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Unlike Canadian public schools, where admissions are based on catchment zones, international schools aren't bound by the same restrictions. Many also offer students the option of boarding, which gives expat parents a little more flexibility in their choice of where to live.
Below is a list of 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 (Ontario)
Lycée Français de Toronto
Ages: 3 to 18
Curriculum: French and Canadian (Ontario)
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
"Canada has an excellent education system and parents will have a wide variety of options when it comes their kids' schooling. No matter which option you choose, your kids will get a good education. Our children go to our local public school and we are quite happy with the school."
Read more about South African expat Catherine's experiences in Canada.
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