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Why parents choose private school

October 6, 2022

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Every family has a different reason for considering a private school education, but nearly all agree that private schools provide their children with:

  • Smaller classes and more structure
  • Preparation for post-secondary studies
  • A shared philosophy and approach to education
  • Enriched and focused academic setting
  • More emphasis on specialties like art, music, athletics and extracurricular activities
  • Many chances for parents to get involved and more accountability to parents

Students who attend private schools can be more academically challenged, exposed to clearer value systems, given greater access to teachers, and may simply feel safer. 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, music or sports training.

Arrange a viewing with one of these amazing private schools to find out more

The Westside School
211 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Westside is the Venice of schools. Though its corridors are not flooded, and its teachers do not sing for you, just like Venice it needs to be visited to be felt and understood.
Students from Kindergarten to Graduation thrive in its positive, vibrant, and caring atmosphere. Westside is truly a place of happy excellence. Like Venice, it is well worth a

Why parents choose private school - BC Parent Newsmagazine

Open Houses by appointment – just contact us at info@westsidehs.com to arrange your
time. Kindergarten for 2023-24 enrolling now.

Westside Montessori Academy
5550 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Westside Montessori Academy elementary open house (Grades K-7) at the Italian Cultural Centre on Dec. 1, to learn about our new location for 2023-2024 at 5550 Fraser Street in Vancouver. 604-434-9611.

Why parents choose private school - BC Parent Newsmagazine
Westside Montessori Academy

Carlie Parkinson


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