Welcome to the Arrowsmith School Toronto


Arrowsmith School is a privately owned co-educational and non-denominational day school that is dedicated to helping students with specific learning difficulties.

The Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises was first offered to students with learning difficulties in 1978 and Arrowsmith School was established in 1980. Arrowsmith School has operated continuously in Toronto since then and now occupies the two buildings which it owns on St. Clair Avenue West in mid-town Toronto.

Students who come to Arrowsmith School have been struggling in school – some are just starting their schooling but their experience has already shown a pattern of learning problems. Others have been finding school a challenge for years.

Each new student is assessed at Arrowsmith School so that we may identify his or her individual learning profile and then design a program of cognitive exercises for that student. Information about the assessment process may be found on the Assessment page of our web site.

Our program has been of benefit for students having difficulty with reading, writing and mathematics, comprehension, logical reasoning, problem solving, visual and auditory memory, non-verbal learning, attention, processing speed and dyslexia. For an overview of the more common problems addressed please read our Chart of Learning Outcomes.

Our goal is for our students to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life and to enable them to achieve their goals of academic and career success.

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Arrowsmith School Toronto


Arrowsmith School in Toronto
245 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R3
Telephone: 416 963-4962
Facsimile: 416 963-5017

General Email:   gro.1488015548loohc1488015548shtim1488015548sworr1488015548a@noi1488015548tpece1488015548r1488015548

Admissions Email: gro.l1488015548oohcs1488015548htims1488015548worra1488015548@snoi1488015548ssimd1488015548a1488015548


The annual tuition fee for the 2016 – 2017 school year is $24,500 and includes all program and academic fees and materials for the full school year. The $24,500 tuition fee includes an activity fee of $250 that covers such things as the school yearbook, school trips and other special events. There are no other fees or charges. Tuition fees are not subject to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) or Provincial Sales Tax.


The members of our staff bring a wealth of varied practical experience and academic training to their positions at Arrowsmith School.   All of the teachers in the cognitive program have successfully completed the Arrowsmith Program teacher training course and several of our staff are accredited members of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Barbara Arrowsmith Young 

Jason Kinsey

School Secretary 
Daina Luszczek 

Admissions Coordinator
Christina Furtado

Cognitive Teachers 
Carly Bardikoff
Michael Cerovich 
Kirsti Jussila 
Andrea Peirson 
Peter Smith 
Emily Umpleby
Steven Vovk 

Academic Teachers
Sherri Lane Howie (Mathematics) 
Ian Taylor-Wright (English)

After School Supervisors, Supply Teachers 
John Paul Gunn 
Jeanine Robinson 

Director of Information Technology
Donald Young

Tuesday and Thursday Part Time Program Teachers
Kristen Fernandez 
Jessica Froislie 
Caitlin Moffatt 
Kaitlin Schoenmakers 

Motor Symbol Sequencing (MSS) Part Time Saturday Program
Carly Bardikoff
John Paul Gunn
Jeanine Robinson

Janice Jordan 

Financial Administrator 
Helen Fadakis