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New Guides to Education

Special Needs

Special needs schools

Our guide to special needs schools is a terrific online resource. It provides extensive coverage of special education in Canada. It also provides in-depth answers to a wide range of questions about special needs schools and programs.


Preschools

Preschool

Check out our 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 Schools

Learning in Quebec

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.


Montessori

Montessori education

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 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.


Boarding

Boarding school

We're pleased to announce the launch of 18 pages devoted to boarding, as well as a 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. We want to help you find the best boarding school for your family's needs. Read the boarding guide now.


Gifted

Gifted education

Our 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.


Gifted

Faith-based education

Check out our guide to faith-based education, as well as our 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.


Waldorf

Waldorf education

Our 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.


Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia education

Our 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.


Popular Articles

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]

Latest Articles

The Maria Montessori No One Knows: A heartbreaking betrayal (Part 1 of 2)
October 29, 2019
Dr. Maria Montessori is one of the most famous women in the world, most for her introduction of Montessori schooling,and yet a key part of her life is all but unknown. Dr. Robert Gardner, working with colleagues at Clanmore Montessori in Oakville, Ontario, took a new look at a time in Maria Montessori's life that i [Full Article]
Private school developmental priorities
October 18, 2019
Just what is the purpose of K-12 education? What should a school strive to accomplish in the education of each child? Not all schools agree. If you feel strongly about certain developmental goals for your child, it might help to see which schools share your thinking. A school’s developmental priorities often gets [Full Article]
All-boys schools: coed versus single-sex
October 17, 2019
According to the experts, up to 80% of boys and girls have brains similar enough that they will respond to the same learning style. But what about the 20% that differs? As a parent, you probably have a gut feeling that your little girl or boy doesn’t quite fit the mould. Test those instincts against the following [Full Article]

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