PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-0140

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Jarvis Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

     Founded in 1807, Jarvis C.I. was the first public high school in Toronto and has a long tradition of academic excellence and student involvement.  Jarvis is committed to providing a rich and varied program encouraging higher order thinking as well as research and communication skills.  Over 90% of our graduates attend university, including top schools like U of T, Waterloo, Dalhousie and Queens.  A high number of our graduates are Ontario Scholars and many receive scholarships / bursaries.
     Situated in the 'heart of the city' at Jarvis and Wellesley, our school has a rich mix of students from over 100 countries of origin, integrated into one unified, vibrant community in which diversity is our strength!

Advanced Placement and Enrichment at Jarvis!

Jarvis is proud to offer the Advanced Placement Program (Gr. 12) and the pre-AP (Gr. 9-11) Program to our motivated students who wish to take university-level courses while still in high school. We offer these courses to give students the opportunity to show mastery and develop post-secondary skills. Students at Jarvis are encouraged to enrol in the enriched courses in Grade 9 through 11, after which they are well prepared to participate in the Grade 12 AP Courses. Students who successfully score on their AP-exams in May, could receive first-year university accreditation for that specific subject. 

More Information About Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Global Competencies at Jarvis!

Global competencies foster deep learning through engaging experiences that incorporate creativity, inquiry, entrepreneurship, collaboration, leadership, communication, global citizenship, character, critical thinking and problem solving.

 At this level they are best prepared for the higher-order thinking skills that are required to continue their success at their post-secondary placements. 

Business Specialist High Skills Major Program!

The Business SHSM will prepare students for post-secondary study and employment opportunities locally and abroad, setting the foundation for Business leadership. Jarvis' geographic proximity allows for opportunities for partners in providing Certification and Training, Career Exploration Activities, Reach Ahead Activities and Sector-Partner Contextualized Components.

Our students meet the highest of academic standards in the areas of Mathematics and the Sciences, competing annually in national and international contests. Our students consistently rank at the top! Last year, our Grade 12 Team placed first and second in Canada at the University of Waterloo Euclid Mathematics contest.

Student Leadership at Jarvis!

What makes Jarvis special is our Student Leadership Program!  Many of our programs are organized and run by our own students, such as Student Council,  Peer Leaders and Peer Tutoring. This helps with the transition of our incoming grade 9 students. Many of these clubs work towards fund-raising  and creating awareness about social justice issues.

Enrichment Opportunities at Jarvis!

Our teachers strive to provide enrichment opportunities for our students outside of the classroom.  We offer educational tours to Europe & the U.S., excursions to the ROM, Toronto Symphony & Opera, CBC, TSX, and the AGO; as well as conferences to Trailblazers in Law, Women's History Conference, and leadership programs through Empire & Rotary Club and Junior Achievement.

Additional Features

  • Full-Year Academic Programming
  • Rich Extra-Curricular Programs
  • Student Scholarship & Award Program
  • Strong Arts, ESL & Co-op Programs
  • Historic Rotunda and Auditorium
  • Computer Labs & Portable Mini Labs
  • Two gymnasiums, Olympic-sized Pool
  • Free After-School Tutoring

Student Life - Where You Belong


Jarvis sets the standards of excellence by offering:
*  Over 40 Clubs including clubs in art, business, science; Social Justice, Equity, Stage Crew, Multicultural, Yearbook, Eco Team, Anime, Peer Leadership, Model UN, Womens Equity, Me to We, MSA (Muslim Student Association)  ...just to name a few
*  Outstanding teams and sports like soccer, basketball, volleyball, rugby, track & field, tennis, swim team,  badminton, and numerous intra-mural sports 
*  Opportunities to demonstrate Jarvis spirit and talent through Drama Night, Music Night, Coffee House, Art Show, Spirit Week, celebration of all Heritage Months, Athletic Banquet, Talent Show, and Springfest
* Opportunities to motivate our students to not only apply their academic knowledge but to excel in areas of athletics, arts, and citizenship 


1.  Environmentalism at Jarvis: Jarvis students are global citizens with a strong sense of character and social responsibility. As a "Silver-Rated" Eco School, we have a strong recycling program, a thriving bike club, and are raising funds for water-bottle filling stations for the school.  We have also completed our solar-panel roof project! 
2.  Student Citizenship at Jarvis:  Our students believe strongly in helping each other.  Our Student Leadership Program trains our student leaders to plan and lead, 'Me to We', Grade 9 Orientation Week, and train students in peer mediation strategies. Our dedication to inclusivity promotes tolerance and respect for all.  Our Equity Workshops train our students on Anti-homophobia, celebration of all Heritage Months, as well as Bullying Awareness.
3.  Diversity is our strength at Jarvis: Our student population is a mosaic of over 100 countries of origin embracing over 80 spoken languages and 20 religions.  The United Nations principles of peace, safety and co-operation are evident in every hall, classroom, and lesson.


Jarvis School Council is growing to involve our parent community.  We meet regularly to discuss matters of interest to student learning and involvement. The Council is always welcoming new parents/guardians to take an active role in their students' education.  We communicate with our parents through Curriculum Night, School Newsletters, mass emails, Parent-Teacher conferences, and Grade 8 Information Night.