Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
Metro Prep Academy is a semester, coeducational, university preparatory day school located in the DVP and Eglinton area of Toronto. Since 1982, Metro Prep has been preparing middle school (grades 7 & 8) and high school (grades 9 to 12) students to realize their highest potential. The school provides a structured environment that is geared for success at the university level. We imitate no one. We are totally original in thought and actions.
Metro Prep is committed to nurturing the intellectual, physical, social and creative potential of students through a supportive yet challenging academic environment. The school places emphasis on the individual, where strengths are refined and weaknesses are overcome through academic and social supports.
Metro Prep fosters a safe environment where students feel confident expressing their individuality, thinking critically and receiving the assistance needed to excel.
If the potential of your child is not fully supported by his or her current school, make an appointment to talk with us. A strong foundation can make all the difference.
DVP and Eglinton
Living Arrangements: Day
Main Language: English
Grades: 7 to 12
Tuition: $21, 760 to $26,500
Average Class Size: 12 to 18 students
Principal's Message: A cordial welcome to those contemplating enrolment at Metropolitan Preparatory Academy.
I ask you to think about your future. To be successful, it’s essential to set obtainable goals and develop the ambition to achieve those targets. In other words, decide where you want to go and establish how much time and energy it will take to get there.
This may sound "corny", but little happens unless you believe in yourself and what you are doing. You don’t want to look back on your life one day and dream about what could have been. Set inspiring goals and work toward them now. When doors to opportunity open, walk through without hesitation.
Consider our program if you are looking for a structured and caring environment. At Metro Prep Academy, we highly value involvement, new ideas and enthusiasm.
I wish the best to all students in the upcoming academic year.
W. Wayne McKelvey
Hons. B.A., M.A., Dip. Ed.
Upcoming Events: Open House Dates:
Thursday, November 16th, 2015 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Thursday, April 26th, 2018 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Please contact for a school tour.
Testimonials: "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
John Brunswick 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 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. “Metro Prep was the first time in my life that I was treated not as a child, but as a member of the community whose input was valued. I have to thank Wayne for that. The school environment taught me that my opinion matters and is valid. This realization has influenced my life in so many ways. Most importantly, I learned to trust my gut and feel confident in my decisions.”
Eden Grinshpan , 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 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”.