Independent schools fill gaps in Ontario

Often opponents of independent schooling—education which exists outside of public government-run schools—invoke caricatures of private schools catering to the ultra-rich. The reality, however, is that independent schools in Ontario provide parents and students with a tremendous variety of school cultures and pedagogies that is difficult for the public sector to match.A recent Fraser Institute study based on provincial ministry data of every independent school in Canada found that, rather than conforming to the dominant stereotype of the traditional private school, independent schools come in a wide variety of types and serve a remarkable range of educational preferences.In 2013-14, Ontario was

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