Our Students

At City Academy, students come first. We work with students to provide an optimum learning environment based on how they learn best – their success is our success. We value creative and outside of the box thinking and we are proud to help our students do the same. This provides them with the skillset, drive and confidence they need to reach their post-secondary goals and gain entry into educational institutions in Canada, the United States and abroad. With our experienced hands-on approach students at City Academy receive the support they need to achieve their academic potential.

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Most students in our school are at the grade 11 and 12 level, however many grade 9 and 10 students who fit the profile of needing this unique approach to education have completed their high school career with us. They come to us from all over the GTA, different parts of Ontario, and even as far away as Italy, Dubai and China. With our compact size, and the flexible structure of our timetable, we are able to respond with an educational program that meets the needs of a wide variety of students.

The diversity of our student body is something we are very proud of. At City Academy, it is vital that every student feels welcome and we work hard to ensure that our school is a safe space for each student. From LGBTQ+ students, to students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and religions, City Academy is a mosaic of truly wonderful and inspiring people.


98% of our students are accepted into the post-secondary program of their choice, but more importantly they are well-prepared to manage the academic rigor and meet the expectations of their chosen program.

Below is a list of post-secondary institutions to which our students have been accepted.




Brock University

Carleton University

Lakehead University

Bishop’s University

Capilano University

Concordia University

Dalhousie University

McGill University

Laurentian University

McMaster University

Mount Allison University

Mount Royal University

Nipissing University

NSCAD University

OCAD University

Queen’s University

Ryerson University

Saint Mary’s University

Simon Fraser University

St. Francis Xavier University

The University of British Columbia

Thompson Rivers University

Trent University

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Guelph

University of King’s College

University of New Brunswick

University of Ontario 

University of Ottawa

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

University of Windsor

Western University

Wilfird Laurier University

York University




Algonquin College

Cambrian College

Centennial College

Durham College

Fanshawe College

Fleming College

George Brown College

Georgian College

Humber College

Loyalist College

Max the Mutt College

Metalworks Institute

Meredith Manor Equine College

National Theatre School

Niagara College

Royal Military College of Canada

Seneca College

Sheridan College

St. Lawrence College

York University



Clarkson University

Columbia University

Emerson College

FIT Fashion Institute of Technology

Harvard University (Sept ’22)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Lynn University

Make-Up Designory (MUD)

New York University

Penn State University

SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Tennessee State University

University of California LA (UCLA)

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

University of Florida

University of Hawaii

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Southern California

Vanderbilt University




American University of Antigua

Rimon School of Music

Royal Academy of Music (London)

Royal College of Surgeons

School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) University of London

University of Aberdeen

University of Essex

University of Leicester