Spectrum Alternative Senior School

Welcome to Spectrum Alternative

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Spectrum is an alternative arts program that welcomes diverse students from across the city to the Yonge and Davisville community. Spectrum offers a small-school environment with 60 students in grades 7 and 8. We are committed to fostering and creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students to be their true authentic selves. We welcome marginalized students including lgbtq+, racialized and those of all abilities. We work collectively as a school to develop a caring community where everyone belongs and is supported for who they are. Our goal is for students to become socially minded, compassionate and critical thinkers who engage in courageous conversations about local and global issues and take action as responsible citizens.

The arts are integrated into all areas of our program and are used as a way for students to engage in learning and express their learning. Using the creative design process, our program integrates the arts in all curriculum areas. Student voice and leadership is an integral part of our program. We encourage students to explore their personal interests and passions through guided exploration.

Spectrum students are expected to be self-motivated learners who strive to achieve their personal best. They develop strengths in time management, personal responsibility and creative collaboration. We are looking for students who are open-minded, risk takers with a growth mindset and love of learning.