Question and Answers for 18 months to 3 years / 3 to 5 years

question My daughter is just 4 months old. I'm interested in private school but wonder if its too early to start? Is the expo an appropriate venue to learn about schools and options or should we wait until she's closer to school age? Are there wait lists we need to consider for admissions?

We have some information on our website regarding the best age to send your child to private school here: http://www.ourkids.net/school/searching-for-a-golden-age - in general the consensus is that there’s no ‘right’ age but there are some guidelines to keep in mind that are mentioned in the article. The Expo is really fantastic opportunity to speak to different schools to see what they have to offer and what they might suggest, and to help you narrow down some options or just get more information. A number of private schools have PS - SK grades, all the way up to Grade 12 in some cases, so that the child can grow with the school over time if that’s an option you’re interested in. Regarding wait lists, some schools may have longer wait lists than others, and some it depends year to year. It’s a good idea to ask the particular schools you’re interested in about their process as each school has different guidelines for admission. You may like to learn more about admissions here: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/8-tips-private-school-registration-admission-27709/ Our Advanced School Search tool on the website can also help you search for schools by grade range and with specific criteria that’s important to you, including certain programs, found here: http://www.ourkids.net/school/school-search.php We also have additional information about the Expos and exhibiting schools here: http://www.ourkids.net/expo/

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