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Quick summary

  • Preschool is a great option for many families. Preschool advantages include a consistent structure and routine, and a focus on early education (which can inspire a love of learning). Most programs also teach children a variety of cognitive, social, emotional, and language skills.

  • Concerns with preschools include a lack of one-on-one time, beginning learning too early, and the challenges of taking a young child out of the home (and away from their parents).

  • While preschools are regulated by the same bodies as daycares, they tend to focus more on early learning and academics. This helps prepare children for formal schooling and gives them a leg up in the early school years.

  • Daycare centres often have more flexibility than preschool programs. They typically offer before- and after-care programs and remain open during the summer months. Some preschools offer these programs as well, though.

  • One-on-one childcare offers more personal attention than preschool (and daycare). Preschool, though, offers more structure, formal education, and social interaction. It also typically has teachers trained in early childhood education.

  • Preschool is well-suited for children between the ages of 3 and 5 (although sometimes younger kids are a good fit). It’s also a good fit for children who show an early interest in learning, and enjoy interacting with other kids. It may not be the best fit for kids who need lots of one-on-one time and individualized attention, or for those with severe separation anxiety or special needs.  


Preschool is an appealing option for many families. Preschools don’t just provide childcare or babysitting for your child. They normally have a well-designed program for early learning.

Most preschools aim to prepare your child for the school years, by teaching them social and academic skills. While preschools have some similarities with nursery schools, daycares, and even kindergartens, they tend to have different aims than these other options.

Keep in mind, though, that these terms are used in different ways. Moreover, preschools (not to mention nursery schools and the other options) vary in their aims, philosophies, teaching approaches, cultures, and more.

Preschool may not be the right choice for every child. But it’s a great fit for many. In deciding whether to place your child in one of these programs, you’ll want to consider preschool pros and cons.
 

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Benefits of preschool

Preschool education has many potential benefits. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, below are some of the main ones. Keep in mind, though, that these benefits will vary between preschool programs.

Early learning is a unique advantage of preschool. In the right program, your child will learn plenty of academic and pre-academic skills. This can give them a leg up when they start school. In most preschools, your child will learn a wide range of cognitive, social, and language skills. Below, we outline the main ones.

Skills learned

Cognitive and academic:

Social and emotional:

Language and literacy:

Concerns with preschool

This is not to say preschool is without its detractors. Some have raised criticisms against preschool or at least certain preschool programs. Below, we outline some of the main sources of concern.

 

Preschool questions (read our in-depth answers)

Preschool vs. other options

Private preschool is a great option for many families. Many children will thrive in the right preschool program. Of course, as we’ve seen, preschool has both its pros and cons.

Below, we compare preschool to daycare and one-on-one care: we list their pros and cons relative to each other. This comparison should give you a better sense of whether preschool is the right choice for your child.

 

Preschool

Pros

  • Allows for a test run of the private school system.
  • Prepares children well for the school years.
  • Offers consistent structure and routine, more so than one-on-one care.
  • Can inspire a love of learning.
  • Most teachers are registered early childhood educators (RECE), unlike in one-on-one childcare and some daycares.
  • Licensed and strictly regulated by the provincial government, unlike one-on-one childcare.
  • Staff are reliable (less likely to call in sick), more so than one-on-one child care provide by a nanny or au pair.
  • Safe and highly supervised.

Cons

  • Higher child-to-adult ratio than one-on-one childcare.
  • Less individualized learning and one-on-one time.
  • Focusing on academics too early can lead to frustration.
  • Unlike some daycares, closed on statutory holidays and during summer. May not offer before- or after-care programs.
  • Unlike parental one-on-one care, can lead to separation anxiety.
  • May offer less social opportunities than daycare.


 

Daycare

Pros

  • May be open during summer and holidays.
  • May offer before- and after-care.
  • May be more affordable than one-on-one care.
  • Licensed and regulated by provincial government, unlike one-on-one care.
  • Safe and highly supervised.
  • Lots of social activities and interaction.

Cons

  • Less individualized learning and one-on-one time.
  • Less focus on early learning and academics than preschool (usually).
  • Children may be less prepared for the school years than those who attend preschool.
  • Higher child-to-adult ratio than one-on-one childcare.
  • Infant daycares can be hard to find.

 

One-on-one care

Pros

  • Low child-to-adult ratio.
  • More individualized attention and learning than preschool and daycare.
  • Usually offered in the summer and some holidays, unlike some preschools and daycares.
  • Less separation anxiety, especially if provided in the family home.

Cons

  • Often less structure and routine than preschool and daycare.
  • Often less focus on early learning.
  • Less social opportunities than preschool and daycare.
  • Normally, no RECE staff or trained teachers.
  • Often less affordable.

The truth is, there is no perfect choice for the preschool child. The right option depends on a variety of factors, including your child’s age and personality, and your family’s finances, values, and priorities.

Below, we outline which children may be suitable for preschool, daycare, and one-on-one care. Keep in mind, though, there’s lot more to this decision than just the points below (including your family’s finances, values, and priorities). Also, note that your child might display signs from all three columns.

 

Preschool may be suitable for children who:

Daycare may be suitable for children who:

One-on-one care may be suitable for children who:

  • Are between the ages of 2.5 and 5.
  • Show an interest in early learning.
  • Prefer structure and routine.
  • Have good concentration and attention spans.
  • Enjoy interacting and learning with other kids.
  • Are between the ages of 1 and 5.
  • Are highly social.
  • Enjoy interacting and learning with other kids.
  • Learn best through play and exploration.
  • Are active and have lots of energy.
  • Are between the ages of 0 and 3.
  • Enjoy lots of one-on-one time and individualized attention.
  • Have severe separation anxiety.
  • Have special needs.

 

What research shows about preschool

Whether to send your child to preschool (private or public) is an important decision. One factor that needs to be weighed is how effective preschool is, both in the short- and long-term.

