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We’ve spent more than 20 years working with leading child development specialists, education consultants, and other professionals to gather data and insights into the school-choice process. The result is a robust suite of tools with one goal in mind: to give you all the information you need to choose your best-fit school among the 350+ profiled on our site.

2.6 million families use OurKids.net every year to research and choose private and independent schools.

Think of us as a virtual school-placement consultant: your personal guide to discovering, comparing, and choosing the school that will shape your child’s future.


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Types of Schools: What's a good private school

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Know what to look for when choosing a school

No private school can be all things to all students. The best question you can ask: what is a good school for your child?


You are in the best position to answer this question, based on the needs of your child and your family’s priorities.

Consider your child’s academic strengths, learning style, personality, interests, athletic, music or artistic abilities. Will he or she flourish in a small indpendent school or adapt well to a busy boarding school? Is a single-sex or coed setting more suitable for your child? What about boarding school?

Consider your family priorities. Is a particular religious or cultural setting important? Are you seeking a specific educational approach? Only you can answer these key questions and discover, through careful research, what would be the right school for your child.

Assess your schooling needs

Private and independent schools come in a variety of flavours. You’ll have to assess your child’s needs and school considerations such as:

Common ground in private schools

Parents turn to the private education system because it offers more choice and the opportunity for children to flourish in their strengths and work at their weaknesses. The reason is different for every family, however some common ground that is true for all schools is:

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