Here is some information about the Ontario Science Centre Science School (copied and pasted directly from their website).
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If you have some specific questions that aren’t answered by the website please book an appointment to talk with Mr. Knapp in Guidance.

Science School

Are you a Grade 11 student looking for a challenge?
Become a part of the Science Centre for a semester of Grade 12!

Earn SCIENCE and MATH credits.
Explore new science and technology.
Be inspired for life.

Spend an enriching semester at the Ontario Science Centre Science School
and earn Grade 12 University Preparation science and mathematics credits!

Benefit from a solid learning experience, including:
•Unique learning environment
•Small, informal classes
•Experienced, enthusiastic, imaginative teachers

The Ontario Science Centre Science School presents students with an opportunity to gain University Preparation science credits during an enriched semester at the Ontario Science Centre. Students acquire a solid academic background in classes that are small and informal with experienced, enthusiastic and imaginative teachers. Science School labs are housed in the heart of the Science Centre.
•What is Science School?
•What classes are available?
•What else do I need to know?
•How do I apply?
•Want more information?

What is Science School?

The Science School seeks students with a passion for learning and communicating science who have a strong academic background, demonstrated initiative, independent-study skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

At the Science School, there is a strong emphasis on the communication of science. Students gain experience in this area through Science School practicum hours spent participating in engaging activities within the Science Centre and the local community. Students must complete a minimum of 15 practicum hours in addition to their coursework; these hours can be counted towards the required 40 Community Service Hours. Due to these extracurricular commitments, students cannot take more than three courses while at the Science School.

Presented in partnership by the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

What classes are available?

Students choose three of the following courses:
•Biology SBI4U
•Chemistry SCH4U
•Physics SPH4U
•Advanced Functions MHF4U (First Semester ONLY)
•Calculus and Vectors MCV4U (Second Semester ONLY)

Please note: Students cannot apply for courses for which they have previously earned a credit.

What else do I need to know?


No tuition fees are required as the program is generously supported by the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Students will be registered with one of these two school boards while attending the Science School.

Additional fees for field trips and workshops may be required.


Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. A list of available housing will be provided to students once they have been selected for the program. Please note that the Science School does not screen these accommodations or the people offering them.

How do I apply?

Selection is based on the student’s written application, academic record and recommendations from two teachers, one of whom must be a science or mathematics teacher. Final selection may be completed through an interview process. Up to thirty students from across Ontario are selected for each semester.

Application forms for the academic year 2016/2017 are now available.
Applications are due on April 4, 2016.

Download our 2016/2017 Science School Brochure.
Download our Application Forms Student Application Form and Teacher Recommendation Form
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Want more information?

For information regarding the next academic year, download our Science School Frequently Asked Questions. You’ll need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print the document.

Email: Science School
Phone: 416-696-4620
Fax: 416-696-3197

Science School
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto ON M3C 1T3