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What are the most common types of preschool programs?

A comparison of academic, play-based, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and Montessori preschools

Quick summary

  • There are many different preschool approaches in Canada. This includes academic, play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, community-based, and faith-based programs.

  • Montessori preschools tend to be more academic, while Waldorf preschools are normally more play-based. Reggio-inspired preschools offer a combination of academic and play-based learning. No school falls neatly, though, into any of these categories.

  • Academic preschools can help a child develop their cognitive, verbal, and perceptual skills. Play-based preschools can improve a child’s social skills, and allow them to learn through exploring their environment, and participating in activities that spark their interest.

  • Even within each of these categories, though, each private preschool program will have its own unique policies, practices, aims, and culture. You should look for a program that’s the right fit for your child.

 

Which is the right preschool program for your child? There are plenty of different types of preschools (and daycares and nursery schools) in Canada. Each of these has its own way of promoting early childhood development.

They also have different approaches to promoting learning. And some of these approaches are based on very specific and detailed educational and teaching philosophies.

 

Types of preschool

The main types of private preschools and daycares in Canada are play-based, academic, Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia, local community (or cooperative), and religious (or faith-based). That said, a preschool can use more than one approach.

For instance, it can be both play-based and Waldorf, academic and Montessori, or community-based and Reggio Emilia. In fact, it’s quite common for a preschool program to use more than one approach, or even to use a compromise approach (e.g., be partly play-based and partly academic).  

Below, we describe each of the main types of preschool education.

  • Play-based: Play-based preschool programs are based on the belief that young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school.​​
     
  • Academic: Academic-based preschools are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what school is like, and prepare them for elementary school and beyond.
     
  • Montessori: A Montessori preschool is aimed at children ages three to six. It’s classroom is usually organized into five main curriculum areas: practical life, sensorial, language, math, and culture.
     
  • Waldorf: The early years of a Waldorf education usually focus on providing practical, hands-on activities and environments. They also focus a lot on play-based learning, and imaginative and creative activities. In some ways, Waldorf is similar to Montessori, as is the next type of preschool.
     
  • Reggio Emilia: This approach focuses on preschool and elementary school and is driven by the interests of the child. The curriculum is co-constructed by the child and teacher, and involves lots of open-ended projects and tasks that require creative thinking and problem-solving.
     
  • Community-based: These are usually for children between the ages of two and five, depending on the location. In Canada, many local community programs are cooperative, meaning parents volunteer as teachers’ aides on a regular basis (usually at least once a week). For this reason, these preschools are often cheaper than other options. Co-op programs can be play-based, academic, Montessori, Waldorf, or Reggio Emilia in approach.
     
  • Religious-affiliated: There are a number of programs for children of preschool age that are created and run by churches, or by religious schools of a number of different faiths and denominations (such as Christian, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic). Like community programs, religious or faith-based preschools can use any of the above five approaches (play-based, academic, Montessori, etc.)

 

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Comparing different preschool approaches 

Each preschool program has a different approach. They also tend to have different curricular focuses, developmental priorities, learning environments, learning activities, and costs.

Below, we compare play-based, academic, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf preschool programs side-by-side, in terms of specific criteria. Using our table, you can learn the similarities and differences between these preschool types (click on links inside the chart to get more detailed information).

This should give you a better sense of what’s right for your child when choosing a preschool. Community- and faith-based programs are not included in the chart, since they tend to use one of the five approaches the chart details.

 

  Play-based
(24% of schools)
Academic
(36% of schools)
Montessori
(30% of schools
Reggio Emilia
(8% of schools)
Waldorf
(2% of schools)
Priority Outcomes
Learning mode
Learning materials
Teacher's role
Social interaction
Movement
Noise
Imaginative play
Arts and crafts
Emphasis on traditional academics*
May be suited for young children who...
  • Do well in a highly social environment
  • Have lots of energy and prefer being active to sitting
  • Do well in a noisy environment, with lots of activities taking place at once
  • Do well in a structured environment
  • Can sit still and follow the course of a lesson
  • Have demonstrated an early love of academic learning
  • Enjoy work on their own
  • Enjoy working in small groups
  • Have good attention spans
  • Can take directions
  • Are good academically
  • Have good social skills
  • Love hands-on exploring and problem solving
  • Work well in groups
  • Have a creative and/or artistic bent
  • Are highly imaginative and have creative potential
  • Enjoy playing in groups
  • Love nature
*This does not reflect "academic quality" or "academic rigour"—rather, it shows the emphasis placed on early math and reading skills relative to other developmental goals.

