Jarvis Collegiate Institute


495 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G8, Canada

  • GRADES OFFERED: 9 - 12

About Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Founded in 1807, Jarvis C.I. is the first public high school in Toronto and has a long tradition of academic excellence and student involvement. Jarvis is committed to providing a rich and varied program encouraging higher order thinking as well as research and communication skills. Over 90% of our graduates attend university, including top schools like U of T, Waterloo, Dalhousie and Queens. Over 53% of graduates are Ontario Scholars and 60% receive scholarships / bursaries. Situated in the 'heart of the city' at Jarvis and Wellesley, our school has a rich mix of students from over 100 countries of origin, integrated into one unified, vibrant community in which diversity is our strength!

Jarvis Collegiate Institute is located in Cabbagetown-South St. James Town

Cabbagetown's name derives from the Irish immigrants who moved to the neighbourhood beginning in the late 1840s, said to have been so poor that they grew cabbage in their front yards.The neighbourhood was originally known as Don Vale and it largely features semi-detached Victorian houses. Cabbagetown was gentrified by affluent professionals, beginning in the 1970s. The neighbourhood is home to many artists, musicians, journalists and writers. Other residents include professors, doctors and social workers, many affiliated with the nearby University of Toronto. A portion of the high rise-heavy St. James Town community is located in this neighbourhood.

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