Due to required maintenance, please use the rear entrance to visit exhibit halls. Shuttle service is available.
Hours of operation:
Wednesday - Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday Tuesday - Closed
Winter Break Hours: December 24 to January 8
(Closed December 25)
Sunday - Saturday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
If you’re looking for a unique science learning experience where you can innovate and collaborate with other creative students from across the province, the Ontario Science Centre Science School might be for you.
You will earn Grade 12 science and math credits that line up with the Ontario curriculum, work with students and staff on projects designed to let you engage with Science Centre visitors and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind innovation class that focuses on solving real-world problems.
A semester at Science School includes:
Science School is full of people who like to learn, are inherently curious and are open to new ideas. They are committed to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. Students can responsibly work on self-directed projects and balance the heavy course load of the Science School program.
Science School students:
All students take the Ontario Science Centre Science School Innovation Course (IDC4U). Additionally, students choose two or three of the following courses:
It is recommended students take only three courses (Innovation Course plus two more). Students must meet all prerequisites prior to enrolling in courses at Science School. Students cannot apply for courses for which they have previously earned a credit.
Take your learning outside of the classroom and apply it in a creative, hands-on way:
There’s no tuition fee to attend Science School. The program is generously supported by the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board. Students from all Ontario school boards are welcome to apply; during their time at Science School, all students will be registered with one of these two school boards. Students are responsible for their accommodation, transportation and incidental expenses for the duration of their semester.
Students from out of town are responsible for arranging their own accommodation during their semester at Science School. While we can share a list of local homestay options, Science School does not screen the accommodation offers—this is the responsibility of the student and their parent or guardian.
Applicants are asked to provide:
The final selection process may require an interview.
While the Science School is run by the Ontario Science Centre in partnership with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board, students from all Ontario school boards are welcome to apply.
The application process for the 2023-24 school year will be posted in January 2023.
We welcome creative, enthusiastic educators to apply from the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. These positions are secondments from your regular role with the school board.
Applications for the 2022-23 school year have closed.
Science School takes every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff and operates under the current Toronto Public Health guidelines for schools. When provincial and local public guidelines permit, all classes are offered in person, with temporary accommodations available for those who are required to quarantine or self-isolate. Due to the small size of Science School and the unique nature of the program, we are unable to offer hybrid/parallel modes of instruction.
Want to learn more about Science School to see if it’s right for you? Please get in touch:
Science School | 416-696-4620
For more info about what makes Science School unique, how to apply and what it’s like to be a student, check out Science School Frequently Asked Questions.