Bloor Street may have a reputation as one of the toniest shopping districts in the world, but the area around The Rosedale: The Upper Rose Collection on Bloor is also renowned for another reason – exceptional academics.
Some of the country’s most respected public schools, private schools and universities are just a short walk or ride away, making The Rosedale the smart choice for students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at a selection of distinguished institutions close to home.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
The University of Toronto consistently tops the list as Canada’s #1 university and one of the best post-secondary institutions in the world. Currently, the school sits at #22 on the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, in the company of Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley. Nearly 100,000 students enrol each year, including a slate of international students from 164 countries around the world, attracted by the school’s outstanding reputation for education, innovation and research.
Since opening its doors in 1948, Ryerson has quickly risen through the ranks of Canadian educational institutions to become one of the best. Each year over 45,000 students flock to the school for one of 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs in science, law, arts, communication, design, engineering, and business – Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management has the #1 ranked Bachelor of Commerce program in Canada.
GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
As a fully accredited college of applied arts and technology, George Brown College provides students with a blend of theory and hands-on experience, prioritizing real-world learning and opportunities to work alongside industry professionals directly in the field. The college began with just over 2,000 students. Today, that number has grown to a full-time student population of more than 30,000, coming from across the city and around the world.
ROSEDALE HEIGHTS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
At Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, students can take advantage of secondary school programming that includes dance, drama, music, vocals, visual and media arts, as well as the French program offering academic and enriched courses up to the university level. In 2005, Maclean’s magazine named RHSA one of the best arts-focus high schools in Canada.
Branksome Hall is Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years International Baccalaureate World School. Students receive a globally-focused curriculum from Junior Kindergarten through to grade 12. The state-of-the-art facilities enable young girls to excel in a complex, changing world, going on to break glass ceilings in Canada and beyond.
Blyth Academy is a full-time comprehensive private high school offering exceptional education in intimate class sizes. The school has ten campuses across the province, including one in Yorkville. Blyth Academy tailors the curriculum to the individual student, taking into account each student’s unique learning style.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOOLS
Canada’s only university preparatory school, UTS is a true hub of exceptional young talent. The school counts 57 Orders of Canada, 21 Rhodes Scholars, 18 Olympians, and 2 Nobel Laureates among its alumni. An affiliation with the University of Toronto means students and staff have access to the University’s considerable resources, for scholarly and sports endeavours.
ROYAL ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE
RSGC is an all-boys private school combining academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive environment, to encourage young boys to become honourable men. In 1989, the school received its “Royal” designation from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and remains the only pre-university institution in Canada with that distinction.
THE YORK SCHOOL
The York School touts itself as “a progressive school for a modern world.” Toronto’s leading co-ed private school is also a fully-accredited International Baccalaureate World School, opening doors for students to further their postsecondary education at leading universities around the globe. With a location in central Toronto, The York School puts the dynamic city centre at students’ fingertips.
DE LA SALLE COLLEGE
De La Salle College “Oaklands” is an independent, Roman Catholic, coed day school, founded on the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle. The school delivers an enriched liberal arts curriculum for students from grades 5 to. A new Science and Innovation Centre will soon be home to a host of state-of-the-art classrooms and learning environments including three new biochemistry labs, a physics lab and a greenhouse – all designed to support student development in the STEM fields.
UPPER CANADA COLLEGE
More than 1200 students attend Upper Canada College, taking part in a curriculum that runs from Senior Kindergarten through Year 12. The International Baccalaureate Continuum World School delivers transformational learning experiences supported by expert faculty and cutting-edge facilities. Their alumni network extends across the globe with more than 12,500 members in 80+ countries – leaders and innovators in politics, finance, arts, athletics, media and more
THE BISHOP STRACHAN SCHOOL
The Bishop Strachan School has been educating young girls to be fearless leaders for over 150 years. The school offers an integrative approach to learning, with a 7.5-acre property home to STEAM-focused learning spaces, a Centre for Arts and Design, multimedia and film labs, and outstanding athletics, arts, and technology facilities.
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