What, then, does research say about the effectiveness of preschool? While the jury is still out, most research studies indicate that preschool seems to have benefits for many children. Below, we briefly look at a few of the most important preschool studies. For a more comprehensive examination of research on preschool, check out this article in the journal Child Development.

HighScope Perry preschool study

One well-known study, the HighScope Perry preschool study, found that individuals who were enrolled in a quality preschool program ultimately earned up to $2000 more per month than those who were not. Young people who were in preschool programs were also more likely to graduate from high school, to own homes, and have longer marriages.

The Abecedarian project

Other studies, like the Abecedarian project, show similar results. Children in quality preschool programs are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get into future trouble with the law.

The National Education Association (NEA) studie

The NEA has conducted a number of studies on the effectiveness of preschool. These studies have revealed several other long term benefits of preschool programs. These are mostly social and economic benefits.

Conclusions of the research

In short, a good preschool program can have a number of short- and long-term benefits, including social, academic, and economic ones. That said, preschool isn’t a guarantor of success or happiness. Lots of other factors come into play, including family environment and upbringing, financial resources, and communal support. But there is strong evidence that preschool has significant benefits for children, and that some of these benefits can be long-lasting.

Answers to the question “What are the pros and cons of preschools?” from school officials and education consultants

Pros

“One of the most important benefits of preschool is that it teaches kids how to socialize. More specifically, children learn how to show respect—to adults, other children, and their environment. They also learn how to take turns, cooperate and share with others, as well as problem-solve and compose themselves during stressful situations. Preschool also teaches children important lessons in independence. In addition to preparing children for the separation from mom and dad during kindergarten, preschool offers a safe, fun, and exploratory space for children to develop their self-confidence and sense of self.” Dr. Irina Valentin, Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at Valentin & Blackstock Psychology, in Toronto, Ontario

“The main benefit of preschool is that children gain a solid foundation before beginning their academic career. They are able to socialize with peers and build friendships. They learn basic academic building blocks such as letter names and sounds, numbers, how to hold a book, and sight words. Children learn to be more independent and how to solve problems independently.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood School (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario

“High-quality preschool programs nurture warm relationships among children, teachers, and parents. And teachers build a close connection with each child. Young children learn social skills in ‘real time.’ Three and four year olds learn through their experiences and good teachers make time for those ‘teachable moments,’ when they can help learn to manage frustration or anger. A highly structured environment helps young children learn to make friends and play well with others. Classroom space is organized to encourage social interaction, and minimize congestion and conflicts.” Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario

“Preschool allows a child to develop how they see themselves as learners. Interacting with a peer group allows a student to develop social skills through problem solving and nurtures adaptability. Developing language skills through group discussions and daily interactions helps build confidence and self-esteem. These skills are foundational, as kids prepare to move through the rest of their academic career and interact in a diverse and inclusive school experience. Preschool also allows young learners to interact with older students who mentor and model academic success. They experience compassion and kindness in older peers and witness firsthand their potential future.” Corina Gill, assistant head of lower school at Bayview Glen Independent School, in Toronto, Ontario

“Preschool inspires creativity and promotes social and emotional development and independence. It’s also known that more preschool students eventually go on to attend university.”  Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school in Richmond Hill, Ontario

“The social benefits of preschool are that it encourages children to gain independence from their parents and trust in a new environment. Children are offered the opportunity to cooperate in a group setting, contribute to playtime, problem-solve, follow routines, and build age-appropriate self-help skills. Academically, children experience the joy of learning through a variety of activities that support letter and number recognition, colour and shape identification, and explore the physical world through science and social experiences.” Stacy Paton, ECE program manager of Queen Margaret’s School, in Duncan, British Columbia

Cons

“The most common problem for very young children is separation anxiety. While it is common for children to exhibit some separation anxiety during the transition into the structured environment at preschool, some children show more significant emotional problems that may indicate that the child is not yet ready to be at preschool and may have or may be at risk of developing a separation anxiety disorder. Normal separation anxiety can be eased by parents staying patient and consistent, and by gently but firmly setting limits. However, some kids experience separation anxiety that does not go away despite the parents’ and teachers’ best efforts. These children experience a continuation or recurrence of intense separation anxiety during their preschool or even elementary school years. If a child experiences these symptoms, it is best to address them with a professional without delay.” Dr. Irina Valentin, Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at Valentin & Blackstock Psychology, in Toronto, Ontario

“Preschool teachers have to care for more than one child: the minimum ratio is 1-to-8. Also, kids get sick more often, and most preschools don’t let sick kids attend.” Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario

“Not all preschools are the same. Inexperienced parents may not know what to look for or what questions to ask. The best teachers and childcare providers can be very expensive to hire. Therefore, potentially inexperienced and underqualified people are in charge of these children, because the facility and/or parents don’t have the funds to pay for skilled employees.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood school (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario

“The main concerns with preschool are behaviour (such as crying and whining), safety, toileting, and nutrition.” Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Preschool vs. daycare

“Although preschools technically fall in the same category as daycare centres—they’re licensed and regulated by the same bodies—they typically have a more academic focus and are for children ages two through five.” Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario

“A positive aspect of daycare is that it can have a more flexible schedule and caregivers are typically available during times outside of school hours, and during the summer months. It can also cost less and have smaller ratios between caregiver and child. However, preschool better prepares children for their academic career and provides a more diverse learning experience.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood school (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario

“Daycare is fun: the whole idea of making the child happy, fostering play, allowing naps, etc. Preschool, on the other hand, offers the child more: it has an individualized learning system, focuses on key developmental stages, inspires creativity, encourages cooperative play, etc.” Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Preschool vs. one-on-one childcare

“One-on-one childcare provides a nurturing, homelike atmosphere. However, many providers don’t have formal schooling in early childhood education. Also, there are less stringent licensing requirements and no real caregiver supervision. Preschools offer a structured environment with a developmentally appropriate learning curriculum. They are also well-regulated and have teachers with training in early childhood education. However, teachers in preschools have to care for more than one child: the minimum ratio is 1 to 8. And kids tend to get sick more often.” Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario

“A negative aspect of preschool is the ratio between caregiver and child. Although usually very good, it is not 1-to-1. So attention is divided among other students and concessions must be made. As a result, there is less direct, individualized attention for each and every child. There are several pros to attending a preschool. These include the opportunity for children to gain exposure to new teachers, different learning environments, and other children. Also, one-on-one childcare doesn’t foster as much academic learning, or provide as many academic opportunities.” Vanessa Sjerven, teacher at Elmwood school (the early years program), in Ottawa, Ontario

Research

“There has been considerable research done comparing parental care, daycare, preschool, and other approaches to children’s early years. This research yields a number of competing conclusions, and it is no wonder many parents feel confused as they consider options. One of the most comprehensive studies available was done by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Overall, the NICHD findings showed that what matters most is not the kind of care a child receives—whether nanny, parent, daycare, preschool, or other—but rather the nature of their home experience.

No matter the early childhood care, optimal outcomes are experienced by children who experience warmth, responsiveness, and the right kinds of situation at home. The findings are more nuanced than that, of course. Quality of the setting, time in non-parental care, and the child’s age all make a difference.” Dona Matthews, Educational specialist, and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence, Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids

“There is an increasing amount of evidence that attending a high quality preschool has numerous short term and long term benefits for children The brain is rapidly developing between the ages of 2 and 5, so it is important that children are provided with opportunities that facilitate their natural stages of development during this period of time. Preschool programs, although not the only option, offer a structured setting focused on age-appropriate development in social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.

Because the ages between 2 and 5 represent a critical period of brain development, early enriching experiences, such as those obtained in preschool, can also have enduring outcomes beyond kindergarten readiness. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the benefits of attending a high quality preschool can have a significant impact later in life, including in the areas of educational achievement, socioeconomic status, and health.” Dr. Irina Valentin, Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at Valentin & Blackstock Psychology, in Toronto, Ontario

“The document Early Learning for Every Child Today: A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Settings was created in 2007 to serve as a preschool guide in Ontario. It is supported by various studies and includes The Continuum of Development, a sequential tool used to assess preschoolers. It was written for childhood educators, parenting workers, kindergarten teachers, family support staff, early interventionists, and others who work in preschool settings.” Ann Wolff, educational consultant at Wolff Educational Services, in Toronto, Ontario

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Ottawa, Ontario — Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from PreK to Gr. 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential. View School Profile.


  • Recognized for academic excellence
  • Welcoming, inclusive and diverse community
  • International Baccalaureate World School (PYP, MYP, DP)
  • Round Square and Apple Distinguished school
  • Merit- and need-based scholarships available
Grades:
PS to 12 (Girls)
Type:
Progressive, International Baccalaureate
Tuition:
$15,540 to $29,700
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
370
Avg. Class:
15 to 17
Elmwood School 15540 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
 
 

Oakville, Ontario — Oakville's SMLS continues to be a premier independent school for girls Preschool to Grade 12 since 1891. "Millie" graduates take on the world with confidence and the knowledge that they can do anything. View School Profile.


  • Signature Programs in Global Studies, STEM & Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Arts & Design
  • Professional Internship Customized for Each Girl (Grade 11)
  • Enriched curriculum, Advanced Placement, DELF
  • Focus on whole girl and student wellbeing
Grades:
PS to 12 (Girls)
Type:
Progressive, Reggio Emilia
Tuition:
$20,000 to $30,160
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
550
Avg. Class:
Varies
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School 20000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Girls
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Bond Academy is a private, co-educational, non-denominational independent school with students from Montessori Casa to Grade 12. View School Profile.


  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama
Grades:
PS to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Liberal Arts
Tuition:
$13,000 to $34,500
Living:
Day/Boarding
Enrollment:
550
Avg. Class:
10 to 15
Bond Academy 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
 
 

Maple, Ontario — Balanced Academics, Arts, Athletics & Student Wellness. We value best practices & evidence-based approaches. University preparatory & 21st Century Tech-Rich & Future Proof school. Enriched and rigorous curriculum. View School Profile.


  • International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
  • Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
  • STE[A]M
  • Gifted High performance school
  • Before & After school care
Grades:
PS to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Traditional, International Baccalaureate
Tuition:
$15,500 to $19,500
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
200
Avg. Class:
12 to 18
Delano Academy 15500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day Coed
 
 

Toronto, Ontario — Prestige School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is 10 to 18 students. View School Profile.


  • Our curriculum exceeds Ontario guidelines as a result of our individualized, accelerated learning.
  • We are ministry inspected and a proud member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.
  • 100% university placement rate
  • French instruction beginning in junior kindergarten.
  • Dedicated faculty that draw upon best practices
Grades:
PS to 12 (Coed)
Type:
Traditional
Tuition:
$12,750 to $17,000
Living:
Day
Enrollment:
290
Avg. Class:
10 to 18
Prestige School - Toronto Campus 12750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

TMS  

  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Bayview/Hwy 407
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $18,185 to $32,600

TMS is a leading, accredited independent school that offers a unique design of Montessori and International Baccalaureate programmes. Our students thrive in academics while building a foundation of Significance.

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  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
TMS 18185 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview/Lawrence
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $20,170 to $36,620

TFS - Canada's International School offers an exceptional bilingual education from age 2 to Grade 12. Average class size is 12 to 22 students. Entrance Scholarship to Grade 7 is available.

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  • Liberal Arts
  • International Baccalaureate
TFS - Canada's International School 20170 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Kipling/Evans
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $65,000

New Haven is a leading private school and non-profit centre supporting individuals with ASD and their families year-round. Our focus centres on growing potential and changing the lives of those with ASD to SOAR.

