PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-1710

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Heydon Park Secondary School's Mission Statement

Welcome to TDSB's only small student-centred public high school for young women, transgender & non-binary student. We are a strong school community dedicated towards the common goal of ensuring our students reach their full potential. We offer a multi-disciplinary program leading towards an Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD), an Ontario Secondary Certificate (OSSC) or a Certificate of Accomplishment (CoA).  We offer small class sizes with additional classroom support & access to school Social Worker, CYW's and mental health professionals.
Our Mission: To provide a solid foundation for our students in their academic and career aspirations through programming, curriculum, leadership development, & community partnerships.

At Heydon Park our non credit students are partially integrated allowing them to attend classes in both the Life Skills/Non Credit program and simultaneously work towards their OSSC and/or OSSD.  We have many Experiential Learning opportunities including cosmetology, green industries, culinary arts, photography, computer technology, and coding, robotics and computational thinking.  In a student's final years they are enrolled in cooperative education programming where they are able to choose an area to specialize in and gain valuable work experience, enhancing their resume along the way.  Situated in the downtown core helps facilitate community partnerships and work placement opportunities for our students.

How to apply to Heydon Park Secondary School

Students come to us through one of two options.
1.  Students wishing to enter our Life Skills program, do so through an IPRC or SEPRC (for out of board students) process at their homeschool and require an Offer of Placement in order to attend.
2.  Optional Attendance:  Students entering our Academic Pathway, can obtain an Optional Attendance Application from our Guidance department. 

Grade 9 Bridges Program
 
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More Information About Heydon Park Secondary School

Diploma Program - OSSD

Our Diploma Program is designed to prepare students for post secondary opportunities including but not limited to apprenticeship programs, colleges and universities. 

Certificate Program- OSSC

Students in this program attend compulsory academic courses in areas such as English, math and science. In addition, life skill development classes will prepare students for the workplace and independent living.

Credit Recovery

This is a program that is offered to students who are just shy of passing a credit. Instead of doing the entire course over again, students have an opportunity to complete missing or failed work in order to meet the requirements to fulfil the course. Teachers provide one-on-one support in a small group setting.

Community Partnerships

We open doors by working with our community partners. Through support from our local community, students are provided with unique opportunities for success. Outside supports want to be involved and contribute to our vision of preparing our students for life after high school.

Community partnerships include:
OYAP,  Social Circus, Frontier College Tutoring Program, Urban Indigenous Education Centre, Canadian Opera Company, Central Toronto Youth Services,  Project Search, Corbrook, Pathways to Education, Social Circus, Planned Parenthood, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape to name a few.

Additional Features

  • Free breakfast and lunch programs
  • Supportive Resource Centre
  • TTC tickets & busing available
  • Gender Inclusive Programming
  • Focus On Success program
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Focus on Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy
  • Wheel chair accessible

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

We encourage our students to build their skills, knowledge and confidence in and out of the classroom. Extra-curricular activities are an important part of our student life. We offer:
  • dance classes
  • music: choir, karaoke and variety show
  • visual arts: art shows and events
  • sports: track and field, basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc.
  • clubs: student council, student ambassadors, Black Student Alliance (BSA), Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), coding, math club, healing garden.
In addition, we encourage our students to attend Camp Kawartha, a Heydon Park tradition. It is a 3-day adventure that has become a valuable tool in helping our students foster positive relationships,  build self-esteem and develop social skills.
 
Our mental health initiatives include: Mindfulness Practice, Building Healthy Relationship Workshops and MHAN partnership.

WHAT SETS US APART

We are a small school community with a high staff to student ratio.  Heydon Park is an  inclusive and supportive community, built around respect and a strong belief that everyone can learn and achieve. Parents remark how attending our school has helped their children increase their confidence, become more independent and take on new challenges.
 
Our team ensures that all students have a transition plan when they leave school.  We work with employment agencies and colleges to bring resources closer to you and ensure you are prepared for the next stage of your life.  We want all students to succeed and we believe planning for the future is an important step towards success.
 
As part of our mission to help our students achieve career success, we offer an impressive co-operative education program where our students can gain valuable work experience while exploring different careers. Participation in these temporary work terms often leads to summer or full-time employment.

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We have a School Council which meets four to six times a year.  Through it's creative efforts we organize special events for our families and community. We hold engaging workshops, information nights and other activities which are always well attended. 
 
We value our parents and strong community partnerships.
 
Community supporters include:

OYAP, Frontier College Tutoring Program, Urban Indigenous Education Centre, Central Toronto Youth Services, Canadian Opera Company, Project Search, Corbrook, Pathways to Education, Social Circus, Planned Parenthood, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape.