PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-0030

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Central Toronto Academy's Mission Statement

Central Toronto Academy is a school that embraces 21st century learning. Our small size, caring staff and semestered format foster a climate that provides our students with a high school experience optimised for their personal growth and development. At CTA, we are Digital Innovators with classes offered online and blended learning formats where students receive Chromebooks in Grade 9. In our diverse and inclusive learning environment, students become Compassionate Leaders who develop their skills through our leadership courses, student council and numerous extra-curricular clubs and activities. Driven by our strong SHSM and Cooperative education programs students become Experiential Learners.

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Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement

Pre-AP courses at CTA develop reflective and critical learning skills that provide the foundation upon which enriched learning is based. Advanced Placement (AP) programming provides university level courses, curricula and examinations in secondary schools. AP accreditation is recognised internationally and many universities grant course credit and advanced standing for students who score well in AP exams. AP courses that will be offered at CTA include Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English, and Computer Science. These senior courses dovetail with the Pre-Advanced Placement courses and provide an enriching experience.


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The HeARTS Department

Student voice, personal expression, acceptance and inclusion - just a few reasons why Arts at CTA has been rebranded as the HeARTS department. The extemely popular Arts programming includes Integrated Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Musical Production, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, Guitar, Instrumental and Vocal Music and Film/Drama Production.

Extensive community connections allow students to regularly work with professionals in creative fields such as DJing, photography, improvisation, graphic design, dance, fashion and film. Students have numerous opportunities to perform at community events such as the National Theatre School Drama Festival, pop-up exhibits, art shows and fundraisers. 

English Language Learners (ELL) and Languages

We offer a comprehensive program with extensive support at all levels. Beginners receive extra language instruction in their first two semesters. Extra support is provided in core courses offered exclusively to ELLs. Further support is provided by our designated staff mentor for newcomer students and our school settlement worker.


The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry- approved and funded program that offers students the opportunity to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the OSSD. Students enrolled in CTA's business social entrepreneurship SHSM will gain valuable career related skills and knowledge.

The SHSM program includes:
- Eight bundled senior level credits relating to either arts or business courses.
- Experiential learning which includes at least two Cooperative Education credits.
- "Reach Ahead" experiences to enhance networks and post-secondary planning
- Industry recognised certifications and/or training courses.  

R.E.A.C.H. Athletics

Our program unique to CTA, focuses on the fusion of academics and sports. It provides continuity between extracurricular and in-school athletic development while providing structure and support for academics. This provides student athletes with the resources, skills and expertise that foster growth. 

- have their own staff mentor who is the Athletic Director for the the program
- Benefit from academic and attendance tracking
- Participate in year-round training
- Can be promoted to post-secondary athletics program via highlight videos and player profiles 
- Have the opportunity to receive training and certifications related to the health and sports fields (i.e., NCCP Level 1, Cafitpro Certifications, etc) 

Additional Features

  • Excellent Computer Labs
  • Multi-Functional Library
  • Majestic Classic Auditorium
  • Strong Student Leadership Program
  • Strong Literacy Student Support
  • Chromebooks for Grade 9 students
  • Comprehensive Special Ed Support
  • Staff-Student Mentorship Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Experiential learning is a way of life at Central Toronto Academy. With dynamic exclusive workshops with industry professionals such as Sully Wong, RBC, UofT and many more, our students get to "experience" their education first hand rather than just reading it out of books.

The experience doesn't end with the programs either. CTA has an Administrative staff that is so involved with the student body, that it is common place to see them participating in classroom activities and workshops on a daily basis or even dancing and singing on stage along with the students at assemblies and dances. At CTA, we truly are a close, supportive, community.


CTA is a special place – something you will feel as soon as you walk through the front door of our building where you see student artwork and other displays informing you about the many different accomplishments of our students. At CTA we are committed to developing 21st Century learners who contribute in a socially responsible and innovative way to the global community. Each student is encouraged and supported to achieve his/her highest individual potential – academically, personally and physically – and to develop confidence and leadership skills. Central Toronto Academy (CTA) is a diverse learning community that promotes mutual respect among students and staff built on empathy and equity. Our vision is to empower students to reach their full potential through a supportive and caring environment, enriched programming and excellence in academics. We are a culturally responsive and environmentally aware school, embedding leadership in social justice, and global citizenship.


Central Toronto Academy engages its parent community through our Parent Newsletter, Parent Council, and email list. CTA's SHSM focus in Business Social Entrepreneurship has developed important community partnerships with the following organisations in Arts and Culture: Bikes Without Borders, Walnut Studios, Cinderbloc Studios, Global Warming Tees, AGO, Peach Beserk, Spud Bomb Crew, Manifesto, Sully Wong, Kensington Art Academy, David Brown, Exhibit Change, Nicky Johnson, Lockpicker Productions, etc. Team Unbreakable and participation in OFSAA 'Try-Day' round off some of the experiential learning students receive here at CTA.