  • Day
  • Progressive
New Haven Learning Centre 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Trafalgar Road/Dundas
  • PS to 3 Coed
  • $8,580 to $14,195

TRMS uniquely provides enriched French as a second language (FSL) instruction for all levels from Preschool to Elementary. We give students a head start in their educational journey by insuring they "Love to Learn"!

  • Day
  • Montessori
Trafalgar Ridge Montessori School 8580 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills Road/Bayview Avenue
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $23,500 to $40,000

Junior Academy offers programs for students from Toddler to Grade Eight, in midtown Toronto. The average class size is 10 to 14 students and it caters to many types of students with different learning profiles.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Junior Academy 23500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Torbram/Clark
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $14,970 to $19,970

Tall Pines School in Brampton provides enhanced Montessori and traditional classes from Infant to Grade Eight, is the longest accredited CCMA Montessori school in Canada, and is a leader in 21st Century education.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Tall Pines School 14970 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport Rd/Spadina Rd
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $13,775 to $21,750

Small class sizes and our unique curriculum - infused with Arts, Movement, Outdoor Education - create deeper connections across subjects, at all child development stages. Parents describe us as “schooling with heart".

  • Day
  • Waldorf
Waldorf Academy 13775 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Clarkson Rd North/S Sheridan Way
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $10,500 to $21,600

We know that the early years are crucial for building a strong foundation for lifelong learning and well-being. At Kinder Kids children explore a variety of subjects through fun, hands-on activities in small class sizes.

  • Day
Kinder Kids International Preschool 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Kelowna, British Columbia
  • NS to JK Coed
  • $6,450 to $18,420

CEFA is Canada’s leading Early Learning Private School, preparing children ages one to five for kindergarten and for life. CEFA offers the finest start in core education and fine arts.

  • Day
CEFA Early Learning - British Columbia 6450 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $8,750 to $19,900

CMS' aim is to offer a quality Montessori education preparing all children to reach their full potential and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Central Montessori Schools 8750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Hamilton, Ontario
    Garth Street/Fennell Avenue West
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,500 to $52,000

Established in 1901, Hillfield Strathallan College is one of Canada’s leading co-educational independent schools, offering academic programs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Hillfield Strathallan College 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Kirkland, Quebec
    Boul Elkas/Rue Houde
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • $14,094 to $16,910

This academically re-known French & English bilingual school serves students from Pre-Kg to High School. Class size averages 20 students; tuition ranges from $14,000 to $18,000.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Académie Marie-Claire 14094 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $16,450 to $21,940

Lynn-Rose Schools offer challenging academic programming from three years old to grade twelve in Mississauga. Lynn-Rose is an official International Baccalaureate World School.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Lynn-Rose Schools 16450 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $20,200 to $22,500

An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children in beautiful settings with large and expansive natural playgrounds.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Westside Montessori School 20200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    St. Laurent Blvd./Montreal Rd.
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $12,500 to $18,500

Our mission is personalized student academic success in a friendly and caring school community, in which all students are emotionally supported and socially welcome.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Académie St-Laurent Academy 12500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Amaranth, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,590 to $11,445

The Maples is an established private IB World School in Orangeville, Ontario providing exemplary education for students (Pre-School to Grade 8). Daily French instruction in PS and Kindergarten with an academic focus.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
The Maples Academy 9590 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Mississauga Road/Eglinton Avenue
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,250 to $17,100

Kendellhurst offers students an enriched curriculum with a blend of project-based, traditional and arts-infused curriculum within a seamless technology program. We include school-issued chrome books for grades 5 to 8.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Kendellhurst Academy 14250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Winston Churchill/Lakeshore Road East
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,250 to $19,500

Clanmore is one of the few schools offering authentic Montessori programming from Toddler - Middle School. Our culture is warm and inviting and our philosophy empowers us to support each child as a unique individual.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Clanmore Montessori School 9250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York Mills/Leslie
  • NS to 12 Girls/Coed
  • $18,180 to $37,000

Hawthorn School is located in Toronto. We offer a co-ed toddler-SK program and an all girls program for grade 1- grade 12. Our unique mentoring program is tailored to help students reach their full potential.

  • Day/Homestay
  • Liberal Arts
Hawthorn School 18180 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Day Girls Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,350 to $14,500

Schoolhouse Montessori provides a nurturing environment to support children in academics and self-discovery. Committed to provide high quality, inclusive early learning programs in Mississauga.

  • Day
Schoolhouse Montessori 7350 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
    7 campuses/Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $1,195 to $1,400

Blaisdale Montessori School is the premier Montessori school in the Durham area. Offering an outstanding learning environment. Choose from one of 7 campuses in Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa and Bowmanville.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Blaisdale Montessori School 1195 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Alta Vista Drive/Industrial Road
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $13,275 to $27,201

OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment.

  • Day
  • Montessori
OMS Montessori 13275 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Yonge Street/Silverwood Ave.
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $16,550 to $27,000

Century Private School in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with small class ratio to ensure best learning for our students.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
Century Private School 16550 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Leslie/York Mills
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $12,500 to $26,800

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.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
La Citadelle International Academy of Arts & Science 12500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Sunforest Drive/Bovaird Drive E
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $8,100 to $15,000

RMS is an award-winning progressive private school. Our structured enriched programme cultivates character, leadership, respect and cultural diversity while developing each child’s 21st century skills and a STEM mindset.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS) 8100 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Lakeshore Road/Southdown
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $8,500 to $18,500

Peel Montessori School and our Carrington College division students are encouraged to be engaged, inquisitive learners who think for themselves, display character strength, and learn to succeed on their own merits.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Peel Montessori School 8500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Cawthra/Lakeshore
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • $11,770 to $29,300

TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) offers the Ontario, France and IB programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7 in Mississauga.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
TFS - Canada's International School (West Campus) 11770 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Parkdale Ave/Sherwood Drive
  • NS to K Coed
  • $14,700 to $17,550

The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Parkdale Montessori School 14700 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    yonge/king
  • PS to 7 Coed
  • $30 to $35 /day

We have two main programs we offer throughout the school year, our half day enriched preschool program for children ages 3-6yrs, and our educational before and after school program for children ages 4-12yrs.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
Play Island Explorers 30 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    University Ave./Dundas street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $13,750 to $24,000

Cornerstone students love to shape the future. They INSPIRE learning, DISCOVER their potential, EMPOWER themselves to be innovative citizens. Our boundless learning strategies open doors for successful learning.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
  • Montessori
Cornerstone Montessori Prep School 13750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Thornhill, Ontario
    Bathurst St/Rutherford Rd
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $12,470 to $23,400

Toronto Waldorf School offers a curriculum that integrates academics,arts & movement, and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional & social aspects of child development. Preschool to gr. 12.

