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Fast-Track University Preparation Program
Grade 9 - 12 & University Preparation Program
English As A Second Language (ESL) Program
Language Study and Summer Camp Tours
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.
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.
The teachers are amazing, they always give you a hand when you need.
GLCT is a diversity school, you can learn many different culture from your classmates; you can achieve own dream.
The Great Lakes College of Toronto is an excellent school. The teachers are all great.
My experience in Canada has been perfect; the teachers in GLCT are wonderful.
Thank you for giving me such excellent education, I want to express my gratitude to all my teachers, staffs who helped me in my learning process.
It’s been a very great experience for me, I loved being here
I loved my school, small but perfect
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.
Dear Families, We are in the third wave and moving into another lockdown, but happy to hear that the provincial government have not shut the schools down. This is a challenging time for so many students, families, and our staff. We will continue to do our very best here at Great Lakes. We will be vigilant with the Covid […]
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)
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 […]