Our Kids Private School Expos Helps Families Choose the Right School
Give your child a ‘fair’ advantage.
School fairs and expos like the Our Kids Private School Expos in Oakville (October 15th, 2017) and Toronto (October 21st, 2017) offer a unique, and uniquely valuable opportunity for parents and students to connect with schools, learn about new schools that weren’t on their initial radar, and help them gain an authentic feel for each school’s culture. Websites are full of detailed school information; however nothing can replace the value of speaking with education consultants, experts and school representatives face-to-face about your specific needs and wants.
Even if you’re 99% sure where you will enroll your child, attending the Our Kids Private School Expo is an unequaled opportunity to confirm the choice you’ve made, to further understand the admission process, and to gain a personal connection with school representatives.
4 tips to get the most out of your day
Keep in mind that just because a particular school may have a well-known reputation, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the school for you. Some insider tips on navigating your options at a school expo:
1. Visit at least 3 schools you’ve never heard of. You’re there to gather as much information as you can.
2. Make time to attend the info seminars. The open Q&A raises questions and important things you may not have thought about previously.
3. Focus your questions on information you can’t find online or in a brochure such as “what’s one thing nobody knows about your school” and questions specific to your unique situation. This is your chance to speak one-on-one with students, alumni and school staff.
4. After you leave each booth, write down some notes about the conversations you had and the names of the people you spoke with. Ultimately, education is important, second only to family within the life of your child. The right school, just as the wrong one, will have a lasting impact.
Each school has a unique culture, just as each student has as unique personality, and it’s the intersection between them that will dictate the best school for you. Get answers to all of your questions, ease your anxieties, and be confident in your school choice.
“The speakers were so knowledgeable and meeting with all the schools in one day... it saved us so much time” — Charlotte D., Mother of 2 boys
The Our Kids Private School Expos happen only once per year. The 2017 events takes place on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm at St. Joseph’s Conference & Banqute Centre and on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Roy Thomson Hall in downtown Toronto. Interested families must RSVP at www.ourkids.net/expo.
About Our Kids: Trusted by Canadian parents since 1998, Our Kids is your source to the best, private schools, summer camps and extracurriculars, and hosts of the Fall Our Kids Private School Expos. Get the information and feedback you need at www.ourkids.net.