SCHOOL 101

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Tips from the pros on pick­ing the right school for your child and your fam­ily

Toronto is home to many of the old­est pri­vate schools in Canada. Cres­cent School (pic­tured) is a rel­a­tive new­comer at 105 years young. The grand­daddy on the scene is Up­per Canada Col­lege, which was founded in 1829. Al­though choos­ing a school in­volves a myr­iad of fac­tors, age mat­ters. When an in­sti­tu­tion has been charged with ed­u­cat­ing young minds and has suc­ceeded for a cen­tury or two, well, it means some­thing. Other schools that have stood the test of time in­clude De La Salle Col­lege (1851), St. Michael’s Col­lege School (1852), Bishop Stra­chan School (1867), Haver­gal Col­lege (1894) and Brank­some Hall (1903). These schools of­fer his­tory and tra­di­tion, as well as a global net­work of grad­u­ates that spans gen­er­a­tions.

FIELD OF DREAMS Old school sports such as rugby share the field with new sports like quid­ditch

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