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question What curriculum do private and independent schools follow?

Education is a provincial or territorial responsibility in Canada, and requirements are not consistent across the country and, in some regions, vary among grade levels. Where students are expected to graduate with specified credits for a diploma or certificate or as a pre-requisite for post-secondary studies, schools are guided by the required provincial or territorial curriculum. Some private school may enhance the core curriculum with courses or approaches that reflect the mission and principles of the school. For example, a faith-based school or one with a strong outdoor education commitment may offer a distinctive, integrated curriculum that incorporates that vision.

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ask a question1. How does the private school curriculum differ from that of a public school?
2. What additional costs other than tuition fees do I have to consider when budgeting for a school year in a private school (Grade 1)?
3. Why donations are mandatory for some (or maybe all) private schools?
4. What factors are considered when ranking private schools?
5. How do the professional qualifications of a private school teacher differ from those of a public school teacher?
6. Are the private schools' students also required to be tested by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)? If not, then, how do private schools are evaluated in terms of students' knowledge and competencies, and the quality of education provided?

1. How does the private school curriculum differ from that of a public school?

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