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Virtual Open House   Prospective Students


Central Toronto Academy is a school that embraces 21st century learning. Our small size, caring staff and semestered format foster a climate that provides our students with a high school experience optimised for their personal growth and development. 
Our intimate and personable atmosphere fosters wonderful relationship development amongst all grade and all members of our community. Our numerous activities and events reflect the welcoming beauty, creativity, values and diversity of all our students.

 At Central Toronto Academy we are:

Digital Innovators

We ensure our students remain current with the rapidly changing digital spectrum by offering classes fully online & blended (online support for face-to-face classes). We fuse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning together through our STEM program, complemented by a mandatory computer programming course, a complete Wi-Fi environment, and Chromebooks for our grade 9 and 10 students.

Compassionate Leaders

Our inclusive community provides students with a safe environment to take risks, explore ideas and challenge themselves. We encourage students to nurture and develop their skills as leaders through our leadership courses, student council and numerous extra-curricular clubs and activities.

Experiential Learners

Driven by our two Specialist High Skills Major and Cooperative education programs, CTA has brought experiential learning to the forefront of all classes by partnering with numerous industry professionals and organizations. By putting theory into practice, students are deeply engaged in the material they are studying and gain a lasting academic experience

  COVID-19 Advisory

Please visit the TDSB COVID-19 Advisory website for a list of the active confirmed cases and resolved cases of COVID-19 among students and/or staff in TDSB schools.

  Course Selection

Current Students

Current CTA students will complete their course selections virtually between January 25 and February 23. We have prepared the documents below in support of the course selection process. Students will need to log in with their TDSB credentials to the Zoom session on their assigned date and time.

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Incoming Grade 8 Students

Incoming Grade 8 students are also invited to make their course selections in the coming weeks. Current TDSB students will make their selection through myBluePrint - please refer to the Instructions letter linked below. Out-of-board students will complete course selections during their registration appointments. We have two virtual Q & A sessions for students and families to support the process - please contact our ACL of Guidance (Allison.Conroy@tdsb.on.ca) for more information.

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Event Spotlight


PD Day

February 5

Friday, February 5 will be a Professional Development Day to facilitate the transition into the new quadmester.


Quad 3 Start

February 8

We would like to wish everyone a smooth start to the new quadmester.


PD Day

February 12

Friday, February 12 will be a Professional Development Day. There are no scheduled classes on this day.




Pre-Advanced Placement courses foster an enriched learning experience and develop critical learning skills.

Advanced Placement

Our AP program provides university level courses, curricula and exams in grades eleven and twelve.

Arts Programming

Student voice, personal expression, acceptance and inclusion are at the core of our arts programming.

Athletics Programming

CTA's Athletics program emphasizes the importance of fusing academics with athletics for all of our student-athletes.

Business S.H.S.M.

Our Business Entrepreneurship SHSM program focuses on social, cultural and environmental issues.


Sports S.H.S.M.

The new Sports SHSM program enables students to build a foundation of knowledge and skills for a career in the sports industry.

International & E.L.L.

CTA hosts refugees, immigrants, and visa students who learn about the world through others' experiences.


Moderns Programming

Moderns programming at CTA develops a strong a sense of Canadian culture through language studies



Extracurriculars develop well-rounded students with confidence to explore new activities and experiences.

CTA Gallery

The Gallery below displays select Student Work and Event Highlights.

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Girls' Phys-Ed

Our Grade 9 Girls' physical education class playing some low-organization games!

Ms. Owens



The valedictorian of our class of 2020, Sham Al Mukdad. Congratulations to all of our graduates!


Grad Bags

Our wonderful guidance and office staff put together grad bags for our graduating students!


Pomp & Circumstance

Ms. Kurman practicing Pomp & Circumstance ahead of our 2020 Virtual Commencement.

Ms. Kurman



Some of our grads dropping by the school to pick up their grad bags.



Our CYW, Tabitha, decorating a bulletin board with positive messages for our students and staff.

CTA In The News

CTA: Welcome Home


Breakfast Television: GoIT Summit


CTA Honours Autumn Peltier


SHSM 'Winter Kicks' Launch

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