A world-class Canadian, Christian education in the heart of Canada’s most culturally diverse city.
International families choose SCS because they know their children will receive an academically sound, highly supportive and balanced education in safe, clean, welcoming surroundings. Canada is regularly hailed as one of the world’s most desirable countries in which to live and study, and the City of Toronto is a vibrant, cosmopolitan centre, ranked as the safest city in North America and home to more than 200 distinct ethnic groups speaking over 140 different languages and dialects. With its many museums, art galleries, sports venues and annual cultural festivals, most international students report that Toronto feels like their “home away from home.”
Why Signet Christian School, Toronto, Canada?
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Program for International Students
- Pre-University Program and Ontario Secondary School Diploma
- Centrally located in a quiet, safe residential area in North York
- Close to public transit/transportation
- Close to major highways, routes and Pearson International Airport
- Cultural amenities close by to enhance and enrich learning experiences
- Green areas and nature trails in the vicinity
The ESL Program
International students who do not meet the criteria of English language skills must start with the English as a Second Language Program. The school will assess the student’s English proficiency to decide which level to start their ESL courses. There are five Levels of ESL. To move up a level, students need to successfully complete the courses and pass the exam. Students may complete two levels of ESL in one term. Upon completion of the program, students will have reached a standard of English that will help them fully transition into the English-based academic program and be successful at both secondary and university levels.
The English as a Second Language Program is based on a resource-centred model. This approach has been developed to support students at a variety of levels and meet their individual needs. Under the guidance of highly professional teachers, the students will be able to acquire effective communication skills in all areas of English, including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The Pre-University Program
Qualified and highly motivated international students who aim to complete their six pre-university courses and enter university within a year are eligible for the Grade 12 pre-university program. Students in the Pre-University Program will complete three to four courses in each semester. Any remaining courses can be taken during the summer in July or August.
Successful completion of the Pre-University Program will lead to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized and accepted by universities and colleges in Canada and in major English-speaking countries, including the UK.
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