Private School at York Region
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Jul 20th, 2021 2:49 pm
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Jul 25th, 2021 7:17 pm
That story sounds stupid. Nobody said that once some money is used for private schools that there's no money left for other things. Do you honestly believe most parents who send their kids to private schools have no money left for extra-curriculars and vacations? Yeah, nobody takes student trips while attending private schools /s
Jul 25th, 2021 8:13 pm
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11f ... eng.htm#a2Private high school students score significantly higher than public high school students on reading, mathematics, and science assessments at age 15, and have higher levels of educational attainment by age 23. Two factors consistently account for these differences. Students who attended private high schools were more likely to have socio-economic characteristics positively associated with academic success and to have school peers with university-educated parents. School resources and practices accounted for little of the differences in academic outcomes.
Jul 25th, 2021 10:49 pm
Maybe the kids wanted private tennis lessons from a tennis superstar or they liked spending all summer in Bora Bora. I don't know how they managed it, but I imagine they crunched the numbers and it worked out better for them.SonyCanWoes wrote: ↑ That story sounds stupid. Nobody said that once some money is used for private schools that there's no money left for other things. Do you honestly believe most parents who send their kids to private schools have no money left for extra-curriculars and vacations? Yeah, nobody takes student trips while attending private schools /s
Also, parents who can't really afford private schools can have the cost offset by financial aid/bursaries.
Parents can also prioritize education for their kids by paying for private school but cutting back elsewhere without compromising "learning opportunities". For example: dining out, booze, driving a cheaper vehicle, etc.
Jul 27th, 2021 1:32 am
I've always argued that if your child is a typical (ie. average) learner, then there may be no real benefit to a private school, at least from an academic performance point of view. But if your kid has any special learning needs, or is "gifted" in any way, then the equation changes dramatically.OntEdTchr wrote: ↑ Statistics Canada published research explaining why private school students perform better, on average, than their public school counterparts.
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11f ... eng.htm#a2
So, I guess the argument can be made that, unless you want your kids to be around a specific group of peers and families, if you have the means to afford private school, you likely already have the factors most-associated with success in school. Funny how that works. If you’re able to afford it, you likely don’t need it.
Jul 28th, 2021 12:52 am
Aug 1st, 2021 9:30 am
Ontario has a cap of 23 students per class at the Grade 2 level but the average across a board has to be even lower than that at the primary level. The classes are not that large at all.