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March 22, 2019

Alberta Independent & Private Schools

In Canada elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education is a provincial responsibility and there are many variations between the provinces. As education is within provincial jurisdiction the curriculum is overseen by the province. View a list of Alberta Independent and Private School profiles.

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Study in Canada at Vancouver Private Schools

Study in Canada at Vancouver Private Schools Between 2008 and 2015, there was a 92% increase in the number of international students in Canada, reported by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. According to the same report, 95% of international students...

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Exploring Educational Options & Planning for Success

The Changing Landscape   A Personal Learning Plan is becoming a necessary part of a students educational footprint.  Secondary schools in the United States have, in some states, made this a required element in a student's curriculum.  Certain key...

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Fraser Institute Rankings show Quebec Schools improving

Public VS Private/Independent The latest rankings issued by the Fraser Institute show that 20 of the top 25 schools in Quebec are Private / Independent Schools with the vast majority of the top schools located in the Montreal region. While the top 5 Schools tied for...

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Introducing Fabrice Vanegas of Cloud Lion

SchoolAdvice Partner To Whom it Should Concern, My name is Fabrice Vanegas, I write this letter, hoping to address a situation of disquieting urgency.  My intention is not to cause alarm with useless hyperbole, or to aimlessly spout pointless rhetoric. I write this to...

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Tips to Calm Back to School Anxiety

The Introduction Letter A Back-To-School introduction letter can be a good way to start the year for many primary , junior school, and middle school children.  It's an ice breaker and allows your child to get up close with his or her new teacher on the first day back...

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Reference Checking, Anyone?

Reference Checking, Anyone? Reference Checking, Anyone? by Steve Mandell Head of School Pinewood Preparatory School LinkedIn With the hiring season coming to a close, I am reflecting on a critical and often missed step in hiring - reference checking. Without treating...

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Teaching Jobs in Independent & Private Schools

Teaching Jobs in Independent and Private Schools It is hiring season across in the Independent School Network in Canada.  Once the March break is done, most schools have a fairly good idea of what their staffing requirements will be for the next academic year. ...

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Quebec Independent Schools

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Schools for Kids with Aspergers

Educational planning for students with Asperger's and other autism spectrum issues often addresses a wide range of skill development, including academics, communication and language skills, social skills, self-help skills, behavioral issues, self-advocacy and leisure...

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Schools for Gifted Kids

Gifted students often fare much better in private schools, where their needs can be better met. Gifted students are likely to be bored and under-stimulated in a public school where they are, at times, under appreciated and not always receiving the attention they...

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AP Programs

The Advanced Placement Program is one of the two enrichment options available to students in Independent Schools.  The other is the International Baccalaureate Program .  It has been operated since 1955 by the College Board in New York. It allows students to take...

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Canadian Boarding Schools

Canadian Boarding Schools   Canada is home to several world class boarding schools, many with a long and storied history.  Below is a list of coed, all girls and all boys boarding schools located all across Canada.  To learn more about each school...

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Nova Scotia Independent Schools

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