Best Private Schools in Canada for 2023 | The Official BNS Best in Business List

Which private school should you choose?

We've vetted a number of private schools across Canada and personally connected with their directors to ensure that the businesses we recommend to you come with a stamp of accountability that BNS News can stand behind.

How do you know which Private School can you count on for your child?

Look out for the BNS Best in Business site badge or certificate, which looks like the badge above and features the year of review, as well as the business name.  Not sure if the company has actually been vetted by BNS ? Email to verify .

Every Canadian Private School represented on our BNS Best in Business List has demonstrated: 

  • A commitment to clarity for the consumer through a clear website, accurately describing their services

  • Ethical operation, demonstrated through transparent fee and privacy policies/ appropriate license, where applicable.

  • Accountability toward consumer experience, exhibited through strong reviews or honourable recognition from a recognized review organization

  • A willingness to respond to future client inquiries, requests, or complaints sent through, following publication as a BNS Best in Business feature

  • If you're looking for a private school you can trust, our BNS Best in Business List is the best place to start; you have the assurance that BNS News will mediate any feedback you submit while you work with our top-ranked private school administrators.

    If there is a private school that has helped you achieve your goals and that you would like to nominate for our BNS Best in Business List, or if you would like to submit feedback for any of the recommended service providers below, please email . 

    Here are the Canadian Private Schools that we recommend for 2023:

  • Sidney Ledson Institute

    Areas Served: Greater Toronto Area

    About: Founded in 1980 by best-selling author, Sidney Ledson, SLI excels in offering the best of traditional and innovative education to children, from Preschool to Grade 6. Building on internationally acclaimed preschool reading success, SLI has grown into a hub for ground-breaking student achievement in literary, STEM, and artistic domains across all grade levels. Our tradition of excellence has continued online, and we now offer online and on-site participation options for the 2022-2023 year.

    Phone: (416) 447-5355

    Campus Location: 220 Duncan Mill Rd, Unit 107, North York, Ontario, M3B 3J5

  • Grey Matter Montessori

    Areas Served: Calgary

    About: Grey Matter Montessori is an educational center designed to provide an exclusive and comprehensive Montessori and IPC (International Preschool Curriculum) program for children aged 3-6. Our mission is to foster an environment of growth and well-rounded development, where all students feel engaged and valued. The preschool offers unique programming such as yoga, dance, gymnastics and introductions to various professions at no extra cost, adding value to the already enriched Montessori and IPC curriculum. In addition, we have built trusted and reliable partnerships with members of Evanston Community, a diverse community of many cultures, experiences and opportunities to optimize student learning during one of the most critical times of development.

    Phone: 587-707-4739

    Campus Location: 2060 Symons Valley Pkwy NW #2004, Calgary, AB T3P 0M9

  • Polka Dot Preschool

    Areas Served: Thornhill

    About: Polka Dot Preschool offers quality learning in a safe and healthy environment for all students. Our trained Registered ECE teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of all students by providing stimulating program activities in a supportive environment. Our unique and direct teaching methods enable students to reach their optimum potential.

    Polka Dot Preschool has been providing childcare and academic early learning in a safe and nurturing environment since 2004. We believe in encouraging students in all aspects of their development, from their physical, emotional, social and artistic growth to their intellectual sides. Our ECE qualified teachers and skilled support staff are dedicated to creating planned activities and progressive learning programs that will allow your child to reach their full potential and prepare for Kindergarten. We accept children from 15 months to 5 years of age and offer a toddler, preschool, junior or senior Kindergarten program. Our classes are separated into toddler, preschool, and junior and senior Kindergarten groups. We’re located in Thornhill at Yonge and Centre Street and offer free parking.

    Phone: 905-370-0014

    Campus Location: 271 Centre Street, Thornhill, ON, L4J 1G5

  • Philopateer Christian College

    Areas Served: Mississauga

    About: Our qualified, caring teachers and staff work hand in hand with families to support a healthy growth of all our students. We care for our students’ spirituality and academics, and mentor them to serve their families, their community and their respective countries. Cherishing family relationships, friends and respect towards adults and each other, are part of our school values.

    Phone: (905) 814-5181

    Campus Location: 6341 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 1A5

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