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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The annual tuition fee for the 2019-2020 school year is $26,500 ($25,500 for returning students) and includes all program and academic fees and materials for the full school year. The 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
Emily Sasaki – on leave
Sherri Lane Howie (Math)
Ian Taylor-Wright (English)
Fitness and Mindfulness Facilitator
Director of Information Technology