McDonald International Academy

Established in 1994, McDonald International Academy (MIA) is a fully registered and accredited secondary school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training (Official Training Number: 876674).

We employ the latest pedagogical methods and technological aids to provide students with superior educational opportunities. McDonald is a vibrant academic and social community, boasting the highest North American standards through a collaborative effort from teachers and students alike.

Our credits are recognized by all American and Canadian universities and colleges. Since our inception, over 10,000 students from over 30 countries have graduated from MIA and successfully entered many famous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. In addition, over 20 % of our graduates are offered universities' Entrance Scholarships each year.

Students from around the globe are opting to study in Canada; we hope you will be one of them, and one who chooses MIA to start your education in Canada. In 2011 we successfully established the Academy in the region of Kuwait to cater for the students in this region.

Why Choose MIA?

Well-Designed Curriculum

The Ontario Ministry of Education provides all schools with guidelines for the development of academic courses. MIA implements these guidelines by combining the highest qualified faculty support material.

MIA works with an experienced and eminent educational consultant whose duties are to guide our school through the Ontario government's education curriculum, and to introduce new teaching techniques to our teachers. With her help, we can qualify and better prepare our students for the 21st century.

Reasonable Tuition Fees

With the efforts of MIA's highly dedicated and professional teaching staff, we pride ourselves by providing a highly-academic courses that meet and exceed the expectations of our students at a relatively reasonable price.

Accountable Faculty

All teachers at our school have a Master's degree or higher qualifications, with Ontario Teaching Certificates and extensive teaching experience. They are caring and dedicated to the highest standards of education by offering deep insight into their field of expertise, therefore ensuring that our students gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the academic demands that are required for their future careers.

Our experienced and versatile administrative staff share your excitement at experiencing the new country, and new environment, and work hard to make your transition to Canadian social, cultural and educational systems as smooth as possible.

Excellent Facilities

MIA's classrooms are equipped with computers, Internet connections and overhead projectors, which enable our experienced teachers to integrate modern techniques into their teaching methodology, and to equip students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills for the 21st century.

Our computer lab equipped with the latest computer hardware and software, providing students with free Internet and e-mail access, making their research much easier and more convenient.

Residence Facility

MIA provides students with a safe and comfortable residence facility. Conveniently located near the Toronto Transit's subways and buses, providing easy access to MIA's two campuses. Meal plans are available and a live-in Residence Advisor is on site 24/7 to help ensure the safety and well-being of all students.

All Year Round Enrollment

MIA operates on a tri-semester system, which enables our students to register all year round with the flexible timetable. The semesters start in September, January, and April. In addition, to accommodate the special needs of certain students who wish to take additional courses, McDonald also offers the Summer School Program, with a semester beginning in July and one in August.

Our North York Campus offers even more flexibility with their fast track program. Semesters there start every 2 months, year round.

Small Classes

Small classes mean more personal attention from the teachers, which provides students with a better educational environment and hence more chances for success.

Our small classes afford opportunities for the respect and recognition of student achievement. We try to size our class within the range of 15-25 students, which allows more time for students to interact and communicate in the class, and to develop independent reasoning, and creative thinking skills.

High University and College Entrance Rate

Each year approximately 300 students graduate from MIA and successfully enter top Canadian and U.S. universities and colleges. 20% of our graduates receive University Entrance Scholarships between CAD $500.00 to $10,000.00. The majority of our students continue on to famous universities such as the University of Toronto, York University, McGill University, the University of Waterloo and many others.

University Tutorial Centre

We pride ourselves of being our students' Academic lifelong companions by providing them with academic tutoring and project-counseling services during their university studies. This asserts the ongoing and long-term care we bear our students with to guarantee their future academic success.

University Affiliations in both Canada and the US

In Canada, we are affiliated with the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. These universities offer our graduates direct admission providing that they complete six Grade 12 courses (including English Gr. 12) with a minimum average of 70%. If they achieve a minimum grade of 70% in ENG4U (English Gr. 12), English proficiency requirements (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS etc...) will be waived.

McDonald International Academy is affiliated with the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY). Our graduates are ensured a placement in SUNY if they have completed six grade 12 courses, with a minimum average of 60%.

MIA Alliances

McDonald International Academy is affiliated with several well-known universities in North America offering special opportunities solely for MIA students.

Our Awards

  • 1999 Silver Sponsor of Yee Hong Walk & Roll
  • Silver Sponsor of Fund Raising Gala for the Yee Hong Geriatric Care Centre in Mississauga
  • Gold Sponsor of Carefirst 2002 "Young At Heart" Charity Gala
  • Gold Sponsor of the 2003 United Way Blossom Ball 5th Anniversary Gala
  • Gold Sponsor of Carefirst 2004 "Young At Heart" Charity Gala
  • Gold Sponsor of Carefirst 2005 "Young At Heart" Charity Gala
  • Gold Sponsor of Carefirst 2006 "Young At Heart" Charity Gala
  • Diamond Sponsor of Carefirst 2007 "Young At Heart" Charity Gala

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"Our reasonable tuition fee enables you to make your dream come true at a considerably low cost."