Within the fertile ground of every student lies a unique potential, a seed yearning to sprout into a magnificent bloom. A sagacious education system acts not as a rigid mold, but as a nurturing sun, coaxing forth this latent brilliance in its myriad forms.”

Iman Kamali Sarvestani, PhD

Principal, Laureates Academy for Gifted Students

Award-Winning Education in a Modern Oasis

Established in 2019, Laureates Academy for Gifted Students is a vibrant co-educational school nestled in the heart of Richmond Hill, Ontario. We cater to exceptional students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, creating a nurturing environment where intellectual curiosity flourishes and academic potential thrives.


We believe in nurturing the whole child. Our curriculum prioritizes a balance of intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. We cultivate strong academic excellence while simultaneously fostering well-rounded, confident individuals. Our intellectually focused curriculum aims to cultivate “academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.” We challenge students to strive for excellence while providing exceptional support throughout their academic journey. Our rigorous academic culture fosters a love of learning that goes beyond textbooks.


Laureates Academy stands out with its unique “boundless” gifted program. We believe gifted students shouldn’t be confined by traditional curriculum limitations. Our differentiated programming allows students to progress as far as their abilities and interests take them, fostering a passion for lifelong learning. Our intimate class sizes, averaging 5-10 students, allow for personalized attention and in-depth exploration. Our student body of 80 bright minds stimulates a collaborative learning environment where students mutually inspire and challenge one another.


Laureates Academy encourages research as an integral part of education. Our students practice doing research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals during their studies. Laureates Academy attracts motivated young minds with big ideas. We nurture their intellectual curiosity and equip them with the skills and confidence to become empowered leaders and champions of change. Our graduates leave Laureates prepared to make a positive impact on the world.


Our teams have been constantly among the Canadian champions list, and frequently ranked #1, in some of the most fashionable contests in the country including (but not limited to) the University of Waterloo math and computing contests as well as those conducted by the Canadian Mathematics Society.


Laureates Academy offers a competitive tuition fee for both local and international students, lower than many other private schools in the area. We are committed to accessibility and offer scholarships to 10% of our top-performing students. For students seeking a fully immersive experience, Laureates Academy offers boarding options. Our dormitory, located just a short walk from the school, creates a sense of community and belonging. Currently, 10% of our student body utilizes boarding facilities.


Laureates Academy seeks students who will thrive within our stimulating academic environment. Our admissions process focuses on academic merit and potential, utilizing interviews and internal assessments as the primary criteria. While external test results are welcome, they are not mandatory. The application deadline is April 30th. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about how Laureates Academy can help your gifted child reach their full potential. Contact us today to schedule a tour or discuss your child’s academic aspirations.


Dr. Iman Kamali Sarvestani, the founder and principal of Laureates Academy for Gifted Students, has established an educational institution with a profound appreciation for science. Drawing upon his background in computational neuroscience, Dr. Sarvestani has cultivated a dynamic yet nurturing environment at Laureates Academy. This environment promotes the convergence of exceptional intellects, creating a culture characterized by mutual respect, diligent scholarship, and robust camaraderie.

Is your child a curious caterpillar, yearning to transform into a brilliant butterfly of knowledge? At Laureates Academy, we nurture those inquisitive minds, providing the fertile ground where their potential can blossom. Don’t let their thirst for learning remain unquenched – explore our programs and ignite the spark of lifelong discovery today!

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Awards and Recognitions

Laureates Academy isn’t just about exceptional teaching – it’s about exceptional students and exceptional results too! Our students are mathletes dominating competitions, coding wizards conquering challenges, and future neuroscientists racking up accolades.

Summer Camp 2024

Calling all young all-stars! Summer is calling, and Laureates Academy is ready to unleash your child’s inner athlete and artist! Dive into a world of discovery with our dynamic summer camps. Whether they dream of scoring the winning goal or showcasing their artistic flair, our camps offer an exciting mix of sports and arts, all under the warm summer sun.  Get ready for days filled with friendly competition, creative exploration, and unforgettable memories!

Math and Computing Club

Does your child possess the mind of a young Gauss or the problem-solving prowess of Ada Lovelace? If equations sing to their soul and logic is their language, then our award-winning math club at Laureates Academy is the perfect symphony for their talents! Join a vibrant community of like-minded peers, delve into the captivating world of numbers, and embark on a thrilling journey of mathematical exploration. Unleash the hidden geometer, statistician, or cryptographer within – the possibilities are endless!