  • Day
  • Waldorf
Toronto Waldorf School 12470 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Lawrence Ave./Bathurst St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $22,500 to $23,380

The Clover School's innovative curriculum combines Montessori essentials with heart-centred learning practices designed to nurture the ​mind​, heart, health, and soul of each child.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Clover School 22500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    Bowness Rd NW/Bow Crescent NW
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $8,750 to $15,500

River Valley is an inclusive school that harnesses the innate curiosity in children to ensure that every student will flourish academically and socially.

  • Day
  • Progressive
River Valley School 8750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Trafalgar Road/Cornwall Road
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $21,220 to $31,725

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.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
MacLachlan College 21220 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • NS to 5 Coed
  • $6,600 to $10,500

ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. We offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5 with an emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy, sciences, and arts.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
ABC Montessori 6600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    St. John Sideroad/Yonge St.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $13,400 to $19,550

Aurora Montessori offers an enriched Montessori program for students to Grade 8 with an option of an OSSD credit in Grade 9 Academic Math. A unique Mindfulness and Technology program develops key 21st-century skills.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Aurora Montessori School 13400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Queen Street East/Glen Manor Drive
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,200 to $22,275

Our objective is to guide children with respect and understanding, developing in them a love of learning. Our aim is to create a nurturing environment full of intellectual, social and moral learning and development.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Avalon Children's Montessori School 7200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • West Vancouver, British Columbia
    Upper Levels Highway/Cypress Bowl exit
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $20,000 to $25,000

Mulgrave School offers programmes from Preschool to Grade 12 in West Vancouver to all genders. Its average class size is 20 students with teacher to student ratios of 1:8.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Mulgrave School 20000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Victoria, British Columbia
    Feltham/Tyndall
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $1,600 to $6,250

ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer comprehensive educational programs for Preschool through Grade 12.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
ArtsCalibre Academy 1600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    McCowan Road/Highway 7
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $11,300 to $13,760

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!

  • Day
  • Traditional
Wesley Christian Academy 11300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Brantford, Ontario
    Charlotte St/Chatham St
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $10,000 to $12,000

Located in Brantford, Ontario, Montessori House of Children (MHC) provides excellent programs for grades Nursery to 3 and helps young children reach their learning potential with both independent and self-directed learning. MHC also offers support for students with learning differences.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori House of Children 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Ave/Hooper Rd
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $12,558 to $16,200

Early Learning Centre to Grade 12. Discipline. Character. Respect. Complete your child's academic and spiritual foundation. Discover why PCA students excel!

  • Day
  • Traditional
Peoples Christian Academy (PCA) 12558 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Montverde, Florida(USA)
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • US $15,315 to US $52,925

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.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
Montverde Academy 15315 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • St Catharines, Ontario
    Ontario St./Welland Ave.
  • NS to 12 Coed/Girls
  • $350 to $5,200

Heuristic & autodidactic, inspired by Sudbury & democratic models. Students are self-directed, holistically empowered. Voluntary attendance, year-round calendar, agency, & consent inspire free learning.

  • eSchool/Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
Agate Private School 350 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools eSchool Homestay Boarding Day eSchool Coed Girls
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Place Lycée Pl./Ruelle Hinks Lane
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $11,008 to $15,121

Our goal is to nurture curious spirits, which is why we value a multilingual pedagogy that encourages both French immersion and a wide selection of langage courses, while promoting cultural exchange.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Lycée Claudel 11008 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
    Edinburgh Dr/Scott Street
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $6,775 to $14,275

We provide students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, broadening their sense of responsibility, develop their critical thinking skills, and empower them to take action in a global community.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • International Baccalaureate
Wheatley School 6775 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge/Sheppard
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,900 to $16,200

Little Owl Preschool, Elementary and Middle School creates motivated, confident, and happy problem-solving individuals. We invite your child to become a Little Owl student.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Little Owl Private School 9900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Kirkland, Quebec
    Rue Edmond/Ch Ste-Marie
  • PS to 11 Coed
  • $5,121 to $16,222

Kuper Academy offers programs from pre-school to grade eleven in Kirkland. Its average class size is 22 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Kuper Academy 5121 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Walkers Line/Fairveiw Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,000 to $20,000

Ashwood Glen offers a Montessori program for children aged 18months - 6 yrs. The Grades 1 - 8 Learning Program applies the IB framework to extend the learning outcomes of the Ontario curriculum.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Ashwood Glen 14000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $2,000 to $14,000

We welcome children from all families, Christians, or non-Christians. We tailor make k-12 curriculum to fit each kid’s unique characteristics. our teachers are professional with truthful love & highly responsible.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Community Life Christian School 2000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    QEW Highway/403 Highway
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,850 to $19,680

Walden International School, Oakville, offers enriched, child-centred, academic programs from Pre-K through Grade 8. Class sizes up to 18 students depending on grade level.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Walden International School 9850 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Tomken Rd./Eglinton Ave. E
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,200 to $15,900

Northstar Montessori offers an accredited Montessori curriculum from Toddler age to Grade 8. Our goal is to develop strong character and contributing citizens who understand that their involvement makes a difference.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Northstar Montessori Private School 10200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,725 to $18,615

Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. The average class size is 18 students.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Rotherglen School - Mississauga 7725 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    York/Maple Leaf Square
  • NS to K Coed
  • $620 to $800 /2 Weeks

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.

