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Private Schooling in Mississauga - A Brief Synopsis for Newcomers

Posted by Aaron Sawatsky on Aug 20, 2016 8:51:00 AM

In addition to spacious parks, new neighbourhoods, an amazing waterfront and other great features and attractions, Mississauga Ontario offers a generous variety of private schools for its residents.

Private_Schooling_in_Mississauga.jpgUnlike central Toronto, Mississauga is more adapted to family life and is favoured by those who wish to settle into comfortable half - suburban living. The private schools in Mississauga are many and varied, more than we can recount in this brief synopsis, but what we can do is give you an overview of what to expect. 

 

The Advantages of Choosing a Private School in Mississauga

The best private schools in Mississauga are varied, each with it’s own unique advantages, but they all have two common benefits:

Small Class Sizes. Size is one of the most important benefits of the private school classroom. The teeming, chaotic environment of a public school classroom is not very conducive to efficient teaching, or learning. The private school allows a more personalized experience for your child, where the teacher has the time to address his or her needs individually.

Great Extra Value. The private school student has a better chance to grow into a well-rounded individual, with extra-curricular activities, better adjusted curriculums and diverse in-class projects.

One of the questions we get asked a lot is ‘will a child adjust to a private school?’

There is usually no problem with that because all Mississauga private schools will help your child in the adjustment. There are abundant ways to assist him or her in the blending process, such as extra-help sessions, resource classes and other ways the school will accommodate the potentially challenging transition.

The next consideration is the cost.

Here we should start by saying that the best private schools in Mississauga are not necessarily the most expensive. How good the school is should be determined by many factors, first of which is your child’s specific needs.

We advise to begin the search from this standpoint, and then, once you have narrowed the list down to the best possible choices, compare prices.

Many private schools in Mississauga offer scholarships and bursaries, making it easier for parents to send their kids there. Keep in mind that it always pays to apply early for those.

Faith-based schools tend to be less expensive as well, so if that is what you are looking for, then it will be more affordable.

Also, keep in mind that sending a child to a private school for special needs may make your tuition eligible for a tax break.

Finally, there are charities that assist parents who wish to send a child to a private school, which is worth looking into.

One thing is without question, however. Private schools are better for your child.

If you wish to find out more about one of the best private schools in Mississauga, contact St. Jude’s Academy and we will gladly accommodate you.

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