UTS graduates love learning, take initiative, and innovate as globally responsible global citizens.
Extra credits for UTS students
At UTS, students in F1 (Grade 7) to M3 (Grade 9) take ten subjects per year, allowing them to gain a breadth of knowledge across a range of disciplines, and in the process earn two more credits per year than students at any other Ontario secondary school. This means than as early as F2 (Grade 8), students begin to take Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits, and by the time they finished M3 (Grade 9), most UTS students have already completed on average 14 credits, which is almost half the credit requirements for the OSSD.
Extra teaching time for UTS students
Thanks to our enriched and accelerated academic program, UTS students receive up to 25% more teaching time than what is offered at other Ontario secondary schools.
An in-depth liberal arts education
As students enter the S5 (Grade 11) and S6 (Grade 12), they gain more depth in their classes and start to specialize their studies. Our liberal arts program means students can choose from three different arts, three different sciences, math, languages, and social science.
Teachers at UTS
We at UTS are proud of the high quality of our teaching staff, many of whom have earned PhDs, have been recognized with awards in their specialties, and who are all subject specialists.
The UTS Diploma
In addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, UTS students receive the UTS Diploma, which consists of the traditional OSSD requirements plus an additional five to seven secondary school credits taken with enrichment and an addition 20 hours of community service.
Pathway to socially responsible global citizens
Student come to UTS with many talents and gifts, and when they leave UTS we want them to use their talents and gifts to make the world a better place. One of the ways we support that is through year-long learning themes that guide them through their time at UTS.
At UTS, my children know that if you focus on your love of learning, everything else will follow.
Will Burnfield P’23, ’24
There’s so much more to UTS than academics. This school helped me realize how much I’m capable of.
Maddie, Class of 2016
Our students have a lot of intellectual curiosity.
Gabrielle Kemeny, Drama Teacher
Innovation in Teaching and Learning
We support innovating teaching approaches to create deeper learning opportunities for students so they become more creative problem solvers, and better learners, strengthen their connection and collaborative skills with others, and build personal attributes such a self-direction and grit.
At UTS, we look at deeper learning through the “6 Cs”
- Critical Thinking
We do this by designing learning experience that consider how to augment the learning environment beyond the physical classroom, how we can foster learning partnerships between students, teachers, and others outside of the classroom, how we can leverage digital tools, and how pedagogical practice can drive these digital tools. Learning experiences are designed to integrate relationships, equity, wellness, and belonging.