Westward International Academy welcomes all students.
WIA is a private school located in Toronto that offers all students the opportunity to earn an OSSD. After successfully completing their Chinese Middle School program (Grade 7 and 8 ), and successfully completing the necessary Ontario Secondary School courses, students may be granted an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The granting of an OSSD is based on the total educational experience the student has acquired over his/her entire educational history in China and Canada. The school principal will make this assessment after reviewing each student’s academic history and receiving the recommendation of course completion by their Ontario teachers. To receive an OSSD, students must also complete community service hours and successfully pass the Ontario Literacy Test or the Ontario Literacy Course.
The most challenging task that all students will face is the acquisition of English as their second language. Students’ level of English must increase rapidly so that they are able to cope with the Grade 9 to 12 curriculum. The focus and priority of Grade 9 and 10 are to equip students with English skills and educational cultural differences for success in later grades. To obtain this level of competency, students will need to work diligently and practice English on a daily basis.
As principal, my goal is to hire the best teachers to deliver sound and rigorous programs along with a positive stimulus for student learning that will last a lifetime. My expectation is that each of our graduates will become productive citizens of the world and reach their full potential in life. WIA facilitates a unique opportunity for all students to become self- motivated, problem solvers, analytical and be responsible for their learning as they achieve their goals. Our students learn as they build a brighter future.
Since obtaining an OSSD is each student’s personal goal here at WIA, we are committed to offering students the best programs and educational support that we can offer. We also have highly trained Ontario teachers, members of the Ontario College of Teachers, who are available and most willing to help students experience success in their studies. Our teachers demonstrate and teach the required knowledge, skills and attitudes required for each student. This learning will enable our students to meet the challenges of studying in any Canadian or international university
WIA commits itself to provide the best education for each student.