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IB or AP: Which One Is a Smarter Choice?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Jun 5, 2017 4:00:28 AM

While the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Advanced Placement (AP) programs both provide high school students with premier education and unique opportunities, these programs are not entirely the same. If you’re researching AP and IB schools in Mississauga, then you may be curious as to what the difference is; and to know which one would be the best choice for your child. Depending on you and your children’s goals for education, you can create a formulate a focused and well-planned path to success.

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Topics: IB Schools

Do IB Students Perform Better in University?

Posted by Ms. Nelson on Jun 2, 2017 7:10:43 AM

While many individuals are aware of the fact that International Baccalaureate schools focus on delivering a premier learning experience to its student body, many question whether it has a significant impact as they progress into post-secondary education. Before looking at the admissions process into an IB program in Ontario, you should have a strong grasp of the advantages associated with this academic investment. As schools become increasingly competitive, helping your kids prepare during their developmental years will allow them to thrive in university, and eventually land a suitable career in the future.

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Why Private Schools Perform Better

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on May 31, 2017 10:05:25 AM

When comparing private school vs public school for your children’s education, one must take into account a wide variety of factors. What will increase my child’s likelihood of achieving academic success, and is private school the best path to take? Continue reading to identify a few key factors that set private schools apart from public schools, and make them the ideal choice for families and children looking to succeed in the future.

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What Does an International Baccalaureate Diploma Get You?

Posted by Ms. Nelson on May 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an education program used in private schools around the world. Since 1968, the program has focused on challenging students to achieve academic and personal success. The school’s educators, librarians, and media specialist are all highly trained to effectively teach and facilitate the curriculum according to strict IB standards.

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Topics: IB Graduate

Is private education worth it?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on May 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Deciding on the right kind of education for your child is a daunting task. A large majority of parents feel like private education is the perfect choice for their kids, but aren’t sure if the investment is worth it. Budgeting for the best private schools can be difficult, but can provide a host of benefits if planned correctly.

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What’s the IB Advantage?

Posted by Ms. Nelson on May 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The International Baccalaureate is a prestigious education program provided by IB schools in Brampton, across Canada, as well as internationally.  Since 1968, IB World Schools have been challenging students to succeed by encouraging excellence through academic and personal achievement. Families looking to enrol their students in these programs want to understand what sets IB schools apart from the competition. If their children do attend, what advantages will they have over attending a public school?

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5 Advantages of Attending an IB School

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Apr 20, 2017 3:22:46 AM

When choosing the right school for your child’s learning path, you should strongly consider an IB school in Brampton. There are many benefits to choosing an IB school, check out our list below, so you can ensure you make the right choice for your family.

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3 Effective Ways to Prepare for IB Success This Summer

Posted by Ms. Nelson on Apr 12, 2017 8:35:33 AM

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is a program that designed to prepare students for more success in higher education and career planning. The coursework is not meant to be overly difficult, but offers academic rigor to challenge students to develop critical thinking. Facing that challenge by preparing properly over the summer can mean that your child will have more success with the IB curriculum; read below for a few simple but very effective steps.

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To IB or not to IB: Why study at an IB school?

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Apr 3, 2017 7:21:42 AM

If you’re in Toronto and need to assist your child with deciding on what path of education to follow, you might investigate international baccalaureate schools. If you’ve never thought of an IB school or program of learning, you may simply need to know more about this programme so you can determine if it’s the right choice for you. Since so much of your future depends on your education, or your child’s education, note a few factors about the international baccalaureate curriculum so you can decide if this is the right choice for your family.

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Topics: IB Schools

How to know if your child is going to one of the best private schools in Mississauga

Posted by Ms. Nelson on Mar 29, 2017 10:09:25 AM

Is your child attending one of the best schools in Mississauga? Here is a short article to help you determine where your school ranks.

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Topics: Private Schools

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