Northern Secondary School (Gr 09 - 12)
851 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON
"Hail Dear Old Northern"
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Welcome to one of the most exciting schools in Toronto. Although we are well recognized for our academic success, we also offer you outstanding physical education and arts programs. Our exceptional technical program meets the needs of students seeking careers in construction, robotics and communication technology. Our list of awards and proven success in those areas is extensive. You will learn from our excellent, dedicated teachers who help prepare you for the future. We welcome students with many different learning styles and have special programs for gifted learners, students with learning disabilities and students with deaf or hard of hearing. We are a non-semester school with 1,800 students.
Advanced Placement, Leadership and Gifted Programs
Our advanced placement opportunities cover a wide variety of subject areas, including calculus, computer science, geography, French, history and social studies.
Our leadership program, the 'Buddies,' offers character development, mentoring and support for new students.
Our gifted program provides a seamless transition for students coming from the elementary gifted program.
Innovative Business Programs
Northern is one of only two public schools in Toronto to offer a financial securities program based on the Canadian Securities Course, a certificate required by professional brokers and traders. Investigate the stock market and look at the risks and safeguards in trading and creating stock portfolios. Enroll in our business and computer science programs; join other students who excel in accounting and financial securities competitions across the city. Our financial programs require you to 'think outside the box.' One of our students scored a perfect grade on an advanced placement (AP) examination in the business area.
Drama, Music and Fine Art
Our Drama students have much to boast about. Develop your skills with our talented teachers in outstanding facilities. Our students have received awards from the theatrical community, including the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Foundation for the Recognition of Excellence in Drama, the Sears Drama Festival and the Wayne Fairhead New Play award. Read more about Drama, Music and Fine Art
Biotechnology and Biotechnology & Forensics
In our biotechnology courses, you will learn the theory and practical applications of microbiology and DNA manipulation. Learn how to professionally communicate your results in lab reports, presentations and projects. Read more about Biotechnology and Biotechnology & Forensics
Experience our integrated technologies program and choose from communications (graphic arts) technology, video and broadcast, photographic production, robotics and computer engineering, architectural design, engineering design, construction and automotive and transportation technologies. Read more about Integrated Technologies
Enroll in one of the best physical education programs in Toronto. Learn and compete with professional equipment. Join our many competitive teams that have won numerous championships in football, baseball, basketball, track and other sports.