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Discover a World of Educational Opportunities in One Afternoon

Choosing a school is one of the biggest decisions you'll make for your child. Let our experts guide you at the Our Kids Private School Expo in Vancouver. The top-rated event for parents and students considering or applying to private school.

VANCOUVER: Private School Expo & Info Day

  • Hear from current parents, recent alum, and education experts
  • Meet with K-12 school heads’ and admissions representatives
  • Access little known scholarships, financial aid & tax breaks



  • Sunday, Oct 20, 2024
  • The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
  • 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Limited Seats Available



SEMINARS: Advice from experts and insiders

We’ve taken 25 years of research, unparalleled insight, and advice from education and child development experts to bring you four compact seminars on choosing and getting into the best-fit school.


12:15 - 12:45 pm

Navigating the school search

Not all schools have the same goals. This seminar walks through critical things to consider when exploring options including curriculum, leadership, school culture, admissions, and eligibility.

12:45 - 1:15 pm

Financing your child's future

In this session, we unpack the complexities of tuition, financial aid, scholarships and tax strategies that make private school more budget-friendly than expected. A session you can’t afford to miss.

1:15 - 2:00 pm

School Q&A panel

Listen as our editor asks school leadership challenging questions about their programs, values, and student goals. Walk away with an understanding of schools not even an open house tour can provide.

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Lessons learned

Hear directly from parents and alumni about why they chose specific schools, and things they wished they'd known before enrolling.






 

Find the Best-Fit School

Your child is unique. Hence, the quest to find the best-fit school, a second home where their minds will be shaped, their horizons broadened, is pivotal.

But will the school meet your expectations? Can it truly cultivate your child's unique capabilities?

While online resources offer valuable insights, they can't always replicate the in-depth understanding that comes from in-person conversations.

This is why we invite you to meet and engage with school admissions—face-to-face—and to experience the ambiance, ethos, and spirit that form the school's essence. Come and see for yourself where your child will not just grow, but truly flourish and excel.


It’s really hard to know which school is the ‘best’ choice… we attended open houses, looked online…we’ve narrowed it to two choices. After the conversations we had here [at the expo], the decision is clear. We’re so happy we made the time to attend…it absolutely helped!” —Scott Lander




Featured Schools

Meet with admissions teams, parents, and students from the schools on your shortlist, uncover other great options, and take the next step towards a successful application

Pear Tree School
Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades K to 8 (Coed)

Alexander Academy
Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades 10 to 12 (Coed)

Brockton School
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades JK to 12 (Coed)

Stratford Hall
Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades K to 12 (Coed)

Claren Academy
Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades K to 7 (Coed)

Bodwell High School
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Grades 8 to 12 (Coed)

Shawnigan Lake School
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
Grades 8 to 12 (Coed)




What to expect

When you arrive, your family will receive a welcome package (one per ticket holder), complete with a workbook, questions to ask schools, red flags to look out for, and access to online reviews and school comparison tools. You'll also receive a handy tote-bag and the Fall 2023 copy Our Kids Canada’s Private School Guide (a value of more than $50).

The seminar schedule will take you on a curated journey to find and get into the school that fits your child best. We recommend you plan your day to attend all seminars. Expert speakers, school admission teams, and current parents and alumni have been carefully selected to ensure you’re armed with the information and tools to set your child up for success.

There will also be plenty of time for 1:1 consultations with schools and experts.

Get your 50% off ticket online today. Only $20 $10 per family.


Our Kids Private School Expo & Info Day lets you meet with parents, alum, education experts, and your top choice schools—all in one day, in one place.

You’ll leave fully prepared and ready to make a confident, final decision.



Limited Seats Available



Get All Your Questions Answered

  • Admissions Interviews
    Learn how to prepare for admissions and ace the interviews
  • Financial Aid
    Discover tax breaks, scholarships, and hidden cost savings
  • Application Deadlines
    Find out admission dates and apply before it’s too late
  • School Choice
    Hear what factors make a school the right fit
  • Teaching Quality
    Assess whether your school’s teachers connect with your child

Top Three Reasons Parents Choose Private School

More one-on-one attention

Private schools have smaller class sizes so children receive more individualized instruction


Stronger university prep

Academics tend to be more challenging in private schools, with many offering AP courses and IB diplomas


Focused personal growth

In addition to academics, many private schools teach kids key values and character traits like honesty, independence, and responsibility



Limited Seats Available

 

INFORMATION SEMINARS TAILOR-MADE FOR YOU

Do You Know How to Pick a School?

With so many schools and teaching styles, you may feel overwhelmed with the options.

Should you choose a traditional or Montessori school? Coed or single sex? Is boarding school a good option? What's the best age?

You’ll find answers from our information seminars, where school leaders, parents, and alumni discuss key areas to consider, the right questions to ask, and first-hand experiences.

 

Limited Seats Available

 

Set Your Child Up for Success


Save time, stress and money, future-proof your child’s success. Secure your seat to this exclusive 4-hour Expo and Info Day.

  • Sunday, Oct 20, 2024
  • The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
  • 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

Limited Seats Available


A One-Day Only Event:


  • Learn what questions you might be asked at an admissions interview
  • Learn about fall application deadlines
  • Discover financial aid options
  • Grades Pre-K to 12
  • 75+ private and independent schools
  • Traditional, Montessori, and alternative schools

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