Religious schools dominate independent school landscape in Canada

Many Canadians “know” that independent schools (a.k.a. private schools) are mostly elite preparatory schools. But this is a common misperception since independent schools in Canada serve a wide range of educational preferences and one, in particular, dominates.Nearly half of all independent schools in the country have a religious orientation and together comprise 51.4 per cent of independent school enrolments.Public secular schools in Canada may provide students with some general knowledge about major religions, but for parents who choose religious independent schools in Canada this is insufficient. Many parents desire an education for their children oriented in the perspectives, values or

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