Why a Canadian education?

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Why a Canadian education?

As parents exploring the international school market, you may ask ‘why a Canadian education’?  A key reason is that Canada consistently scores very near to the top on international standards testing, such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Programme for International Student Assessment (OECD, 2018). In fact, Canada has demonstrated year after year that its system outperforms that of most other countries in international test outcomes.  In a 2017 article entitled ‘How Canada became an education superpower’, Canada was recognized as only “one of a handful of countries to appear in the top 10 for maths, science and reading” (British Broadcasting Corporation, 2017). Ontario’s test results historically have paralleled Canada’s overall PISA test results. The reason for this is the quality of education offered by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s curriculum and its assessment and evaluation practices. Other jurisdictions worldwide also look to Ontario as a leader at the forefront of educational pedagogy and assessment and evaluation strategies when looking at reforming their educational practices to improve student learning. 

At Delia School of Canada (DSC), we have created an inclusive, multicultural, and caring learning environment that combines student well-being with a rigorous academic program that prepares our students to be positive, contributing global citizens. By utilizing the well-respected Ontario curriculum, DSC (Taikoo Shing) makes us a wise choice for your child’s education.  No matter the grade your child enters, DSC will provide your child with the key competencies required to be successful not only at DSC and post-secondary, but in the demanding challenges of the 21st century work force.  Our focus is not only on knowledge but rather on how to use higher level thinking skills to apply and communicate knowledge in creative and meaningful ways.

 

 

After completing our program of study, and having met all graduation requirements, our students are awarded the globally recognized and valued Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). With this diploma, the university opportunities are endless. Our students apply to and are accepted into top universities worldwide, such as the University of Toronto, London School of Economics, University of London, Columbia University, and UCLA to name just a few. A full list of universities our students have been accepted to can be found here.

As a parent, you can be confident that your child will be entering into an exciting, dynamic and positive learning environment that provides a world-class education and opens the doors to countless opportunities and success wherever your child chooses to study in the future.

 

References

British Broadcasting Corporation. (2017). How Canada became an education superpower’.  At: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-40708421

OECD (2018). PISA 2015 Results in Focus. At: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf