Many of Ontario’s schools are ranked by a standard test called the EQAO. Some of the public schools score exceptionally well on this test; while this doesn’t mean that a particular school will be the best fit for your child, it certainly is a good indicator that the school takes its’ education very seriously. Purchasing a home in a good public school area can typically be 5-10% more expensive than in corresponding areas. For a family, spending an extra 5-10% to live in a good public school area is a worth-while investment for several reasons:

1) If you want your children to get the best education possible (who doesn't?), private schools typically cost $15 – 35,000 per year. This equates to over $120,000 during the pre-high school years alone - for a single child. Being able to make use of the public school system can mean the difference between scraping by and having a very comfortable retirement.

2) The premium you spend getting into a good area will be recouped if or when you eventually sell. These areas are also less prone to price depreciations during difficult years.

3) That area is very likely to have parents just like you – they're interested in motivating their children to 'do their best'. This typically leads to your child’s friends having the same drive and enthusiasm toward scholastic achievement.

One of the big disadvantages of a public school is the lack of programs that are offered at the private schools. The public schools simply don’t have the staff and resources necessary to offer some of the programs that the private schools have. We’ll be highlighting some fantastic programs that we have had experience with and that can augment your child’s public school experience:

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