Our Program

Follow the Path to Your Future

Bronte College follows the Ontario Curriculum of education, alongside additional enrichment programs including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the AP Program.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Bronte College encourages a collaborative learning environment that focuses on inquiry-based learning rather than fact memorization. By satisfying the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum guidelines, all Bronte students will graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and have the option of pursuing the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11 to 12 or the AP Program in Grade 12. Students enrolled in these enriched programs may be granted university credits upon successful completion of Grade 12 courses.

Pathways to Post-Secondary Education

Grade 9 through 12 credit breakdown
University / Transfer Credits

*Students enrolled in the IB programme or AP program may be granted university credits upon successful completion of Grade 12 courses.

Semester Intakes

Infographic with the following information: August: 1st intake. January: 2nd intake. July: Summer School.

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Bronte College builds the foundation for independent learning and personal development, preparing students for the academic challenges of Grades 11 and 12 in the OSSD program. Both Grade 9 and 10 students will complete 8 credits per year.

What Grade 9 and 10 courses are offered at Bronte?

For our full course listing, take a look at our 2016-2017 Course Calendar & Student Handbook. Please note that courses run based on the number of students interested in attending the class.

Grade 11 and 12 students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the entrance requirements for post-secondary programs. Students must successfully complete 14 credits in Grades 11 and 12 in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students interested in university admission must complete a minimum of six Grade 12 credits at the pre-university level. Grade 11 students will complete 8 credits and Grade 12 students will complete 6 credits.

What Grade 11 and 12 courses are offered at Bronte?

For our full course listing, take a look at our 2016-2017 Course Calendar & Student Handbook. Please note that courses run based on the number of students interested in attending the class.

Recognized for its excellence by universities worldwide, the DP prepares students in Grades 11-12 for success in post-secondary education and beyond. Enabling the intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of students, the DP gives students the opportunity to study from six subject groups: Language and Literature, Second Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, and the Arts. The curriculum requires students to study at least two languages in order to expand their understanding of different cultures. In addition to interdisciplinary study, the DP challenges students to apply the knowledge and skills gained by the programme through three core elements:

1) The Extended Essay

2) Theory of Knowledge

3) CAS (Creativity, Action and Service)

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students the opportunity to take university-level courses while attending high school. Admissions officers at colleges and universities recognize the level of difficulty of AP courses, understanding that applicants with AP experience are better prepared for post-secondary studies. AP exams are offered in 22 subject areas and are written in the month of May, worldwide.

Our students conveniently write their AP exams on campus, as Bronte College is the regional AP Testing Centre. On request, the AP College Board can forward student exam results to the universities of their choice.

Successful results on AP exams enable students to have first-year university transfer credits, advanced placement or both. By earning university transfer credits or advanced placement, students can save both time and money in university.

The Express Program is a specialized program where students earn 6 Grade 12 pre-university credits from January to June. Designed for students who are highly motivated and capable of achieving excellent results in a compressed time span, students have the ability of entering university in September of the same year.

To assist international students’ transition from an ESL environment to a full English academic program, Bronte College offers individualized English language support. Depending on students’ level of English proficiency, beginners may be placed in our Language Advancement Program for more intensive ESL study, and intermediate/advanced students may be placed in our standard ESL program, allowing students to take one ESL course alongside their academic courses.

Please Note: Currently, we don’t require applicants to provide English proficiency test scores (IELTS/TOEFL) with their application, but we do encourage test scores to be submitted if applicable. Otherwise, we will perform in-house assessments to all accepted international students (where English is not their first language) once they arrive at Bronte.

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