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Over 100 classes.
Over 100 clubs.
Over 100 years of life-changing experiences.
UTS has so much to be proud of and so much to offer.

All we’re missing is you.

UTS graduates take initiative and innovate as socially-responsible global citizens.
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What makes a UTS education different

Transformative Teaching and Learning

Our enriched and accelerated liberal arts academic program offers UTS student up to 25% more teaching time than other schools.
Learn more about how the UTS curriculum is developed to give students an unparalleled breadth and depth of learning →

Student Empowerment

From day one to graduation and beyond, UTS students are supported and empowered academically, emotionally, and mentally
Learn more about the ways UTS students are empowered, supported, and mentored →

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

UTS is built to be there for everyone, but our community needs to reflect the diversity of the city and underrepresented groups need better support.
Learn more about what UTS is doing to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion →

Partnerships

UTS is proud of its unique partnerships with University of Toronto, local research and community initiatives, and international educational institutions.
Learn more about our partnerships →

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How UTS makes sure it is a safe space for everyone.

Wellness

See how our dedicated staff and initiatives at UTS support our students’ academic, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

Social Justice at UTS

As socially-responsible global citizens, UTS students take initiative to address inequity and work for a better future.

Our Affiliation with University of Toronto

Thanks to our unique affiliation with University of Toronto, our students have access to the university’s libraries, facilities, and even courses.

Innovation in education at UTS

We look at education in a different way, to prepare our students for an unknown future.

What I wish I knew before coming to UTS

I am forever indebted to UTS for these past six amazing years.

A Day in the Life of a UTS student

Meet some UTS students and see what a day in the life at UTS can look like.

Our Library

Did you know UTS students have access to all University of Toronto libraries?

Our New Building

Construction is underway at our history home at 371 Bloor St. W. in Toronto, which is on track to welcome us back in 2021.
Designed by our own Don Schmitt ’70 of Diamond Schmitt Architects, the renewed UTS will also strive to be sustainable and energy efficient.

More space for more great experiences

A 33% increase in space will mean 120,000 sq. ft. for learning and growing.

New Black Box theatre

With 120 seats, a dedicated backstage and dressing rooms, students can take to the stage in a space worthy of a standing ovation.

Environmental features

A green roof over the new Auditorium, a cistern for collecting stormwater, and energy-efficient features throughout the building all go towards making the new UTS building greener than ever.

A sky-lit atrium

Connecting the historic building with the new addition is the new sky-lit atrium—the heart of the school.

New Auditorium

A full-accessible state-of-the-art Auditorium, with 700 seats and expanded backstage spaces, will be home to assemblies, performances, competitions, and countless memories.

Media Lab and Creativity Centre

A space for interdisciplinary creation and technological exploration.

Heritage Restoration

The heritage facade of the building, which was built in sections between 1910 and 1924, is undergoing careful heritage restoration to preserve and protect its architectural significance and structural integrity.

Athletic spaces

A new double-gym, paired with a cardio/weights room and athletic therapy room will get our athletes, gym classes, and teams in great shape for healthy activity and competition.

Life After UTS

Be it around the corner or across the world, the UTS Class of 2020 is headed off to the next exciting chapter in their lives.

UTS student pursue a range of different disciplines after graduation .Last year about 76% of graduates attended university in Canada and 24% pursued post-secondary education internationally.

Hear from UTS Alumni

The UTS Alumni Association supports UTS and helps present and future alumni develop and sustain meaningful, lifelong connections to UTS, to each other and to the broader UTS community. The UTS Alumni Association envisions a thriving UTS supported by a diverse, inclusive and representative group of alumni who have a strong association with the school and with fellow alumni from across the years.

Going to UTS had a really big impact on me and I like the idea of trying to maintain a connection with that and give back a little bit and have some sort of impact on the people who are coming in and on the legacy of how UTS is continuing to change

Brynne Yarranton ’13

UTS continues to be a big part of my life long after graduation, and I’m excited to be able to give back to the school in a number of ways. I’m still in touch with my peers, friends, and even my alumni mentor, and grateful for the guidance and support they have given me since graduation.

Avanti Ramachandran ’09

I credit a lot of things that I have been able to do in my life with what I learned at UTS. I think that it is important to give back to institutions and people who have helped you so it feels good to come and reconnect and continue feeling connected to a place that helped you a lot.

Ian Burns ’16

This is where I came into my own. When I came to UTS what I found was a place where students and families from different backgrounds were joined by one common link – the desire to strive for excellence. I believe there is truly something for everyone at UTS.

Kristina Bates ’88 P ’22

People really want to make the UTS experience better and it’s not about ego, title or having something fancy on your resume or being powerful; it’s about looking for the best way to do things and working as a group and putting our heads together in a way that’s cooperative and I’m not sure I’d be able to find that with any other group.

Anne Fleming ’85 P ’17

One of the most important things about my experience at UTS is how I have always been encouraged to try new things to figure out who I a want to be. I have been exposed to such a diversity of opportunities to find my passion. That meant a lot.

Hermish Metha ’17

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Frequently Asked Questions


About the Applications Process

Applications are available now at utschools.ca/admissions.

Applications for all grades are due on December 1, 2020. Note: There are no openings for Grade 8 and no admissions for Grade 12. See the SSAT section below to check the deadlines for the SSAT test.
More information can be found on the utschools.ca/admissions page.

