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Fast-Track University Preparation Program

The Great Lakes College of Toronto (GLCT) is one of the few high schools in the province of Ontario that offers five student in-take times per school year. Read more

Grade 9 - 12 & University Preparation Program

During their time at GLCT, students select an appropriate combination of academic courses to add to their knowledge and skills base; explore courses of interest; determine the type of educational program they are best suited to pursue in university/college and to gain entrance to university or college. Read more

English As A Second Language (ESL) Program

Our five-level English a Second Language (ESL) program is based on the curriculum developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is taught by a staff of highly professional teachers. Read more

Language Study and Summer Camp Tours

Since 1994, our college has offered Language Study and summer Camp Tours. The success of these summer camps has grown each year, attracting young people from all over the world. Read more

About our College

The Great Lakes College of Toronto is a certified Private High School located in downtown Toronto, Canada. Established in 1978, our school has developed expertise in educating international high school and post-secondary students throughout the past 40 years. We specialize in preparing our students for entrance into North American universities and colleges, as well as assisting students with learning English as a second language. GLCT is known for our “Personalized Education Program” in which we aim to meet the various needs of all our unique students.

To date, universities in Canada, the United States and throughout the world have accepted over 10,000 of our graduates. In recent years, 90+% of our graduates have been admitted to universities. Our students consistently receive Ontario and Canadian academic awards, as well as university entrance scholarships. This high record of success reflects the professional commitment and personalized touch that has become a trademark of The Great Lakes College of Toronto.

Personalized Education Program

Guidance teachers meet individually and on a regular basis with students to ensure that they are applying for the programs and universities that will enable them to gain admission to the most appropriate university.

96
of graduating students
attends post-secondary institution
60
of students
receives offers from top universities in Canada
81
of students
receives scholarships from universities

Students from

65
Countries

Programs

The Great Lakes College of Toronto (GLCT) is one of the few high schools in the province of Ontario that offers five student in-take times per school year. You may wonder why we have so many semesters in one calendar year. In Canada, there are two main admission times when universities accept new students, September and January. In addition, some universities also admit students in May for the summer session.

• April/June Semester Intake Graduates enter university by January of the next year.

• November/January/April Semester Intake Graduates enter university by the following September.

University/college preparation courses include content that is relevant for the study of both university and college programs. These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs. Six Grade 12 university or university/college preparation courses are required for university entrance.

Our five-level English a Second Language (ESL) program is based on the curriculum developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is taught by a staff of highly professional teachers. This program enables students to acquire effective communication skills in all areas of language study, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It enables students to achieve the standard of English necessary to succeed in high school and university courses. Students may finish one ESL level in two months.

Since 1994, our college has offered Language Study and summer Camp Tours. The success of these summer camps has grown each year, attracting young people from all over the world. Our summer camp program allows students to learn and practice their English as a Second Language (ESL) skills and at the same time, have fun visiting major attractions in Toronto, and other areas in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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Residences

Campus Facility

The GLCT campus is located near downtown Toronto in the North High Park area, which includes High Park, the largest park in Toronto, and is in the middle of a prestigious residential area. The school is close to subway and TTC bus lines, a community library, supermarkets, banks, shopping areas, all within 10-15 minutes of walking distance.

Off-Campus Houses

Homestay is the most popular choice for our students as most of our students love to stay with families.

On-Campus Dormitory

Homestay is the most popular choice for our students as most of our students love to stay with families.

Homestay

Integrate into the local culture, create lifelong memories and connections by staying with one of our carefully selected homestay families.

Latest news

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Ontario Ministry of Education has approved GLCT to accept international students for in-person instruction.
Ontario Ministry of Education has approved GLCT to accept international students for in-person instruction.

Ontario Ministry of Education has listed Great Lakes College of Toronto to accept international students for in-person instruction in 2020-21 school year. The official link to the list: Welcoming K-12 international students (gov.on.ca)

Ontario high schools now reopened for international students

COVID-19 Update: Back on October 20th, 2020, the Government of Canada announced the COVID-19 plan to reopen the border to international students who are not currently in Canada. However, at the time of the announcement, Ontario public or private secondary/high schools were not included in the approval list. As of November 17th, 2020, the Government […]

GLCT’s 2020 October Virtual University Fair
Mental-Health-COVID-19 Info Flyer
Mental Health Information Session by Dr. Madhu Bhardwaj

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