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The Canadian education system is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. Expat children can attend any public school in Canada for free and receive an exceptional standard of education.

So why bother with an international school?

The main difference between Toronto’s public, private and international schools is boarding. Private and international schools commonly offer campus accommodation where students can make the most of school life, from extra curricular clubs to sports facilities and so much more.

While the standards of education are similar, international schools place more emphasis on educating children to be ‘global citizens’. The student body is also made up of students from all over the world, rather than a majority of Canadian students with a small minority of international students.

The International Baccalaureate curriculum is well known all over the world, and is one of the most common curricula taught in international schools globally. While you will of course find a choice of international schools in Toronto offering the IB, the Canadian curriculum is equally popular. Given the country’s highly regarded education system, this should be no cause for concern - quite the opposite in fact.

Another one of Canada’s many talents is its bilingualism. The country’s two official languages - French and English - have equal standing in government and law. In reality English is more widely spoken in Toronto, and the city’s international schools mostly teach through English.

That said, if you want your child to learn through French many schools offer the option. French is also offered as an additional language in all schools, along with many others. Toronto is a true melting pot of a city with people from all over the globe calling it home; whatever language or culture your want your child to be exposed to, you’ll find it here.

Toronto’s international schools are scattered across a wide suburban and urban area. Heading from the northern suburbs to the downtown area, the majority of them are situated between the axis of Thornhill/North York (at the top) and Avenue Road, Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Road (towards the bottom).

If you head east or west of the downtown area instead, you’ll find as many international schools in either direction too. Burlington and Hamilton to the west of Toronto and Whitby to the east each have an international school too, making a life away from the traffic and bustle even easier.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Toronto. However, there are another 20 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Toronto based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Toronto

Out of a total of 30 International Schools in Toronto.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

German International School Toronto

The German International School Toronto is a private, co-educational, German immersion school which provides students with a unique international perspective by combining the best of both the Canadian and German curricula.
The GIST offers an outstanding multi-lingual education in German, English and French. Students are confident language-users who write poems in French and participate in Canadian writing contests.
Curriculum
German, Canadian
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
4 to 14
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$9,605
to: C$14,775

Walden International School

Global education, Service Learning, and Wellness are pillars of Walden International School that are rooted in all aspects of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and programme for middle years students. Our nature-centric approach and learning environment is designed to foster planet-focused innovation and a respect for the natural world.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 14
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$16,690
to: C$20,270

TAIE International Institute

Excellent location, step-by-step university application assistance, full-service boarding school.
Curriculum
Canadian, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$26,250
to: C$26,250

Keystone International School

Keystone International Schools was established in 2012. Keystone follows the Ontario curriculum with a project-based, experiential approach to learning. Keystone serves both international and local high school students in grades 7 through 12 in the heart of Toronto, where students are prepared for post-secondary success.
Universities expect students to think about what they learn: understand, analyze, formulate, investigate and propose solutions to non-routine problems. They are expected to be resourceful and connect their learning to real-life issues. They need to organize themselves and manage their time to meet deadlines. At Keystone Toronto, students follow the Ontario curriculum, while learning key self-management skills. Apart from the core subjects, students pick their electives based on their interests and potential career choices. Selection of electives is a process that involves the students, parents, teachers and guidance counsellor.
In addition to our campus program, we also provide online education. Students can choose between Virtual campus-Synchronous and Self-Directed- Asynchronous program options. Synchronous learning essentially is the same as on-campus learning hence is called "Virtual Campus". Classes are conducted live via video conference. Asynchronous learning is a student-centred teaching method widely used in online learning. It's designed for students who are self-disciplined and like working independently.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
12 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$16,800
to: C$16,800
Reviews
(1 review)

Blyth Academy Downsview Park

Blyth Academy is known for our small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. We have a vibrant international student community at our Academies and we are always looking to diversify this community. Our school year is divided into four terms, which gives international students four opportunities to commence their studies.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
10 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$26,940
to: C$26,940

Bronte College

Bronte College is a co-educational, private Day and Boarding high school offering grade 9 to 12, located in Mississauga (in the Greater Toronto Area). Founded in 1991, we've been offering a quality education and positive boarding school experience to international students for 30 years. At Bronte College, students graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, recognized around the world. We are also an International Baccalaureate World School, and we offer the AdvancedPlacement Program. We have 400 students at Bronte College from 30 different countries. Our diversity makes for a very positive learning environment, and we work hard to support the needs of international students.
Curriculum
IB, Canadian, Advanced Placement - AP
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$24,260
to: C$26,000

J. Addison School

Reputable as one of Canada’s premier private day and boarding schools, we endeavor to provide an inclusive environment that fosters intelligence, creativity, and innovation through cooperative learning. We encourage our students to proactively challenge and motivate themselves to achieve their full potential.
Curriculum
Canadian, Montessori
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$15,000
to: C$21,800

WillowWood School

WillowWood was founded in 1980 based on the core value that all students have a right to learn with dignity, that a warm and nurturing school can serve as a foundation for remarkable lives and that it is the whole person who matters.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$19,150
to: C$24,600
Reviews
(4 reviews)

Century Private School

The foundation of learning at Century Private School is built on three pillars: Leadership, Character Development, and Community Service
Curriculum
International, Montessori
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$22,800
to: C$27,500

St. Jude's Academy

We’re different. As the leading private university preparatory and IB World School in Mississauga, our graduates are highly sought after. The first fully accredited IB Primary Years Programme (JK-Grade 6), Middle Years Programme (Grades 7-10) and Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12) emphasize fundamentals and effective learning habits, resulting in 100% of our graduates being accepted into the university of their choice. Behind their success is a strong community of parents and a faculty of IB World leaders, including specialists in Phys. Ed, the Arts and languages, who care for each and every student. This individualized approach to learning encourages students to think critically, problem-solve and inquire for themselves. St. Jude’s Academy graduates are equipped with the skills they need to excel in university and in life, and are inspired to confidently make their mark in the world.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: C$10,490
to: C$15,140
Reviews
(5 reviews)

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