Havergal College

Havergal College

1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 2H9

School Type: Academic
Grades (Gender): JK to 12 (Girls)
Tuition: $28,600 to $51,000 per year
Faculty The Junior School Learning Hub Inside the Upper School Rowing Boarding School Lounge
October 28, 2014
Open House
Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

Join us Tuesday, October 28
Time: 09:00 am - 11:00 am

Open House is a great opportunity to see the school in action and to meet current Havergal parents, teachers and students, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to share their Havergal stories with you. Tours are available all morning. 

December 05, 2014
Application Deadline
Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario

Register by Friday, December 05
Time: 11:59 pm

To apply to Havergal, download the application package here: http://www.havergal.on.ca/page.cfm?p=373 and submit by December 5, 2014 (Day Students). There is no deadline for Boarding students.


Havergal College - August 27, 2014

Join Us for Open House at Havergal: Tuesday, October 28

Open House is a great opportunity to see the school in action and to meet current members of the Havergal community.

Havergal College - May 14, 2014

Havergal Takes Home the Gold and Silver at MusicFest Canada

Our Grade 7 Concert Band and Symphonic Concert Band compete at the national level in Richmond, BC, with great results!

Havergal College - May 5, 2014

Building a School Through Art

Havergal is working with community partner ZimArt to build a school in Zimbabwe through the sale of Shona sculptures at Rice Lake Gallery.

Helen-Kay Davy

For over 100 years, Havergal College has provided young women with an exceptional education in an environment that encourages both inquiry and curiosity, and celebrates community. In 1894, Havergal’s founding principal, Ellen Knox, defined the school’s mission with the question she posed to her students -- “What will you do?”

That question continues to guide Havergal and its students through the challenges that come from a constantly changing world. Its influence is evident in our students and graduates to this day: women making a difference for good in the world by living their lives with purpose and as involved citizens.

I encourage you to visit our beautiful 22-acre campus, to tour both our heritage and contemporary buildings and to speak with our faculty and students to see, first-hand, the benefits of a Havergal education.

Average Class Size:18 to 22
Enrolment: Day 860 (Gr. JK-12) — Boarding 50 (Gr. 9-12)

Behind the ivy-covered walls of Havergal College, girls develop into extraordinary young women with inquiring minds and global capability. A Havergal girl is encouraged to explore the world around her while discovering her own unique capabilities. She is not afraid to ask questions and take risks. She balances a variety of opportunities while living her life with passion and confidence, knowing she possesses the academic and life skills to make a difference and be effective anytime, anywhere and with anyone.

Havergal College is a independent Academic day & boarding school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades JK to 12 with enrolment of 860 day students and 50 boarding students. Havergal College has an average class size of 18 to 22 students and has a tuition cost of $28,600 to $51,000 per year. Founded in 1894, this independent school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

Havergal College is a member of:

Specialty Academics
Specialty Academics
Career planningCommunity serviceDuke of Edinburgh's Award
Exchange programsStudy AbroadUniversity counseling
School Support
School Support
After-school programBefore-school programFull-day kindergarten
Lunch programPrivate/Individual lessons
Courses and Programs
3-D Design
CeramicsChoral MusicDance
DirectingDrawingFashion design
Film & videoGraphic designJewelry
Music historyMusic theoryOrchestra
Humanities and Social Sciences
Canadian historyClassical historyClassics
Creative writingDebateJournalism
LiteraturePhilosophyPublic speaking
Religious studiesWorld religions
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers
ChemistryComputer scienceFinite
Clubs and Activities
Academic / Social Clubs
Community Service
Computer ClubDebate ClubEnvironmental Club
Foreign Language ClubMath ClubPoetry/Literature club
Robotics clubSchool newspaperScience Club
Student CouncilYearbook
Art Club
Drama ClubJazz EnsembleMusical theatre/Opera
BasketballCross-country skiingDownhill skiing
Field HockeyGolfGymnastics
Ice HockeyRowingRugby
RunningRunningSki/Snowboard club
SwimmingTennisTrack & Field
Moral Development
Moral Development
Character educationLeadership
Whole Child
Admissions & Finances
Admissions & Finances
BursariesEntrance exams
Financial aidInterview requiredScholarships
SSAT required
Religious Affiliation
Religious Affiliation
Amount: $5,000 , Merit based
Grades : 7 to 12
Amount: Varies , Need based
Grades : 7 to 12
Tuition discount if paid in full N/A Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Early payment discount N/A Payment by credit accepted No
Sibling discounts No
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