FAQs

What can attend RMHC Toronto School?
RMHC Toronto School is available for school-aged patients and siblings of patients staying at the House.

When does RMHC Toronto School operate?
School is available weekdays from September to June with a two-week break in December and a one-week break in March. Professional Development days are interspersed throughout the school year.

How does a typical school day run?
RMHC Toronto School provides full-day schooling weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Tutoring services are provided to Grade 9-12 students weekdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

What curriculum is taught?
RMHC Toronto School educates students who come to us from across Canada and around the world. Although it is not possible to cover all of the provincial and national standards for each student, every effort is made to cover the core curriculum expectations so students can reintegrate smoothly when they return home.

For students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, lessons are based on the Ontario Curriculum and inspired by the interests of the School's students. A majority of subjects on Ontario Report Cards are taught at RMHC Toronto School.

Students in Grades 9 to 12 work on completing coursework to obtain Ontario secondary school credits. Short-term students complete work sent from their hometown schools. Long-term students access credits through the Independent Learning Centre of Ontario, or e-learning platforms.

Is there a fee to attend the School?
RMHC Toronto School is a private school supported by donations to RMHC Toronto. There is no cost to attend.

Do you offer French Immersion at RMHC Toronto School?
No, French Immersion is not offered at RMHC Toronto School due to the diversity of ages and backgrounds of the students attending the School.

How are students assessed?
Depending on their length of stay, students will receive either a progress report or an Ontario Report Card.

Will the teachers at RMHC Toronto School get in touch with my child’s teacher?
Elementary students: Once a child registers, and consent has been obtained, teachers at RMHC Toronto School will connect with school staff at their hometown school to obtain information regarding strengths, needs and current curriculum goals. Upon leaving RMHC Toronto, a short-term report or Ontario Report Card (depending on length of stay) will be sent to the student's hometown school indicating progress made in terms of learning skills and curriculum expectations. RMHC Toronto School reports can be filed in student's records.

Secondary students: Once a child registers, and consent has been obtained, teachers at RMHC Toronto School will connect with school staff at their hometown school to obtain information regarding current courses and goals. RMHC Toronto School teachers will collaborate closely with the student's hometown school throughout their enrolment to ensure progress is made on credits. Upon leaving RMHC Toronto, the hometown school will be contacted and a summary of accomplishments at RMHC Toronto school will be communicated.

How can I volunteer or complete a teaching placement at RMHC Toronto School?
If you are interested in completing a field placement or volunteering in the classroom, please contact rmhcschool@rmhctoronto.ca.