Western Technical-Commercial School (Gr 09 - 12)
For over 80 years, Western Tech, situated in picturesque Bloor West Village, has provided students with an exceptional Academic program coupled with state-of-the-art computer, classroom and technological facilities. In addition to offering all of the required Academic courses for University, College and Workplace destinations, Western provides the rare opportunity for students to add the hands-on high skill set often missing from high school graduates as they pursue their future Degree and Diploma programs. Our students develop their interests and direction through an exploration of our diverse course offerings in English, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Art, Physical and Health Education, Technology and specialized programs.Read more
WTCS offers a four year, multi-disciplinary, visual communication program integrating the Visual Arts and Technology. Our CyberARTS program develops transferable skills geared towards Graphic Design, Animation, Photography and Audio & Video production. You will enjoy working through a project based and professional studio environment. We are the only CyberARTS program in the TDSB to be declared a Specialized High Skills Major (SHSM), recognized by the Ministry of Education and post-secondary institutions as having reached a higher level of achievement.
We offer a Specialist High Skills Major Robotics program in a new state-of-the-art robotic manufacturing teaching facility. We offer the only robotics program in Canada that integrates industrial robots into classroom curriculum. Our project-driven curriculum focuses on innovation and collaboration. Our program is designed to be cross-curricular: integrating engineering, design and programming into real world robotics. Western students consistently find success at the highest level in national FIRST Robotics competitions. Come experience the Western Advantage!Read more about Robotics
Gifted / Enriched Program
This program offers an exciting alternative to regular academic programs. The courses for the program have been enhanced so that they are appropriate to the needs of Gifted/Enriched students. Curriculum material is generally presented at a quicker pace, and with more depth and breadth. All compulsory Gr.9-12 credits are offered as Gifted/Enriched classes.
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This program has become a dynamic part of the school and surrounding community. Students develop skills in public speaking, team building, communication, conflict resolution, effective fundraising and event organization. Students lead school wide events, mentor younger students, organize workshops for the community, and lead leadership camps. Read more about Leadership Program
Students have the opportunity to earn both college and high school credits concurrently by participating in this program. It is a resounding success allowing students to experience college and earn a college credit at no cost for tuition or books.Currently dual credit courses are offered at Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College and Seneca College.
ESL / LEAP Program
WTCS offers both LEAP and ESL. The LEAP program includes both credit and non-credit courses for students who may have missed some schooling due to circumstances in their countries of origin. ESL levels A to E and various transitional courses are available to all ESL students - from those new to English, to those perfecting their skills for university entrance. Read more about ESL / LEAP Program