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While the general standard of state education in Canada is high, parents have plenty of choice when it comes to education in Toronto. The city is home to a number of private international schools for families wanting their children to continue with their home country's curriculum.
Unlike Canadian public schools, where admissions are based on catchment zones, international schools aren't bound by such restrictions. Many also offer students the option of boarding, which gives expat parents a little more flexibility when deciding where to live.
Below is a list of the some of the most prominent international schools in Toronto.
International schools in Toronto
Ages: 14 to 18
Curriculum: Canadian, International Baccalaureate and American (Advanced Placement)
Columbia International College
Ages: 12 to 18
Curriculum: Canadian (Ontario)
German International School Toronto
Ages: 3 to 14
Curriculum: German and Canadian
Lycée Français de Toronto
Ages: 3 to 18
Curriculum: French and Canadian
The York School
Ages: 4 to 18
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
►Education and Schools in Toronto provides a comprehensive overview of schooling options in the city
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