Are you a Grade 11 student looking for a challenge?
Become a part of the Science Centre for a semester of Grade 12!
Earn SCIENCE and MATH credits.
Explore new science and technology.
Be inspired for life.
Spend an enriching semester at the Ontario Science Centre Science School
and earn Grade 12 University Preparation science and mathematics credits!
Benefit from a solid learning experience, including:
- Unique learning environment
- Small, informal classes
- Experienced, enthusiastic, imaginative teachers
The Ontario Science Centre Science School presents students with an opportunity to gain University Preparation science credits during an enriched semester at the Ontario Science Centre. Students acquire a solid academic background in classes that are small and informal with experienced, enthusiastic and imaginative teachers. Science School labs are housed in the heart of the Science Centre.
- What is Science School?
- What classes are available?
- What else do I need to know?
- How do I apply?
- Want more information?
The Science School seeks students with a passion for learning and communicating science who have a strong academic background, demonstrated initiative, independent-study skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
At the Science School, there is a strong emphasis on the communication of science. Students gain experience in this area through Science School practicum hours spent participating in engaging activities within the Science Centre and the local community. Students must complete a minimum of 15 practicum hours in addition to their coursework; these hours can be counted towards the required 40 Community Service Hours. Due to these extracurricular commitments, students cannot take more than three courses while at the Science School.
Presented in partnership by the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Students complete a minimum of 15 practicum hours in addition to their coursework, which can be counted towards the required 40 Community Service Hours. Due to coursework and this extracurricular commitment, students take no more than three courses while at the Science School.
Students choose three of the following:
- Biology SBI4U
- Chemistry SCH4U
- Physics SPH4U
- Advanced Functions MHF4U (First Semester ONLY)
- Calculus and Vectors MCV4U (Second Semester ONLY)
Please note: Students cannot apply for courses for which they have previously earned a credit.
No tuition fees are required as the program is generously supported by the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.
Students will be registered with one of these two school boards while attending the Science School.
Additional fees for field trips and workshops may be required.
Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. A list of available housing will be provided to students once they have been selected for the program.
Selection is based on the student's written application, academic record and recommendations from two teachers, one of whom must be a science or mathematics teacher. Final selection may be completed through an interview process. Up to thirty students from across Ontario are selected for each semester.
Application forms for the academic year 2013/2014 are now available. Applications are due on April 4th, 2013.
Download our 2013/2014 Science School Brochure.
Download our Application Forms Student Application Form and Teacher Recommendation Forms
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Renseignements en français: Envoyez un courriel à : Science School
N.B. : L'École des sciences est offerte en anglais seulement.
For information regarding the next academic year, download our 2013/2014 Science School Frequently Asked Questions. You'll need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print the document.
Email: Science School
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto ON M3C 1T3
If you would like information regarding the Science School, please email Science School
Ontario Science Centre Science School Receives the CASCADE Award!
The Ontario Science Centre Science School received the 2010 award for “Best Program” from the Canadian Association of Science Centres. This award is presented annually for the best educational, interpretive or public program demonstrating Innovative Technologies, Outstanding Creativity, Success Measures, Relevance, and Participation of other partners.
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