Should you send your kids to private school? And how does the private system work in Alberta? How would you define the “right fit” for your child? How do you fund your child’s education?
These are just a few of many questions parents ask when looking into private schools. Luckily for them, they can find most of the answers from experts, and more importantly, from the schools themselves at a Private School Expo. I’m super excited to be at the Calgary Expo this Sunday, September 29 at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.
Here are my three top reasons to attend the expo:
1. Explore your options
The right school will have a lasting impact, just as the wrong one certainly will. We often think of private school as an option for students who need to be challenged, and certainly, there are many who are driven by a desire for enrichment or university preparation.
That said, each year there are also parents who attend because their child, for whatever reason, isn’t thriving in their current school environment. They want to help—just as all parents do—although it’s not always clear how they can. On top of that, it can be overwhelming when there are hundreds of options to choose from. Through the Expos, we’re proud to play a role in easing any anxieties, and in making some important introductions between people who really should meet.
2. Know the issues
Even if you’re 99% sure where you’ll enroll your child, our Expos offer an opportunity to confirm the choice you’ve made. Whether you’re looking to send your teen on a learning experience of a lifetime, to help your youngest child with her ABCs, or anything in between, you’re not just finding a school. You’re building a relationship. Each school has a unique culture, just as each student has a unique personality, and it’s the intersection between the two that will dictate the best school for a child. At the end of the day, nothing can replace the value of stepping up, putting out your hand, and saying “hello.”
3. Meet the Admissions from Top Schools
School heads, principals, admissions staff, and students from top schools near you will all be at the Expo ready to answer your questions. Whether you’re just starting your search or already have a school in mind, take advantage of the opportunity to speak with as many schools as possible. You may be surprised at what you’ll learn.
Every year, the Our Kids Calgary Private School Expos welcomes over 600 parents and students from all over Alberta. One day. One location. Get all your questions answered.
- Meet with school heads and admissions team
- Discover and leverage tax credits and financial aid
- Prepare for your school applications
- Explore new school types
Calgary Private School Expo
September 29th at Hyatt Regency Calgary
Register now at ourkids.net/p/calgaryexpo
Use coupon code “urdumom” to receive 75% off admission ticket
Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Our Kids. All opinions are my own.