Academic and play-based preschools

Some preschools are more academic, while others are more play-based. Academic preschools tend to provide more focused learning. Play-based preschools tend to offer more free-play or free-explore time for kids, and focus more on social than cognitive development.

Keep in mind, though, many preschools offer a combination of academic and play-based activities. These programs don’t fit neatly into either category.

Academic preschools

Academic preschools offer structured learning, and focus a great deal on math, reading, and writing skills. These programs aim to expose children to what elementary school is like.

Academic preschools more closely resemble typical schools. Teachers direct the classrooms and lead students through pre-planned lessons and activities on math, science, writing, and other subjects. Children are taught about letters, numbers, shapes, colours, and more. While children are given some playtime, the main focus is on structured learning.

Benefits of academic preschools include:
  • Children like to learn. Beginning an education in a child’s early years stimulates learning.
  • They can help a child excel verbally, creatively, and cognitively.
  • They can help cultivate the skills needed for success in school experiences for developing linguistic skills, and perceptual and conceptual learning.
  • They can help develop positive attitudes towards authority, which will help with self-control and self-discipline.
  • They can encourage responsibility.

Play-based preschools

Play-based preschools (also called "play school") are based on the belief that young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school.

Play-based programs mostly let children choose their own activities. Most don’t follow a standard curriculum and have few, if any, pre-planned lessons.

These preschools often have different stations where kids can engage in a wide range of activities. Such stations might include a reading, kitchen, building, and sensory area.

This setup lets children cycle through different areas and pick their own activities. While students aren’t taught through a set curriculum, they learn through play and develop different kinds of knowledge and skills.

Benefits of play-based preschools include:
  • A great way for a child to learn is through play. As long as a child knows what it’s like to play, he or she is probably ready for preschool.
  • Upwards of 20 percent of young children’s time and energy are typically spent in play.
  • Children love to have fun. When learning is “disguised” in playing and in games, learning is fun and challenging.
  • They can increase feelings of independence, self-confidence and security with adults and other children, and in a variety of situations.
  • Learning and understanding the world around them through play provide an opportunity to explore, experiment, discover and create.
  • Play encourages self-expression and promotes constructive outlets for emotions.

Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia preschools

Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia are three of the most common preschool approaches in the world. In Canada alone, there are thousands of preschool programs using one of these approaches. Find a private preschool near you.

Montessori preschools tend to be more academic, while Waldorf is typically more play-based. Reggio Emilia preschools tend to fall somewhere in the middle: they focus equally on play-based and academic learning and activities.

To be sure, no school falls neatly into either of these categories. Moreover, each Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia school differs in terms of its focus, aims, policies, and practices. That said, schools within each category often have many of the same features.

For one-to-one comparisons of different types of preschool, check out our guides. In separate articles, we compare Montessori to Reggio Emilia, Waldorf to MontessoriReggio Emilia to Waldorf preschools, academic to play-based, Montessori to play-based, and Montessori to academic preschools. To compare specific schools one-to-one, visit our compare hub. You can also read our guide to preschool questions.

 

Answers to the question “What is the difference between academic, play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia 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

“Waldorf and Montessori both use a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, and both recognize and respect a child’s need for daily routine. They also both believe in child-initiated activity. The Montessori approach believes that children should work with manipulatives that will teach them concepts, with the teachers available to guide them in this learning. The Waldorf approach supports child-initiated play to cultivate healthy growth and learning in a range of areas, from gross and fine motor skills to the development of imagination and creativity.” Lylli Anthon, faculty chair of Halton Waldorf school, a Waldorf school in Burlington, Ontario

“Montessori is an integrated approach whose aim is to fulfill the needs of the whole child. Waldorf, like Montessori, aspires to educate the whole child, though concepts can be taught in a variety of ways. Reggio is a project-based program, where the lessons are based on the interests of children.” Marcel Pereira, director of Century Private School, a Montessori school in Richmond Hill, Ontario

