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SEED Alternative School

SEED is a warm, dynamic space that promotes student capacity and optimizes learning potential. Our unique space fosters inclusion while celebrating individuality. Our academic focus is on University and College preparation with extensive offerings in Mathematics, Science, Technologies, Visual Arts and Progressive Humanities. Established in 1968, SEED is founded on the Summerhill model with an emphasis on catalytic and constructivist principles. Democratic, relational and student-centred, SEED imbeds transferable skills that support ongoing student learning. By providing students opportunities to direct their own learning and address their individual needs, SEED promotes autonomy of thinking and independent thought.

SEED fosters engagement and responsibility within the community by encouraging student input not only within the class but also on issues concerning school policy and procedure.
We Offer:
  • Grade 11 and 12 university level semestered curriculum
  • Innovative courses 
  • Art courses: such as modern and classical painting, sculpture, video and drama
  • A flexible, accepting and non-authoritarian atmosphere
  • The chance to think beyond the textbook

Our Learning Environment:

  • Small learning spaces
  • Student lounge, kitchen and computer lab
  • Spacious Art Room and Gallery with skylights
  • Weekly staff/student meetings
  • Distinctive timetable with long and short classes