Toddler and Preschool Programs

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Celebrating 36 years of excellence in education

Junior Academy is a Toronto, co-ed, independent private school located on Bayview Avenue, south of York Mills. Our progressive programs, small class sizes and support structures allow us to remain committed to individual growth and success.  Our program balances academics, extra-curricular activities and social-emotional development tailored to the needs of the individual students who comprise our school community. 

Our Mission and Goal

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. 

Strength Based Learning

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

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions, Self Regulation

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

Current Parent SAID


I love the family atmosphere that is fostered in the school where older children are encouraged to connect with younger ones and ‘buddy up’, it certainly made a difference for us!”

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.” 

Why choose us

Small Class Sizes (10-14 students)

Individualized Strength Based Learning

Progressive Programs

Social and Emotional Learning Skills

Diverse and Inclusive Community

Dedicated and Experienced Teachers

Outdoor Education

And Much More!

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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