Thistletown Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
Thistletown Collegiate Institute (TCI) is a safe and caring school dedicated to student success. Our longstanding tradition of academic excellence and rich co-curricular programs make TCI a very rewarding place of learning. We honour all pathways and provide great opportunities for all students to prepare for university, college, apprenticeships and the world of work. In addition to a very strong core program, we offer our students terrific opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education, Co-operative Education and Technology including Specialist High Skills Majors in Hospitality (Food) and The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts). Many of our graduates go on to post-secondary institutions with prestigious awards and scholarships.Read more
Specialist High Skills Major Programs
T.C.I. has Specialist High Skills Major programs in Hospitality (Food) and The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts). Common to both of these programs is the opportunity for students to be immersed in enriching learning activities both in the classroom or studio and beyond the walls of the school. These activities include skill certification sessions, special presentations and chances to participate in skill-based competitions. Students will experience a cooperative education placement in their area of expertice during their senior high school years.
Athletics and TCI
In athletics, many of our teams are actively involved in competing for TDSB championships. There are also great opportunities at Thistletown for students to play football, hockey, soccer, volleyball, cricket, badminton, basketball, softball, baseball, golf and track and field as well as a number of other sports and activities. For recreational athletes, there are various co-curricular activities open to all students. These, together with our leadership programs and a vast number of clubs and activities, offer many amazing opportunities for our students to grow and develop as individuals.
A Broad Selection of Choices
At TCI, we offer a complete range of academic, business, and technology programs including E-Learning and Continuous Intake Co-op. Our literacy initiatives aim at developing interest and skills in reading and writing and our retention and remediation initiatives help our students stay in school and be successful.
Math and Science
TCI has a strong Mathematics and Science program dedicated to student success, including an after school program designed to support those students who require extra help. Our excellent teachers are committed to providing students with the skills required to pursue further studies in all areas of science, advanced mathematics, engineering and the health and medical fields.
Food and Hospitality
Food and Hospitality at TCI provides our students with opportunities to learn new and exciting skills in a fully equipped kitchen under the direction of a highly qualified teacher-chef. Our dual-credit partnership with Humber College allows students to earn high school credits and advanced placement college credits at the same time.
TCI Environmental Club
TCI's Environmental Club is a proud participant of Tech It Away, which is a partnership between Best Buy and the TDSB to provide free recycling of unwanted electronics and accessories. This along with our printer cartridge and battery re-cycling program makes our students aware of some of the many ways that they can make a difference in protecting the environment.