Welcome to the Claremont School

Claremont School is a small, private elementary school dedicated to teaching students with dyslexia from Grades 2 – 8.
Our program has an intensive Language and Math focus.

Our Early Elementary First Steps Program is open to all children SK – Gr 2 who want a strong start to elementary school. We teach Structured Literacy, which is an Orton-Gillingham Approach incorporating:


Phonological Awareness

Letter Formation




Claremont School has a proven track record in English language education. We use traditional and innovative tools to ensure our graduates are well-prepared for high school and beyond.

COVID-19 Update

Claremont School will be closed to in-person learning from 7th April to 25th June, 2021.
School will be held online only during this time.

Kindergarten Structured Literacy class graduation

Claremont School is proud to announce the graduation of our first Kindergarten Structured Literacy class! Our students successfully learned to read and write and are all set for Grade 1.

2024-2025 New applications

 Limited availability in Grades 1–7 only.
Grade 8 is unavailable. Click here to apply.

COVID-19 Update

Claremont School will be closed to in-person learning from 7th April to 25th June, 2021.
School will be held online only during this time.

Claremont Learning Centre

Claremont West End Learning Centre
First Steps Flyer

First Steps

First Steps has an early literacy and numeracy focus, which teaches phonological awareness, sound segmentation and alphabet knowledge. Students read, create, write and count – laying strong foundations for Grade 1.


If you would like a personal tour of Claremont School, please call or email your request via the Contact Us page.

Private schools for children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia can provide a ‘specific, well-defined mission’ to help ensure that students ‘gain the skills and self-confidence needed for academic success,’ says Evelyn Reiss, president of the Canadian Dyslexia Society and principal of the Claremont School in Toronto.

Why Choose Us

  • The Claremont School understands the academic needs of the dyslexic student and uses a curriculum created specifically for this community of pupils.
  • Claremont School has a maximum 10/1 student teacher ratio.
    Our Mission is to empower students with dyslexia to become independent and successful learners.
  • Claremont School is AODA compliant.

Neil is a different boy from a year ago, not only because his reading is starting to come along, but because he is enjoying school and, once again, believes he can learn and succeed. Honestly, the Claremont School has been a god-send for Neil.

— Gail Armstrong, Toronto, ON

Our mission is to teach students with dyslexia, so that they may fulfill their considerable potential and gain the skills and self-confidence needed for academic success.

— Evelyn Reiss

A warm and exceptional teacher, Evelyn provided a wonderful overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach in her Associate Level course. I consider it a privilege to have been her student.

— Avital (Tali) Kellerstein, Speech-Language Pathologist, Toronto, ON

Claremont has given my child the best possible learning environment. His learning is tailored to his strengths and he feels positive about himself and his capabilities. The learning at Claremont is structured but also flexible, allowing for my child to succeed.

— Sarah Knox

My grade 4 daughter is finally being taught in a way that she can learn. The school has been a gift for us all. The daily routines, the structured approach to reading and writing learning, and the positive environment with other kids like her have all been wonderfully helpful. It is a world of difference for us this year from her prior public school that just (tragically) did not have the adequate supports for her kind of learning.

— Sarah Richardson