UTS - University of Toronto Schools
The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) is an independent
private secondary school, and provides curriculum that is tailored to the
needs of high achieving students from grades 7 through 12.
Most students enter in Grade 7 through a two-stage competitive examination.
The first stage consists of writing the SSAT exam, with approximately
500-600 participating; those who pass this test in the top percentiles (usually
200 students) are invited back for a second written exam and an interview.
Ultimately, 110 candidates (55 boys, 55 girls) are chosen from more than 600
applicants each year.
For admission in subsequent grade levels, applicants are admitted through
a less formal process, albeit one just as rigorous. Candidates must be Canadian
citizens or landed immigrants and may apply to enter either Grade 7 or the
upper school (Grade 9 and above).
Admission is based on merit as determined by the Entrance Examinations.
Grade 7 Entrance
98% of students entering UTS will do so into grade 7. UTS now requires the
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) to be taken in place of its
own Stage I test, but will continue to make use of the Stage II test which
comprises an interview and additional math test.
STAGE I – SSAT
Based on the results of the SSAT, progression to Stage II is granted to
approximately 100 boys and 100 girls each year.
Please visit our About SSAT or SSAT
FAQ page for more details on the SSAT.
Ivy Global offers SSAT Preparation Courses
and SSAT Preparation Tutoring to help students
improve their performance on the test.
STAGE II – Entrance Examination
Those who have passed Stage I, are selected to participate in Stage II
of the entrance examination. Stage II comprises of the following:
UTS employs a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format for their interviews.
Candidates go to different interview stations and answer one question at
each station. Ivy Global does offer interview prep services for UTS. Please
call us for more details.
Please note that the writing samples from student SSAT examinations are
reviewed in place of Stage II written essays.
Download Practice Questions
for Stage 2 Exam
UTS accepts 110 students into Grade 7 each year. The admission committee
carefully reviews all students who have completed Stage II, and decides on
boys and girls they feel are top candidates to attend UTS.
Grades 9 – 11 Entrance
Admission to UTS for students in grades 9 to 11 is based on the results of
entrance examinations, measuring the academic achievement potential of each
There are 2 requirements for each student to be accepted:
- Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status
- Completed SSAT examination with results ranking above the 85th percentile
We offer preparation services for the entrance exams for UTS:
Please call 416-225-4242 for more information.
UTS Practice Questions
UTS Exam Practice Questions - 2nd Stage (PDF
UTS Exam Practice Questions - 2nd Stage
- Answers PDF - 87kb)
Useful Links regarding UTS:
UTS Official Website
Character Skills Assessment
Stage 2 Exam (Practice Questions)