When moving to a new area there are a number of important things to consider beyond your front door. For buyers with kids, or buyers who plan on having a family, choosing the right school can have a big impact on your child’s future.
We’ve picked a handful of top-rated schools to highlight in some of the GTA’s fastest-growing areas. If you don’t see your area listed, don’t worry – we’ll be updating this list in the future.
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Whitney Junior Public School
Located in Toronto’s central Rosedale neighbourhood, Whitney Junior Public School consistently ranks as one of the best in the city. The school often receives positive scores from the Education Quality Accountability Office (EQAO), a provincial institution that administers testing for students in reading, writing, and math.
In addition to academic success, Whitney Junior offers its students a variety of enrichment programs in fine arts, music and community leadership.
Blythwood Junior Public School
Located in Lawrence Park, Blythwood Junior Public School is home to a student population of about 400. The historic school maintains a positive local reputainton and consistently scores highly on Fraser Institute rankings (considered the authority on Canadian education institutions). Blythwood is also known for its well-connected school council and support for parents.
École élémentaire Charles-Sauriol
For parents looking to provide their kids with a francophone education, École élémentaire Charles-Sauriol offers their students a strong, well-rounded learning experience. Located in the Junction Triangle neighbourhood, élémentaire Charles-Sauriol receives extremely positive scores from the Fraser Institute each year.
In addition to this, the school is known for its collaborative approach to learning, with a dedicated school council that advocates for students, parents and faculty.
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Stonebridge Public School
Located near Berczy Park South, Stonebridge Public School is part of the York Region School Board. As an educational institution, Stonebridge strives to prepare and empower students to achieve and excel in their changing world and community. Additionally, the school places a strong emphasis on building leadership skills within students and celebrating diversity.
As a result of its community-focused approach, Stonebridge commonly achieves positive scores from the Fraser Institute.
Castlemore Public School
Located in Berczy Village, Markham, Castlemore Public School is a well-regarded educational institution within its community. With a student body of just under 500, students receive hands-on learning experiences from caring teachers.
Castlemore’s mission is to empower learners by incorporating modern technologies into their education. As a result, the school has a great academic track record and boasts consistently strong EQAO scores.
William Berczy Public School
Located in the Unionville area of Markham, William Berczy Public School has made a name for itself for its balanced approach to the student experience. Along with strong EQAO scores, the school offers students dedicated support from teachers. William Berczy Public School also invites parents to be collaborators in their kids’ educational journeys.
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Sixteenth Avenue Public School
Located near the Beverly Acres neighbourhood, Sixteenth Avenue Public School is a well-ranked educational institution with strong EQAO scores. Approaching its 30th anniversary, the school is known for being a strong pillar within the community.
Sixteenth Avenue also features an on-site daycare, operated by York Professional Daycare making it a great choice for parents with younger children.
Silver Stream Public School
Silver Stream Public School is not only one of the best schools in Richmond Hill, but it also lands in the top 20 schools in Ontario amongst Fraser Institute rankings! The school has a student body of just over 600 and is known for both its regular and special education programs.
St. John of the Cross School
Found in the Meadowvale neighbourhood, St. John of the Cross is a great option for parents looking to provide their children with a strong, faith-based education. As a catholic school, St. John of the Cross prides itself on both spiritual and academic success. The school is also highly ranked by the Fraser Institute with a 9.5 score.
Mineola Public School
As the name suggests, Mineola Public School is found in Mississauga’s highly sought-after Mineola neighbourhood. The school has a great reputation within the community and beyond, boasting high EQAO scores year after year.
If you’d like your kids to learn a second language, Mineola has a great french immersion program which many students take advantage of.
Burnhamthorpe Public School
Located in Applewood, Burnhamthorpe Public School has been a strong pillar of the community since its creation in the 1960s. Over the years, the well-respected school has built a reputation for strong academic programs and celebrating diversity within its walls.
On top of great annual EQAO scores, the school also features a french immersion program for students looking to learn a second language.
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James W. Hill Public School
James W. Hill is one of the best learning institutions in Oakville. Located in the city’s southeast, the school consistently receives top ratings from the Fraser Institute.
James W. Hill is also known for its vast array of clubs and afterschool programs.
Forest Trail Public School
Located in Oakville’s West Oak Trails neighbourhood, Forest Trail Public School is a strong example of academic excellence. Consistently ranking highly with the Fraser Institute, Forest Hill also boasts above-average EQAO scores compared to other schools.
Forest Trail is also known for offering students fun online resources that contribute to their education.
Al-Falah Islamic School
Al-Falah is a great option for parents looking to provide their kids with an Islamic education. The school is known for its academic strengths, boosting a perfect 10 score from the Fraser Institute!
In addition to this, Al-Falah prides itself on providing character education, which includes values such as environmental conservation, diversity and inclusion, and gratitude.
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