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VIDEO: A Day in the Life of a Student at ESA | VIDEO: Graduates on their Experience at ESA


Etobicoke School of the Arts 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 Contemporary Arts, and balance a rigorous academic workload with numerous extra curricular activities. ESA’s learning environment is vibrant, engaging, welcoming and extremely busy.


Our academic curriculum offers a full range of course selections in the areas of mathematics, science, languages and social sciences, while providing flexibility to be fully engaged in an 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 and around the world.

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