Private Schools in Downtown Toronto Have Much to Offer

Private Schools in Downtown Toronto Have Much to Offer

Have you considered sending your child to one of the many fine private schools in downtown Toronto? Toronto has a wide variety of private schools, from prep schools to French language schools, from single-gender institutions to schools based on a particular philosophy, such as Montessori. Better private schools offer students many advantages, including:

  • A culture of excellence. Private schools celebrate academic achievement. Students who are not performing to their potential may be in a school where excelling is not considered "cool.” At fine private schools, students are expected to give their best effort. Older students provide good role models for younger ones, and supports are in place to help every student maximize their performance.
  • Balance. Private schools help students achieve balance in their lives. At better schools, each student is expected to maintain high academic standards, but also participate in athletics and extracurricular activities. Skills such as time budgeting, planning, study skills and practicing self-discipline help students achieve a healthy balance at school, and are invaluable in life.
  • Values. Private schools aim to educate the whole child. In addition to instilling a love for learning and knowledge, better Toronto private schools promote the building of character and the practice of values like respect for others, a strong work ethic, taking responsibility, service to the community, integrity, and self-discipline. 
  • Size. Private schools usually have fewer students than public schools. Classes are smaller, leading to a better student-teacher ratio. These schools are better able to build and maintain facilities for sports, drama, and other activities.  They also endeavour to have the latest in technology available to students as soon as possible.

How to Choose a High School


An Internet search will yield a list of private schools in downtown Toronto. Exploring school websites will tell you a lot about each school's particular focus, philosophy, and other information. Many schools hold "Open House” events where you can tour the facilities and learn more about what is offered. When you have narrowed your list to a few schools, call to make appointments with the enrollment officers of the school, who will answer any questions you may have.


Consider your family’s needs, as well as your own values, and choose a school that aligns with these. If your child has learning challenges, make sure that the private or prep school you choose offers homework support, enriched learning, and tutoring services. Better private schools maintain an in-house tutor who students may see during and after school hours for individual help.


Also look for a school with limited class sizes. Smaller class sizes and lower teacher-student ratios lead to more individual attention for each student. This in turn allows teachers to assess students regularly, and to find ways to help each student in the class complete the course work successfully. Smaller classes also lead to greater opportunities for each student to participate in activities and discussions.


Explore your options today -- give your child the gift of a private school education!

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