High School Program

Our Program

Braemar College high school in Toronto is a welcoming and supportive place, designed to help young people get the most out of their education.

We offer grades 9 to 12 of the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum, and our rich extracurricular programming is designed to help each student to develop his or her own special talents and abilities.

Innovative Term System

Our school has an academic year consisting of four nine-week terms (sometimes called “quadmesters”). This allows a full-time student to focus on two courses at once.

There is also an academic summer term (July to mid-August) consisting of 6 weeks. As a result, during this summer term the school day is slightly longer.

A typical day for a high school student during the academic year (September to June) would consist of one class in the morning and one in the afternoon. But with a third period in the later afternoon students have additional options.

Each day we have three periods:

A part-time student takes one course. A regular student takes two courses. And an Express Option student takes three courses.

Our Principal

Virgenia Lemieux started teaching at Braemar College in 1997 and was named Principal in 2016.

“Our school founder and my mentor, Mrs. Sheila McDonald, instilled a love of learning in our students and inspired our teachers. ‘If a student is comfortable,’ she often told me, ‘they will gain confidence to continue to develop learning skills and find their passion.”

Virgenia Lemieux holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English and Dramatic Arts, and a Bachelor of Education degree in Concurrent Education from Queen’s University.

Our Faculty

Our faculty is a team of highly experienced professional educators, all certified by the Ontario College of Teachers, and many also holding advanced academic degrees. Learn more about our faculty here.

Our Campus

Braemar College is located in a downtown heritage property on the southern border of the St. George Campus of University of Toronto. It is a safe, lively neighbourhood, close to public transportation connecting our campus to all parts of the city.


At Braemar College, learning continues beyond the classroom. Our Director of Student Experience, Mike Helsby, has created a rich variety of extracurricular activities for students of all ages and interests. You can learn more, and see Mr. Helsby talking about his programming, here.

Trial Period

Local students interested in exploring the possibility of joining Braemar College may, upon invitation from the principal, join our classes for a trial period for a few days. Click here for more information.

Download our Experience brochure

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