SEED Alternative School (Gr 11 - 12)
885 Dundas St E, Floor 2nd, Toronto, ON
Shared Experience Exploration Discovery
Curriculum Leader: Liam Rodrigues
Are you passionate about learning?
Founded in 1968, SEED is North America's oldest public alternative secondary school. Since then it has been a haven for students with high potential who seek a small and nurturing environment that supports their individual needs. SEED is a warm dynamic space where people who are passionate about learning thrive: Small classes enable students an opportunity to provide input on course content and evaluation and, where possible, to design projects which stimulate personal interests.Read more
We offer a flexible classroom based semester programme of grade 11&12, mainly University level, courses such as
- Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth & Space Science
- Creative writing
- Social Science
- Modern & Classical Painting
- Media Arts including Film &Video
+ Credit Recovery
We would hope that those who study the sciences at SEED leave us with a better appreciation of how and why our activities impact our planetary ecosystem: You will be able to gain this type of knowledge
not only by becoming more familiar with the better known pre-20th.C. type of scientific knowledge, but also via exposure to lesser known modern knowledge . You will also learn how science's understanding of 'reality' has moved far away from the Newtonian material realism model and, indeed, how the scientific model itself has its own limitations and caveats.
Whether or not you are interested in mathematics, we would expect that you will have become more interested and knowledgeable by the time you finish your course: The concepts are linked and built cumulatively so that relevant equations aren't just disconnected formulas and, for those who want to be better prepared for post-secondary studies,we'll go beyond the curriculum.
Englishes, Social Sciences and the Humanities
Students have an opportunity to explore personal interests in these courses. Topics for independent study are self-selected and explored and shared in a meaningful way according to student expertise. Self-directed learning is encouraged through self-selection of texts. Students have an opportunity to design course content and projects for evaluation.
SEED's art students are given projects in which to learn the language of design & composition and the fundamentals of how to use materials, while having the freedom to create highly personal and meaningful work. Our large halogen-lit art Gallery is dedicated to year round displays of student work and is the central hub of the school.
The SEED alternative school difference
SEED is a small school with a flexible timetable where students have many opportunities to create and foster a very strong and supportive community by sharing their interests and mentoring each other, not only at the regular community meetings but also throughout the rest of the week. SEED is where teachers are able to mentor those students who need extra help.