Primary Education Canada

The school education in Canada consists of the primary education and the secondary education, and is primarily funded and managed by the provincial or territorial governments. This webpage offers detailed and exclusive information over the elementary and secondary education in canada, to help school students and their parents belonging to Canada and countries worldwide.

The primary education in canada, which is also known as the elementary education, is the essential education that spans from Kindergarten to usually the Grade 7, in the majority of Canadian provinces and territories. The most common age for entry to canada primary education system varies from 5 to 6, depending upon the individual provinces and territories. The secondary education in Canada, which is also referred to as the high school education, ranges from Grade-8 to Grade-12, and may include education in the middle schools or junior high schools. The normal age of secondary education in entire Canada ranges from 14 years to 16 or 18 years, based on the respective provinces. Thus, the primary and secondary education in schools combines compulsory education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12). After successful completion of secondary education till Grade 12, the students are awarded the qualification of High School Diploma. Again, in general, the academic year in schools of Canada starts from September and ends in June. For getting more detailed information regarding the primary and secondary education in canada, please visit the website of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC).

Elementary and Secondary Education in Canada

The elementary and secondary schools in Canada can broadly be divided into the categories of the publicly-funded schools, private or independent schools, international schools, all-boys schools, all-girls schools, boarding schools, Catholic schools, etc. Over 6% of the school students of Canada study in the private schools every year. Again, the boarding schools, the majority of which are high schools, and the international high schools, collectively draw the bulk part of the total international school students in Canada. These secondary schools follow rather rich and innovative curricula, are well-equipped with erudite and world-class faculties, and are lavishly well-adorned with all necessary and luxurious facilities and amenities for students of the world over. The tuition fees in such international and boarding high schools are naturally higher than those in the general private high schools. Including the tuition fees and the boarding fees [accommodation charges], the total fees charged from the international students by these boarding schools of Canada vary from $35,000 to $50,000. Again, the curriculum, grading, years of study, costs, etc., for school education in Canada differ from province to province. Today, the following are most reputed, popular, and internationally famous primary and secondary schools in entire Canada:
  • Hillmount Public School, Toronto
  • William Berczy, Unionville
  • Arbor Glen, Toronto
  • Seneca Hill, Toronto
  • Edward Johnson, Guelph
  • Silver Stream, Richmond Hill
  • Mount Pleasant, Edmonton
  • Old Scona, Edmonton
  • Rundle College, Calgary
  • St Michael's Choir (Sr), Toronto
  • York House, Vancouver
  • Crofton House, Vancouver
  • Unionville, Unionville
  • London Central, London [Ontario]
  • Bayview, Richmond Hill
  • Webber, Calgary
  • Southridge, Surrey
  • Little Flower, Vancouver
  • West Point Grey, Vancouver
  • St George's, Vancouver
  • Ste Marguerite d'Youville, St. Albert
  • West Island College, Calgary
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Markham
  • Colonel By, Gloucester
  • Iroquois Ridge, Oakville
  • William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto
  • Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, Toronto

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