Science

Science and ESTeeM

ESTeeM - September 2022 !

Check out the video - How to apply to ESTeeM

The application is due on Friday, December 10, 2021!

We are now accepting applications for the September 2022 school year! You will find all the information you need about the process by clicking here. The online application is available here. If you would like to print and submit a paper copy, click here for the printable document. 


The science program at C.W. Jefferys is designed to address the needs of our diverse and multicultural student population. Our courses have a large hands-on focus that allow students to conduct inquiries and explore fundamental science concepts.

The science program is complemented with partnerships with the Ontario Science Centre, the Metro Toronto Zoo, the Royal Ontario Museum, Ryerson SciExchange Program, and the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University Observatory.

Our overall goal is to promote scientific literacy (defined in The Ontario Curriculum as “The possession of the scientific knowledge, skills, and habits of mind required to thrive in the science-based world of the twenty-first century.”), to help students understand the practical applications of science, and to develop critical thinking skills. Throughout the program, students are held to high standards and are encouraged to develop their potential.

Enrichment Program: 

ESTeeM: An enriched program in science, computer technology, and mathematics. In science, enrichment is offered at the grade nine and ten levels. Students in the ESTeeM program are able to explore the curriculum in greater depth, and have opportunities for integration of science, computer technology, and mathematics. Enrolment in this program is based on an entrance application.

Enrichment Opportunities beyond the Classroom:

  • Lassonde School of Engineering Summer Program: This program was developed to provide an opportunity for students in our community to receive mentorship through work with a university or college faculty member. Selected students receive a credit and are paid a stipend.
  • University of Toronto Summer Mentorship Program. Selected students receive a credit and are paid a stipend.
  • The Black Summer Student Leadership Program at TDSB. Students receive mentorship and are paid a stipend.
  • University of Toronto Biology Competition
  • University of Waterloo Sir Isaac Newton Physics Contest
  • University of Waterloo Chemistry Contest
  • University of Waterloo Math Contest
  • University of Waterlook Computer Contest

Would you like to learn more? Take a look at The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Science, 2008 (revised) and The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Science, 2008 (revised).

Courses being offered are:

Courses Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Science SNC1D SNC2D    
Environmental Science      SVN3M  
Biology     SBI3C/U SBI4U
Chemistry     SCH3U SCH4U
Physics     SPH3U SPH4U
Science (ESTeeM) SNC1D3 SNC2D3    
Math (ESTeeM) MTH1W3 MTH2W3    
Computer Science (ESTeeM)  IDC2O3 IDC3U3