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How many classes do grade 9 students take and what are they?

In grade 9, students take a total of 11 subjects throughout the year: 7 in General Studies and 4 in Jewish Studies. Students are required to take English, math, science, French, Canadian geography, and physical education. They also choose from one elective, which is discussed during the interview. The Jewish Studies subjects are Ivrit, Tanach, Rabbinics or Talmud, and Jewish History. Students have each subject three times a week.

What are the different Jewish Studies streams?

There are three Jewish Studies streams: Academic, Intermediate, and New Stream. The Academic and Intermediate streams are designed for students coming from Jewish day schools while New Stream is a program designed for students with little or no Jewish day school background.

What do your graduates do after high school?

We are proud that our graduates go on to lead successful lives after high school. Last year, upon graduation, 86% of our graduates attended college or university in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, 10% were accepted to programs in Israel, and 4% elected to work or travel. 92% of our grads are accepted to their first choice of college or university and over 60% move on to graduate studies.

Is financial assistance available?

We welcome families from a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds. The Tuition Assistance program, substantially supported by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, is completely confidential and is administered within the UJA Federation guidelines. Financial circumstances should not prevent you from applying to the school. Every student accepted to the school automatically receives a financial assistance application once an Offer of Acceptance is returned.

For further information, please contact Angela Buslovich, Manager, Business & Tuition, 416-636-5984 ext. 234.

Is busing available?

Yes, busing is available for an extra fee for students in Toronto and York Region. Information to sign up for busing will accompany Offers of Acceptance in February.

How does the school address the unique learning needs of each student?

The Centre for Differentiated Learning (CDL) operates on behalf of students who have exceptional learning needs, which are typically identified by a psycho-educational assessment. Students are supported through a variety of service models. The CDL staff become the students’ advocates. As advocates, they create a Student Learning Profile (SLP) for each student based on assessments, reports and interviews. Throughout the year they ensure that teachers are aware of the unique learning profile of each student. Advocates confer with parents and teachers on a regular basis regarding appropriate strategies to meet their students’ needs.

At TanenbaumCHAT, we strive to challenge students and provide enrichment opportunities to those who meet the entrance requirements as set out by the school. We believe that students who excel in their Academics should be able to receive differentiated services, courses and challenges at TanenbaumCHAT. Enriched courses in Mathematics, French, Tanach, and Talmud are available starting in Grade 9. Course availability is based on sufficient enrolment. The school will determine placement into these courses.

What other student support services are available?

A fully-staffed, professional team of Guidance Counselors advise students on course selection and personal educational planning; career counseling; university and college entrance and study programs in Israel. Personal counseling is also offered to students who wish to discuss academic, social or personal issues and is strictly confidential. Regular student/counselor meetings help to build solid relationships, enable counselors to get to know their students very well throughout their years at TanenbaumCHAT and provide students with a solid support system.

The Deans' ​Office is an added layer of support that the School is proud to offer parents and students and is geared 100% to the success and well-being of​ our student​s​​. Among other things, the D​eans guide students by facilitating in matters related to classroom behaviour ​and conflict resolution​, workload related to assignments and tests, tardiness and absences​.​ The office is the front line for ​first aid, ​student safety, building security, major school​-​w​ide  or grade​-wide  programming, after school testing, Peer Tutoring,​ exams, ​the provincial-​wide literacy test  in grade 10 (OSSLT) and lots more.

What extra-curricular opportunities are available?

Extra-curricular participation is an important part of our school’s student culture. Student participation in clubs, committees, or athletic teams, allows them to diversify their interests and build strong relationships with other participants. They strengthen a variety of skills and learn to excel in leadership roles which many students use in their post-secondary and professional careers.

Through our Student Activities Department, we offer a suite of over 50 different clubs, committees, assemblies and school shows for students to choose from and experience the ruach (spirit) that is unique to TanenbaumCHAT.

TanenbaumCHAT competes in the TDCAA Sports League and offers a variety of both curricular and extra-curricular sports.  High school athletics help to develop students’ sense of dedication, commitment and discipline while encouraging a healthy lifestyle not only for the body, but also for the mind.

What students are eligible to attend TanenbaumCHAT?

The school is open to all students of the Jewish Community who meet its entrance requirements.