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Private schools have a wide range of programs, specialities and extracurricular activities available to support students needs and interests and help them excel throughout their education. You may like to use our Advanced Search tool to browse schools with the programs and activities that suit your child's needs and interests here: http://www.ourkids.net/school/school-search.php
We also have a few different articles with tips on financial assistance and ways to pay for private school tuition here:
Private School Tuition Overview: http://ourkids.net/school/private-school-tuition.php
Paying for Private School 18 Tips: http://www.ourkids.net/school/pay-for-private-school-18-tips.php
Finding the funds to help pay for private school:http://www.ourkids.net/school/finding-the-funds
Resources to help pay for private school:http://www.ourkids.net/blog/resources-to-help-pay-private-school-22369/
Information on private school grants and bursaries, including requirements and a search tool for financial aid and scholarships: http://www.ourkids.net/private-school-grants.php
Private school scholarships: http://www.ourkids.net/private-school-scholarships.php
We also have information on private school tax deductions and credits which may be useful:http://www.ourkids.net/private-school-tax-deductions.php
Overall, private schools are willing to working with parents and offer scholarships or other payment options in order to help cover the costs, so it's a good idea to contact the school(s) of your choice directly to ask what they might be able to offer in terms of financial aid.
Attending any of the upcoming Private School Expos is also an excellent opportunity to sit in on information seminars and speak with schools face to face: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/ - many families find this a valuable resource to helping narrow down their school choices and answering their questions.
Which schools are willing to take students for the second semester of the 2014-2015 year? My son wants to switch schools mid-year if possible (he is looking to switch mid-year in Grade 11 rather than at the beginning of Grade 12). It would be great it we could have a list of all the schools participating in the Expo who have space for mid-year acceptances in Grade 11.
1. How does the private school curriculum differ from that of a public school?
2. What additional costs other than tuition fees do I have to consider when budgeting for a school year in a private school (Grade 1)?
3. Why donations are mandatory for some (or maybe all) private schools?
4. What factors are considered when ranking private schools?
5. How do the professional qualifications of a private school teacher differ from those of a public school teacher?
6. Are the private schools' students also required to be tested by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)? If not, then, how do private schools are evaluated in terms of students' knowledge and competencies, and the quality of education provided?