Quebec has the highest proportion of children attending private schools in North America. As a result, the province is home to a range and depth of school options found nowhere else in the continent. The Quebec context provides more options and opportunities for authentic bilingualism, as well as more reasons to pursue them. In Montreal, for example, both English and French are spoken authentically, and students brush up against them every day in the course of their lives in school and beyond. The benefits of that experience can be profound. That said, language is just the tip of the iceberg. In this guide we offer a primer on studying in Quebec, including detailed, comprehensive information on how to navigate the unique system of education that is found there.
• Read the comprehensive guide to private schools in Quebec.
The Montessori guide is the first of its kind: it's the most comprehensive online resource covering Montessori education in Canada. It covers a wide range of topics, including Montessori schools, philosophy, curriculum, and classroom practices. It also provides links to lots of Montessori schools, and allows you to compare them in terms of a wide range of criteria. Note, we also have new guides to Montessori preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.
• Read the comprehensive guide to Montessori education.
• Read the guides to Montessori preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.
We're pleased to announce the launch of 18 pages devoted to boarding, as well as a new, detailed guide to boarding schools in Canada. It's by far the most detailed, most useful guide of its kind ever created in the Canadian boarding marketplace. We cover the different kinds of boarding schools in Canada, and we discuss the issues parents face when assessing a school. We then provide a comprehensive list of boarding schools and tools for comparing those schools by their program offerings. Throughout, follow the links to detailed profiles of each school, as well as reviews and testimonials relevant to finding the right school for your child. Read the boarding guide now.
Our new guide to gifted education in Canada provides unparalleled coverage of gifted schools, programs, and other educational options for gifted students. It covers a wide range of topics, including detecting and testing giftedness, different types of gifted programs, alternative curricular approaches for gifted learners, and choosing and applying for gifted programs. It also provides links to lots of schools with different types of gifted programming, and allows you to compare and analyze them in terms of a wide range of criteria. Read the gifted guide now.
Check out our new guide to faith-based education, as well as our new guides to Christian, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic education. Each of these guides provides extensive coverage of one or more types of faith-based education. They cover different private school options, and the many issues parents face in choosing one of these options. They also provide links to lots of different types of faith-based schools, and allow you to compare and analyze them in terms of a wide variety of criteria.
• Read the guide to faith-based education.
• Read the guides to Christian, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic education.
Our new Waldorf school guide provides in-depth discussion of numerous topics, including the Waldorf philosophy, curriculum, and classroom practices. It also provides links to Waldorf schools and programs across Canada. Read the Waldorf guide now.
Our new Reggio Emilia school guide provides in-depth discussion of such topics as the Reggio Emilia philosophy, curriculum, and classroom. It also provides links to Reggio Emilia inspired schools and preschools across Canada. Read the Reggio Emilia guide now.
|How are you going to cover tuition?|
Think you can't afford private school? You may want to look again. Canadian independent schools are becoming increasingly accessible as more of them beef up their financial aid and scholarship programs in an effort to attract the best and brightest, regardless of financial background. [Full Article]
|Private schools vs. public schools|
You want to give your child the best but you also have income constraints to think of. So how do you choose between private schools versus public schools? Put another way, how do you decide private education is really worth it? [Full Article]
|School Tuition & Costs|
Private school tuition costs range widely depending on two essential factors: where the school is located and what type of private school it is: and it may surprise you, in some cases. [Full Article]
|The IB Career-related programme|
April 24, 2017
The Career Program (CP) was added in 2012, and uses the framework and values of the IB diploma program to address the needs of students ages 16-19 in a career-related course of study. [Full Article]
|Waldorf in context|
April 21, 2017
There's a few questions I usually get when people find out that I went to a Waldorf school. Some questions are about why the school is shaped differently than most schools and always surrounded by trees and nature. Another question is if we're a cult. But the last one is the most popular one: What's the dif [Full Article]
|Montessori versus Reggio Emilia preschools|
April 21, 2017
Below, we compare Montessori to Reggio Emilia-inspiredpreschools. To learn more about preschool and daycare programs in general, check out our introductory guide. [Full Article]