Specialty education key element of independent school landscape in Canada

Students vary in learning styles, and parents hold various aspirations for their children’s education. Consequently independent schools—also called private schools—vary in the ways they specialize to address these widespread demands of families.Despite a common misperception that independent schools are typically elite university preparatory schools, a substantial number of independent schools in Canada provide varied learning and teaching that many students and their parents desire.In 2013/14 parents of 99,614 students in Canada chose one of the 581 “specialty” independent schools for their children’s education, according to our recent study. Some of these schools declared a special subject emphasis in the curriculum

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