Education that counts

Established in 1994, McDonald International Academy (MIA) is a fully registered and accredited secondary school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

MIA is a vibrant academic and social community, boasting the highest North American standards through a collaborative effort from teachers and students alike. We employ the latest teaching methods and technological aids to provide students with superior educational opportunities.

Since our inception, over 10,000 students from over 40 countries have graduated from MIA and have successfully been accepted into universities and colleges in Canada and the United States.




All teachers at our school have comprehensive knowledge and extensive teaching experience within their specific subjects and hold Ontario Teaching Certificates.

MIA implements guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Education and works with various education consultants that help guide our teachers and staff. MIA also believes learning extends beyond the classroom and incorporates many field trips throughout the year to facilitate real world learning. A variety of courses are offered at MIA, enabling students to take the specific subjects required to prepare them for their post-secondary education.

MIA operates on a tri-semester system, which enables our students to register year-round. Our semesters start in September, January, and April and our Summer School program begins in July and August. At our North York Campus, we run a fast-track program that allows students to enroll every 7 weeks.

MIA provides students with a safe and comfortable residence facility that is conveniently located near subways and buses for quick and easy transportation to the school and around the city. We also help place students in MIA approved homestays for a different housing option.

MIA’s campuses are equipped with state of the art computer labs, flat screen TV’s in classrooms to facilitate interactive learning and free Wi-Fi throughout. Our teachers are constantly utilizing the latest technologies to help enable a modern and dynamic learning environment.

At MIA, we believe in providing care and support beyond the classroom for our students, ranging from opening bank accounts to providing guidance on their university applications. We are here for you every step of the way, even after you graduate and enter university!



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“My experience in MIA cannot be described with words. I loved the patience and caring that our teachers give us every moment. What I enjoyed the most were the school trips where we had more time to get to know each other and have fun aside all the school work. It makes me really proud of the fact I had the opportunity to grow as a person in MIA.”

Katherine Lara, Graduate 2018 (Cuba)
“My experience with this fantastic school has been flawless. As a mother sending her son overseas, I was extremely nervous and worried. However, by choosing MIA all my worries were gone and I truly believed my son was in a safe and loving environment. Bader kept telling me how helpful the staff are which make M.I.A my recommendation to all parents sending their children overseas for good education.”

Houda Kansour, Mother of Bader Jaamour – Graduate 2018 (Syria)

“While the learning is comprehensive and competitive to prepare us for university, I was more overwhelmed by the nurturing environment this school provides. Being an international student living far away from home, it is refreshing to be a part of a school with teachers and staff that genuinely care for your well-being, not just academically, but on all levels.”

Mich Zeng, Graduate 2018 (China)
“I had an incredible year at MIA! I have met awesome teachers who are very supportive and understanding. I received all the help I needed at any time thanks to the staff at school. MIA gave me a year of experience that helped me get to where I am today and I am so grateful!”

Linh Tran, Graduate 2014 (Vietnam)