“Waldorf and Reggio Emilia both use a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and believe in child-initiated play. In the Reggio Emilia approach, lessons are based on the interests of the students and are project-based. Child questions that arise through play (such as “How does a flower grow?”) are turned into lessons by the teacher, resulting in a project for the students. The Waldorf approach supports child-initiated play to cultivate healthy growth and learning in a range of areas, from gross and fine motor skills to the development of imagination and creativity.” Lylli Anthon, faculty chair of Halton Waldorf school, a Waldorf school in Burlington, Ontario

“Waldorf early childhood educators believe that children learn through imitation. Meaningful work and chores are part of the day. Rich opportunities are provided for children to explore the social and natural worlds through self-initiated free play. It is understood that a strong rhythm and routine helps children to feel secure and calm. Waldorf preschools include a consistent and predictable rhythm filled with song and activities that bring joy and goodness to the children’s play.” Jennifer Deathe, director of admissions at Waldorf Academy, in Toronto, Ontario

“The underlying idea of Montessori is that children are individual learners, with teachers as guides. Children participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Montessori fosters personal responsibility by encouraging children to take care of their own personal needs and belongings, such as preparing their own snacks and cleaning up their toys. A wide range of ages may learn together in one classroom, and children are encouraged to help each other learn.”  Lee Venditti, director of J. Addison, a Montessori school in Markham, Ontario

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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

Alive Montessori & Private School (est. 2014)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • Day school
NOW WITH LICENSED DAYCARE! Bring your child for a free trial to let him or her experience the difference. Don't be surprised if he or she doesn't want to go home at the end of the day! [View profile]
  • Montessori
$8,500 to $15,500


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8500

Toronto French Montessori (est. 2000)  

  • Stouffville, Ontario
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (50 students)
  • Day school (60 students)
Toronto French Montessori offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in North York. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,620 to $15,704

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Day Coed 7620

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

Westside Montessori School (est. 2008)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 6 Coed
  • Day school (95 students)
An authentic, CCMA accredited Montessori School located in downtown Toronto, offering programs for Toddlers, Casa and Elementary children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$19,200 to $21,300

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Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 19200

Forest Hill Montessori School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • NS to 8 Coed
  • Day school (300 students)
Conveniently located in Midtown Toronto, our Junior and Elementary campuses are a popular choice for families seeking exceptional childcare and the very best Montessori education for their children. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$18,376 to $21,870


Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18376

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

    Central Montessori Schools - York Mills (est. 1995)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (800 students)
    Central Montessori Schools in Toronto offers instruction from nursery to grade six, with enrolment of 900 day students and tuition starting at $5,900. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,900 to $19,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8900

    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

    York Montessori School (est. 2007)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • NS to SK Coed
    • Day school (150 students)
    York Montessori School in Richmond Hill offers children from 16 months to 6 years old a wholesome Montessori education. Teacher to student ratios of 1:5 - 1:8. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $11,800 to $12,500

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    Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 11800

    Westside Montessori Academy (est. 2008)  

    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • PS to 7 Coed
    • Day school (120 students)
    Westside Montessori Academy, located at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver offers a true Montessori education to children aged 2.5 to Grade 7. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $5,175 to $11,000


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5175

    Clanmore Montessori School (est. 1997)  

    • Oakville, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (175 students)
    Clanmore Montessori School in southeast Oakville offers a full spectrum, co-ed Montessori program from Toddler to Middle School. Tuition starts at $8,250. CCMA accredited. Member Oakville Independent Schools. Licenced. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,500 to $18,000

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

    OMS Montessori (est. 1966)  

    • Ottawa, Ontario
    • NS to 6 Coed
    • Day school (300 students)
    OMS Montessori is a non for profit, independent school offering separate French and English programs within a world class Montessori environment. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $12,864 to $21,384


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12864

    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

    Bond Academy (est. 1978)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (200 students)
    • Day school (350 students)
    This traditional private school in Toronto offers preschool to grade 12 with average class sizes of 15 students. Facilities include a double gym and more. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    $13,000 to $34,300


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 13000

    TMS (est. 1961)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school (775 students)
    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. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,300 to $31,350

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    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18300

    Royal Cachet Montessori School (est. 2006)  

    • Markham, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Royal Cachet Montessori School is a Montessori school that offers programs from nursery to grade three in Markham. Its average class size is five to 15 students. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $6,800 to $12,900


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

    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

    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
    • Day school
    • Day school
    • Homestay 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 Day Day Homestay Girls Coed 14500

