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Toronto Tzu Chi Academy of Humanistic Studies 08-09 School Year Operation. January 18, 2009. Nationality Composition of Students. Student Population : 355 Classes: 19 (including JK to Grade 10 plus 1 bilingual classes )

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Nationality Composition of Students

Student Population: 355

Classes: 19(including JK to Grade 10 plus 1 bilingual classes)

Nationalities:Canadian, CBC, Mainland Chinese, Taiwanese, HK and other S.E. Asian nationals


Our Teachers

  • 19 Chinese teachers, 6Art teachers, all are university graduates and well-trained by Tzu Chi Teachers Association
  • Hosted Teachers' Education Camp in 2006, March break Parent-Children Growth Camp in 2007
  • Members of the Still Thoughts Reading Club
  • Periodically attend training courses and further education
  • Responsible, patient, and filled with Tzu-chi loving care
what we teach
What we teach
  • Traditional Chinese characters
  • Phonics by Bo Po Mo Fo (JK to G6) and Hanyu Pinyin (G7-10, bilingual classes)
  • Still Thoughts (Humanistic thought from Master Cheng Yan)
  • Art Classes includes Sign Language, Chinese Chess, Calligraphy, Drawing etc.
what is still thoughts jing si aphorism
What is STILL THOUGHTS (Jing-Si Aphorism)?
  • Words of Wisdom as told by Dharma Master Cheng Yan, the founder of Tzu Chi
  • Selected Still Thoughts for students to learn and incorporate into their daily lives.
  • The Still Thoughts curriculum is designed as a communication medium between parents, teachers and students.
caring mamas and papas
Caring Mamas and Papas
  • All tasks in school are undertaken by volunteers of Tzu Chi, around 60 people
  • Parents are invited to be “Caring Mamas” and “Caring Papas” at school.
  • 1 to 2 “Caring Mamas/Papas” per class
  • Further Education Courses are provided for “Caring Mamas/Papas” during the school year
philosophy of education
Philosophy of Education
  • Based on the spirit of altruism and unconditional giving, our philosophy is to teach the students not only Chinese language abilities but also how to become good citizens with humanistic disposition and Weltenschauung
schedules and fees
Schedules and Fees
  • 9:00 ~ 11:50 every Sunday Morning from Mid. Of Sept. to Early June. Total 30 weeks.
  • $170 for the school year, plus $35 for uniforms (one for summer and one for winter)
  • Student Aid Fund is available to qualified students


School Start day



Continuing Improvement

  • Periodically demonstrate Still Thought teaching programs
  • Hosted First Parents-Children Growing Camp in 2007
  • Exchange ideas and promote information flow between the two Eastern Tzu Chi Humanistic schools
  • Continuous feedback on School Web Page/Blogs
  • Active attendance at Eastern Canada Teachers Conference

Parents-Children Growth Camp

in 2007 March Break



Chinese New Year Celebration


<Educational Activity>


Parents’ Meeting

(held in classroom)(4/20/2008)

<Educational Activity>


Graduation/Closing Ceremony


<Educational Activity>


Arbor Day held by the Toronto Municipality


<Educational Activity>


Teacher’s Day Celebration


<Educational Activity>


Bamboo Savings Box Event(11/02/2008)

The main purpose of this exercise is to practice one of Master Cheng-Yen's teaching, that "drops of water make lakes, grains of sand build castles; small change makes big charity and hard work builds big success."

<Educational Activity>


Evacuation Exercise(11/09/2008)

<Educational Activity>


Christmas Celebration(12/14/2008)

<Educational Activity>

contact us
Contact Us
  • School Address:

Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute,  2300 Pharmacy Ave.Agincourt, ON, M1W 1H8Tel: 416-697-9172 (Also open in Summer)

  • Tzu Chi Toronto Branch Address:3636 Steeles Ave. E. Suit 313, 《Metro Square》 Markham, ON L3R 1k9 Tel:905-947-1182