When is the Best Time to Put My Kids into Private School?

When is the Best Time to Put My Kids into Private School?
Parents considering private education for their children often wonder when is the best time to put their kids into a private school. The answer to this question can depend greatly on what works for your family, and your child.
Early Years
Some Toronto private schools take students as early as kindergarten. For your family, this might make perfect sense. Starting as you intend to continue can be very beneficial for children, and it can provide them with a great sense of stability. Your kindergarten child will grow up in the tradition of the school, and there will be only small transitions to be made as she moves from elementary school to junior high school, and then on to high school. Your child's school will be sure to be play a big part in her childhood, and faculty will become a second "family.”
If you can afford to send your child to a good private school as early as kindergarten, and if the school is a good fit with your family's values, it can be a great gift for all of you.
Junior High School
Junior high is, in many ways, the perfect time for your child to transition from public school to private school. In many cultures, a young person at the age of twelve or thirteen is seen to be leaving childhood and beginning the journey to adulthood. This is a time of great change, a period when children start forming their worldview, growing into themselves, and making lifelong friends. This is also the time when they begin forming work habits that will also last for life, and it's important that these are the right habits. Junior high school introduces children to subjects that will continue until graduation, and gives them a firm grounding in the basics that will be of great benefit to them in years to come.
High School
Of course, the high school years are the most important ones, since they determine for which universities and programs your child will be eligible. The path your child takes in university will affect their future in every way.
Even if your child has attended public school until the high school years, he or she will greatly benefit from graduating from a top-notch private school. Prep schools are a particularly good choice for academically inclined students, as these schools can help to ensure that students' potential is maximized and that their university career gets off to an excellent start. Children who are struggling in public school can also gain a great advantage by attending a school that has the resources to provide him or her with extra help.
Private schools have much to offer that is not available in the public school system, and Toronto boasts some of the finest private schools in North America. Your child will profit from every year spent at one of Toronto's best schools, whether it is kindergarten, Grade 12, or any year in between!
Investigate Toronto private schools today and learn more about what they can provide for your child.
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