Welcome to Etobicoke School of the Arts

About ESA

Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) is a specialized, public arts-academic high school located in Toronto, Canada. Founded on September 8, 1981, Etobicoke School of the Arts has the distinction of being the oldest, free standing arts-focused high school in Canada.

Students major in dance, drama, film, music (band or strings), music theatre or visual arts. Students work with our committed staff in an exciting and dynamic curriculum tailored to each art. Students must balance a rigorous academic workload with numerous extra curricular performances. The learning environment is vibrant, engaging, welcoming and extremely busy.

Academic Excellence

Our academic curriculum offers a full range of course selections in the areas of mathematics, sciences, languages and social sciences, while giving you the flexibility to be fully engaged in your arts major. Students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Over 80 per cent of our students pursue post-secondary studies at the university level in such disciplines as: engineering, music, life sciences, visual arts, economics, philosophy, journalism, drama and film.Our graduates are very successful in gaining admission to post-secondary institutions, including universities, colleges and various arts schools throughout North America.