Toddler and Preschool Programs

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Celebrating 37 years of excellence in special education

Junior Academy is a co-ed, independent school located on Bayview Avenue, south of York Mills in Toronto. Our school is dedicated to providing specialized education for all types of learners. Located in a welcoming and supportive environment, our neurodiverse school offers comprehensive programs tailored to meet the unique needs of students with diverse neurological profiles, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning and developmental differences. Our team of educators brings specialized training and extensive experience in special education, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and support.

At Junior Academy, we strive to put a child’s strengths at the forefront of their education by providing a safe and welcoming learning environment. 

STRIDE and STEPS Special Education Program

Our strength-based approach enables students to feel successful and encouraged.

Progressive Programs

CPS and self regulation is a key component to developing social and emotional growth as well as problem solving skills at Junior Academy. 

Parent Testimonials

Former Parent SAID

Former Parent SAID

Grade 8

“You really are a dedicated group of teachers.  It shows in everything you do from the extracurricular events to keeping track of the state of my son’s locker. Keep up the great work. The kids are having a great time learning and that keeps us happy to.” 

Small Class Sizes

Personalized Learning

Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Improved Social Skills

Enhanced Self-Esteem

Family Support

Comprehensive Support Services

Daily Movement and Play

Founded in 1988

Junior Academy was founded by Dianne Johnson in 1988. Since then, our passion and commitment to education has grown exponentially.

More than 3,000 students educated

We have helped thousands of students reach their potential and graduate to a school of their choice.

Positive and well rounded community

Our school promotes kindness and a positive approach to learning throughout our community.


Our school is located at 2454 Bayview Ave., 2 blocks south of York Mills on the west side of the street.

Teacher to Student Ratio 1:5

Our low teacher to student ratios help students receive individualized attention to reach their academic and personal goals.

Experienced and Dedicated Teachers

All of our staff have extensive experience and additional qualification in working with all types of learners.

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