This year’s expo, in partnership with the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS), brought 33 private schools and over 1,000 people together in this one-day event.
The informational seminars were packed as experts discussed hot topics such as English school eligibility under Bill 115, choosing a school and international trips.
Parents also had an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with some of the top schools.
It surpassed last year’s event in attendance and overall satisfaction. The majority of the families that attended already had an English eligibility certificate, making them qualified to attend an English-language private school in Quebec.
Despite tight purse strings amid the sluggish economy, Montreal families were interested in looking into making an investment to find the right school for their children.
Parents and school representatives at the expo were unanimously positive about the event.
“It’s the only event in Montreal where I can meet exclusively with over 30 independent schools in one place. It’s an event that every parent considering independent school should attend.”
– Parent of a prospective elementary student
“The Montreal expo was better than I had expected. The downtown location was ideal for us to reach a new audience. I ran out of all of the 200 brochures that I had brought to the expo. It was a big success for our school!”
—Martin Betts, Lower Canada College
“Unlike any other show in Montreal, the Private School Expo offers schools an exclusive opportunity to collaboratively market the strengths of independent education. The expo offers parents the opportunity to speak with representatives from independent schools in order to determine the right school for their child.”
—Michel Lafrance, Quebec Association of Independent Schools
The success of this show can in part be attributed to the many sponsors and partners who have graciously volunteered their time and resources to make this event a success! A special thanks to:
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If you missed this event, don’t worry! The annual 2011 Private School Expo tour continues across Canada in Toronto, Oakville and Vancouver very soon so register now to guarantee your spot.
A very big thank you from Our Kids to our supporters and sponsors!