Private School Expo highlights excellent education options for Vancouver parents

OUR KIDS Private School expo in Vancouver

Teacher strikes and uncertainty in B.C.’s public school system have more parents considering private and independent schools as an option.  

The OUR KIDS Private School Expo in Vancouver on November 16 is the best place for parents to learn about top-ranked, high-quality education alternatives for their child. Everything you need to know and everyone you need to meet – education consultants, admissions experts and financial planners – all under one roof in one afternoon.  

From preschool to high school, families will be able to meet with a variety of unique schools, like Island Pacific School on Bowen Island, a small school with some of BC's most advanced and hands-on learning programs. Explore the difference between Montessori and Waldorf, or determine if an AP or IB program will help your child get into their top-choice post-secondary institution.  

"A growing trend we’re seeing is the popularity of French and Bilingual schools,” says Agnes Stawicki, manager of special projects with OUR KIDS Canada’s Private School Guide. “The French International School in Vancouver is a very strong school.” 

Unique programs for unique needs

For gifted students or students with a special need, families won’t want to miss meeting with Eaton Arrowsmith School, Mediated Learning Academy or Whytecliff Agile Learning Centres.

“Each of these schools have dedicated teachers and custom built programs to meet your child’s individual needs, with support staff to ensure your child reaches their fullest potential,” says Stawicki. 

Looking for something a little more adventurous for your teenager? Consider Maharashi School in Iowa, where each day begins and ends with a few minutes of transcendental mediation to enliven the coherent functioning of the brain. And what teen wouldn't love to go to Maui Preparatory Academy in sunny Hawaii or THINK Global School, an IB high school that travels around the world?

The Vancouver Private School Expo provides parents and students with everything they need and want to know about independent education in B.C.  Be confident your child is going to the right school. 

What: Vancouver Private School Expo

When: November 16, 12:00 to 4:00pm (Information seminars at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Where: Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver

How: Visit Private School Expo website for the full schedule and to register for family tickets. 

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