Public School vs. Private School- Find the Difference 

Parents have always attached great importance to their children’s education, and at the same time, they will also be troubled by a common question. “Is it better to choose a public school or a private school”?Both public and private schools in Canada are a legal part of the education system, which means that teaching tasks must be performed in accordance with the teaching regulations of the Department of Education. But their teaching concepts and methods are very different. The Guardian Education Group will introduce the differences between Canadian public schools and private schools from various aspects.

The school system is divided into public and private:

Public school schools include: general public, Catholic schools, French schools.

Private schools include: ordinary private schools, famous private schools (equivalent to noble schools), boys’ schools, girls’ schools, French private schools.

Comparison of admission requirements:
Public schools: Canadian public schools implement the 12th grade compulsory education system. Generally speaking, schools charge students based on the family’s residential area and location. The most intuitive impression of public schools is that education is not just a school matter or the responsibility of the Education Bureau, it is the responsibility of the whole society. And Canada’s educational resources are relatively fair. But when there are some students with bad behaviors, the school basically has no tough measures to control these students except for good advice.Private schools: independent fees, the better the more expensive private schools, the lower grade students who directly apply for private kindergartens need to pass an interview or pass a simple school exam; middle-level students who are admitted to private schools from public schools must all A unified North American SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) test score is required. After that, you need to pass the interview of the private school to get the admission permit. Private schools generally use their own way to choose the students it wants or the types it thinks can be cultivated. In order to ensure the quality of students, some good private schools also need to conduct interviews with parents (such as UCC). In fact, it is to check the strength of parents and the growth environment of students.
Class size comparison:
Public school: Public schools are under the fifth grade of elementary school, each class cannot exceed 21 students, and above the fifth grade each class does not exceed 32 students. Teachers are generally civil servants, with low mobility and relatively stable. For public schools, schools from different incomes, different ethnic groups, and groups of people must bear the responsibility of nurturing their students, so each type of student training needs to be taken care of.Private school: Private schools usually have only 16 students or less per class, so students are more likely to get teachers’ attention. Teachers are generally employed.
Curriculum:
Public school: In addition to providing general teaching courses designed for most students, some schools also offer ESL (English as a Second Language); IB (International Baccalaureate); or AP (Advanced Placement).Private schools: Public schools have courses for private schools. At the same time, private schools are complementary to public schools, making up for the weakness of public schools’ inflexibility, and private schools will provide targeted individual counseling for students, which will help immigrant students complete as soon as possible. ESL courses. In addition, homework in private schools will be more difficult and more challenging for students.
Extracurricular activities:
Public schools: Compared with private schools, public schools have relatively few extracurricular activities.Private Schools: Although private schools have high tuition fees, they have many resources. They provide various extracurricular activities and competitions, giving students many opportunities to exercise themselves. In addition, the teacher pays high attention to each student.
Comparison of management methods:
Public schools: Public schools generally have two semesters a year, and students usually leave school at 3:10 pm. Public schools are very obligatory and cannot casually say “NO” to students. No matter what the situation is, students can enter the school unconditionally as long as they comply with local laws. For some students with congenital disabilities, the school will apply for special education and help for them. According to the needs of the students, the Education Bureau will send special personnel to take care of the students in need or provide special services.Private schools: Many private schools arrange for students to leave school after 4:00PM. For private schools, the way of managing students is more flexible. Many private schools can have 3 semesters according to their own circumstances. Students wear uniform school uniforms, obey the school rules, and educate students with strict methods. Unlike public schools, private schools basically provide boarding arrangements. The flexible curriculum and management methods allow private schools to have many more management methods than public schools to ensure the interests of the overall students, and do their best to help students enter the university or achieve the set goals within a set time.