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High Performing Athlete Programs

The application for High Performing Athlete Programs at Silverthorn CI, Northview Heights SS, Hollycrest MS and St. Andrews’ MS has closed and will not re-open until the 2024-25 school year. There are waitlists and no seats are available at this time.


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The High Performing Athlete Programs provide academic programming and flexible scheduling for students-athletes who are involved in provincial, national or international level training and competition.

In order to meet the demands of intense training schedules, schools provide more flexible timetables in order to balance school with out of school commitments, so that athletes can strive for both academic and athletic excellence. Additionally, special consideration is given for school missed as a result of competition.


Elementary High Performing Athlete Programs

Hollycrest Middle School (Grades 4 - 8)

St. Andrews' Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)


Secondary Elite Athlete Programs

Northview Heights Secondary School (Grades 9 - 12)

Silverthorn Collegiate Institute (Grades 9 - 12)


Athletic Involvement Requirement

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  • In order to qualify for this program, athletes must provide documentation of a training schedule of at least 12 hours (elementary) or 15 hours (secondary) during the school week impacting the student's ability to attend the regular school day. These are hours of team training, and do not include competitions or private training sessions.
  • Students must be competing at a provincial, national, or international level of competition and this must be verified by a certified coach affiliated with a recognized club or organization.
  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements (as per PR518) to register at a TDSB school, which includes currently residing within the province of Ontario.
  • When demand exceeds spaces available, priority will be given to current TDSB students, the applicants residing within the City of Toronto and finally applicants residing outside of the City of Toronto.


  • Applicants will either apply for a Morning Program (to accommodate afternoon training) or an Afternoon Program (to accommodate morning training).
  • Applicants will be required to provide documentation outlining their athletic involvement, as outlined above along with evidence of their training schedule/routine.