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donoreo
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Re: [Serious] We are considering private school - want opinions

For JK/SK we kept them at the daycare. We had no before or after school program at the school they would go to, we were on the waiting list.

My daycare prices are normal Toronto bullshit prices. They are correct.

Socialization is a concern and that was partially why we got rid of the nanny and went to daycare.

I heard lots of places are not teaching long division anymore.
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donoreo
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Re: [Serious] We are considering private school - want opinions

As an update, I was informed that my wife has made uniform purchases. I guess we have decided.


elwoodblues
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said by donoreo:

As an update, I was informed that my wife has made uniform purchases. I guess we have decided.

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donoreo
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said by elwoodblues:

said by donoreo:

As an update, I was informed that my wife has made uniform purchases. I guess we have decided.

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She is on auto pilot We discussed it yesterday. It seems to just make sense.


kim
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Congrats Don
I'm a big believer of private schools. The kids are much more well behaved and imo well rounded.
The public system is a mess full of undisciplined kids that the schools are too afraid to deal with.
Environment is everything when it comes to healthy kids and I believe private schools while not perfect are certainly the better choice overall.
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ekster
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said by kim:

Congrats Don
I'm a big believer of private schools. The kids are much more well behaved and imo well rounded.
The public system is a mess full of undisciplined kids that the schools are too afraid to deal with.

There's a huge difference from school to school, regardless if they're private or public. My wife's a teacher, and her best friends are teachers all over. Some private schools are the biggest joke. They don't care about anything but collecting tuition fees and making parents happy by giving kids good grades.

A friend worked at a private school, and she got fired because she wasn't on the same wavelength as the administration: she refused to give passing grades to kids just because the number of kids who didn't do any work and deserved to fail exceeded their maximum of 'only 3 kids per class can fail'.

Just as I've seen some public schools being way better than any private school. The school will only be as good as their administration, and currently the administration only comes in two flavours: 'kids can't fail, parents must be happy so we can get more funding' or 'kids need to be held responsible, need to be helped, and need to be educated'. The two are found in both public and private, so picking one over another is pointless. Only way to know is to actually go to each school.


donoreo
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To me this also keeps them out of one of, if not the worst, run school boards in the province: TDSB.


kim
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Of course there are variations from school to school, that goes without saying. I have very little faith in the public school system which may come across as more pro private school than intended but there it is.

I don't know if there's a fool proof way to choose a school unless of course it's Hillfield or similar.

Physicaly going to each school is a start but it may or may not give you an accurate view of the schools. That would depend on many subjective factors including each individuals ability to assess personality types.

Test scores, curriculuum and how teachers and administrators handle difficult students are all factors to be weighed in. How did they handle the last bully for example.

In the private system they have more control over their students or they'll be thrown out. Public system - not so much.

You could however attend an open school meeting between staff and parents. There you would see what the parents complaints are. Do all schools have these?
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resa1983
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It really depends. I had a great experience in the TDSB system. It really does depend on the teachers & the schools though, and the willingness of the parent to pick up any slack in assisting the child to learn.

Anytime I came home confused (say in math for example), my dad would sit me down, explain things to me, help me through a few of the homework questions, then would assign me additional questions (on top of school-assigned homework), to make sure that it really hammered home.
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ekster
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You should just always assume that test scores are lies, for the most part. A lot of schools like to make them higher than they really are, private or public. All schools should have parents-teachers meeting. However, you also won't know everything from just visiting, but it can tell a lot more than grades and whether it's private or public.

I'm luckier being with a teacher, as we can judge every school in our area by actually talking to people who have worked or still work there... that's probably the only real way of knowing how good a school really is-- befriend a teacher.

Mind you, the best high school in our area, if not the whole city, is a private school. But, at the same time, I know of two other private schools that are considered amazing by parents to be simply horrible. A friend worked at both, and like i said, the only priority to the administration is to keep parents happy by saying how amazing their kid is and by giving them good grades, even if they deserve to fail.


yoyomhz

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So....something around $10,000 per year so a kid would
be well rounded?

seems a bit strange to me.

.


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If you agree with the lesson plan, and you can afford it, go for it.

I am very happy with the private daycare that my son goes to. There are occasional issues but they are immediate to fix the issues. If I could afford it, I am also consider IF it is worth it to go to private school.

Right now I think he will go to Public School and we will see how it goes.

Of course part of my issue with Public School is the current lack of control over the Kids... not sure if that is much better in private schools.
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kim
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Excellent point. Having an 'in' with a teacher or two who's judgement you trust would be excellent.

So Don.. Are the girls excited about their new school?
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donoreo
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Re: [Serious] We are considering private school - want opinions

said by kim:

Excellent point. Having an 'in' with a teacher or two who's judgement you trust would be excellent.

So Don.. Are the girls excited about their new school?

After they did a day there, they are. We sort of have an "in" with a teacher. We discussed the school with someone who is a teacher and they said they heard good things about the school.

The whole thread has moved away a bit from where I started, but a lot if it valid.

It is going to cost us $950 or so per month if they go to public school for before and after. That is a fact. So why not spend $200 more for private school? It seems so simple.
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dirtyjeffer
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said by donoreo:

It is going to cost us $950 or so per month if they go to public school for before and after. That is a fact. So why not spend $200 more for private school? It seems so simple.

doesn't seem too bad to me...plus, it might help keep your kids away from the "less desirable", as most parents who are paying a premium for their kids are likely to have better behaved kids...not a guarantee, but i am sure it is likely.
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said by dirtyjeffer:

said by donoreo:

It is going to cost us $950 or so per month if they go to public school for before and after. That is a fact. So why not spend $200 more for private school? It seems so simple.

doesn't seem too bad to me...plus, it might help keep your kids away from the "less desirable", as most parents who are paying a premium for their kids are likely to have better behaved kids...not a guarantee, but i am sure it is likely.

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Really? I would imagine there's quite afew spoiled brats attending this school.


nitzguy
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said by donoreo:

For JK/SK we kept them at the daycare. We had no before or after school program at the school they would go to, we were on the waiting list.

My daycare prices are normal Toronto bullshit prices. They are correct.

Socialization is a concern and that was partially why we got rid of the nanny and went to daycare.

I heard lots of places are not teaching long division anymore.

I see....I guess I live in diluted little Sudbury where I forget about prices for daycare and such .

I read the rest of the thread and I'm glad that things worked out for you . If I could afford to, I'd put my little one in private school too, but for me unfortunately it didn't add up but I'm glad for you though .

I'm sure they'll be excited too!


dirtyjeffer
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said by Mike2009:

Really? I would imagine there's quite afew spoiled brats attending this school.

i'm sure there is some, but they are at public schools too.


donoreo
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Just to resurrect this thread....the girls are all registered and ready to go. We have uniforms and everything ready for them.


kim
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That's great D.
I'm expecting cute pics soon


donoreo
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said by kim:

That's great D.
I'm expecting cute pics soon

I will do that. I am not sure how I will be. My little girls will be going off on a big adventure. I loved school and I hope they do too.


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said by donoreo:

I loved school



horsey

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That sounds cheep to me.
we have a good private school.
»www.kes.ns.ca/home
costs way more than that
ps watch the vid I think that is the place that invented hockey.