Why Metro Prep?

Metro Prep is founded on the belief that young men and women thrive in a safe, nurturing and rigorous learning environment, where they are encouraged to confidently think, express themselves and ask critical questions. Metro Prep offers a unique university preparation program where faculty doors are always open, the Principal is available to all students anytime of the day or evening, and university success is the only option! Metro Prep is committed to fostering the intellectual, physical, social and creative potential of university-oriented students through a supportive and challenging academic community.

Metro Prep Academy

Founded in 1982 by Wayne McKelvey, Principal.

Toronto, Ontario - convenient to all greater Toronto area locations.

Classrooms, science labs, computer labs, arts studios, drama studio, cafeteria, student lounge, quiet study areas, gymnasium and complete fitness centre.

Teacher to student ratio in class is 1:14. Faculty are available for tutoring after classes, until 6:00 pm.

Secondary School/University Preparatory
Middle School
Integrated ESL

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Homestay Gallery

Athletics (basketball, softball, badminton, volleyball, skiing, snowboarding, golf, tennis, soccer, track & field and ultimate Frisbee), Music, Drama, and Multimedia.

Experiential Learning:
Skiing and biking trips; trips to Ottawa, Boston, Washington DC and New York; local theatre productions; United Nations debating conferences; Robotics Club; service opportunities worldwide and much more.

Guidance Program:
University Prep Guidance Program - From the first day of classes until graduation, ALL students are prepared for university and guided through each stage of preparation by all faculty members and a dedicated Guidance Director.

Homestay Program:
Students are housed in "family-style" residential facilities. Meals, a comfortable room, extra-curricular activities and designated staff make this program outstanding. Our Homestay Program pages contain more information.

"Our son spent four excellent years at Metro Prep where he received a sound education and graduated well-prepared for higher education. He was truly inspired by the fine and caring faculty. With two university degrees under his belt, we credit Metro Prep for much of his academic success."

-J. Robert S. Prichard, Ph.D.
Retired President, University of Toronto
President & CEO, Metrolinx

University Placements

Nearly 100% of Metro Prep graduates go on to the best universities worldwide. Recent graduates have attended University of Toronto, Queen's University, McGill University, University of British Columbia, UCLA, University of California Berkeley, University of King's College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, University of Hong Kong, University of Sydney, and London School of Economics.

Our Guidance pages contain further information, including detailed breakdowns of Commencement Paths.

Watch as talented alumnus Haikun Liu (2019) provides an insider's perspective on his experience at Metropolitan Preparatory Academy.

Haikun began his studies with Metro Prep in Grade 7, continuing to excel and then graduate at the top of a very impressive and accomplished Grade 12 class. He is now pursuing his love of learning at University of California Berkeley.

The Metro Prep Experience

Notable Grads

John Brunswick (2003) is a leading shoe designer working for Gina Shoes in London, England. John had received many credentials from the London College of Fashion and completed a Master in Arts for Fashion Footwear from Cordwainers College. "Metro Prep allowed me to envision my future path and make it happen."

Kate Ruby-Sachs (2003) is a Senior Addictions Counsellor at GreenStone Toronto. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts and then completed her Master in Science in Social Work at Columbia University. Kate says working with her clients every day turns into real changes in their lives. "It's incredibly rewarding. It's why I do the work that I do."

Eden Grinshpan (2004), a famous foodie and current host on the Cooking Channel, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu London with a grand diplome in both pastry and cuisine. Eden currently creates, produces and hosts 'Eden Eats' where she takes viewers on a food adventure around the world. She also has a second show 'Log on & Eat with Eden Grinshpan' where she meets food bloggers, tweeters and YouTube sensations to find out their favourite dining spots. According to Eden, Metro Prep "was the place where I really started to build my self confidence that helped kickstart my career."

Roxy Kirshenbaum (2005) is a writer and photojournalist who is currently working as an editor at Surface Magazine in New York City. After graduating from McGill University, Roxy pursued Advertising, Marketing and Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology and then continued to complete a Master of Science in Journalism at Columbia University. "I can say with confidence and a bit of nostalgia that I could not have arrived where I stand today without Metro Prep’s scholastic approach."

Brad Silverberg (2008) is founder of Highrise Picture Co. and also works as a freelance cinematographer. Some of Brad’s greatest accomplishments are filming David Cronenberg at the Tiff Bell Lighbox, editing Slice Network’s Rich Bride, Poor Bride and working as a cinematographer for the television pilot Scared Stiff. Brad says "Metro guided me to the understanding that my practical strengths were in the arts, and that there are many ways to channel that into a career and goals for the future."

Brian Vadasz (2008) is a research technician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. With his degree in Medical Sciences and his masters in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, Brian works to better understand heart attacks, strokes and blood disorders in order to contribute to the development of therapies, clinical management and prevention. "The teachers at Metro Prep … inspired and motivated me to pursue a path in science."

Please visit our Alumni section for more information, including complete Alumni Profiles.