    Pine Lake Montessori School   

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 3 Coed
    • Day school (70 students)
    Pine Lake Montessori School pursues teaching with a one on one method that respects and nurtures children and allows them to achieve their fullest potential. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,500 to $15,400


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 13500

    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

    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School (est. 1986)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (600 students)
    Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 20 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $20,000 to $23,500


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 20000

    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

    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

    Ellington Montessori School (est. 1990)  

    • Toronto, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school
    Ellington Montessori School offers small class sizes and individualized programs from pre-school to grade eight. Our holistic approach to education helps prepare students for success in today's rapidly changing world. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $8,750 to $15,300


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8750

    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

    Richland Academy (est. 2002)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (200 students)
    Richland Academy is a progressive, innovative Reggio inspired and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for children from 2.5-years to Grade 8. Voted #1 Private School in Richmond Hill 4 years in a row. [View profile]
    • Progressive
    • International Baccalaureate
    $18,000 to $18,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 18000

    Tall Pines School (est. 1987)  

    • Brampton, Ontario
    • NS to 8 Coed
    • Day school (480 students)
    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. [View profile]
    • Montessori
    $13,921 to $19,988


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13921

    Century Private School (est. 1994)  

    • Richmond Hill, Ontario
    • PS to 12 Coed
    • Day school
    Century Montessori Schools in Richmond Hill runs from preschool to grade twelve, with class sizes as low as 12 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • Montessori
    $16,550 to $26,800


    Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 16550

    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

    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

      Ashwood Glen   

      • Burlington, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (260 students)
      • Progressive
      $8,500 to $16,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      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

      Peel Montessori Private School (est. 1992)  

      • Mississauga, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (150 students)
      Peel Montessori School offers an enriched, personalized program. Emphasis is on strong academics, and the development of personal excellence (leadership skills, creativity) in a supportive, family-like environment. [View profile]
      • Progressive
      • Montessori
      $8,500 to $18,500


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8500

      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

      Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (240 students)
      Waldorf Academy offers programs from childcare to grade eight in downtown Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
      • Waldorf
      $5,040 to $19,950

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      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5040

      The Montessori Country School - Nobleton Campus (est. 1988)  

      • Nobleton, Ontario
      • NS to 6 Coed
      • Day school
      For over 25 years, the Montessori Country School provides a first-class accredited curriculum for students 12 months through grade 6. The sprawling 10 acre campus offers a unique indoor and outdoor learning experience. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,000 to $18,000


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

      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

      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

      Humberside Montessori School (est. 1987)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • NS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (328 students)
      Humberside Montessori Schools a montessori private school in Toronto. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $9,200 to $15,400


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9200

      Avalon Children's Montessori School (est. 2000)  

      • Toronto, Ontario
      • PS to 8 Coed
      • Day school (90 students)
      Avalon provides quality programmes from kindergarten to Grade 8 in the heart of the Beach. [View profile]
      • Montessori
      $6,395 to $20,150


      Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6395

      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

      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

        Hatch House Montessori School (est. 2005)  

        • Whitby, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,950 to $13,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9950

        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

        Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy (est. 2010)  

        • Caledon, Ontario
        • PS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (60 students)
        Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy offers our students a supportive environment, which allows them to discover their passions, all while reaching each individuals full potential! [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,000 to $12,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

        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

        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

        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

        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

        Dearcroft Montessori School (est. 1968)  

        • Oakville, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (170 students)
        Offering Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8, Dearcroft is accredited by CCMA and staffed by dedicated teachers. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,800 to $21,250


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 8800

        MontessoriWorks   

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • PS to K Coed
        • Day school
        MontessoriWorks provides half/full-day experiential learning programs, based in the Montessori method, conducted in a nurturing, cooperative, supportive environment, for children in preschool through senior kindergarten. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $7,000 to $13,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7000

        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

        Montessori House of Children (est. 1974)  

        • Brantford, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (41 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,200 to $10,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8200

        Montessori School of Calgary   

        • Calgary, Alberta
        • PS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (85 students)
        The Montessori School of Calgary offers a preschool through Grade 6 program led by experienced guides and teachers who support each child with trust, respect, and proven academic success. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,440 to $14,250


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8440

        College Bourget   

        • Rigaud, Quebec
        • PS to 11 Coed
        • Boarding school (100 students)
        • Day school (1450 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 Boarding Day Coed 4700

