Academic program and curriculum
Does the school follow the curriculum outlined by the Ministry of Education? Is it accredited by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute (cesi.edu) or another third party organization, such as the Association Montessori Internationale (montessori-ami.org) or the International Baccalaureate Organization (ibo.org)? Is it a member of a school affiliation such as the Centre for Enhancement of Jewish Education — The Mercaz (mercaztoronto.org), the Conference of Independent Schools in Ontario (cisontario.ca) or the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (cais.ca)?
What is the school’s admission process? Common practices include: reviewing report cards and assessment documents; an in-school interview with student and parents; speaking with the current school; an in-class visit; an entrance assessment or exam; and the Secondary School Admissions Test for students entering grade seven or above.
How does the program, method and faculty motivate students?
Is there good communication between teacher and parents?
Does the teacher provide for differentiated learning within the classroom? What happens if a child needs enrichment or extra support?
Where do the graduates go on to school? How do the programs prepare students for success in university and beyond?
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