Unlike the United States and the United Kingdom, Canada does not maintain or promote an international school system. There are, however, two schools in Toronto that provide a similar curriculum as an international school, and therefore meet the criteria.
A co-educational school with a mind to create world-ready citizens.
Toronto French School
A bilingual school with an international perspective and a co-educational environment.
For the most part, private schools fill the role of providing alternate education from the public system. Despite their ability to provide a different curriculum from the public system, private schools in Ontario are still governed by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and are still subject to inspections and regular reportage.
Depending on your child’s educational needs, you might prefer to enroll them a private school of your choice. While most private schools are happy to accommodate international students, you will need to discuss the details with each individual school. There is a wide range of choice when it comes to enrolling your child into a private school, but here a few of the more popular ones to get you started (see our section on Public Schools for more information).
This early years school uses the teaching methods of Italian educator Maria Montessori, and focuses on self-directed activity, with keen observation on the part of the teacher. More information, including a list of Montessori schools in Toronto can be found by clicking the above link.
This Richmond Hill school focuses on students from kindergarten age up to grade six, and offers a coed environment.
Crestwood Preparatory College
A co-ed preparatory school that accepts students from kindergarten to grade 12. This school promotes a university-style environment while fostering disciplined, structured learning in their students.
For more information on private schools in the GTA, visit the following websites: