Who We Are

Toronto Academy of English, Mathematics and Coding, or simply EMC, is a private high school*, accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education, providing high-quality education for students from grades 9 -12 based on the official Ontario Secondary School Curriculum.

In addition, we are currently a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

The advisory board consists of two Canadian university professors (Master's, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral supervisors) and three young mathematics researchers who have obtained or will soon obtain PhD degrees from Canadian universities.

At the heart of a vibrant educational community, our 16000-square-foot campus provides a modern and supportive learning environment for students from around the world.

Conveniently located just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto and surrounded by some of Canada's major universities and colleges, our campus is equipped with the latest technology to enhance student success. This includes state-of-the-art smartboards in every classroom and a library dedicated to supporting student research and learning.

In addition to these academic resources, our campus is also home to a comfortable lunchroom and recreational area, providing students with a space to recharge and connect with their peers.

Our Mission

Toronto Academy of EMC strives to inspire and equip our students with the necessary mindset and skills to become independent lifelong learners, fully dedicated to making tangible and positive contributions to their communities and beyond.

Our Teaching Philosophy 

Led by our motto, "Teach for love. Learn for life", we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of individuals committed to lifelong learning, embodying the fundamental values and principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Our faculty comprises a diverse group of professionals, including current university professors, Ph.D. graduates and candidates, innovative educators, and subject matter experts with valuable industry experience. Together, they bring their wealth of knowledge and boundless enthusiasm into the classroom, ensuring that our students receive a challenging and rewarding educational experience that aligns with the IB learner attributes such as: knowledgeable, reflective, caring. These attributes, combined with the expertise of our dedicated staff, create an environment that fosters critical thinking, nurtures creativity, and promotes international-mindedness.

"Teach for love. Learn for life" reflects our commitment to fostering a love for learning and inspiring students to think beyond what is presented to them.  At Toronto Academy of EMC, teaching goes beyond the mere transmission of information from instructors to students. While instilling foundational knowledge in a subject is commendable, its significance pales in comparison to the overarching goal of education. To us, the most valuable aspect that students come away with from a genuine education is the ability and habit to think critically. Thinking critically includes questioning all assumptions and evidence for consistency, reducing complex situations to simpler ones, drawing analogies between seemingly different problems, differentiating between essential and non-essential “data”, recognizing common methods that can be applied beyond a particular context, making inferences from concrete situations to more general ones. When studying in a learning environment where critical thinking is always enhanced and encouraged, students can develop their skills and habits of self-seeking and examining what they learn and they need. With the advent of virtual assistants such as Google, Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, the seemingly endless supply of information available at our fingertips has made it more imperative than ever to develop the discipline, habit, and skill of critical thinking. By prioritizing the development of critical thinking in our students, we equip them with a powerful tool to solve complex problems and make informed decisions. Such a tool is much more valuable than any rules, formulas, and theorems they might have memorized.

*A full list of Private Schools on the Ministry of Education’s website can be downloaded below: https://data.ontario.ca/dataset/7a049187-cf29-4ffe-9028-235b95c61fa3/resource/6545c5ec-a5ce-411c-8ad5-d66363da8891/download/private_school_contact_list_oct2022_en.xlsx

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