        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

        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

        Silver Maple Montessori Private School   

        • Milton, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (63 students)
        Housed in the elegant colonial mansion, Harrop House in the beautiful town of Milton, Ontario. Offering low teacher to child ratios with an emphasis on personal and social development of each child. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $12,000 to $12,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 12000

        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

        Stirling Montessori Academy (est. 2013)  

        • Milton, Ontario
        • PS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (65 students)
        Our highly qualified staff use the Montessori Method to provide students with the opportunity to develop intellectual and social skills and to enhance their self-esteem and self-confidence. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $6,600 to $11,995


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

        Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (390 students)
        Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $13,050 to $17,990


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13050

        Vincent Massey Academy (est. 1985)  

        • Etobicoke, Ontario
        • NS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (230 students)
        Vincent Massey offers a balanced approach to education, setting your child up for succecs in all avenues of life. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $9,000 to $15,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9000

        Monkey See Monkey Do Montessori (est. 2007)  

        • Vancouver, British Columbia
        • PS to SK Coed
        • Day school (40 students)
        We have offered high quality programs for children ages 2.5-6 since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. Our students graduate with a solid academic foundation, good problem solving skills, pro-social behaviour and a love of school. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $4,500 to $7,500

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        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 4500

        The Montessori Country School - Milton Campus (est. 2007)  

        • Milton, Ontario
        • PS to 3 Coed
        • Day school (69 students)
        Montessori Country School has provided a first-class academic experience to students in an environment that is distinguished by its compassion, integrity and unwavering commitment to the individual child. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,160 to $13,600


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8160

        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

        Wheatley School (est. 1986)  

        • St. Catharines, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (160 students)
        Wheatley School offers programs from nursery to grade eight in St. Catharines. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        • International Baccalaureate
        $5,900 to $13,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 5900

        Kingsway College School (est. 1989)  

        • Etobicoke, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (400 students)
        Kingsway College School offers programs for PK to grade 8 in Etobicoke. Its average class size is 17 to 21 students. [View profile]
        • Progressive
        • Reggio Emilia
        $9,980 to $28,060


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9980

        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

        Beyond Montessori School (est. 2008)  

        • St. Catharines, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (120 students)
        Conveniently located near downtown St. Catharines, BMS offers Toddler to Grade 6 Montessori education with class sizes of 8 to 20 students. Extended Care. New facility and acreage. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,750


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 9750

        Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

        • Montverde, Florida
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Boarding school (325 students)
        • Day school (891 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 Boarding Day Coed 7875

        Bannockburn (est. 1993)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to 6 Coed
        • Day school (200 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $14,900 to $25,100


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 14900

        Queen Margaret's School (est. 1921)  

        • Duncan, British Columbia
        • PS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (90 students)
        • Day school (220 students)
        • Boarding school (100 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 Day Boarding Coed 4800

        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

        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

        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

        Prince Edward Montessori School (est. 1995)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school (100 students)
        Prince Edward Montessori School offers programs for various grades in Toronto. Its average class size is ten to 16 students. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $6,390 to $12,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 6390

        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

        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

        Town Centre Private Schools (est. 1986)  

        • Markham, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (1050 students)
        Town Centre Montessori Private Schools offers programs from pre-school to grade 12/University Prep and is located in Markham. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • International Baccalaureate
        $5,300 to $16,400


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 5300

        Odyssey Montessori School (est. 2006)  

        • Toronto, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        Odyssey Montessori School is a private Montessori day school with two campuses. The Christie and Sorauren locations provide programs for students 18 months to 6 years old. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $9,500 to $17,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 9500

        Braemar House School (est. 1996)  

        • Brantford, Ontario
        • PS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (112 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Traditional
        • Montessori
        $13,160

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        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 13160

        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

        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

        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

        Whistler Waldorf School (est. 2000)  

        • Whistler, British Columbia
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (200 students)
        WWS is a dedicated Waldorf school in Whistler, B.C. offering early years education all the way up to grade 12. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $8,938 to $16,423


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8938

        Trillium School (est. 1991)  

        • Markham, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Boarding school (30 students)
        • Day school (300 students)
        Trillium School is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight in Markham. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $10,500 to $36,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 10500

        Toronto Waldorf School (est. 1968)  

        • Thornhill, Ontario
        • NS to 12 Coed
        • Day school (360 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Waldorf
        $18,000 to $21,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 18000

