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Central Toronto Academy
-Full academic
programming including
enriched Grade 9 and
10 courses in a
semestered format.
-Pre-Advancement and
Advanced Placement
courses in Math,
English, Sciences and
Social Sciences.
-R.E.A.C.H.: CTA's elite
basketball program.
Programming course for
Grade 9 students
-Two Specialist High
Skills Majors (SHSM):
Arts & Culture and
Health & Wellness.
-Bike Repair Program
-Comprehensive ESL
-BTB: Prep basketball
-Resident Theatre
Company : Shakespeare
In Action
570 Shaw St, Toronto, ON
M6G 3L6
(416) 393-0030
[email protected]
9 to 12
Central Toronto Academy is a school that embraces 21st century
learning. Our small size, caring staff and semester format foster a
climate that provides our students with a high school experience
optimised for their personal growth and development. At CTA, we
are Digital Innovators with classes offered online and blended
learning formats where students receive Chromebooks in grade
9. In our diverse and inclusive learning environment, students
become Compassionate Leaders who develop their skills
through our leadership courses, student council and numerous
extra-curricular clubs and activities.Driven by our strong SHSM,
Bike and Cooperative education programs students become
Experiential Learners.
Pre-Advanced and Advanced
Pre-AP courses at CTA develop
reflective and critical learning skills
that provide the foundation upon
which enriched learning is based. Advanced Placement (AP)
programming provides university level courses, curricula and
examinations in secondary schools. AP accreditation is
recognised internationally and many universities grant course
credit and advanced standing for students who score well in AP
exams. AP Calculus at CTA develops advanced principles,
techniques, applications and enriched programming ensure that
students taking AP Calculus enjoy distinct advantage upon entry
into university study.
More Information about Central Toronto Academy
The Arts
Our Arts department is a thriving space for creativity.The Art
program includes courses in digital media,drama, film, music,
musical theatre, photography and visual art. Our SHSM in Arts &
Culture, provides students with opportunities to explore careers in
the industry through field trips, guest speakers and workshops. CTA
is a thriving community of artists!
English Language Learners (ELL) and Languages
We offer a comprehensive program with extensive support at all
levels. Beginners receive extra language instruction in their first two
semesters. Extra support is provided in core courses offered
exclusively to ELLs. Additional courses focused on presentation &
literacy skills. Extensive IT integration/support through the use of a
mobile computing lab.
Extracurricular Activities
At Central Toronto Academy we offer a broad range of curricular
and co-curricular opportunities for learning and growth. Some of our
club offerings include: Bike Club, Choir, Dance, DJ Club,Drama
Club, QSA, Eco-Club, Film Club, Steelpan, and Stage Crew to
name a few. At CTA, our sports teams include Badminton, Baseball,
Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
Co-op and Business
In their senior years, Central Toronto Academy students have the
opportunity to experience a variety of co-op placements. In
addition, we house a Continuous Intake Co-op Program that allows
students to earn credits while working.
CTA has a long history of delivering an excellent business program
which is well represented in our current courses.
Additional Features
Excellent Computer Labs
Majestic Classic Auditorium
Strong Literacy Student Support
Comprehensive Special Ed Support
Multi-functional Library
Strong Student Leadership Program
Credit Rescue and Recovery
Staff-Student Mentorship Program
For a list of all programs that are also offered visit
Student Life - Where You Belong
Experiential learning is a way of life at Central Toronto
Academy. With dynamic in-house professional partnerships
with established organizations like the Canadian Basketball
Academy (CBA) and Shakespeare in Action (Canada's
leading Shakespeare company for Youth) as well as
exclusive workshops with industry professionals like "Super
Model" Stacie MacKenzie, Movie director Randal Okita and
many more, our students get to "experience" their education
first hand rather than just reading it out of books. The
experience doesn't end with the programs either. CTA has
an Administrative staff that is so involved with the student
body, that it is common place to see them participating in
classroom activities and workshops on a daily basis or even
dancing and singing on stage along with the students at
assemblies and dances. At CTA, we truly are a close,
supportive, community.
What Sets Us Apart
CTA is a special place – something you will feel as soon as
you walk through the front door of our building where you
see student artwork and other displays informing you about
the many different accomplishments of our students. At CTA
we are committed to developing 21st Century learners who
contribute in a socially responsible and innovative way to the
global community. Each student is encouraged and
supported to achieve his/her highest individual potential –
academically, personally and physically – and to develop
confidence and leadership skills. Central Toronto Academy
(CTA) is a diverse learning community that promotes mutual
respect among students and staff built on empathy and
equity. Our vision is to empower students to reach their full
potential through a supportive and caring environment,
enriched programming and excellence in academics. We are
a culturally responsive and environmentally aware school,
embedding leadership in social justice, and global
Parent and Community Engagement
Central Toronto Academy engages its parent community through our
Parent Newsletter, Parent Council, and email list. CTA's SHSM focus
in Arts & Culture/Health and Wellness has developed important
community partnerships with the following organisations in Arts and
Culture: Shakespeare In Action, Walnut Studios, Cinderbloc Studios,
Global Warming Tees, AGO, Peach Beserk, Spud Bomb Crew,
Manifesto, Stacey Mackenzie, Kensington Art Academy, David
Brown, Exhibit Change, Nicky Johnson, Lockpicker Productions, etc.
In Health and Wellness our partnerships include Canadian
Basketball Academy, Flirty Girl Fitness, Toronto Public Health,
Scadding Court Community Centre, Camp Muskoka Woods, George
Brown, York University, Seneca College, St. John's Ambulance,
TDSB Equity, Bigger than Baskeball (DeenUp), safe Talk, SAGE
vital signs, Abrigo Centre, and the National Coaching Certification
TDSB - Better Schools. Brighter Futures
Imagine a TDSB where all schools share a common core set of characteristics. They are
community-driven and focused on teaching and learning. Students and parents have a wide variety of
opportunities and there are enough students in every school to increase program choices.
Imagine there is a clear focus on achieving student success and every student is engaged, has a voice,
access to a caring adult and the opportunity to develop their full potential.
Here at the TDSB our focus is on student achievement, parent and community engagement and financial
Contact Information
SCHOOL NAME: Central Toronto Academy
570 Shaw St, Toronto, ON
M6G 3L6
(416) 393-0030
[email protected]