Frequently Asked Questions


Can I visit Northview to learn more about the HMST program and take a tour of the school?

  • Yes, we have two events where we welcome all grade 8 students and their families, to take a tour of the school and learn more about HMST and the other programs we offer at Northview.
  • Virtual Specialty Programs Night is on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 6:30 pm.
  • Virtual Grade 8 Night is on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 6:30 pm.‚Äč

Is there a fee to apply to the HMST program or to write the entrance exam?

  • There is no fee to apply to the HMST program.  However, if you are accepted to the program, you will be required to pay an annual HMST Enrichment and Activity fee.

How are students for the Northview HMST program selected?
The following criteria are considered for the Northview HMST selection:

  • Completed Application Form
    • Academic Performance: Combined minimum average of 80% in Grade 7 with a minimum recommended mark of 80% in Mathematics and a minimum recommended mark of 80% in Science with very good learning skills
    • Extracurricular involvement and extended response
  • Portfolio of up to 5 artifacts reflecting interest and/or achievement in math, science and technology
  • Performance on the HMST Entrance Exam

Are calculators allowed on the HMST Entrance Exam?

  • Yes, calculators are allowed on the HMST Entrance Exam.

Will my score on the exam be revealed to me during the selection process?

  • Students will not receive the results of the entrance examination. There are many aspects of the application that are taken into consideration during the selection process. Due to the large number of applicants, we are unable to provide individual feedback on any aspect of their application. 

When will I know whether I am accepted into the program?

  • All applicants will be emailed regarding their admission status (acceptance or non-acceptance) between February 5 and February 12, 2021, according to the TDSB Optional Attendance Policy.  We kindly request all parents and applicants not to email or phone us directly inquiring about the admission status of the applicant, due to the high volume of applicants.