About TanenbaumCHAT

TanenbaumCHAT is the co-educational community high school of the Greater Toronto Jewish Community. We welcome students of all Jewish affiliations and beliefs.

TanenbaumCHAT began with a small number of students in 1960. Over fifty years later, our school has a student body of over 1,200 students and a teaching faculty of 180 across two campuses.

TanenbaumCHAT is known for its close student-teacher relationships and family atmosphere throughout the school. A full team of guidance counselors ensures that students receive caring and individualized attention.

Successful Peer Counseling,  Peer Tutoring and Ambassador programs maintain our tradition of mutual student–to-student help. We offer a comprehensive range of educational services to ensure we meet students’ individual education and social needs. Through our Centre for Differentiated Learning,’ we provide Special Education, Remediation and E.S.L. Both campuses are fully equipped to accommodate students with physical disabilities.

The Tanenbaum name has been associated with our school since 1998 following a major gift from philanthropist Dr. Anne Tanenbaum. She cared deeply about Jewish education and her gift made possible extensive additions to the Wilmington (now Wallenberg) Campus. In honour of a further substantial gift she made before her passing in 2008, the entire school was renamed the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto – TanenbaumCHAT – its every day usage.

One school; Two campuses

We are proud to be one school with two parallel campuses—the Wallenberg Campus (for students who live south of Steeles Avenue) and the Kimel Family Education Centre (for students living north of Steeles Avenue). Both locations have a full site-based administration, headed by a campus principal and are guided by a common and consistent ethos, educational standard and philosophy.