I'm looking to see the differences in each program that meet our family needs. Looking into ratio and class sizes.
To start, each school has its own set of teaching methods depending on the type of school (http://www.ourkids.net/school/types-of-schools.php) as well as support programs in place; feel free to ask the school about this when you speak with them, and how those individual methods could help your child.
There are also numerous benefits to the small classes found in many private schools. You may like to read more here: http://www.ourkids.net/school/small-class-sizes.php and when contacting schools it’s a good idea to ask about their specific class sizes and how they feel it benefits their students.
We usually advise when searching for the right school for your child, it is important to think about their needs and interests - how would the school help him or her? What is not working at their current school? Think about what type of school environment would help them most and involve your children in choosing a school where they will feel comfortable and supported, as well as interested in what they have to offer. Contact the schools you’re interested in to ask what they might suggest could benefit your child and enhance their learning experience, and any other questions or concerns you may have.
You may be interested in attending any of the upcoming Private School Expos this fall where you can meet face-to-face with a number of different private schools all in one place as well as attend information seminars. Many parents find this helpful to learning more about private schools and narrowing down their choices: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/