Discover The YMCA Academy! Tour the school and get details about our unique Special Education programming during our upcoming Open House event on:

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
11am to 2pm

 

We’re located at 15 Breadalbane Street, Toronto — in the Central YMCA, near Yonge and College streets and College subway station.

For more information about this event, call Bonita Ip: 416-928-0124, ext. 0.

About The YMCA Academy

The YMCA Academy is an independent school that provides unique educational resources to young people with learning disabilities and learning style differences. Located in downtown Toronto, the school helps students in grades 7-12. With full-time academic support, on-site emotional support and specialized education support programs, students are equipped with the skills to develop independence and resilience.

High School Program

The YMCA Academy is a Ministry of Education–inspected, alternative high school in downtown Toronto. Our personal differentiated approach, specialized programs, and individualized use of assistive technology are ideally suited to students with mild learning disabilities or learning style differences.

  • Diploma (OSSD) and Certificate (OSSC) streams
  • Modern facilities including bright classrooms, fully equipped labs, and a broad range of health and fitness facilities
  • Socio-emotional support including full-time Student Counsellor
  • Experiential learning, workplace internships, and co-op program
  • A range of academic opportunities, including Locally Developed, Applied, and College Preparation courses
  • Online wireless environment with laptops for every student
  • Outdoor education and year-round YMCA of Greater Toronto membership
  • A broad range of extracurricular opportunities, including clubs, events, and a cross-Canada exchange

Click here to find out more about our high school programs, as well as the application process.

Middle School Program

The YMCA Academy’s middle school is an alternative grade 7 & 8 program in downtown Toronto. Developed with a focus on building reading, writing and math skills, our personal differentiated approach, specialized programs, and individualized use of assistive technology are ideally suited to students with mild learning disabilities or learning style differences.

  • Individualized Special Education support including IEP implementation and assistive technologies
  • Socio-emotional support including full-time Student Counsellor
  • Small class sizes and personal support (classes average 6 students; staff-to-student ratio of 6:1)
  • Modern facilities including bright classrooms, fully equipped labs, and a broad range of health and fitness facilities
  • Outdoor education and year-round YMCA of Greater Toronto membership
  • A broad range of extracurricular opportunities, including clubs, events, and a cross-Canada exchange
  • Full range of technology including laptops and android tablets for every student
  • Experiential learning – a wide range of learning opportunities outside the classroom

Click here to find out more about our middle school programs, as well as the application process.

The YMCA Academy Difference

For our students, The YMCA Academy is a life-changing alternative to their previous school experiences. In this video, Academy students, parents, and teachers discuss some of the challenges students can face in school, and the difference the Academy makes inside and outside the classroom.