  • Day
Kidz Kare Inc. 620 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview/Eglinton
  • PS to 4 Coed
  • $11,000

Diverse, warm community. Small classes. Exceptional phonics program to build early literacy. Collaborative, multi-strategy approach to math. Public speaking, the arts, outdoor ed, mindfulness, community engagement.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
CGS (Children's Garden School) 11000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Mississauga Road/Argentia Road
  • NS to K Coed
  • $570 to $720 /2 Weeks

We provide infant, toddler, preschool and CASA programs for your child. Our CASA program is based on the curriculum developed by Maria Montessori. We are located in Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and Toronto.

  • Day
SimplySmart Child Care & Montessori 570 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Donald St/Frances St
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,400 to $10,900

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.

  • Day
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
Academie Providence 9400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Brimley Road/14th Ave
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,750 to $12,900

Founded in 1990, Yip's Montessori Program cater to children from 1.5 to 6 years old. Yip's four campuses are located in Markham, Unionville and Thornhill.

  • Day
Yip’s Music & Montessori School 7750 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Milton-Campbellville, Ontario
    Highway 401/Guelph Line
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $13,600 to $16,100

At Hitherfield we believe that every child is unique, and has their own strengths and interests.  With individualized programming, Hitherfield continues to nurture growth, success and confidence in all of our students. 

  • Day
  • Traditional
Hitherfield School 13600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Lakeshore and/Kipling
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • $12,000

Vincent Massey supports students in reaching their individual potential through a balanced education; setting your child up for success in all avenues of life.

  • Day
  • Reggio Emilia
Vincent Massey Academy 12000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    Garrison Blvd SW/33 Ave SW
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $14,660 to $16,630

Lycée international de Calgary is the only school in Calgary to teach the French Ministry of Education and Alberta Education curricula. 3-years-old to Grade 12. All linguistic backgrounds are welcome. Small class sizes.

  • Homestay/Day
  • Traditional
Lycée Louis Pasteur 14660 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Richmond Ave./Parliament St.
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $13,000 to $17,500

Liberty Prep offers programs from Toddler - Gr. 6 in downtown Toronto. Our environment combines a beautifully renovated building with well-trained and passionate teachers. Reach out to discover what we do differently.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Liberty Prep School 13000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Brampton, Ontario
    Bramlea Road/Clark Blvd
  • NS to K Coed
  • $9,950 to $14,000

Alder Ridge offers 21st century education. Our innovative learning initiatives are founded in the Montessori Philosophy. We offer a student led, self paced learning environment that holistically supports all areas.

  • Day
Alder Ridge Academy 9950 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Lakeshore/Third Line
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $3,545 to $14,222

Oakville Christian School is committed to instilling confidence in young lives during their formative years, and cultivating in its students solid Christian character traits and values.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Oakville Christian School (OCS) 3545 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Port Perry, Ontario
    Reach St/Old Simcoe Rd
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $7,000 to $11,000

CHMS offers authentic supportive, vibrant, child centered AMI Montessori that is perfect for curious, inquisitive students looking to thrive in a social, hands on, collaborative, challenging environment.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Children's House Montessori School 7000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    North Service Road/King Road
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $22,713 to $24,550

Fern Hill School provides an enriched, engaging & academic program for Preschool to Grade 8. We offer a structured approach that focuses on developing intellectual curiosity, creativity & confidence.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Fern Hill School - Burlington 22713 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,325 to $18,150

The German International School Toronto offers a unique blended German and Ontarian curriculum. GIST also offers a ChARAKTER education in small class sizes and with individual learning support.

  • Day
  • Traditional
German International School Toronto 9325 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Duplex Ave/St Clements Ave
  • PS to 2 Boys/Coed
  • $10,000 to $21,075

St. Clement's Early Learning School 70 St. Clements Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1H2 At SCELS we believe giving children an early education will build a solid foundation to prepare them for their next school setting.

  • Day
  • Progressive
St. Clement's Early Learning School 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Day Boys Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $12,705 to $20,620

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School 12705 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Lakeshore Road East/Bel Air Drive
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,900 to $23,900

Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Dearcroft Montessori School 9900 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oshawa, Ontario
    Wilson Road/Adelaide Ave
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $9,750 to $11,500

At G.B.MS, D.E.P.S and Durham Academy Secondary school focus is on each individual student and helping them meet their unique potential and goals. We believe in excellent customer service and families have a voice. Throughout the year we enhance our programs through program enhancement and enrichment. We also offer March Break and Summer Camps for working parents.

  • Homestay/Boarding/Day
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. 9750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Boarding Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Hurontario/Queensway
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $7,100 to $12,000

Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School in Mississauga offers Casa Montessori programs for children a ged 2.5 to 6. Before- and after-school care and summer camps also available.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School 7100 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Appleby Line/Upper Middle Road
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $10,000 to $16,700

Halton Waldorf School offers an education that fosters confidence, independence and intelligence. Located on five forested acres, the school has been uniquely designed to support the goals of Waldorf education. Est 1984

  • Day
  • Waldorf
Halton Waldorf School 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $15,500 to $17,500

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  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
Alive Montessori & Private School 15500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $8,000

RCA is committed to providing its students with the opportunity to learn in a safe, caring, Christian environment. Class sizes are limited (16 max.) to ensure individual attention and personalized teaching.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Resurrection Christian Academy 8000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Major Mackenzie/Bayview Avenue
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $23,000 to $25,000

Richmond Hill Montessori Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Richmond Hill Montessori Private School 23000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $16,700 to $26,250

