Our member schools provide a wide range of educational options for families to choose from including primary, elementary, secondary, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, traditional, progressive, religious-based, day and boarding schools, single-gender and co-educational schools and schools for students with special learning needs.
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Find the Right School for your child
Education is not a destination, it’s a journey.
The journey of a lifetime depending on the path travelled. Choosing the right path for your child is key.
What’s Happening at our Schools
At an Oakville Independent School, every day is a new adventure. Our schools offer vibrant academic programs and provide opportunities for students to actively participate in a variety of activities including athletics, the arts, clubs, field trips, travel and service to others. Check out what’s going on at our member schools.
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Statistics for Private schools (K-12) in Canada
Number of Private Schools (K-12) in Canada*
Number of Private Schools (K-12) located in Ontario*
Number of students attending an Oakville Independent School
The Oakville Independent Schools is one of Oakville’s largest employers and jointly employs more than 700 people.
*From the Fraser Institute June 2016 report: A Diverse Landscape: Independent Schools in Canada
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Frequently Asked Questions
As you navigate through our website you will find important and useful information outlining the highlights and benefits of an independent school education. We have provided direct links to the websites of member schools, and invite you to explore the exceptional educational choices available to your child. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page, or contact the schools that interest you for more information.
Why send my child to an independent school?
Consider what an independent school will offer your child’s learning experience. An Independent School education offers many things including: dedicated teachers, quality academic instruction, a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, individualized attention, and the approach of educating the whole child. Read more
How do I choose the right school for my child?
Choosing the right school for your child depends on many factors. Ultimately, you will be seeking a school that matches the individual needs and interests of your child, and one that complements the values of your family. Reflect on your child’s academic strengths and challenges. Read more
My child is a toddler. Is it too early to start the process?
It’s never too early to think about your child’s education. It’s not uncommon for parents to start planning a couple of years before their child starts school. Read more