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Today, more than ever, private schools offer a variety of alternatives.

Private schools are open to anyone seeking an alternative to traditional public schooling. Independent schools give children a solid educational foundation on which they can build their future.

Parents of private school students believe that private education offers these advantages:

  • Private schools offer parents much more involvement in their children's education. Parents are encouraged to participate within the school community and extend learning at home. Parents can pick a teaching philosophy they believe in.

  • Most private schools are able to offer smaller class sizes and teachers have more time with each student. Discipline and homework are a top priority and an aspect that directly affects your child and his or her environment.

  • Private schools and boarding schools are often more highly regarded by higher education institutions around the world. In many cases, independent schools offer IB, AP, or international exchange programs.

These are only a few of the advantages of private schools, as identified by parents. Your child is a developing adult finding their individual place in society. Choose an education that can aptly meet their individual needs.

Private schools offer choice! Challenge your children to their full potential in the dignifying environment of Special Needs schools or give your child a strong religious and ethical grounding in Christian schools, Jewish or Muslim schools. From pre-kindergarten to the last year of secondary school, private schools and independent schools are the premier choice for religious or non-sectarian education, whether that is in a coeducational or single gender setting.

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Boarding SchoolsIf you're going to choose a private school, one of the biggest decisions is whether or not to choose boarding. For over ten years now, we have worked closely with boarding schools and associations like TABS. You can be confident that your child will thrive in the safe community of a boarding school, whether that is in Canada, the USA or Europe.

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Montessori SchoolsMontessori schools are one kind of private school tailored to your children's unique needs. At a Montessori school, supportive peers and highly experienced teachers will encourage your child to explore his or her world and find out what kind of learner he or she is, all in a school setting. That's the promise inherent in Montessori education, one of the most popular choices when parents consider private education.

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Summer Camp Summer camps encourage children to extend their education throughout the summer months - or over March break. In Our Kids go to Camp, a nationally distributed magazine, we have compiled over a decade's worth of close coverage of the world of summer camps and March break camps. This includes advice on day camps and overnight camps, camp listings and information on a variety of summer camps. We are introducing a camp fair in early 2011.

We do list a number of camps held by private schools and suggest that a March break camp or summer camp like this can offer you and your child a glimpse inside private schools.




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Community Q & A


ask a question Montessori doesn't usually have report cards. How will my child's learning development be monitored?
get an answer They are also able to monitor and recognize the smallest of changes within a student's success. The Montessori teacher is...
ask a question Our 7 year old son has just been diagnosed with Dyslexia. We are considering a couple of schools recommended to us for him. We would also like to find a school suitable for our 10 year old daughter starting September 2010, one that would, hopefully be suitable for our son in future years when and if he is able to go "mainstream". I guess what we are looking for is a school that accommodates for students with dyslexia in their high school years (or before).
get an answer A few schools that offer dyslexia support that you may wish to consider for your daughter include:
Chisholm Academy...
ask a question I work at Foreign Student Services Toronto, so I am looking for schools in Canada that accept international students, especially Korean.
get an answer The majority of independent and private schools in Canada accept international students. Boarding schools in particular attract many international students,...
ask a question Are there any gifted programs in grade 1? As well as in French?
get an answer We have gifted schools and programs listed on our website here: http://www.ourkids.net/gifted-kids-schools.php. Many of these schools start in PS or...
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