Education Fair set for Sept. 24
Many parents understandably fret over where to send their kids to school. If you are one of them, this event is not to be missed.
Making a decision about where to send your child to school is often one of the most difficult decisions parents make during the early years. Should you enroll them in a French immersion program at the elementary level? What about a Montessori school or one that uses the International Baccalaureate program? How can we prepare them for an entrance exam and should we choose the private sector for high school? There are many options available (and even more for students with English eligibility).
It’s understandable if parents feel a little lost trying to sift through the options and pick out the schools and services that suit their children’s needs and family values.
We hope we can make this decision a little easier for parents; for 12 years, Montreal Families has been hosting an annual Education Fair, bringing representatives from private and public elementary and high schools as well as tutoring and learning centres under the same roof. (Although our fair is held in Pointe-Claire, schools and organizations from all over the island will be represented).
The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) will be on hand to give out information about its 24 English elementary and secondary private schools.
The West Island-based Lester B. Pearson School Board will be present again this year, ready to give guidance about all their schools, specialty streams and international programs.
The Canadian Parents for French, a national network of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting and creating French-second-language learning opportunities for young people, is back again this year.
There will be more than 35 booths representing over 100 public and private schools, tutoring centres and other education-based programs around Montreal.
There will also be companies that offer extracurricular activities on hand to talk about their programs.
Make sure to bring the kids along; we will have clowns making balloons for the kids.
The fair takes place Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire, 6700 Trans Canada Hwy. Admission and parking are FREE.
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