School Boards & Private Schools
If you are new to or relocating to Kingston with children, please use the following resources to help better understand the educational offerings in both public and private schools.
Primary and Secondary Schools
Kingston is home to two public school boards offering Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12/IB classes.
Limestone District School Board
A non-denominational board which serves over 23,000 students at our 55 elementary and 11 secondary schools, as well as the Limestone School of Community Education. French immersion is offered at 14 of the schools.
Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Serving over 13,200 students in its elementary, secondary and special adult retraining and life skills programs. Several ALCDSB schools offer early and late French immersion programs.
For more information and third-party reports on particular schools, please visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office or The Fraser Institute which provide free, online reports on particular school boards, schools and grades.
In Kingston there are several private schools catering to various spiritual, language and educational needs. Many of these facilities offer smaller classroom size and student- teacher ratio. The programs are diverse, and present an alternative to the conventional classroom setting. After school, there are many programs available to help keep kids fit, and to have fun. Whether your child wants to learn how to dance, play an instrument, join a club or learn to paint there are clubs or organizations catering to a wide range of interests.
King's Town School
Phone: (613) 546-5123
Montessori Preschool, Grades 1-8
King's Town School offers a progressive program including technology based education and unique hands-on experiences that go beyond the regular curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment.
Kingston Christian School
Phone: (613) 384-9572
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
Established in 1963, Kingston Christian School is distinctive in daily providing a solid academic environment where learning and faith are integrated.
Phone: (613) 767-2776
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Lakeshore School is a private elementary school whose mission is to create an enriched learning environment that develops knowledge, learning and leadership skills through inquiry and exploration.
Leahurst College is a school where strong academics go hand in hand with learning that is both engaging and fun. Outdoor education, travel, athletics and special events make Leahurst College a great place to grow and learn.
Maplecrest and Maplecrest Academy
Phone: (613) 530-2972
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
Provides a program of education based on proven traditional methods of teaching. Emphasis is placed on the basics of reading, writing, and mathematics, and on preparing students for an active, rewarding life.
Martello Enrichment School Inc.
Phone: (613) 548-2004
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5.
Mulberry Waldorf School
Phone: (613) 542-0669
Preschool to Grade 6
Mulberry School provides quality Waldorf education with programs from Early Childhood to Grade Six. They offer an integrated curriculum that nurtures and stimulates children´s natural love of learning.
Phone: (613) 542-0400
Grades 4 and up
Quintilian provides support to students with learning challenges in our classroom, homework club, social club and summer camp. Quintilian offers small classes and student-teacher ratios with individualized programming to meet each student´s needs. A formal diagnosis is not required.
Sempar School Inc.
Phone: (613) 546-2577
Sempar School offers smaller classroom size, language studies in French and German, and an enriched mathematics program.
École Secondaire Mille-Iles
Phone: (613) 544-7252
École Catholique Secondaire Marie-Rivier
Phone: (613) 546-5270
Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est de l´Ontario
1 Elementary School, 1 Secondary School
Phone: (613) 724-4108
Conseil des École Public de l´Est de l´Ontario
1 Elementary, 1 Secondary School
Phone: (613) 742-8960
Mandarin and Cantonese Language Schools
Kingston Chinese Heritage School
Classes are taught in Mandarin and Cantonese and are offered to all Canadians regardless of cultural background.
Phone: (613) 384-8478
Kindergarten to Grade 8
Alternative Learning Schools
An alternative school aimed at young adults who have left school without completing a diploma and do not want to attend a traditional school.
Phone: (613) 549-0498
Bayside Montessori School
It is the mission of Bayside Montessori School to focus on each child as an individual, and by providing a positive, stimulating and nurturing environment, we strive to encourage each child to reach his/her maximum potential. Bayside Montessori School aims to provide an atmosphere conducive to positive parent/teacher relationships and, by our example, we promote self discipline and mutual trust and respect so that our students become content and responsible adults. Ages 3 to 6
Phone: (613) 561-6580
Une École Pour Tous welcomes a community of children who are culturally diverse in their abilities, their interests, and their needs. Our curriculum is internationally recognized and has been implemented at numerous schools in Canada, the United States and throughout the world. Une École Pour Tous is licensed under the Day Nurseries Act.
Ages 18 months to 6 years.
Phone: (613) 548-4138
Kingston Montessori School
Kingston Montessori School is licensed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, and follows the Montessori ideal that learning should occur naturally, at the proper moment for each child. Ages 30 months to 6 years
Phone: (613) 542-4784
Playtrium Montessori World
Phone: (613) 634-5595
Ages 3 - 6 years
Montessori teaching provides children the opportunity to develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards school and learning. These methods create an opportunity where children learn independence, freedom, respect and self-discipline.
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
945 Princess Street at Innovation Park
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
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