THESTUDENTSCHOOL (Gr 11 - 12)
125 Evelyn Cres, Toronto, ON
Welcome to our small semestered alternative school located in the High Park area. We offer predominantly academic courses for students in grades 11 and 12. Classes are held daily with a timetable that students help to create. THESTUDENTSCHOOL (TSS) is for students whose needs are not met in mainstream secondary schools. We provide a warm, supportive atmosphere for you to complete your secondary school credits. Our 10 staff and 160 students are all on a first name basis.
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The school has operated on democratic principles since its founding in 1979. Students have a say in their own education.The foundation of our democracy is the biweekly council meeting, chaired by students, where staff and students together make decisions on many issues concerning the school community. Each semester we ask students what courses ought to be offered; this is the basis on which we build a timetable. Often, students have input into course content as well.
Run by students, for students, this truly is THESTUDENTSCHOOL
Neil Gorman, Student
Neil Gorman, Student
You Speak - We Listen
We listen to what our students want and have subsequently expanded course content to encompass broader areas of interest. Social justice issues play an important role in most of our courses, including Gay & Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies, Afro-American History, Environmental Studies, and Food & Nutrition.
“A positive, friendly environment where one can apply experiences and real opinions to class discussions. Where creativity and thinking outside of the box is encouraged rather then hindered. There is more than one correct answer at TSS.”
Kali Carter, Student
The Art Program
The Art Program offers focus courses in Drawing, Painting, Crafts, Printmaking and Sculpture, in addition to Visual Art. Art students exercise lateral thinking while building diverse portfolios of varied media. Each year, the art program culminates in a public showing of student work at a downtown gallery.
Visit our art blog at http://tssart.org
School Life - Students make things happen
TSS was the first high school to join the boycott of Coke products in 2004. A student learnt of coke's practises in Columbia, and within the year, TSS held a conference to educate the community on the subject.
There's something for everyone at TSS. Join one of our many student groups, from greening committee to the co-ed volleyball team. Or, initiate one of your own.
A Warm and Friendly Place
Who says we're good at listening? Our students do!
According to the TDSB census of 2006, 98% of our students said we offer courses they wanted, 93% said our school is a friendly and welcoming place and 86% reported feeling supported and encouraged by their teachers.* Each student has a staff mentor whom they can approach at any time. Our doors are always open.
Enrolling at THESTUDENTSCHOOL
We welcome registrations from May to September for the Fall Semester, and December to February for the Winter Semester.
We accept students from across the city. We are located less than a 10 minute walk from the Runnymede Subway station. Call us about our courses for the upcoming semester. We can arrange a personal tour and answer all of your questions.