Bannockburn School leads in Montessori education by offering an exceptional, enriched Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment carefully prepared to meet the needs of children in the formative years of childhood.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Bannockburn 16700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Brantford, Ontario
    Fairview Drive/North Park Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $13,758

Braemar House School is a not-for-profit elementary school that proves each day that children thrive in a nurturing environment that offers personalized attention.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Braemar House School 13758 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $13,000

Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational, inclusive school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bayview Ave/Broadway Ave
  • PS to 2 Coed
  • $17,000 to $20,000

Our focus is to provide every child with the opportunity to recover from another year of COVID disruptions. Max of 8 to 10 students per class enables us to get children back on track with their learning.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Reggio Emilia
Children's Garden Nursery School 17000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Kennedy Road/Steeles Avenue
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $5,550 to $17,250

Located in Markham, Ontario, Town Centre Private Schools is an International Baccalaureate® World School and offers a Montessori Pre-School program as well as an IB Elementary School and IB High School.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Town Centre Private Schools 5550 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $12,600 to $18,550

Oak Learners is a Reggio-Inspired alternative school with a focus on Outdoor Education and personalized learning. Our classrooms are mixed-grade and follow an inquiry-based learning model of skill development.

  • eSchool/Day
  • Reggio Emilia
Oak Learners 12600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools eSchool Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
    Crowchild Trail/Flanders Ave
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $9,000 to $10,000

At Banbury, we teach and mentor each child individually. Students are happy and engaged in learning. We believe in small class sizes with multi-aged groups. 98% of our grads continue with post-secondary education.

  • Day
  • Progressive
Banbury Crossroads School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Leslie Street/York Mills Road
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $13,300 to $23,705

The Giles School has small class sizes, leadership programs and intensive STEM learning that support both immersion and introductory language programming in each of the six official languages of the United Nations.

  • Day
  • Progressive
The Giles School 13300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Whitchurch-stouffville, Ontario
    Ninth Line/Main Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $7,620 to $16,350

Toronto French Montessori offers French and English programs from pre-school to grade 8 in York Region. Its average class size is 15 students.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Toronto French Montessori 7620 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mill Rd/York Mills Rd
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $19,050 to $28,300

Bayview Glen is co-ed, multi-denominational and diverse. Our student, faculty and staff community mirror the diversity of our city. We have a culture of balance and openness that includes valuing different perspectives.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Bayview Glen 19050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Don Mills Rd/York Mills Rd
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $8,183 to $13,848

Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, STEM, and artistic achievement across Pre-K - Gr 6 (offered on site/ online)

  • eSchool/Day
  • Traditional
Sidney Ledson Institute 8183 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary eSchool Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,990

Meadow Green Academy provides a strong Christian education in a nurturing environment that helps individuals reach their potential.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Meadow Green Academy 9050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $7,490 to $14,310

As western Canada's leader in French immersion education, Calgary French & International School students are active leaders and global citizens, graduating with a foundation for life long success.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Calgary French & International School 7490 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    14th Ave/Kennedy
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $8,200 to $41,500

Trillium School is a private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Markham with Montessori-based kindergarten.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Trillium School 8200 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Day Coed
  • Pickering, Ontario
    Kingston/Altona
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $8,400 to $17,000

École Montessori is Durham Region's premier French private school dedicated to transforming your child into a BILINGUAL critical thinker with our enriched curriculum that fosters the genius within each student.

  • Day
  • Montessori
École Montessori 8400 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Unionville, Ontario
    Kennedy Road/16th Avenue
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • $9,050 to $15,750

UMS offers year advanced programs from pre-school to grade eight. We blend high standards for academic success with the social and emotional development of the individual child.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Unionville Montessori Private Schools 9050 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • NS to JK Coed
  • $10,800 to $20,100

The CEFA enriched curriculum includes STEM, Reading, Writing and Fine Arts such as Drama, Music and Yoga. This lays the foundation for future academic success in kindergarten and beyond.

  • Day
CEFA Early Learning - Alberta 10800 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Baie-D'Urfé, Montreal, Quebec
    rue Victoria/rue Normandy
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $8,000 to $12,275

The Alexander von Humboldt German International School Montreal is a multilingual (German, English and French), private, co-educational school serving students from preschool to grade 12.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Alexander von Humboldt German International School 8000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $1,150 to $1,550

Guidepost is a new Montessori school coming to Toronto, serving children from 10 weeks to 12 years old. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of every family.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Guidepost Montessori + Academy of Thought and Industry 1150 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Nobleton, Ontario
    15th Sideroad/Hwy 27
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $9,000 to $18,000

For 38 years, Montessori Country School has provided a top rated CCMA accredited curriculum for students 15 months through grade 6 on two sprawling campuses, and an integrated virtual classroom for elementary students.

  • Day/eSchool
  • Montessori
The Montessori Country School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day eSchool Coed
  • Whitby, Ontario
    Brock Street South/Dundas Streer West
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,500 to $14,000

The Hatch House Montessori School is a very child centered school where each student is respected for his/her uniqueness and is taught accordingly. Ask about our unique, fully bilingual elementary program.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Hatch House Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Rigaud, Quebec
    Rue Saint-Pierre/Rue Bourget
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $4,700 to $35,000

Collège Bourget is a day & boarding school situated between Montreal & Ottawa. The school offers Quebec's french program from Grade 7 till Grade 11 and english program from Grade 10 till Grade 12.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Traditional
College Bourget 4700 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Dixie Road/South Service Road
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,440 to $18,440

The close-knit community at Star delivers on Learn to Love to Learn™ with project-based, cross-curricular and experiential learning. Our Five Pillars of Child Development guide learning experiences for students in K-8.

  • Day
  • Liberal Arts
Star Academy 14440 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Av./Hwy 7
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $15,000 to $42,450

Since 2002, J. Addison has provided a stimulating education for students. Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in Markham, ON, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. facility.

