Academics and Character Building Emphasized at Toronto’s Top Private Schools

Academics and Character Building Emphasized at Toronto’s Top Private Schools

Top Private Schools Help Students Succeed



The top private schools in Canada share the common goal of helping students become well-rounded individuals by focusing not only on educational success, but also on character development. Students who graduate from elementary and secondary schools with solid learning skills and study habits are better able to successfully apply themselves in future educational endeavors and careers.  Private schools also help to ensure that their students graduate with a sense of confidence, strong leadership skills, and timeless values that can help them to build a fulfilling life. By enrolling their children in one of Toronto’s private schools, parents are setting their children up for success.


Academic Support


Private and prep schools offer strong supports for students with various types of learning styles. If students need help with a particular subject, the school will usually have many ways to support them. These might include such programs as:

·       Guidance Counsellors. A good guidance department can help students with everything from choosing a career path to selecting a school; from dealing with personal problems at home to resolving conflicts with classmates. Guidance counsellors can also help students choose the courses they need and can help them access help with any challenges they may have.

·       Homework Support. Finer schools run homework clubs after school where a teacher or supervisor can provide help to students who choose to stay. Some schools also offer weekend study clubs for students who don’t complete homework on time.

·       Timetable Management. An online website listing assignments and exams can help students to keep track of their work, and plan accordingly.

·       Teachers. Teachers at good prep schools go the extra mile. They work hard to help students by assessing their learning styles and providing instruction in innovative and interesting ways. At Toronto Prep, the first hour of the school day is dedicated to teachers’ office hours; students can go for help in any subject.


Personal Development


Aside from developing excellent study habits, students who attend private schools are exposed to a range of programs, organizations, and groups, that will contribute to overall character development in a number of ways.


Leadership and sportsmanship are encouraged through a range of athletic activities and teams. Students who actively participate in these types of extra-curricular activities find that they are capable of working well in all team settings. In addition, it also helps to emphasize the importance of finding a balance between work and leisure activities, a skill that is useful throughout one's life.


Social responsibility is often promoted through active participation in charity work and volunteer programs, providing students with an understanding of the various needs within a community. Students are always encouraged to think beyond the scope of their own personal lives and to maintain compassion for those who are less fortunate.


Private prep schools have a lot to offer. If you think your child might benefit from being in a prep school environment, contact the admissions officers at schools that interest you, and ask for a tour. Chances are that you will find a school that’s a perfect match for your student!  

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