Welcome to Toronto Central Academy.


TCA was founded with the ambitious goal of providing young people with an enjoyable, rigorous learning experience.Since first opening our doors in 1997 we have developed and grown in our ability to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare them for success. Throughout the grades, our focus is to help students to develop self-awareness, decision making strategies, and problem solving skills which will enable them to make wise choices for their futures.


A Key to the success of our students is our low pupil to teacher ratio. This gives students the luxury of small classes and a welcoming environment where everyone knows each other. Our teachers have time to adapt lessons to work with students individual learning styles while delivering the Ontario Curriculum which is respected throughout the world.


We are proud of our teachers. They have been selected for their teaching abilities, academic training, life experience, and their capacity for concern and understanding. At TCA your child will learn from qualified teachers who have first-hand experience with the Ontario curriculum and Canadian university programs.

TCA is an inspected private high school. Regular inspections by the Ministry of Education further ensure that your child will experience high quality instruction that leads to the Ontario Central School Diploma and acceptance into a top university.


One of the great gifts of joining an international school community is sharing culture and language. Although our instruction is in English, our teachers speak a number of other languages including Mandarin to help your child make a less stressful transition into the English speaking learning environment.


The social and emotional well-being of students and staff at TCA is very important to me. Opportunities for traveling, celebrations and other enriching cultural activities foster an engaging, safe, and exciting learning community that welcomes the participation of every individual.


I invite you to come visit us while classes are in session and see us in action. It would be my pleasure to meet with you and introduce you to our school. On behalf of the teachers and students, consider yourself invited for a visit. Sincerely,


George Vanderkuur 


Principal's Background

As a principal, George Vanderkuur has more 30 years of rich experience in teaching, education consultation and education management. He has a very high reputation and qualifications in education in Ontario. He worked the following roles in the past.


Headmaster(Principal), Holy Trinity School

Curriculum Consultant, Toronto District School Board

Chief Scientist, Ontario Science Centre

Associate Director, Ontario Science Centre

President, Royal Canadian Institute