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Private School Expos

Do you want to send your child to private school? Not sure how to go about choosing the best one? Online research is a great place to start. Websites like this one can outline the basics of private school education and help you start the process of selecting the best school for your child. Private school expos, where a number of schools are present under one roof, are a great way to get a sense of what each private school has to offer.

Private School Expos: Events for Parents & Students

At these expos, you and your children will learn how to find a school that suits each of your needs. From learning about the admissions process to knowing when to apply and what schools look for, the expos hosted by OurKids are a must for every family who’s eager to send their children to private school.

What You Can Expect

From preschool to high school, families will be able to interact with a variety of unique schools, all under one roof. This can save you a lot of time deciding on which private schools you and your children want to prioritize. Parents and students discover the difference between Montessori and Waldorf schools, or decide if an AP or IB program will help your child get into their choice of university or college. At a private school expo, you will have the chance to:

  • Speak with education and admissions experts
  • Meet leading private and independent schools and their respresentatives
  • Learn how to find the right private school for your child with information seminars
  • Find out about the admissions process, and all of the criteria your child will have to meet in order to be accepted
  • Determine your budget and receive information about scholarships and bursaries, and the best ways to save

Questions to Ask at an Open House

Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few private schools, it’s time to visit the schools in person. Take your child with you to gain a first-hand understanding of what the school can offer. It’s perfectly normal to still have a few lingering questions in mind when you’re at an open house. Instead of asking questions that you can easily find the answers to online or in a brochure, here are a few key questions you might want to ask:

  • What is the school’s philosophy, and what can you tell us about the school environment?
  • Do you have references that I can contact for a more personal understanding?
  • Is it possible for my child to observe a class or other activities?

Remember that knowledge is power and information is key when it comes to choosing a private school. If you’d like to learn more, here is a list of upcoming OurKids expos:

  • The OurKids – Montreal Expo
  • The OurKids – Calgary Expo
  • The OurKids – Toronto Expo
  • The OurKids – Halton-Peel Expo
  • The OurKids – Ottawa Expo
  • The OurKids – Vancouver Expo


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