Entrance Exam Preparation
SPECIAL NOTE: Our intention is still to offer both in-class and virtual online options for our Fall/Winter programs, so that clients can choose which way they wish to learn. Classes at our McMaster Innovation Park location are only offered in person.
When we do offer in-class options, we will be following strict protocol for the health and safety of our students and staff, and ensuring we not only adhere to government requirements but exceed safety expectations.
More information on our live online distance learning can be found HERE.
In our Entrance Exam Preparation classes, we offer comprehensive preparation in English, Math, and Science for students applying to specialized advanced-academic programs (e.g. IB, TOPS, MaCS, UTS, HMST, SMR, MaST, etc.) and ensure students are prepared no matter what the format of the examination will be!
(Students may register for BOTH Summer and Fall English and Math Preparation courses. The material does NOT repeat.)
Which courses should I take?
- Trying for MaCS, TOPS, HMST, SMR, or MaST? Take English, Math, and Science Preparation.
- Trying for UTS Stage 1? Take English and Math Preparation.
- Trying for UTS Stage 2? Take Interviews and UTS Stage 2 Preparation.
- Trying for IB? Take English, Math, and Science (optional)* Preparation.
*Some IB schools take an interdisciplinary approach to testing, so Science preparation may be useful.
Below are links to various schools in the GTA that offer gifted or advanced/enrichment learning:
Got in? What next? More Brain Power!
Most of our Entrance Exam Prep students continue to study at Brain Power after being accepted to the gifted/specialty program of their choice. In fact, many Brain Power students attend gifted day-school programs, both private and public; why? because the Brain Power experience offers something not available at any other elementary or secondary learning institution in the GTA (and beyond). Here is one of our students giving his reasons for staying at Brain Power after being accepted into UCC:
“I still come to Brain Power after being accepted to Upper Canada College because Brain Power educates in a way no other institution can. It provides me with some of the most useful writing and oral skills I can possibly ever need. Most of all, I love going and spending time with others who want to enrich themselves, and enjoy great teachers who are also great friends.” Ernst Ma – UCC and Brain Power student