  • Boarding/Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
J. Addison School 15000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed
  • North York, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $8,750 to $17,950

CMS' aim is to prepare all children to reach their full potential (academically, artistically, & physically) and to play a responsible role in protecting the global environment and fostering peace and harmony.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus 8750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Vaughan Street/Bertrand Street
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $3,250 to $14,950

Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary Grades, including Core & Advanced French. Tuition starts at $3,250.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Fern Hill School - Ottawa 3250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Oakville, Ontario
    Dundas Streeet/Ninth Line
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $11,177 to $24,550

Fern Hill School is a private school for Preschool through Grade 8 offering enriched learning that is delivered by subject-specific teachers. Our school is regarded as one of the pre-eminent elementary schools in Canada.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Fern Hill School - Oakville 11177 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine Ave/Major Mackenzie Dr E
  • NS to 3 Coed
  • $7,600 to $12,900

Royal Cachet has authentic Montessori programs from infants to grade 3 in our healthy & safe environments. We focus on the Language & Math areas of the Montessori Curriculum & encourage our students to grow and succeed.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Royal Cachet Montessori School 7600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Langside St./Westminster Ave.
  • PS to 12 Girls
  • $15,450 to $49,440

STEAM and experiential learning are at the heart of our program, making learning at BH both dynamic and meaningful. With a focus on post-secondary guidance and internship, BH girls graduate with purpose.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Balmoral Hall School 15450 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Girls
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst/Sheppard
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $9,000 to $18,750

MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Montessori Jewish Day School 9000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Eglinton Ave E/Laird Dr
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $10,080 to $16,800

Maria Montessori School is one of the longest established AMI accredited Montessori school's in Canada. We offer accredited programs for children 18 months to 12 years and hire only AMI certified teaching staff.

  • Day
  • Montessori
Maria Montessori School 10080 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Yonge St/Adelaide St E
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $550 to $18,800

Keystone is a private bilingual school located in downtown Toronto. We see teaching and learning as a journey, where students are active participants who grow and develop both, academically and socially.

  • Day/eSchool
  • Progressive
Keystone International Schools 550 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Day eSchool Coed
  • Etobicoke, Ontario
    Bloor/Shaver
  • PS to 5 Coed
  • $6,600 to $12,000

Kingsley's small classes and personal approach help students reach their unique potential. Each child is seen, heard, and respected. French, music, and phys-ed round out a program which includes plenty of time outdoors.

  • Day
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Kingsley Primary School 6600 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Kanata, Ontario
    Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $16,750 to $18,500

For more than 40 years, Kanata Montessori has been graduating students with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, respect, high academic achievement, and an international perspective.

  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Montessori
Kanata Montessori 16750 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $13,500 to $15,000

Our goal at AGMS is to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of global citizens. We provide a pristine, child-centered and supportive learning environment for each child to reach their full potential.

  • Day
Aspen Grove Montessori School 13500 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Thornhill, Ontario
    Weston Road/Rutherford Road
  • NS to 12 Coed
  • $15,598 to $23,998

King Heights Academy provides a unique educational experience for toddlers to grade 12 which includes the IB Program. Preschool, Pre- Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary, Intermediate & Secondary Programs offered.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
King Heights Academy 15598 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Dufferin/Eglinton
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $18,300 to $20,900

By proposing the learning excellence of the French Ministry of Education strongly anchored in Toronto life and Canadian culture, our school offers students the best of both cultures.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Lycée Français de Toronto 18300 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Surrey, British Columbia
    86th Avenue/156th Street
  • PS to K Coed
  • $2,500 to $4,000

Authentic Montessori Preschool. Students completing our 3 year program at The Maria Montessori School test extremely well. We balance academics, exploration and skills guided by your child's natural interests.

  • Day
  • Montessori
The Maria Montessori School 2500 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • $4,280 to $14,420

Calgary Waldorf School’s rich and challenging curriculum carefully balances academic, artistic and practical activities to stimulate intelligence and encourage creativity.

  • Day
  • Waldorf
Calgary Waldorf School 4280 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    QEW/Trafalgar Road
  • NS to K Coed
  • $10,000 to $17,000

La Villa Montessori is an AMI recognized School that adheres to Dr. Montessori's principles. We provide a nurturing environment that fulfills the child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs.

  • Day
  • Montessori
La Villa Montessori School 10000 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Erin Mills Pkwy/Millcreek Drive
  • NS to SK Coed
  • $6,000 to $16,000

Western Heights offers an enriched Montessori program that fosters a love of learning. The school actively engages its close-knit parent community to offer an enriched curriculum that adapts to each student's needs.

  • Day
Western Heights Montessori Academy 6000 Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Woodbine/16th Avenue
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $11,000 to $13,000

Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
  • Montessori
Trinity Montessori School 11000 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    Major MacKenzie Dr. W/Bathurst St.
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $12,500 to $17,000

Prestige School offers individualized programs from pre-school to grade twelve in Richmond Hill with an average class size of ten students.

  • Day
  • Traditional
Prestige School - Richmond Hill Campus 12500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Duncan, British Columbia
    Brownsey Avenue/Government Street
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $5,450 to $52,330

Queen Margaret's School is a gender inclusive independent day/boarding university preparatory school in Duncan, BC that focuses on preparing young trailblazers...no two journeys are the same.

  • Day/Boarding
  • Progressive
Queen Margaret's School 5450 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed
  • Mississauga, Ontario
    Glen Erin/Dundas
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • $15,250 to $15,750

Kaban Montessori School in west Mississauga/Erin Mills is a CCMA accredited school for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Come for a tour, you'll love it!

  • Day
  • Montessori
Kaban Montessori School 15250 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Markham, Ontario
    Denison/Warden
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • $10,500 to $16,500

Our curriculum are designed to build essential skills and concepts that help with the cognitive, social, creative, emotional, and physical development of your child with the aim to be a successful learner for life!

  • Day
  • Montessori
Sunrise Montessori School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed

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