The program at NTCS is designed primarily for Canadian residents, but there are a number of places available at the higher grade levels for students who enter Canada on a student visa. The school is particularly interested in students who have relatives in Toronto with children attending North Toronto Christian School and who plan to live with those relatives while attending the school. Students are also considered if they are recommended by parents who currently have children in NTCS, or if they are referred to the school through a church or mission organization.
The tuition fee for an international student for one full school year (September through June) includes ESL classes or English Language Learner (ELL) support, which may be required as part of their studies according to their English ability. Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the school year. For the first year an international student is at NTCS, the tuition fees include mandatory health insurance coverage.
Since the provincial Ontario Health Insurance Program does not insure international students during their time of study in Canada, the school has made arrangements with guard.me@school which provides the necessary health insurance coverage. If a student chooses not to join this school plan, evidence of equivalent medical coverage must be provided.
Students who wish to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) prior to applying to university are required to take at least six grade 12 level courses. Grade 12 English is mandatory and requires grade 11 English as a prerequisite. Students may also be required to take supplementary ESL classes depending on their English level.
International students should be aware that in Ontario, there are 18 compulsory credits required for the OSSD. The majority of these compulsory credits are taken in the first two years of high school and consequently there are few optional courses in grades 9 and 10. Furthermore, since both university and college entrance requirements frequently require mathematics, math is compulsory at NTCS prior to the grade 12 level. Other restrictions are as follows:
Students with 16 out of province/country equivalent credits must take at least one senior social studies course and at least two English courses.
Students with 23 out of province/country equivalent credits must take at least one English course.
If you feel you meet the basic criteria for admission to North Toronto Christian School, you will be required to complete an international student application and send it with a copy of your latest report card and your birth certificate or passport to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students visiting Toronto or those enrolled in another Canadian secondary school will have an admissions interview at NTCS. Overseas students will be asked to complete an online English assessment and an interview will be arranged with their local relative or guardian. If the student meets the school's admissions requirements, a letter of acceptance will be issued so the family can apply for a student visa/study permit.
The following information is required before an application is approved:
The following information is required after an application has been approved:
You can download an international student application here.