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What are the advantages of graduating from Toronto Berkshire Academy and applying to universities in comparison to finishing high school in China?

Students who apply to Ontario universities from China are considered as international students while graduates from Toronto Berkshire Academy will be considered as an Ontario student. When the students apply to universities, they will apply through the same method as local students. This means the chances of getting accepted into the universities will be higher.

Can students who already graduated high school in China apply to Toronto Berkshire Academy?

Students who have already graduated high school in China can apply to Toronto Berkshire Academy, starting their Ontario studies from Grade 12.

How many semesters does Toronto Berkshire Academy have in a year? What is the deadline to register for the school in each semester?

Toronto Berkshire Academy offers 4 semesters from September to June and 2 semesters in July and August. Each semester runs for two and a half months with three periods per day, allowing students to achieve a maximum of 14 credits in one year. Students who wish to attend Toronto Berkshire Academy must register prior to the beginning of each new semester.

What is the daily schedule for the students? Do you offer after-school tutoring for the students?

Toronto Berkshire Academy offers three periods every day with various courses for students to enrol in. Each period is two hours and forty minutes with a ten minute break. Students get a 40 minute lunch break. School is finished at 6PM and after 6PM we offer after-school tutoring for a different subject every day (i.e. English, Mathematics, Science, Business, etc.). On Fridays we also offer dance class for those who are interested in hip-hop or K-pop.

What courses do you offer at Toronto Berkshire Academy?

Toronto Berkshire Academy offers all courses listed on the Ontario Ministry of Education website.

Will Toronto Berkshire Academy help the students apply to universities and colleges?

Toronto Berkshire Academy will provide assistant to students who are applying to universities and colleges in Canada.

Which universities did recent graduates of Toronto Berkshire Academy enroll in? How high is the success rate for university admission for past students at Toronto Berkshire Academy?

Many of the students at Toronto Berkshire Academy apply to the University of Toronto and other prestigious universities located around Ontario, including Waterloo University, Ryerson University, Queens University, etc. In the most recent years, 85% of Toronto Berkshire Academy's graduates received offers from the University of Toronto.

How does the course that students have already read in China go to Berkshire senior college?

Students at Berkshire's courses and credits completed high school, and at the same time to participate in the Ontario English and ielts test, and finish school for 40 hours of volunteer activities, you can get the Ontario high school diploma (OSSD), students relying on credit scores and language to apply for the university of Canada.

Can students who finish Grade 11 in China apply to Toronto Berkshire Academy for Grade 12?If the student's English level is not up to standard, what ways can the school help the student improve their English?

Students who finish Grade 11 in China can apply for Grade 12 at Toronto Berkshire Academy. Students must provide their latest transcript from their school to determine what grade the student will be assigned in. If the student's English level is not up to standard, Toronto Berkshire Academy offers intensive after-school tutoring programs for those who need additional help in English.

After graduating from Toronto Berkshire Academy, can students apply to universities outside of Canada?

Students who graduate from Toronto Berkshire Academy will obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and apply to any universities in Canada and outside of Canada. Students can take SAT or ACT if they wish to study in the United States.

What are the advantages of studying in Canada?

Canada is a country with many immigrants from other countries. Everyone has strong ethnic inclusiveness, there is strong social security and low crime rate. International students have a peaceful, harmonious and safe learning environment and because they live in bilingual regions, students can learn different languages more quickly.

Will Toronto Berkshire Academy regularly provide feedback to the parents about the students?

At Toronto Berkshire Academy, we have staff members who are responsible for communicating with parents who are overseas. After the students enrol in the school, the school will give weekly updates about their study habits and attendance. In addition, parents can login on the website to check their child's learning status.

Why should students choose a host family?

Many international students choose to stay with Canadian families, paying a monthly fee for their own room, individual or shared bathroom and access to the living room and kitchen. By living under the same roof with Canadian locals, the students can learn daily English vocabulary and understand the life of a Canadian, allowing them to adapt into the new society. From previous student's feedback, many international students develop a deep friendship with their host families.

Can students leave the country during the school year?

Students are not advised to leaving the country during the school year. If the student decides to leave the country during holiday time (i.e. Christmas break or March break), they must be back in the country before class resumes.

Is it possible to apply for a Canadian high school diploma by taking courses at Toronto Berkshire Academy?

Yes, all the middle school and high school students can apply to any university in Canada through a high school diploma from Toronto Berkshire Academy.