Schools in the Davisville Area
The GTA is home to some of Canada's finest private schools,
and several of these are in the Davisville area. Many parents know that private school
education has a lot to offer, but feel that it's out of reach financially for
their family. However, investigating the possibility of private school for your
children is always a good idea. There are organizations that offer bursaries to
families seeking private education for their children. Some Davisville area schools
offer scholarships to high-achieving students; still others provide tuition
assistance. And you may discover that private school fees are more affordable
than you expect. Private schools provide many things for your children that you
might otherwise have to pay for separately.
If your child is currently enrolled in public school, you may
be aware of the many challenges faced by schools in the Toronto District School
Board. Several TDSB schools are overcrowded. Some lack facilities, or are using
facilities that need refurbishing. Budget cutbacks mean that classes are larger
than ever, and that support staff is at a minimum. Large numbers of ESL
students along with increasing numbers of learning-disabled students complicate
teaching loads. Teachers spend a disproportionate amount of time dealing with
students with behavioral problems, and some schools are even dealing with
incidents of gang violence.
The Ministry of Education also faces some challenges. Last
year's teacher's job action unsettled many parents, and pointed up the acrimony
between the province and the union. Some leading educators feel that the
directions taken by the government are misguided. Standardized testing, for
example, as with the EQAO initiative, has been identified as a tactic of
inferior school systems by those who support a model more like that of the
Finnish educational system.
Private schools in the GTA usually have a low student-teacher
ration, which allows all students to fully participate in class discussions.
Smaller class sizes also allow teachers to evaluate students more thoroughly,
and to provide them with help with concepts in a timely fashion.
Private schools provide a safe and secure environment. Better
private schools feature spacious and well maintained facilities. Students who
cause problems are usually dealt with quickly and decisively.
Superior private schools offer comprehensive athletic
programs. With today's children identified as the least physically active generation
in history, better schools recognize that getting all students involved in a
sport is desirable. Some programs offer traditional team sports (soccer,
hockey, volleyball, basketball, softball) along with individual sports (tennis,
swimming, track) and less conventional activities (Frisbee, table tennis.)
Private schools also offer many extracurricular activities.
These may include photography club, debating society, math club, drama club,
art club, music club, robotics club, chess club, or even investors' club.
Private schools make an effort to instill children with
timeless values. Respect for others, a strong work ethic, responsibility,
self-motivation, integrity, and more are valued at better schools.
the possibility of sending your child to a GTA private school.
good education is the cornerstone of a successful future!