How Private Schools are Shaping the Future of Education in BC
Article by: OurKids.net, Canada’s trusted source for camps and schools.
Did you know that private school enrollment in BC is up by 4% this year, the largest jump in more than 15 years? Wonder why so many parents are looking to private and independent schools to educate their kids? The reasons are many, but all essentially boil down to giving their kids the best foundation to build on for their future success.
Public schools across Canada are now beginning to introduce some of the programs that private schools have been using for many years, including: individualized learning plans, multi-age classrooms and advanced academics. But private schools continue to lead the pack when it comes to integrating the most relevant education trends. “Through targeted professional development, private schools can focus on specific areas of development and involve industry experts in the implementation of new ideas,” says Struan Robertson, head of school and Lakefield College School.
Parents, education experts and University admission professionals all agree that finding the right school for your child will help them succeed and give them an advantage as they move onto post-secondary education and their careers.
But does private school help with university admissions? In a CTV interview earlier this year, The University of British Columbia said that they actively recruit students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, offered at most of the private schools, because the rigorous interdisciplinary program promotes critical thinking and is recognized around the world.
Give your child the best educational foundation. Whether you know what school you want, or are simply interested in learning about the options in your area, the Vancouver Private School Expo on November 17th is an exceptional tool for parents. Hosted by OUR KIDS, the trusted source for private schools in Canada, exhibiting schools and experts at the Expo will help answer all of your questions and give you the information you need to make the best choices for your child’s future.
“(The Expo) has really opened my eyes about the variety of schools available for our child. I had a really hard time finding information on my own. Being able to ask schools specific questions and talking to students was illuminating.” —Elina Mer (mother of two-year-old daughter Lillian).
The 2013 Vancouver Private School Expo is on Sunday November 17th at The Westin Bayshore Hotel from12:00 to 4:00. The Expo features 25 top private schools (preschool – Gr.12), a panel of experts hosing information seminars and the opportunity to speak with school heads, teachers and students one-on-one.
OUR KIDS is offering Entrepreneur Mom Now families FREE ADMISSION to the Expo using promocode “MomNow” when you register here.