Best Education Programs Toronto

Best Education Programs Toronto 
Parents searching for the best education programs in Toronto should consider many factors before deciding on a school. Some schools boast strong academic programs; others emphasize sports at the expense of academic achievement. Still others concentrate on a particular area of the curriculum. But some of Toronto's independent schools offer superior and comprehensive programming that will give your child a truly well rounded education.
Top Quality Education
Here are some points to consider when looking for a school for your child:
  • Core Curriculum. Curriculum should include 21st century subjects such as computer skills, of course, but be careful that these do not come at the expense of traditional subject matter. No matter what path your child pursues in life, writing with good spelling and grammar are imperative, as are excellent math skills. Sciences, history, French language instruction, and other basics are very important for junior high school students. Once students have progressed to high school, be sure that the school offers a wide variety of electives to complement the core curriculum. In this way, children prepare for university and focus their ambitions. Some schools host curriculum evenings, where you can attend presentations with your children to help them learn more about what subject matter will be covered in particular courses.
  • Arts. More and more, educators are discovering the power of the arts such as visual art, music, and drama in children's lives. Make sure that your budding painter, trombonist, or actor has a chance to explore his or her artistic side.
  • Sports. Athletics promote increased health and fitness as well as having many social, emotional, and psychological benefits. Team and individual sports can help to develop self-esteem and teach life skills. Look for a school that offers a wide variety of sports throughout the school year, including traditional team sports as well as individual sports like track, swimming, and tennis.
  • Grade Levels. Some elementary schools end at Grade 6, others at Grade 8. By choosing a school that begins at the lowest level of Junior High School, you ensure that your child's peers will range from young teens to near adult. A wider age range allows older children to mentor younger ones and adds to the social health of the school.
  • Facilities. Does the school have impressive facilities? Classrooms should be spacious and feature natural light. Sports facilities should be safe and of an adequate size.
  • Student-Teacher Ratios. Public schools have recognized the importance of a low student-teacher ratio, taking steps to cap class sizes for younger students. A good private school will feature small class sizes, ensuring that each student will get individual attention.
  • Guidance and Resources. Make sure that the school has personnel to provide guidance counselling and to provide additional help with class work to students when necessary.
Learning for Life
Along with programs and resources offered, take a close look at the values of the schools you are considering. Like any good family, a quality school promotes values such as respect, personal responsibility, and a solid work ethic.
Finally, choose a school that instills students with an enthusiasm for learning. The right school can give your child a lifelong love for learning, exploring, and growing.
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