A prestigious high school has been left looking for a new building to lease, after the University of Toronto denied its request for refurbishment. Located on the St. George campus, the University of Toronto Schools has served as a unique training ground for student teachers, while providing university preparatory education to gifted students. Described as a “laboratory” school, UTS has permitted young teachers, graduate students and education researchers, to have access to a control group for experimentation in the classroom. Now, after 101 years, beginning in 1910, the university has decided it wants the space for itself. In informing UTS of its decision, U of T explained that it was undesirable for the site to be used “for a non-university use in perpetuity,” though no firm plans have been made for the facility. UTS has until 2021 to find new accommodations.
UToronto evicts prep school
'Laboratory' school has been affiliated with the university since 1910
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