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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School - Fall 2017

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? KEEP ASKING Talking to school staff, such as the head of school and admissions officer, is a must once you have shortlisted a school – as is attending the open house and visiting the school with your child on a regular school day. But if you're looking for more reassurance that you're considering the right school, speak to the parents of current students. At the same time, keep in mind that although personal anecdotes can be illuminating – often reinforcing an impression you already have of a school – remember they convey someone else's perception. Don't make your decision based on one parent's opinion. Here are five questions to ask parents of kids who already attend the school: Why did you choose this particular school for your child, and how long has your child attended? What do you like best about the school/what do you like least? Has your child's experience with the school been what you imagined? How so? Was your child part of the decision, and is he or she happy here? PARENT TO parent FIVE TOPICS TO DISCUSS WITH OTHER PARENTS Has there ever been a situation, challenge or complaint you brought to the attention of a teacher or other staff member? How do you feel about how the issue was handled? "At St. Clement's School, we believe that education is not just about succeeding academically; it's about ensuring our girls achieve their potential outside the classroom as well." St. Clement's School At St. Clement's School, we believe that education is not just about succeeding academically; it's about ensuring our girls achieve their potential outside the classroom as well. Our pioneering LINCWell program does just that. LINCWell programming is woven through the entire curriculum, from Grade 1-12 – meaning that from the time they arrive at SCS, our girls are developing critical learning skills, leadership capabilities, and life skills. So what does LINCWell look like in action? On any given day, LINCWell counsellors can be found helping Junior School teachers bring mindfulness to their classrooms, teaching Middle School students about how their brains work and how they learn best, and preparing Senior School students for university life. LINCWell helps our girls thrive in the face of all the challenges they will encounter, so that by the time they head out into the world, they have developed into young women confidently poised to take on that world. Explore more at scs.on.ca For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at 416-483-4835 or visit us: s c s . o n . c a LINKING A STRONG FOUNDATION WITH SUCCESS

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