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Why You Should Consider an IB School

St. Jude’s Academy (SJA) is one of the only full IB World Schools in the Peel Region in Mississauga. SJA offers the official IB World PYP, MYP, and DP programs, which represent a continuation of learning excellence from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. These inquiry-based programs are internationally recognized and revered as one of the highest standards of teaching. The specially certified IB teaching staff encourages and supports children to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners through these series of interconnected, academically rigorous programs. Teachers provide stimulating learning experiences focused on the strengths and needs of individuals in order to help all students reach their full potential.

As an IB World school, SJA offers an international standardized education. I recognize that I have mentioned the value of a standardized education here on my blog before, but it is difficult for me to overemphasize its benefits! The Ontario education system, both private and public, does not offer the same level of standardized education as IB World schools which follow the highly successful Geneva model that was established in 1968. An IB DP diploma is automatically recognized by many prominent international universities  as a reputable high school degree representing the advanced education received. But besides carrying more weight for post-graduate success, a student receiving an IB World education will develop invaluable lifelong skills to become a world citizen of the twenty-first century. They are imbued with a sense of drive, purpose, and unlimited possibility for their role on the world stage. IB World students do not just received an excellent education… they become excited about their education! With the rise of chronic student absenteeism and learning apathy, inspiring students to take an interest in their education is no mean success, and motivates them to perform to the best of their ability. .

The same way it is so important for our global economy to have a standardized system of weights and measures and currencies, it is equally important to have a standardized education!

To read more, please check out my previous post on this topic.

Day Schools vs. Boarding Schools pt. 2

Today I continue analyzing the great private school debate: whether to enrol your child in a day or boarding school. Last time I mentioned the negative effects of homesickness that boarding school inevitably brings, and the parental fear of missing out on your child’s upbringing. I also demonstrated how the single-sex learning curriculum found in boarding schools does not improve the learning experience of a student, and actually presents significant social detriments to a child’s development; a lack of experience in healthy interaction with the opposite sex can seriously hurt a child’s ability to integrate into the workforce and develop relationships in maturity. To read more about the harmful effects of the single-sex classroom, click here.

To begin this post, I want to look at the most popular argument in favour of boarding schools: 24/7 educational immersion, extracurricular activities, and supervision. Continue reading Day Schools vs. Boarding Schools pt. 2