Junior Programs

Toronto Summer Teen Program


This program dedicates itself to high quality English learning in the city of Toronto, for youth aged 12-17 from all over the world! This program provides an immersive experience by combining English lessons, excursions and activities which all focus on improving their English skills. We host the program at the University of Toronto downtown campus, where all the action takes place; English classes, residence life, meals and group activities. There are two options available for our students: Residential and Self-arranged. The residential program is for students who live in the residence and participate in day and evening activities. Self-arranged students participate in the same program as residential, excluding evening programming. Most students in the self-arranged option live with family or relatives in the city of Toronto.

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Sample schedule Monday to Friday
07:00 Wake up
07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 12:30 English classes
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon event/excursion
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:30 – 21:30 Evening event/excursion
22:30 Quiet hours and lights out
Sample schedule Saturday and Sunday
08:00 Wake up
07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 17:00 Trip of the day
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
19:30 – 21:30 Evening event/excurs
22:30 Quiet hours and lights

Residence Life

The program is hosted at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus in the heart of the city. This is located close to Bay and Museum subway stations and walking distance to many local attractions. The residence offers a wide array of amenities, single and double rooms are available for students. Each room offers bed, drawer, desk, chair, dresser and internet access. Linens are changed every 7 days for the students as well as general maintenance of the room. Washrooms and showers are shared with other students. The cafeteria is within walking distance to the residence, where students are offered an all-you-can-eat, buffet style options daily.

Academics and English classes

Students take 15 hours of English classes per week, Monday to Friday and they are also hosted on campus. The classrooms are within walking distance to the residence. Our highly qualified ESL teachers foster a positive learning environment where students will be encouraged to reach their full potential in improving and enriching their English skill.

Activities and Programming

At ESC we are proud to offer a full activity calendar to our students. 7 days a week, every afternoon and every evening we have an event, activity or excursion for our students. Activities and programming take into consideration students’ age and are built to enhance their English skills but above all their whole experience in Toronto with us. We will be providing many project based activities that are engaging for all of our students!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How old are the children participating in this program?

This program is built only for students from 12 to 17 years of age inclusive.

2. What is the official address of the campus?

The address is 70 St Mary Street Toronto, Ontario

3. Who will pick up my child at the airport?

Our ESC staff members will be at the airport waiting to greet students.

4. When can my child join the program?

The residential summer camp runs from June 10 to August 13 and students can join any weekend day. For the Day Program/self-arranged they can start any Monday. Early enrolment is strongly encouraged as we have limited residence space.

5. Can my child leave campus alone?

We have designated sign out days that is allowed only to students with signed permission from their parent/guardian prior to arrival.

6. What is the program emergency phone number?

It is +1 647 205 5330

7. Can my child bring his/her cell phone?

Yes they can, but it is strictly prohibited during classes and other official events and we reserve the right to temporarily take it away from them if it disrupts the program and its goals.

8. How much pocket money do you recommend?

We recommend $75-$100 weekly (Although spending habits may vary student to student)
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