The application fee is $120 USD. All fees related information can be found on the Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

Grade 7: 96 students (balanced by gender)
Grade 9: 24 – 28 students (balanced by gender)
Grades 10 & 11: 1 – 4 students based on attrition

Classes are held at both our temporary location at 30 Humbert St. in the dynamic Queen and Ossington neighbourhood and our historic home at 371 Bloor St. W. which is undergoing an exciting renovation and expansion

For Grade 7, approximately 25% of the applicants gain admission [96 out of 400]
For Grade 9, approximately 10% of the applicants gain admission [25 out of 250]
For Grades 10 and 11, 8% of the applicants may gain admission [1-4 out of 50]

No. Applicants are admitted to UTS solely on the basis of their own merit. 

UTS has an “all-in” tuition, meaning it includes course fees, cost of leadership and outdoor education program, and a student activity fee. For 2020-21, the UTS tuition fee is $28,173. New students must also pay an enrollment fee of $6000.  Additional costs including texts, supplies, class field trips, etc. can range from $300-600 depending upon the grade. All overnight trips that are not covered by tuition and student activity fees are optional. Participation in an athletic team or other team (e.g. chess) will not generally incur additional costs.

Learn more about affording UTS →

Yes. UTS has one of the largest financial assistance programs among independent schools in Canada. UTS awards approximately $1.3 million in financial assistance to approximately 20% of our students, from 5% – 100% of the tuition.

Learn more about affording UTS →

No. The UTS admissions process is a needs-blind process and  applying for financial assistance has no bearing on admission decisions.  Admission decisions are made based solely on the admission criteria and are made independently of the financial assistance decisions. UTS is committed to maintaining accessibility, equity, and diversity in our admissions process and offers a generous bursary program of $1.3 M to approximately 20% of our student population from 5-100% of tuition assistance.  We welcome all qualified students​ to apply.

Learn more about affording UTS →


Admissions Process: Stage 1

Stage 1 results are based on candidates’ SSAT scores, report cards, teacher recommendation form(s) (only for Grades 9, 10, 11) and the completed application.

 The Paper-Based SSAT* can be written on any of the scheduled Flex dates listed on the SSAT website at any test center between August 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020.  The Computer-Based SSAT (SSAT at Home or Prometric Test Center) can be written on any of the scheduled dates listed on the SSAT website between August 8, 2020 and December 1, 2020.  Any tests written after the December 1, 2020 deadline will not be accepted.  

*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, UTS recommends that all applicants choose computer-based testing over paper-based testing when possible. 
Please visit Find Your Testing Options to discover the testing options available to you in your area.

The application fee is $120 USD. All fees related information can be found on the Tuition and Financial Assistance page.

Detailed information about the SSAT test preparation can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.  The only preparation recommended by UTS for the SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  UTS strongly discourages the use of independent SSAT preparation companies as they are unnecessary and expensive. 

For Grade 7, approximately 25% of the applicants gain admission UTS and SSAT strongly discourage the use of any companies in the business of preparing students for the SSAT.  The only course recommended by UTS and SSAT is the SSAT Practice Online.  Please read our statement about prep companies on utschools.ca/admissions

Approximately 50% of the Stage 1 applicants are invited to Stage 2 based solely on the SSAT scores, strength of the online application, and report cards.

Because the invitation to Stage 2 is based on multiple criteria (including the number of applicants) and not the SSAT score alone, it is difficult to predict the minimum SSAT score of a successful Stage 2 candidate.  As a result, a high SSAT score alone will not guarantee an invitation to Stage 2.

Our admissions criteria have not changed due to the current pandemic, however our admissions process has been altered slightly to ensure that the health and safety of everyone involved is preserved. For Stage One, we recommend that our applicants write the online-based SSAT instead of the paper-based SSAT, if possible. For Stage Two, the UTS Entrance Exam (for grade 7 applicants only) and the Multiple Mini Interviews (for all applicants) will be conducted virtually.


Admissions Process: Stage 2

For Grade 7 applicants, results are based on the interviews, entrance exams, report cards, and the completed application.  For Grades 9-11 applicants, results are based on interviews, SSAT scores, report cards, teacher recommendation form(s), and the completed application.

The Paper-Based SSAT* can be written on any of the scheduled For Grade 7 entry, SSAT scores are considered only during Stage 1 and are disregarded for Stage 2. For entry in Grades 9-11, SSAT scores are considered in Stage 1 and Stage 2.

It is fine if we receive your child’s SSAT score a few days after the December 1, 2020 deadline as long as the SSAT was written on or before the deadline.  The scores usually take anywhere from 3-7 business days to be sent to UTS depending on the type of test taken.  The scores for the online-based SSAT will be received faster than the scores for the paper-based SSAT.  When registering for the SSAT, please add UTS as a score recipient immediately so that we receive your child’s score as soon as it is available.  There will be a delay of a few days if you decide to wait to see your child’s score first before sharing it with UTS because schools generally have access to the SSAT scores first.

The personal interviews are conducted in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) for all applicants.  Detailed information about the interview process can be found at utschools.ca/admissions.

The UTS entrance exam is part of the Stage 2 process and consists of a Mathematics component and an English component. Detailed information about the entrance exam can be found at utschools.ca/admissions

UTS is aware that the strike may have affected a number of February 2020 Midterm reports, therefore we recommend that you submit the November/December 2019 Progress report as a substitute if you did not receive a February 2020 Midterm report.


Our final message to you:

Thank you for joining us!

We are proud of the education and support that University of Toronto Schools provides our students. If you want to learn more about anything you have seen here, or have other questions, we would be more than happy to hear from you at admissions.uschools.ca.