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Reflections on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Dec 27, 2017 8:34:01 AM

During my 22 years in as an IB teacher, diploma coordinator, IB examiner, consultant, workshop leader, site visitor and evaluator, I have had the opportunity to witness the many benefits gained by all students, teachers and schools, offering IB programmes.

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Which Private Elementary Schools In Mississauga Are The Best?

Posted by Cary Sawatsky on Dec 19, 2017 5:29:27 AM

There’s a well-known adage that says, “You get what you pay for.” Is that saying applicable to Mississauga private school fees? After all, private school tuition payments can easily be comparable to automobile or even mortgage payments each month, so making sure that you’re getting the best value for your money is important.

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Why Opting For IB Schools In Mississauga Matters

Posted by Cary Sawatsky on Dec 14, 2017 8:25:00 AM

The world-renowned International Baccalaureate programme has been around for about fifty years now and currently has over 4000 authorized schools in place all over the world. The steady growth in IB programs over the decades reflects the trust that this program has garnered from educators and parents worldwide. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is blessed to have several schools, both public and private that offer IB curriculum, and Mississauga has a healthy percentage of that number.

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New To Milton? Private School Options

Posted by Cary Sawatsky on Dec 6, 2017 4:38:11 AM

Choosing the right school for their children is one of the most important decisions parents have to make. Unfortunately, moving rarely allows parents the luxury of getting to experience all of the school options available to them before the children have to spend time in one, leaving parents feeling hurried into a decision that they might later regret.

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Grade 12 Student Selected In UN Youth Summit

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Dec 5, 2017 6:21:39 AM
SJA is proud to announce that Awa Darboe, Grade 12 student, has been selected to join this year's UN Youth Summit being held in New York in February.
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Private Schools Mississauga: The Issue of Bullying

Posted by Cary Sawatsky on Nov 21, 2017 6:36:38 AM

According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, one of three adolescent students in Canada report being bullied recently. Bullying has become the “elephant in the room,” particularly in the public school setting.

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Why Private High School Could Work For Your Family

Posted by Cary Sawatsky on Nov 10, 2017 2:32:36 AM

One size does not fit all.

Although we rarely think of the Public Schools system being designed to meet certain needs, the reality is that Public Schools are in fact highly designed to meet the general needs of the community at-large. That’s a great and noble goal. After all, if the public school system were not designed to meet the general needs of the public, we would see a fair amount of social change which may or may not be a positive thing.

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5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning in Private Elementary School in Mississauga

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Oct 31, 2017 7:32:46 AM

Project-based learning has many benefits for children’s education. Rigorous project-based learning teaches children to become curious and inquisitive, to ask questions, use practical problem-solving skills, and dig deeper into the problems and puzzles they encounter. These are essential life skills that will go a long way in preparing them for a future where they can succeed and thrive.

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Learn Why Milton Private School is one of the Best Options for Your Child

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Oct 26, 2017 8:24:46 AM

Private schools boast a variety of advantages that will benefit your child in ways that public school education cannot. If you’re debating whether to send your child to a public school or enroll them in local private schools, read along with these convincing reasons why you should consider private education for your child.

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Why Private Schools in Brampton are Worth the Money

Posted by St. Jude's Academy on Oct 9, 2017 7:59:40 AM

Many parents crave the quality of a private school education for their children but they are uncertain whether the benefits are significant enough to outweigh the tuition costs. When researching private schools in Brampton, parents will quickly learn that the advantages of this type of education are significant and that the financial cost is a smart investment in their child’s future.

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