Our Story

“UIS navigates to pull and to lead students to their success!”

Urban International School (UIS) is a private high school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education. We offer specialized academic programs that are geared specifically for students who wish to pursue higher education in Canada and abroad. Depending on the program the student wishes to pursue, UIS prepares a customized learning plan for each student to ensure success. We actively promote communication between students and teachers and UIS teachers will respond to all student questions within a 24-hour period.

With the changing focus of society, we offer specialty programs like media studies, art (fine arts, photography), and communications technology to meet the needs of our current student body. Our graduates get accepted to many prestigious universities such as University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, McGill University and more.

UIS provides courses ranging from Grade 9 to Grade 12. Our student body includes students from all around the world including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Teachers at UIS are Ontario Certified Teachers who are friendly and dedicated to students’ need and learning as well as to providing an exceptional learning experience for each and every student.

Our history


When COVID-19 resulted in the closure of schools, UIS was one of the first schools in North America to stay open and seamlessly transfer from in class learning to hybrid and online learning. UIS students did not miss a day of learning and completed their courses on time.

UIS has continued to view the pandemic as an opportunity to continue to enhance our strong commitment to providing academic excellence and unprecedented student support through hybrid and E-learning courses.


A new campus was added for ESL learning and lower grades


With the addition of new management, UIS acquired the use of additional facilities as well as an increased presence in the Toronto Community.


In order to facilitate our growth, we moved locations to the one we enjoy today. Located in the heart of the city, students are able to experience Canadian culture every day!


In 2012 we changed our name to Urban International School. Offering a broad range of courses, UIS was quickly recognized as the benchmark for academic excellence for schools of its type.


We were founded in 2009 with a vision to provide superior academic content while supporting and nurturing students from all over the world.