Best Schools in Burlington

Which neighbourhoods have the best schools in Burlington?

Dear Parents Letter

Which neighbourhoods in Burlington have the best schools?

Since we love creating top 5 lists, we decided to rank the top 5 neighbourhoods according to the schools they offer residents. Our list takes into consideration public, catholic, french, elementary and secondary options in each area.

  • 1

    Roseland

    ELEMENTARY: John T. Tuck, St. Paul, St. Raphael SECONDARY: Nelson, Assumption

  • 2

    Alton Village

    ELEMENTARY: Alton Village, St. Anne SECONDARY: Dr. Frank J. Hayden, Corpus Christi

  • 3

    The Orchard

    ELEMENTARY: John William Boich, Orchard Park, Alexander's, St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Christopher SECONDARY: Dr. Frank J. Hayden, Corpus Christi

  • 4

    Central

    ELEMENTARY: Renaissance, Tom Thomson, Central, Lakeshore, St. John SECONDARY: Central, Assumption

  • 5

    Aldershot

    ELEMENTARY: Maplehurst, Glenview, Kings Road, Holy Rosary SECONDARY: Aldershot, Assumption

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How Do Burlington Schools Rank?


Every Year the Fraser Institute publishes a report ranking schools in Canada according to their students’ academic performance. Standardized tests are used to measure students in grades 3 and 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. Here are the most current results in Burlington.

  • Neighbourhood: Shoreacres
  • FI Report Score: 9.3
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 0
  • Special Needs %: 28
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Roseland
  • FI Report Score: 9.0
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 3.1
  • Special Needs %: 14.1
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here

 

  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • FI Report Score: 8.8
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: NA
  • Special Needs %: 12.5
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Alton Village
  • FI Report Score: 8.7
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 7.1
  • Special Needs %: 15.7
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here

 

  • Neighbourhood: Millcroft
  • FI Report Score: 8.2
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 10.7
  • Special Needs %: 8.7
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: The Orchard
  • FI Report Score: 8.2
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 33.8
  • Special Needs %: 12.3
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Aldershot
  • FI Report Score: 8.0
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 12.1
  • Special Needs %: 31
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Palmer
  • FI Report Score: 7.9
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 4.4
  • Special Needs %: 13.3
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here

 

  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • FI Report Score: 7.9
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 12.7
  • Special Needs %: 20
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Alton Village
  • FI Report Score: 7.8
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 33.0
  • Special Needs %: 21.4
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Dynes
  • FI Report Score: 7.7
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 8.3
  • Special Needs %: 25
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Aldershot
  • FI Report Score: 7.5
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 7.9
  • Special Needs %: 15.8
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: The Orchard
  • FI Report Score: 7.5
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 3.6
  • Special Needs %: 14.5
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: The Orchard
  • FI Report Score: 7.5
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 6.4
  • Special Needs %: 10.6
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Brant Hills
  • FI Report Score: 7.4
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 4.0
  • Special Needs %: 36.0
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • FI Report Score: 7.1
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 13.8
  • Special Needs %: 10.3
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Headon Forest
  • FI Report Score: 7.0
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 3.4
  • Special Needs %: 13.8
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Brant Hills
  • FI Report Score: 6.9
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 12.9
  • Special Needs %: 16.1
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: The Orchard
  • FI Report Score: 6.8
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 18.9
  • Special Needs %: 13.5
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Millcroft
  • FI Report Score: 6.8
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 5.4
  • Special Needs %: 5.4
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: The Orchard
  • FI Report Score: 6.5
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 20
  • Special Needs %: 26.7
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Headon Forest
  • FI Report Score: 6.5
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 11.6
  • Special Needs %: 51.2
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Dynes
  • FI Report Score: 6.4
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 14.3
  • Special Needs %: 33.3
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Brant Hills
  • FI Report Score: 6.4
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 3.3
  • Special Needs %: 10.0
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Mountainside
  • FI Report Score: 6.3
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 20.8
  • Special Needs %: 14.6
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Mountainside
  • FI Report Score: 6.3
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 6.0
  • Special Needs %: 11.9
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Pinedale
  • FI Report Score: 6.2
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 5
  • Special Needs %: 37.5
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • FI Report Score: 6.1
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: GR 7 & 8
  • ESL %: 21.4
  • Special Needs %: 19.0
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Longmoor
  • FI Report Score: 6.0
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 0
  • Special Needs %: 20.0
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Dynes
  • FI Report Score: 5.9
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 23.8
  • Special Needs %: 61.9
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • FI Report Score: 5.8
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 19.0
  • Special Needs %: 42.9
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Aldershot
  • FI Report Score: 5.8
  • French Immersion: FRENCH SCHOOL
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: NA
  • Special Needs %: 20.6
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Millcroft
  • FI Report Score: 5.6
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 17.5
  • Special Needs %: 27.0
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Aldershot
  • FI Report Score: 5.6
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 6.5
  • Special Needs %: 21.7
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Palmer
  • FI Report Score: 5.6
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 6.5
  • Special Needs %: 26.1
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Mountainside
  • FI Report Score: 4.8
  • French Immersion: F.I.
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 0
  • Special Needs %: 48.4
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Aldershot
  • FI Report Score: 4.4
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-6
  • ESL %: 26.1
  • Special Needs %: 34.8
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website: click here
  • Neighbourhood: Brant Hills
  • FI Report Score: 3.9
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-8
  • ESL %: 4.2
  • Special Needs %: 37.5
  • EQAO Results: click here
  • School website:
  • Neighbourhood: Palmer
  • FI Report Score: NOT RANKED
  • French Immersion: No
  • Grades: Jk-5
  • ESL %:
  • Special Needs %:
  • EQAO Results:
  • School website: click here

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Private Schools

For those who have the resources, there are plenty of excellent private schools options in Burlington as well. Fern Hill, Glenn Arbour Academy, Halton Waldorf School, Burlington Christian Academy, Fairview Glen Montessori, Burlington Montessori, Blyth Academy Burlington

French Immersion

In Burlington, French Immersion is a popular choice. In the catholic board French Immersion is a lottery system starting in Grade 1. Those selected randomly, would attend Sacred Heart of Jesus (Millcroft). In the public system FI starts in Grade 2 and is offered at: Maplehurst, Tom Thomson, Pineland, Charles R. Beaudoin, Rolling Meadows, Orchard Park, John William Boich, Clarksdale, Bruce T. Lindley and Alexander’s.