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

Our school offers a safe and supportive learning environment that includes:

    • Individualized Special Education support including IEP implementation, assistive technologies, and Resource and Remediation courses
    • Small class sizes and personal support
    • NEW! Middle School program focused on building reading, writing and math skills
    • Modern facilities including bright classrooms, fully equipped labs, and a broad range of health and fitness facilities
    • Online wireless environment with laptops for every student
    • Outdoor education and year-round YMCA of Greater Toronto membership

The YMCA Academy is the next step for high school students who learn differently. Book a tour or contact us by email (info@ymcaacademy.org) or phone (416-928-0124) to find out more about our unique program.

Full support from staff

The YMCA Academy has been lifesaver for us. My son is more confident and happier than ever before. He gets full support from staff and students and has made a 100% turnaround. I was very frustrated with the public school system and feared my son was going to be a high school dropout, but he is trying things he would have never considered before and we finally see a positive future for him

A YMCA Academy parent