Schools from throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as well as many international boarding schools will be represented at the expo. The expo showcases a variety of options in private education including schools for special needs, advanced studies programs for gifted students, Montessori, Waldorf, single-sex and boarding. Free information seminars throughout the day will provide families with important tips and advice on choosing a school, application requirements and financial support.
Interest in private education has broadened steadily in recent years. As Statistics Canada reports, there has been a steady growth of private school enrollment in Canada since 1987. Our Kids Media has been at the spearhead of that trend. "Our Private School Expos have experienced very strong growth every year. It shows that a good education will always be a priority for families," said Andrew Stawicki, co-founder of Our Kids Media.
Parents at the private school expos praise them for the "opportunity to see all the different schools in one place and talk to administrators and teachers," as one parent has put it. Another adds, "I would recommend it to any parent so you're aware of the choices you have in both public and private schools. When you're going forward you can make the best decision for your kids."
Private schools also embrace the opportunity to exhibit. As Sophia Hyginus from Hawthorn School for Girls says, "I'm impressed by how many parents come out. It shows how important it is for them to find the right school for their child." Dave Bird, principal of Pinehurst School in St. Catharines, Ontario adds, "For families seeking a private school alternative, Our Kids Expos provide excellent exposure and ensure that families are fully informed of their educational alternatives."
The Our Kids Toronto Private School Expo will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
More information and pre-expo registration is available online…
• For full information on the Toronto Private School Expo, go to:
• Find a complete list of exhibiting schools: www.ourkids.net/
• Videos from last year’s events: www.ourkids.net/
• For top questions parents ask: www.ourkids.net/
Be sure to register ahead of time to get in free: http://www.ourkids.net/
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About Our Kids Media
With more than ten years of experience, Our Kids Media is a leading publisher of magazines and websites dedicated to assisting readers make informed decisions for their families. Started by award-winning journalism, photography and design veterans in 1997, Our Kids now publishes three annual consumer publications - Our Kids Go To School, Our Kids Go To Camp and Comfort Life - and two annual journals, Dialogue and Dialogue+ in addition to more than 20 digital properties including ourkids.net, camps.ca and http://comfortlife.ca.
In 2002, Our Kids Media launched its first private education expo in Toronto. Now in 2010, there are four Private School Expos held every fall across Canada. The 2010 Expos will provide an expected 2,500 families from the Greater Toronto, Halton-Peel, Vancouver, and Montreal areas with critical information about education options. Coming in February 2011, Our Kids Media will launch the first ever Summer Camp Expo in Toronto.