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Ontario Virtual School

Grades Gr. 6 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Ontario Virtual School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Gr. 6 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
  • Tuition
    $399 to 579/course
  • Language of instruction
    English, French
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    12000 eschool students
  • Curriculum
    View eBrochure
  • Next open house
  • Application Deadline

School address

  • 4789 Yonge Street Unit 705, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 0G3 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Ontario Virtual School

Since it was founded in 2010, it has grown to an annual student population of 3000, easily dwarfing the largest brick-and-mortar private schools in Canada by a third and more. The student body is comprised of nationals, in addition to those in Canada, in more than 15 countries. The teaching staff of 25, all Canadian certified, and the school is accredited in Ontario, able to confer the OSSD. In all, this isn’t a new or developing concept, but rather one that reflects a growing need. OVS students register for a much broader range of reasons, all of which signal the diversity of needs that OVS is serving. This includes students who are seeking to fill out a few courses in addition to their current school work, those striving to upgrade existing marks, and those who are scheduling around other commitments, from elite athletics to time spent in medical care. For overseas students, it’s an opportunity to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and therefore apply to Canadian universities, without incurring the costs the cost of boarding and travel. The delivery may be different than many are used to, but the teaching is strong, with a range of supports to ensure learner success. As such, OVS offers a valuable option to a growing number of students, in Canada and around the world.

School's Perspective

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How Ontario Virtual School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Ontario Virtual School is an accredited online high school operating since 2010. We provide over 170 high school courses leading to the Ontario Secondary School diploma. Our students can register at any time and can complete a course in as little as 4 weeks. This allows for students to develop their own pace and schedule. All learning materials and textbooks are included in the course fees."

  • Register for a course at any time.
  • Ontario Certificated Teachers
  • Tuition includes all learning materials.
  • Student progress at their own pace

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities



School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Ontario Virtual School

Video reviews of Ontario Virtual School

Alum, Anisha Aggarwal (2020)

Watch our alum interview with Anisha Aggarwal to learn about the unique experience of attending Ontario Virtual School.

Written reviews of Ontario Virtual School


Student, Shawn Capper (2023)

Gr. 12 (current) — My experience at Ontario Virtual School has been nothing but positive, which exceeded my expectation...


Alumnus, Robert Stevanovic (2023)

Gr. 12 — I was impressed with the variety of practice tests and exams with answers that were available, as th...


Student, Shae Holland (2023)

Gr. 11 (current) — I enrolled in SBI3U in February of 2021 at the Ontario Virtual School. I had taken many online cours...
See all written reviews (17 total)

School leadership

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

Interview with school leader

Watch our Ontario Virtual School leadership interview with Monica Andrews to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
Watch the interview

Message from school leadership

Gary Michael, Principal

As Principal of Ontario Virtual School (OVS), I cannot tell you how proud I am to work with the team of experienced teachers who are all committed to providing a thriving educational environment that supports all learners, maintains high expectations for all, and strives to develop caring, compassionate global citizens.

OVS has been operating for several years now and our vision remains the same:

“To empower all learners, through the use of technology so that they can experience academic success”

We aim to propel students to achieve their highest academic potential at their own pace which supports their specific learning style and needs.

The inspiration behind launching OVS originates from recognizing that there was a need for an online school that could better meet the needs of todays' students. For example students who cannot attend classes on a regular basis due to personal/family reasons, health/emotional reasons, athletic commitments or a full time jobs can still reap the benefits of a learning experience. Ontario Virtual School also assists students with upgrading their marks in challenging courses in order to improve their understanding and increase their chances of gaining acceptance into competitive post-secondary programs.

Knowing that we are able to serve our community in supporting their academic goals; whether it is to go to post-secondary institution, go into a trade or apprenticeship, join the workforce or simply graduate from high school, is a very rewarding feeling.

Thank you for exploring our profile and its various links to learn more about our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.


Gary Michael


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