We provide each family with a Handbook to guide both parents and students through the process of considering and applying to secondary schools.
This useful, informative event is a casual yet structured evening in early October which provides parents the opportunity to learn about the admission topics with the help of an experienced and varied panel made up of SHS Old Boys, former parents, educational consultants and additional specialists in the field.
In mid-October, SHS invites over twenty secondary schools to set up a informational admissions booth in our Eaton Shier Gymnasium. Parents and students from Grade 7 and 8 are invited to attend and learn more about a wide range of schools. Directors of Admission and other academic personnel from secondary schools are prepared to welcome and meet students and their families, answering questions about a wide range of topics about their schools.
Throughout the school year, our Grade 8 students welcome several SHS Alumni from a variety of secondary schools in the Toronto area. Our SHS Old Boys are able to share information about the schools they attend in an informal venue; they are also able to provide experience-based input on how to go about the application process.
Every boy in Grade 8 is matched with a Faculty or Staff member of his choice. The goal of this mentorship is to provide support and guidance to our Grade 8 students as they move through the hectic pace of their graduating year. It is a busy year, with a leadership role for all Grade 8 students, preparation for school interviews, extensive extra curricular interests and a clear desire and motivation to produce their very best academic work. Our mentors help our boys to manage their schedules, learn new skills, and gain insights into themselves. As this is such a crucial and pivotal time of their lives, what better than supporting boys to become the best men they can be.
This program was inaugurated in 2009 and facilitates the collection of data from our graduates and their families in order to assist us in forming future curricular decisions.