Read The Latest Report On Private Schools

September 23 2015 – Feature – Globe & Mail – When it comes to making decisions about sending your child to an independent school, the choices can be overwhelming. The Globe offers a variety of topics to consider….

Dollars In Search Of Diversity – Schools Offer Needs & Merit-Based Financial Aid To Attract A Range Of Students Who Could Not Otherwise Afford To Attend

Back To Basics – Primer Answers The Most Asked Questions When It Comes To Private School Education (OFIS Interviewed In This Article)

Full Stem Ahead – How A Single-Gender Environment Can Lead Girls To Choose A Career In Sciences, Technology, Math & Engineering

Looking Back – Eminent Canadians With A Variety Of Backgrounds Who Attended Private Schools Reflect On The Sometimes Surprising Ways That Their Educations Affected The Directions They Took In Life

Too Much Homework? – Homework Has Its Fair Share Of Proponents And Opponents, Owing In Part To The Lack Of Research Consensus

Get The Giggles Out – From Stuffed Toys To Creative Songs, Educators Approach Sex-Ed Classes With Innovative Methods

Under The Microscope – In Lab Schools, Learning In Classrooms Benefits Students And Researchers

Global Outlook – International Schools Teach The World In Canada

Read The Fine Print – Don’t Be Caught Off Guard By Extra Costs Or Volunteer Expectations

Pre-School Choices – Early-Learning Schools Create An Environment To Address The Whole Person


Have Your Say! Provincial Education Consultations

Open Until December 15 2018 - Register for a telephone town hall session, complete an online survey, provide an online submission - Independent school supporters are keenly interested in what is best for the education system in our province, and government representatives have repeatedly said that they want the feedback, ideas and contributions of those who support independent schools. Let’s be part of this conversation!

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Winter Webinar Series - Safe Schools Policies

January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21 - 1:00pm-2:00pm - Online OFIS is offering a 4 week webinar series aimed at assisting independent schools in developing and/or strengthening Safe School Policies & Protocols. Ensure that your school understands the most current government & legal compliance expectations in establishing best practices to keep safe in a number of key policy areas.

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OFIS Podcasts

FREE! - to all private schools!
Join these real-time conversations on the most current school leadership topics from the comfort of your very own office. New episodes are added on the 3rd Tuesday of each month during the school year from 4-5pm.

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Private Schools Form An Important Part Of B.C.'s School System

Vancouver Sun - October 28 2018 - Dr. Beth Green - It's about time we recognized a simple fact about B.C. education. The province's independent schools are a positive complement to public schools.

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Independent Schools Should Be Encouraged, And Ontario Should Fund Them

Hamilton Spectator - November 4 2018 - Doug Sikkema & Dr. Beth Green - Far from the common misconceptions, these private schools are helping young Ontarians become more socially engaged and more generous

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