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What are the different types of Independent and Private Schools

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With all that’s going on in our ever-changing world, so many families seem to require extra support these days in their children's education. Luckily our province is rich with options for both private and independent schools that look and function in many different ways. Students who attend these enriched schools can be more academically challenged,…

Lorrie Holmes

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Why parents choose private school

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Some features parents look for when they turn to the private system include a specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf; a particular religious or cultural setting; a strong academic setting or a program for children who are gifted; the ability to accommodate special needs; the flexibility to accommodate special scheduling required by art,…

Carlie Parkinson

Private School

Fall is here

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It’s Fall and the rain is falling…hard. Have you hunkered down and got cozy on your couch yet? It’s that time of year, but luckily we will be entering the holiday season soon and that always brings cheer!In this issue, we’ve got some tips on how to get your child excited to read and “Hook…

Carlie Parkinson

Pear Tree Elementary expands to include middle school!

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In September 2021, Pear Tree Elementary will expand the school to include a Middle School Wing for students up to Grade 9, as part of their longer-term expansion to offer up to grade 12 in the coming years.

Carlie Parkinson

Pear Tree

Interested in Private school?

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Whether your child is nearing school age or if they are already enrolled, parents cross fingers hoping their child’s educational experience will be a positive one. If you are in the midst of pondering your child’s schooling experience, take time to visit the Private School Expo on November 19th at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Finding the best…

Carlie Parkinson

Our Kids Vancouver Expo

Education 2016

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As fall rolls in and the weather changes from bright, sunny days to gloomy, shorter days, our focus also changes from outdoor activities to the education of our children. The first official feedback is coming from schools soon, and you may now be aware of some potential problems/struggles your child is facing. In this issue, we’ve pulled together some…

Carlie Parkinson

Boy playing in leaves. Education Issue. Cover of BC Parent Magazine October Issue 2016

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