        La Villa Montessori School (est. 2012)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to K Coed
        • Day school (31 students)
        La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that fulfills a child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $8,100 to $15,608

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        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 8100

        Académie Marie-Claire   

        • Kirkland, Quebec
        • PS to 11 Coed
        • Day school (421 students)
        This traditional and alternative private school in Kirkland, Quebec offers programs for grades PK to 6 with full English & French bilingual. The average class size is about 18 to 20. [View profile]
        • Liberal Arts
        • International Baccalaureate
        $12,850 to $18,528


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 12850

        Aurora Montessori School (est. 1989)  

        • Aurora, Ontario
        • NS to 8 Coed
        • Day school (370 students)
        Aurora Montessori School offers a comprehensive, nurturing and enriched program for Toddler to Grade 8. Our enrolment of 375 day students has an average class size of 15 to 24. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        • Reggio Emilia
        $10,500 to $16,200


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

        Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School (est. 2000)  

        • Mississauga, Ontario
        • NS to 1 Coed
        • Day school (24 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $6,800 to $11,500


        Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6800

        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

        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

        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

        The Maria Montessori School (est. 1991)  

        • Surrey, British Columbia
        • PS to K Coed
        • Day school (20 students)
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $2,500 to $4,000


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 2500

        Yip’s Music & Montessori School (est. 1990)  

        • Unionville, Ontario
        • NS to SK Coed
        • Day school
        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. [View profile]
        • Montessori
        $7,650 to $12,650


        Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 7650

        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

          Unionville Montessori Private Schools (est. 1987)  

          • Unionville, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (900 students)
          Unionville Montessori School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 to 22 students. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • Montessori
          $7,750 to $14,750


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7750

          Durham Elementary, Durham Academy and G.B.M.S. (est. 1984)  

          • Oshawa, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (135 students)
          • Homestay school (Varies)
          • Boarding school (Varies)
          Our schools offer a maximum class size of 16 students for ages 4 & up. Tours are offered daily and new students are welcome to visit for a day. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Montessori
          $9,700 to $11,500


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Homestay Boarding Coed 9700

          Cornerstone Montessori Prep School (est. 1990)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (130 students)
          Cornerstone Montessori Prep School is a Toronto Christian Montessori school with grades from nursery to 12. Tuition begins at $13,500. [View profile]
          • Liberal Arts
          • Montessori
          $13,750 to $24,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 13750

          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

          Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering (est. 1984)  

          • Pickering, Ontario
          • NS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (200 students)
          Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering is a non denominational school that offers programs from Pre-school to Grade eight. We acknowledge and celebrate religious and cultural events as part of our cultural program. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $9,000 to $13,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

          ArtsCalibre Academy (est. 2011)  

          • Victoria, British Columbia
          • PS to 9 Coed
          • Day school (170 students)
          ArtsCalibre Academy empowers students through creativity, mindfulness and leadership. We offer Preschool to Grade Eight in 2017/2018, adding one grade per year through to Grade 12. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Reggio Emilia
          $1,600 to $6,250


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 1600

          J. Addison School (est. 2002)  

          • Markham, Ontario
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Boarding school (200 students)
          • Day school (300 students)
          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. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • Montessori
          $15,000 to $42,450


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 15000

          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

          Trinity Montessori School (est. 1999)  

          • Markham, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (120 students)
          Trinity Montessori School offers programs from toddler to grade six in Markham, Ontario. Its average class size is nine students. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • Montessori
          $1,100 to $1,200


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 1100

          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

          ABC Montessori (est. 1995)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • NS to 5 Coed
          • Day school (150 students)
          ABC Montessori is one of Mississauga's premier private schools. The school offers both Montessori and traditional school programs from preschool to Grade 5. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • Montessori
          $6,600 to $10,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 6600

          Hillfield Strathallan College (est. 1901)  

          • Hamilton, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (1190 students)
          • Homestay school (40 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 Day Homestay Coed 8423

          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

          B.E.N. School-House (est. 2005)  

          • Toronto, Ontario
          • PS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (35 students)
          B.E.N. offers an engaging, caring learning community. We work with the GET Curriculum and the Ontario Curriculum. Small class sizes, daily outdoor activities, art classes and workshop. Parenting workshops are offered. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          $7,350 to $11,900

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          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 7350

          Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus (est. 1995)  

