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. 

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. This program integrates language arts, visual arts, drama and STEM and provides independent learning opportunities and collaborative projects. Student voice and leadership is an integral part of our program. We encourage students to explore their personal interests and passions through a project based learning approach. 

Our students develop a greater awareness of self and society and explore their personal identity within an environment that provides a balance between academic, social and emotional well-being. In our commitment to social justice we encourage our students to be socially minded, compassionate and critical thinkers about the society we live in as we engage in courageous conversations about equity. Students examine a variety of perspectives on local and global issues and take action as responsible citizens.

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.