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Toronto STEM School

Grades Gr. 9 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Toronto STEM School:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 9 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    2 — 10 students
  • Tuition
    $14,500 to 21,500/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    30 day students, 15 homestay students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 285 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1L3 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

TSS offers bus transferring. Service options offered are airport pick-up, occasional rider.

The regions TSS offers busing from are:

  • Toronto

Additional notes: N/A

Our Perspective

How we see Toronto STEM School

In a general sense, Toronto STEM School is a specialty school in the way that, say, a ballet school is a specialty school—it brings together students who share a passion, and builds the curriculum around their engagement with that curriculum. And, like a ballet school, or a hockey school, it’s not for everyone. But, for the students that it’s for, the experience can be transformative. The school specializes in Advance Placement instrution, and also serves as an AP examination centre. At Toronto STEM School students work and learn alongside true peers, those who share an abiding interest in technology. The core curriculum is the provincial one, though delivered in a technology intensive learning environment.

School's Perspective

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How Toronto STEM School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Toronto STEM School is a not-for-profit independent high school focused on STEM. We are dedicated to providing our selected students with a rigorous and innovative educational experience. We offer a wide range of Advanced Placement courses in various subjects. With a strong emphasis on technology, the school has integrated cutting-edge tools such as coding, robotics, augmented reality, 3D printing, and AI into its curriculum. Our small and individualized learning environment is supportive and collaborative."

  • Small STEM focused classes.
  • 3000 sf of open and bright space
  • We have 4 classrooms/labs, and a open concept study and lunch space.
  • Extra-curricular tailored to student interests.
  • Minimum of one field trip per month.
  • Passionate teachers who love to be there.
  • A balanced combination of use of technology and human interaction is embedded within our program.
  • A mix of local and diverse international students.
  • Zero tolerance on drugs, bullying, harassment of any kind. A safe place to learn!
  • No hidden fees!

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Toronto STEM School is a small sized educational facility with a small amount of students able to gain admission each year. Our size allows our staff to truly understand what they can do to assist students to thrive during lessons. As well, due to our student-centered nature, we are able to cater clubs, extra-help, and learning paths to each student's preference. We provide opportunities for students to stand out in their university applications through AP classes, and our day school students eligibility for the AP Capstone Diploma. This diverse learning environment helps pave the way to students aspirations for careers or studies once they enter post-secondary fields."

What tradeoffs has your school made to serve families in this way?

"At TSS, we value creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving. With the emergence of new technologies in general and artificial intelligence in particular, preparing students for their post-secondary journey is quite essential. We believe that most "transactional" tasks will be eliminated in future jobs. Therefore, to be successful at university, college or one's career, it is crucial to focus on developing traits and acquiring skills that overcome day-to-day robotic tasks."

What type of student is a good fit for your school?

"Students who get the most out of our program are those who thrive in an environment where academia is taken seriously and success and achievement is celebrated. Our student body consists of a balanced mix of local and international students whose top priority is advancing in their studies, becoming well-versed in STEM-related subjects, and building a strong portfolio for post-secondary applications.

Moreover, as we are a smaller sized school students who feel more comfortable interacting with smaller class sizes and having open discussions would be a great fit. Typically our largest classes have 10 people, so, students are able to get to know their classmates well, and open up about their thoughts and answers throughout lessons."

Under what conditions would you advise a family against choosing your school?

"Families looking for a school with maximum flexibility might not appreciate our student-centered approach to achievement and success. We do take academia seriously!

Additionally, due to our STEM focused curriculum, families looking for an athletic or artistic focused school may find that we do not have as many courses or extracurriculars offered in those categories."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"- Competitive tuition.
- Passionate teachers.
- Individualized learning.
- 6 report cards issued per each academic year."

How would you characterize your school's image amongst the public?

"Our admission rate to top universities and colleges is one of the main reasons families choose our school. Families manage to receive a quality service without bearing the cost of a "campus school" but seeing better results in terms of growth, achievement and admission. At our school, students' route to success is in-line with our organization's success. Therefore, families may count on our guidance services without reaching out to expensive schools or counseling services where the cost of enrollment or guidance towards receiving an admission to a top Canadian, US or UK universities is not affordable."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Please visit our team's page:
A small, dedicated and professional team of people who prioritize students' well-being and success. Every member of our team is essential to our success."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Small is better! The amount of attention and care your child receives won't be comparable to that of a large learning space with multiple elements of behaviour issues, student engagement and reaching a common goal! At our small community, we follow a shared focus: academia with a passion for STEM!

As an example, your child will be taken to 10 field trips per school year! Why? because they are effective, targeted, promote field learning and all in all, easy for us to plan and run!"

What improvements or changes has your school made recently?

"Recently, we have introduced a new school calendar. We have adopted a semester school structure, similar to universities, differing slightly from the typical secondary school semester structure. Our Fall semester concludes before December holidays. Our Winter semester end in early May, just in-time for AP exams. Students have a short Summer course in the month of June!"

How will your school change in the next 5 years?

"Universities and colleges face admission issues ranging from mark-inflations to AI-interfered supplementary application entries. Therefore, they'd like to see hands-on portfolio building, standard and measurable academic achievement metrics (such as AP's) and solid proof of a track record of success. We are seeing their need and we're responding to it!"

Summer camps and programs

Toronto STEM School operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about .

School Facilities

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School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Toronto STEM School

Video reviews of Toronto STEM School

Alum, Emanuele Tartaglini (2023)

Watch our alum interview with Emanuele Tartaglini to learn about the unique experience of attending Toronto STEM School.

Parent, Tim Lilak (2023)

Watch our parent interview with Tim Lilak to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Toronto STEM School.

Alum, Mohammad Amin Mojtahed (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Mohammad Amin Mojtahed to learn about the unique experience of attending Toronto STEM School.
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Written reviews of Toronto STEM School


Alumnus, Jamie Hoar (2020)

I felt supported both academically and mentally when studying at TSS because of the small and intima...


Parent, Vanessa M (2020)

Toronto STEM School is a real STEM school. Before enrolling at TSS, my son went to a large public sc...


Parent, IVANI MANCINI (2019)

My son is attending TSS - Toronto STEM School since September, 2018. Overall the experience at TSS h...
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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Mr. H. Bahador, Principal
B.Sc. M.M. M.Ed. OCT(PQP)

At our school, “Putting Students First” means providing quality education, beyond the regular frameworks. While we have a great deal of respect for the established standards and expectations, we think innovatively to cater to our students and the evolving world around them. We elevate our curriculum in and out of the classroom, actively seek new resources, and ensure that our students are prepared for any post-secondary stream they choose. We aim to prove that school can truly be a place of positivity, genuine connection, learning, and fun.  



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