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    Our kids go to Private and yes, it's a lot of money but the education in private is top notch, smaller class sizes and it's traditional learning....not this weird math that is done in the public system. I also believe counter to some here that the most important years of schooling are actually first 5-6 years. I feel like it sets the foundation for the education and more importantly their work ethic. The communication is really good in private school, you know FAST if your kid is shitting the bed and you can fix it early before it becomes a problem. Our oldest had some challenges last year and we knew by 3rd week of september and had it fixed generally by mid-October. I would bet it's not that fast in the public system because of the sheer class size.

    There's also lots of intangibles that will help them as well, the cohort they go to school with is really important to challenging them and i've seen that first hand with my oldest. I believe that the network they build will pay off when they get older (their cohort or their cohort's parents). Obviously, there's some downsides to growing up in private school and the people they interact with daily but feel the positive outweigh the negatives.

    The cost isn't that bad if you budget for it but if you compare it to the cost of daycare, it's actually the same (ours went to KidsU).
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    Quote Originally Posted by black_2.5RS View Post
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    I feel like it sets the foundation for the education and more importantly their work ethic..
    I went to 9 schools in 13 years, public and private. School has fuck all to do with work ethic - thats something kids pickup from a variety of sources - including their peers at school (but not necessarily from the school). I would not say I had ANY work ethic at age 18, but when I hit 20, things changed dramatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    in the context of public vs private its 1000x more rampant in grade 10 then it was in grade 9 last year with my son. But your right it was always around.

    I'd say the harder drugs are significantly more scary then they were 5 to 10 years ago. And the kids are significantly worst with social media these days.

    I feel bad for parents raising a young lady in today's world with all that I see happening in my sons high school.
    Absolutely, high school is a huge step change.

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    Our kids go to Private and yes, it's a lot of money but the education in private is top notch, smaller class sizes and it's traditional learning....not this weird math that is done in the public system.
    Private schools have to follow the APOS, they teach the same marth stuff.

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    Do you think your son would be honest if he'd been around harder stuff? Maybe he would be but i bet 99% of kids aren't. I know i would have never been honest about stuff like this back in jr high/high school.

    FWIW i didn't see much hard stuff in our jr high, maybe one or two guys. It was high school where it all came out.
    I doubt most parents will know 100% of everything but the conversations we have had with him being in a public school this year have been interesting. We know who on the football teams on hard drugs. We know who the party kids are pushing stuff.

    For us drugs have always been a focus of regular conversations through out junior high.

    Most of our friends have been dealing with hard drugs/gangs etc etc as early as grade 7. IMO the private schools weed out a lot of the issues and 100 % worth it in the earlier years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    I doubt most parents will know 100% of everything but the conversations we have had with him being in a public school this year have been interesting. We know who on the football teams on hard drugs. We know who the party kids are pushing stuff.

    For us drugs have always been a focus of regular conversations through out junior high.

    Most of our friends have been dealing with hard drugs/gangs etc etc as early as grade 7. IMO the private schools weed out a lot of the issues and 100 % worth it in the earlier years.
    Kids with money have the best drugs. lol

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    That's very convenient that your kids school hooks you up with names of dealers. Fuck if I can find anything asides from weed these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black_2.5RS View Post
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    .not this weird math that is done in the public system.
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    Private schools have to follow the APOS, they teach the same marth stuff.
    You got a lot of nerve trying to correct him


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    Kids with money have the best drugs. lol
    100%. I went to public school so i probably couldn't even pronounce half the shit the rich kids are dabbling with
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Private schools have to follow the APOS, they teach the same marth stuff.
    As far as I understand it, curriculum does not equal mandated instructional materials or methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you&me View Post
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    As far as I understand it, curriculum does not equal mandated instructional materials or methods.
    Typically private schools use more "progressive" methods to teach math.

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    I though everyone hated "progressive" math stuff?
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    our kid is signed up for TLC (traditional learning centre) kindergarten starting this fall. anyone have experience with the TLC Program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by me_dennis View Post
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    our kid is signed up for TLC (traditional learning centre) kindergarten starting this fall. anyone have experience with the TLC Program?
    Ours is as well (Le Roi). Her dayhome friends started last year, and their parents have given positive feedback so far. It's pretty much just the same schooling style as a 35+ year old had when we were kids

    National anthem every morning, homework every night, mandatory music class in a later grade, etc.

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    Was talking about this at dinner the other night with my parents and did a bit of poking around... does anyone know where I can find a ranking for the schools in springbank? They don't seem to show up anywhere in my googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Was talking about this at dinner the other night with my parents and did a bit of poking around... does anyone know where I can find a ranking for the schools in springbank? They don't seem to show up anywhere in my googling.
    https://www.compareschoolrankings.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by you&me View Post
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    Right, but if you look you'll notice none of the Springbank public schools are in there. That's why I came back to this thread to ask the wise minds of beyond haha.

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    I have heard nothing but good things about Springfield elementary the public school.

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