Check out our new guide to preschool education. It provides comprehensive coverage of preschools, daycares, and other childcare options in Canada. It also discusses a wide range of topics related to preschool and early learning options.
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.
|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]
|Montessori vs. play-based preschools|
June 22, 2017
Below, we compare Montessori to play-based preschools. This should help you get a strong grasp of their differences and similarities. To learn more about preschool education in general, read our introductory guide.
Montessori preschools, like all Montessori schools, have mixed-age classrooms. Many have both a toddler ro [Full Article]
|Montessori versus academic preschools|
June 22, 2017
Below, we compare Montessori to academic preschools. This should help you to grasp their main differences and similarities. To learn more about preschool education in general, read our introductory guide.
Montessori preschools have a self-directed curriculum. Kids mostly choose their own tasks and activities. They can a [Full Article]
|Factors in finding the right school: gender|
June 19, 2017
The first private schools in Canada reflected the gender roles of the time. They were meantto educate boys for political and military life. As times changed, so did the goals of schools.
Many new schools, especially those founded in the mid- to late-20th century, have been coedsince their inception. Likewise, many older [Full Article]