Admission Requirements

Candidates are obliged to fill out an application form showing the level of prior study. That form can be found here.

Graduation Requirements

Students who complete all requirements receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Successful completion of an OSSD gives students the opportunity to apply for post-secondary education in Canada.

Requirements to Obtain an OSSD

  • 30 Credits
    • 18 Compulsory Credits
    • 12 Optional Credits
  • Ontario Secondary School Literacy Graduation Requirement
  • 40 Hours Community Service

Literacy Requirement

Students must complete the Literacy Requirement to receive an OSSD. This includes either the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC). Students who fail the test twice can take the course.

Virtual students may take the test online. English language learners are entitled to special provisions, including extra time.

Community Involvement

Community involvement is a school-related activity that is managed by the principal. Students are encouraged to develop a sense of civic responsibility and strong community values during their secondary school years. All students are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement prior to graduation. However, the principal can designate less hours for students entering school in years after grade 9.

International Equivalency

Students who transfer to Ontario secondary schools from outside Ontario are eligible for equivalency credits. The number of credits depends on the program the student has completed.

For students who do not have Ontario credits, the principal will use an internationally accepted table and the list of diploma requirements as a guide to determine:

  • the total credit equivalency of the student’s background for placement purposes; and
  • the number of credits, including compulsory credits, that the student must earn to qualify for the OSSD.

But our services give you more than the OSSD

All High School Grades

The OSSD year - final year before university or college - is Grade 12 in Ontario. But we also offer all the rest of high school, which is grades 9, 10, and 11. So if you like, you can do all your high school with Toronto Prep!

Full ESL Support

There are English courses in the high school program, and they are mainly English literature. But there are also ESL options within the curriculum. And we have a partner school with all ESL programs.

Orientation to Post-Secondary

We help you prepare for university and college application. So, first we give you the learning you need. Then we help you use this to further your studies. Our students have gone on to both universities and colleges.

Information and Support

We help you find a place to live, find your way around the city, and enjoy activities we organize and others in the city and area. We expect you to learn, but we also expect you to enjoy your time here!