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Choosing between a private and public school is a deeply personal choice for each family and your decision will have a powerful impact on your child's future success. While there are merits to each type of learning environment, time after time, it seems private school students far surpass their public school peers. This is due in no small part to the process of private school admittance vs. public school admittance in Toronto.
 

Public School Admittance

 
One of the best and also conversely worst attributes of public school is that it is open to everyone. Public school is funded by taxpayer dollars and as long as the student lives within the district, there is virtually nothing a public school can do to deny access to those students who would wish to disrupt the learning process. There is no interview or any type of admission requirement to attend public school as it belongs to all members of the public, and while this is fair and beneficial to those students who may not be well-received in other facilities due to personal background factors, it also makes public school a haven for students who have little interest in learning and think little of derailing the process for others. For many of these "bad apples”, school is merely a place they are required to go during the weekdays and this mind frame is not conductive to a stable learning environment for the other students who wish to receive knowledge.
 

Private School Admittance

 
Private school admittance is determined through an application process initiated by either the student or their parents, and is carefully monitored and reviewed by a committee of education professionals within the institute. This application process allows both the potential student as well as the private school to meet and understand one another and express the expectations of an education from within. Due to this vetting process, students who are admitted to Toronto prep schoolsare highly interested in learning, have a strong sense of self and community values, and direction and ambition for their futures. Being in an environment with so many like-minded students who are proud of their achievements and enjoy the challenge of learning and growing within the school is highly conducive to the learning process and encourages pupils to reach their full potential in a safe and positive environment.
 

Public School Admittance vs. Private School Admittance in Toronto

 
The process of application for private school has a number of advantages over the non-application required for public schools. Much like in adult life, the interview at a private school determines if a potential student is the right fit for an academic institution and if the two can mutually benefit one another. Students tend to learn a great deal faster and be far more open to absorbing new concepts in an environment where their peers have similar goals and interests in learning. While public schools also employ many dedicated educators, there is a serious concern that lack of funding and over-crowding in classrooms deters the student from reaching their full potential and students who do wish to excel at their studies tend to face tremendous social pressure not to be a "nerd” or "geek” simply because they wish to better themselves.
 
While nothing is a foolproof perfect system, the difference between public school admittance and private school admittance in Toronto can be the deciding factor between your child's unfortunate failure and their resounding success in the future.
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