When you first arrive in Canada and you do not know much of anything, it just does not matter. You just choose a city, then you choose a place in that city based on what rent you are willing to pay and the comments you may have heard from others, and then the kids will go to the school they should go based on your address.
As time goes by and you learn more about what places are better to live, where would you like to move or what schools are said to be better than pothers, you star t making better decisions. But what if I tell you that now you may be able to choose the best school for your child before you move to Canada?
There’s a new tool out there called CompareSchoolsRankings.com and is being developed by the Fraser Institute. Not all the Provinces are there, but they have something to start with: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. This is how they define it…
The Fraser Institute’s school report cards collect a variety of relevant indicators of school performance into this user-friendly website that allows parents to track ongoing trends in the academic performance of a school over a number of years and compare it to the performance of other schools within the same community.
Teachers and school administrators can also use the report card to compare the performance of their school to schools with similar student populations and characteristics, including socioeconomic factors.
With the tool you can search Schools by location or by name, and you can even compare Schools and export the results to another format, like an image…
If you know that you are moving to, let’s say, Mississauga, you could just check a ranking of the schools in that city, which could be a good kick start to start deciding where you’d like to settle and, at the same time, provide your son or daughter with a good education.
Interesting tool, eh?