Another school year has just begun, after a summer that might have been too long or too short depending on your perspective – and with the new school year comes another year of wondering if you have made the best choices for your child. Issues such as the quality of their school curriculum, facilities, class size, bullying, test scores, streaming, and other concerns may be on your mind; even if your child is content with their current school, as another year begins, you may be wondering if there is a better alternative.
If you are considering private school for your child, PrepSkills is delighted to present PrepConnect: The private school admissions networking event of the year! Next Saturday, Sept 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, PrepSkills is bringing representatives from two dozen top private schools together under one roof. It’s the perfect place to get candid answers to your private school questions, compare different schools, and build lasting networks that will help your child now and in the future.
What can you expect to gain from attending PrepConnect with your family?
- Learn from experts face to face in a relaxed setting
- Meet with Admissions Officers from more than 20 of Toronto’s best private schools
- Share your experiences informally
- Build a network of parents just like you
- Talk to Student Ambassadors and ask them questions
This year’s PrepConnect panel will specifically address the Top 10 questions parents have about private schools. In our experience, one of the main concerns parents have is the testing process required for entry into most private schools. The PrepSkills mission is to prepare students for success, and part of that is helping them navigate the admissions testing process so they can enter the private school of their choice. Specifically, we can help your child successfully write the SSAT.
The SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) is used by many private schools as a way of comparing applicants from different lower and middle schools. There are two levels to the SSAT; the Middle Level is used for students in grades 5 through 7, and the Upper Level is used for students in grades 8 through 11. Carrying significant weight with admissions boards, the SSAT is a challenging test designed to measure a student’s academic ability, their ability to think logically, and their problem-solving skills.
Most students have not been exposed to the rigors of such a test and need preparation in order to pass; that’s where PrepSkills comes in, with a full suite of tailored study materials, personal tutoring and online practice solutions to help your child succeed. So when you decide to actually move forward with admission to a private school – perhaps one of the elite schools you were introduced to at PrepConnect – you may rest assured your child can obtain all the tools needed to achieve that goal.
As another school year begins and you contemplate all your child’s education options, please consider attending PrepConnect; attendance is free, and you will gain valuable insider information about private schools that can help you make inspired decisions in the future. Because this dynamic workshop is being held at the Ontario Science Centre, it presents a delightful opportunity to informally continue the discussion afterward; parents and children alike can spread out to talk while children explore and participate in top science experiences, memorable exhibitions, engaging programs and breathtaking films for all ages.
Attendance is limited. Don’t limit your child’s options for learning: reserve your space for PrepConnect now!