While the general standard of state education in Canada is outstanding, expat parents are also spoilt for choice when it comes to private institutions in Toronto. The city is home to a number of private international schools for families wanting their children to continue with their home country's curriculum. Some international schools offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

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

Bronte College

Gender: Co-educational
Ages: 14 to 18
Curriculum: Canadian, International Baccalaureate and American (Advanced Placement)
Website: www.brontecollege.ca

Columbia International College

Gender: Co-educational
Ages: 12 to 18
Curriculum: Canadian (Ontario)
Website: www.cic-totalcare.com

German International School Toronto

Gender: Co-educational
Ages: 3 to 14
Curriculum: German and Canadian (Ontario)
Website: www.gistonline.ca

Lycée Français de Toronto

Gender: Co-educational
Ages: 3 to 18
Curriculum: French and Canadian (Ontario)
Website: www.lft.ca

The York School

Gender: Co-educational
Ages: 4 to 18
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Website: www.yorkschool.com