global member of Round Square and offers Advanced Placement programme. Tuition ranges from $17,000 to $26,500. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $18,375 to $27,290


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18375

          Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) (est. 1984)  

          • Milton, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (65 students)
          Oxford Learning Academy – where your child will experience a homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. This Milton private school runs from PK to grade 8. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $12,000 to $12,850


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12000

          The Nature School (est. 2017)  

          • Vaughan, Ontario
          • PS to 3 Coed
          • Day school (50 students)
          • Day school (12 students)
          The Nature School at Kortright provides an alternative form of education designed to provide experiential learning opportunities and promote curiosity to nurture the whole child. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $1,500 to $12,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed 1500

          German International School Toronto (est. 1999)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (80 students)
          German International School in Toronto offers programs from PK to grade 8. It provides a German curriculum enriched with Canadian content. [View profile]
          • Liberal Arts
          $9,050 to $17,700


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9050

          Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

          • Duncan, British Columbia
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (220 students)
          • Boarding school (100 students)
          • Day school (90 students)
          Queen Margaret's School is an independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $4,800 to $49,300

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Coed 4800

          Oakville Christian School (OCS) (est. 1982)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (250 students)
          Oakville Christian School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Oakville. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          $3,342 to $13,407

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 3342

          Kelowna Christian School (est. 1978)  

          • Kelowna, British Columbia
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (775 students)
          Established in 1978, our passion is to provide families with transformative, excellent education that equips and inspires students to be disciples who are world changers that love and serve God and others. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $4,750 to $6,550


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 4750

          The Oakville Academy for the Arts (est. 2003)  

          • Oakville, Ontario
          • NS to SK Coed
          • Day school
          Voted Oakville's Best Preschool, The Oakville Academy School for the Arts offers Preschool and Kindergarten classes in an arts-enriched learning environment. [View profile]
            $4,899 to $14,999


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4899

            Walden International School - Oakville (est. 1985)  

            • Oakville, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (170 students)
            Glenburnie School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, responsive, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes range from 8 to 18 students depending on grade level. [View profile]
            • Liberal Arts
            • International Baccalaureate
            $9,400 to $18,800


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9400

            River Valley School (est. 1983)  

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (250 students)
            River Valley is an inclusive independent school in the heart of NW Calgary that provides exceptional education for 3-year-olds to grade 6 students. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $4,850 to $14,320


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4850

            St. Clement's Early Learning School (est. 1955)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 2 Coed/Boys
            • Day school (120 students)
            • Day school (25 students)
            St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 St. Clement’s Early Learning School provides a child with an opportunity for growth in all areas of his or her development. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $8,500 to $20,500

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed Boys 8500

            Hitherfield School (est. 1991)  

            • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (100 students)
            Hitherfield School offers programs from pre-school to grade 8. With an average class size of 14 students, we offer an excellent academic program along with a multitude of outdoor activities. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $11,600 to $15,120


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 11600

            Philopateer Christian College (est. 1999)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (350 students)
            Philopateer Christian College offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 to 18 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $7,000 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 7000

            Meadow Green Academy (est. 1995)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (150 students)
            Meadow Green Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Mississauga. Its average class size is 12 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • Montessori
            $8,800 to $15,490


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

            RoyalCrest Academy (est. 2004)  

            • Vaughan, Ontario
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (500 students)
            RoyalCrest Academy offers a unique early years and elementary program that encourage children to " Think, Explore & Create" in an environment that support academic and social development. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $9,975 to $19,750


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 9975

            Kuper Academy (est. 1987)  

            • Kirkland, Quebec
            • PS to 11 Coed
            • Day school (950 students)
            Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $5,121 to $15,603


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5121

            Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) (est. 1971)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (610 students)
            Bussing from Toronto (Bayview and Sheppard) available. Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel! [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $11,390 to $19,670


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11390

            Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

            • Hamilton, Ontario
            • NS to 12 Coed
            • Homestay school (40 students)
            • Day school (1190 students)
            Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering programs to students 18 months through Grade 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $8,423 to $49,606

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8423

            MacLachlan College (est. 1978)  

            • Oakville, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (350 students)
            MacLachlan is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            • International Baccalaureate
            $12,000 to $30,800


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12000

            Académie Marie-Claire (est. 1995)  

            • Kirkland, Quebec
            • PS to 11 Coed
            • Day school (421 students)
            This academically re-known French & English bilingual serves students from Pre-Kg to High School. Class size averages 20 students; tuition ranges from $15,000 to $18,00 . Boarding is available. [View profile]
            • Liberal Arts
            • International Baccalaureate
            $14,094 to $33,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 14094

            Sidney Ledson Institute (est. 1982)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 6 Coed
            • Day school
            The PK – Grade 6 program is a visible expression of the philosophy embodied in Ledson's books, Raising Brighter Children and Teach Your Child to Read in Just 10 Minutes a Day. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $4,501 to $12,800

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 4501

            Banbury Crossroads School (est. 1979)  

            • Calgary, Alberta
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (90 students)
            Since 1979, Banbury's student-paced approach with tutorial instruction is in small, multi-aged groups of 10:1. Meainingful relationships enhance learning. Member of Canadian Coalition of Self Directed Learning--CCSDL. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $8,000 to $10,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8000

            College Bourget   

            • Rigaud, Quebec
            • PS to 11 Coed
            • Day school (1450 students)
            • Boarding school (100 students)
            Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa, that exceeds Quebec curriculum guidelines & ensures our students grow through different spheres: arts, sports, community service & science. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $4,700 to $35,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 4700

            Prestige School - Toronto Campus (est. 2003)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • PS to 12 Coed
            • Day school (290 students)
            Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $11,250 to $15,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 11250

            École la Nouvelle Vague   

            • Montreal, Quebec
            • PS to 6 Coed
            • Day school
            The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            $10,820 to $11,535


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 10820

            King Heights Academy (est. 2004)  

            • Woodbridge, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (150 students)
            Located in Vaughan, King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade eight, which includes the IB Program. [View profile]
            • Traditional
            • International Baccalaureate
            $15,598 to $18,998


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 15598

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