Grade 9 and 10 students from across the city can now be part of a new Africentric Secondary Program offered at
Winston Churchill CI in the east and Downsview SS in the west.
These programs include an Africentric approach to learning that is embedded in core grade 9 and 10 courses. The
curriculum draws on African-centered sources of knowledge and perspectives to create a rich and diverse educational
experience that builds an environment of high academic achievement, increased student engagement and enriched
cultural pride for all students.
The program is open to all students interested in taking Grade 9 and 10 courses with this focus. Learn more about the
TDSB's two Africentric Secondary programs:
The Leonard Braithwaite Program at Winston Churchill CI
The Leonard Braithwaite Program is located within Winston Churchill
in the city's east end. All grade 9 compulsory courses (English, Science, Geography, Math and
Core French) and select grade 10 courses are offered with an Africentric focus and taught at an academic level.
Learn more: Visit the Winston Churchill CI's website or email your questions to WinstonChurchillCI@tdsb.on.ca.
Register: Work through your school's Guidance Counsellor to complete and submit a Leonard Braithwaite Program Registration Form.
Africentric Secondary Program at Downsview SS
Students in Downsview SS's Africentric Program can take four grade 9 compulsory courses (English, Math and Geography)
or grade 10 courses with an Africentric focus. Located in the west end of Toronto,
is a vibrant and dynamic school that offers a variety of academic programs and extracurricular activities for
Learn more: Visit the Downsview SS website or email your questions to Lorianne.Stuckless@tdsb.on.ca.
Interested? Submit a completed application package to the office at Downsview SS. The package should include:
- A letter explaining why you are interested in program
- An optional attendance form
- A copy of your most recent Grade 8 Report Card
- A completed application form