Toronto Campus
21 Eddfield Avenue
Toronto, ON, M2N 2M5
(416) 250-0648

Richmond Hill Campus
11 Headdon Gate
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W9
(905) 780-6565

History of Canadian private schools in a brief

In Canada since the Constitution Act of Canada in 1867, Canadian private and independent schools have been regulated by the educational authority of their province or territory, the Ministry of Education, and must meet those regulations in order to operate. That is why, all the standards of private educational institutions share more similarities than differences.

At the federal government level, the interests of Canadian private schools are represented by the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC), formed in 1967. The CMEC provides all educational ministers a progressive platform to discuss and cooperate on matters of mutual concern with each other and with departments within the federal government, but does not hold any constitutional power.

Funding principles of some private schools.

In Canada some schools are privately funded but not necessarily by choice. For example some religious-based schools run by Christians, Muslims or Jews, for example, fight for government funding in the province of Ontario. In other provinces such as Alberta, there is a strict distinction between charter private schools and religious private schools, which receive no public funding and in British Columbia about half of religious schools meet strict requirements for inclusion in public funding.

Also in most other provinces, religious schools receive some funding but not as much as public schools. Even though these are private schools, their reasons for being so are different from other schools.

Canadian private schools admission.

Canadian private schools’ admission depends on a number of factors. The main factor, a parent’s ability to pay tuition is not the only determinant; acceptance also relies on the successful completion of an admissions test as academic, athletic, or creative expectations tend to be higher than those of public schools.

This is particularly true for specialty schools, which demand higher academic and non-academic standards from their students, with the majority of their graduates continuing on to university or college. In the case of religious private schools, you may be asked to demonstrate membership in a church or other organization.

When considering an educational institution for your child, explore the many advantages that Canadian private schools have to offer, for example From the different surroundings of the natural wilderness in the Western provinces to the bustling streets of Ontario’s culturally stimulating metropolises, like Toronto, Canada furnishes the perfect backdrop for any of its many elementary and secondary private schools.

You can find out more at our website You can also read about the grade levels of Canadian schools compared to other countries, as well as a comparison of its 12 provinces’ grade structures.

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