          • North York, Ontario
          • PS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (250 students)
          The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one - the period from birth to the age of six. Choose Central Montessori Schools. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $8,700 to $17,500


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8700

          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

          Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

          • Ottawa, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (98 students)
          The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $8,000 to $17,550


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 8000

          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

          Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)  

          • North Vancouver, British Columbia
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Homestay school (30 students)
          • Day school (300 students)
          Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
          • Waldorf
          $8,500 to $14,170


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Homestay Day Coed 8500

          Rutherford Private School & Daycare   

          • Vaughan, Ontario
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (100 students)
          • Boarding school (50 students)
          Rutherford Private School creates an atmosphere of academic excellence, and develops students with a love of learning that provides sound preparation for higher education. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Montessori
          $9,900 to $29,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed 9900

          Fairview Glen Montessori (est. 2007)  

          • Burlington, Ontario
          • NS to 6 Coed
          • Day school (190 students)
          Fairview Glen offers authentic Montessori education for children 18 mo.-12 yrs. The academically driven, collaborative and supportive community, also specializes in French, Music, Visual Arts and Phys-Ed programs. [View profile]
          • Montessori
          $16,200


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 16200

          Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (est. 2010)  

          • New York, New York(USA)
          • PS to 12 Coed
          • Boarding school (100 students)
          • Day school (800 students)
          Léman Manhattan - the only boarding school in Manhattan, New York that delivers academic excellence that inspires your child for a lifetime. IB Diploma program and unique internship opportunities offered in the city. [View profile]
          • Traditional
          • International Baccalaureate
          US $5,500 to US $93,000


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Day Coed 5500

          Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)  

          • Burlington, Ontario
          • NS to 12 Coed
          • Day school (180 students)
          Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 to 12. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
          • Waldorf
          $8,800 to $14,620


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed 8800

          Rotherglen School - Mississauga (est. 1979)  

          • Mississauga, Ontario
          • PS to 8 Coed
          • Day school (400 students)
          Rotherglen School - MISSISSAUGA is a montessori school that offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
          • Progressive
          • Montessori
          $6,700 to $16,800


          Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 6700

          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

            Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (115 students)
            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. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,000 to $18,150


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9000

            Blooming Lives Montessori (est. 2017)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school (87 students)
            Blooming Lives Montessori celebrates and nurtures the sense of curiosity of each child, supports them in exploring their expanding capabilities and guides them into their thriving potentials. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $5,300 to $16,200


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 5300

            Northstar Montessori Private School (est. 1996)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (300 students)
            Northstar Montessori offers authentic Montessori programs from Toddler to Grade 8 in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on strong character development and supporting life long learners! Now, Swim program is now included. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $9,500 to $14,900


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 9500

            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

            Sunrise Montessori School (est. 1988)  

            • Markham, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Sunrise Montessori School in Markham offers both English and French Immersion programs from Infant (0 months) to Grade 8. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,500 to $16,500


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 10500

            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

            Shining Light Montessori School (est. 2011)  

            • Maple, Ontario
            • NS to SK Coed
            • Day school
            Shining Light Montessori is the community you've searched for -- where children feel comfortable, with teachers who care. Our children learn, build their confidence, reach their potential, & let their lights shine! [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $10,200 to $11,600


            Preschool Kindergarten Day Coed 10200

            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

            Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

            • Ottawa, Ontario
            • NS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (200 students)
            Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $12,850 to $19,675

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 12850

            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

            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

            Atelier Kids Early Learning & Care   

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to PS Coed
            • Day school (70 students)
            We take inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy where each child is born creative, intuitive, resourceful, & has a strong potential for development from a very young age.Full-time care (7:30am-6pm). Tour anytime. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $27,600


            Preschool Day Coed 27600

            Liberty Prep School   

            • Toronto, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (140 students)
            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. [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $12,000 to $16,500

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            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 12000

            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

            Kaban Montessori School (est. 2002)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • NS to 6 Coed
            • Day school (147 students)
            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! [View profile]
            • Montessori
            $15,000 to $17,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed 15000

            Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) (est. 2008)  

            • Mississauga, Ontario
            • PS to 8 Coed
            • Day school (63 students)
            Mississauga Christian French School offers programs from pre-school to grade eight. Its average class size is 15 students. Offering an Olympic-sized Gym. [View profile]
            • Progressive
            $7,000 to $9,000


            Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed 7000

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