At Westfield Secondary School we provide a fine balance between a liberal arts and progressive education. Experiential learning is combined with analytical and creative thinking. Real world connections solidify classroom work and provide context. All of which is inspected by the Ministry of Education that bestows Westfield with the authority to grant credit courses towards earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
The school year is divided into three semesters. This allows students to achieve 10 credits (1 per course) in an academic year. Additional support is provided after school in study hall: We prepare students for the mandatory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, teachers offer homework support, and there is even an optional IELTS course on Saturdays aimed to strengthen English literacy skills.
Students who enter Westfield Secondary School will have the choice between full-time or part time student status. To be considered full-time, students must be registered between a minimum of 7 courses, or a maximum of 10, across all three semesters. No more than 10 courses may be taken in an academic year.
Students enrolled for on-campus or online classes may qualify for part-time student status if they are enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses in the first and second semesters. For those students who wish to study online, virtually any Ontario Secondary School course can be taken through one of our partner schools. These can be arranged within a short period of time and can be completed from anywhere in the world.
Part-time students may also be interested in private or semi-private courses. The schedule preference is at the student’s discretion, convenient for students who are seeking additional coursework to complete the OSSD requirements. Students must communicate their interest for this type of learning in advance so that the necessary preparations can be made.