Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the school is derived from the principal’s 35 years as an educator, consultant and administrator in the public school system, enhanced by her work with the Ministry of Education as an Education Officer and as a Supervisory Officer and instructor of teachers and future administrators in the Education faculty at York University.

It is clear that all students can learn however many need a specific kind of environment to maximize their academic potential.

"Sheila – I thought you would be interested in some of your alumni: [my daughter] is in the PhD program at University of California; [my son] is doing his MBA in NYC; [my other son] got his MA in NYC and is in the jungles of Columbia."
- Hugh (parent)

At City Academy we stress academic focus. The social distractions of larger schools are not available, the ability to “hide” in a large class is impossible (our classes are approximately 8-10 students or less), the propensity of being overwhelmed with many different tasks does not happen (students take two subjects at a time), the excuse of being “bored” and not able to remember is radically reduced. The most important factor in student success is that students have recognized the need for a change and have embraced it. In every class the skills needed for future success are taught. The structure of the school enables all students (grades 9 to 12) to long-range plan, practice self-discipline, and feel in control of their time and their workload.

City Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our clients, students, and employees. City Academy will continue to improve accessibility to persons with disabilities in its facilities, its policies, and its processes. We welcome and encourage all members of our community to collaborate and provide creative input in future initiatives for accessibility.

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