“The MaCS Program has been integral in shaping my future and making me the person I am today. I can’t emphasize how much I owe to the program, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.” Vedant Purohit (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2017)

“Being in the MaCS Program was a beyond amazing experience, enabling me to grow as an individual and challenge myself every step along the way!” Seher Sarin (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2017)

“The years I’ve spent at MaC have been the best in my life so far. The MaCS program allowed me to meet more like-minded individuals than ever before, and likely after high school. I have also obtained many valuable skills I will keep for the rest of my life.” Yuliya Samoylova (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2017)

“The enriched courses offered a nice curriculum and the tight knit MaCS community is definitely something to treasure.” Kyle Girdhari (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2017)

“Being in the MaCS Program was truly an incredible experience. From the MaCS trips to AP opportunities, this program opened my mind to so many different career paths. It’s also really great to be in classes with like-minded, studious students who are eager to help because it drove me to study harder.”
Amy Bui (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2016)

“I had an amazing 4 years in the MaCS Program! The ability to be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals enhanced my learning and inspired me to work hard. Even more, I made the best group of friends I could have asked for- the people truly made this experience what it was.”
Emily Smith (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2016)

“My 4 years in the MaCS Program were phenomenal. Not only was the learning environment extremely helpful and friendly, but the teachers were also outstanding as they prepared us extremely well. The annual trips were some of the best and most fun times I’ve ever had! It was an incredible experience.”
Salar Hosseini (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2016)

“I can definitely say that being in the MaCS Program has fundamentally changed who I am for the better. I’ve made friends who push me to challenge my limits every day, and the teachers are so helpful and insightful. Thank you for an incredible four years and I wish all the best to future MaCS generations.”
Katya Potapov (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2016)

“This program has changed my life, I have met amazing people, many of which will be life long friends. I have learned so much and am extremely grateful for the amazing experience I was given in MaCS.”
Alexandra Sabzparvar (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2015)

“The MaCS Program has been such a wonderful experience that has helped me improve overall as a person. I met so many smart, talented students that have challenged me and provided me with a great learning environment. The teachers are amazing. They are smart, caring, and awesome.”
Anqi Wu (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2015)

“My time at MaCS was unbelievable. I had great opportunities academically and extra-curricular too. I am glad I chose to come to the MaCS program and Mackenzie. I will miss this place next year.”
Noah Matsui (Grade 12 MaCS student 2014)

“The MaCS program has allowed me to learn a lot, not just academics but so much more as well. The teachers and staff are incredible and supportive and I am so honored to have had this opportunity. Through leadership experiences and great friendships this program has allowed me to develop into the person I am today.”
Shir Grunbaum (Grade 12 MaCS student 2014)

“MaCS is a truly special program. It provided me with a holistic high school experience. I was challenged academically, and my teachers always pushed me to find new heights in myself. MaCS provided me with enrichment opportunities that enhanced my studies. I loved my time at Mackenzie and I will leave with nothing but fond memories.”
Ieta Shams (Grade 12 MaCS student 2013)

“The MaCS Program gave me the opportunity to meet the most supportive and amazing students and teachers, and challenged me to exceed all academic expectations.”
Jonathan Clodman (Grade 12 MaCS student 2013)

“The last four years have just been wonderful. From the comprehensive courses available, to the helpful staff, to the 89 like-minded individuals also here, the MaCS Program has definitely been a life-changing experience.”
Haonan Mi (Grade 12 MaCS Student 2013)

“MaCS is a beautiful program filled with unique, intelligent and ambitious people. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to go through high school with them.”
Cynthia Ji (Grade 12 MaCS student 2013)

“A phenomenal experience, the MaCS Program provided me with the tools to succeed.”
Kevin Mao (Grade 12 MaCS student 2012)

“Most amazing program, amazing people, unforgettable experience, best years of my life, I love everyone in this program because they are all such brilliant and unique people.”
Christine Roy (Grade 12 MaCS student 2012)

“The MaCS Program was an inspiring learning experience and I have definitely been prepared for university.”
Sharice Molko (Grade 12 MaCS student 2012)

“MaCS was wonderful! The teachers who taught MaCS classes were absolutely wonderful, definitely the best part of my high school experience.”
Kostya Golovan (Grade 12 MaCS student 2012)

“Applying for the MaCS Program was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m having so much fun! Being a part of a group striving for more challenging goals is helping me become a stronger, confident person.”
Rosalie Tran (Grade 9 MaCS student 2011)

“From my first month in Grade9, I learned that being an individual of the MacCS program wasn’t about being the fastest human calculator or the smartest chemistry student. Instead, it was about the collaboration and growth of a group of young minds that wanted one thing -a surrounding environment that brings out the best leader in all of us. Nearing the end of my high school chapter, I truly believe that’s what we all achieved.”
Albert Nguyen (Grade 12 MaCS student 2011)

“Throughout the two years I have spent at Mackenzie, the MaCS program has been able to propel me to perform at my best. The teachers and students here are the most supportive and welcoming people you will ever meet. If you are looking for a challenge or an amazing highschool experience, the MaCS program is the way to go!”
Cissy Suen (Grade 10 MaCS student 2011)

“I had an amazing time being a “MaCS kid”! It really took out the best in me. I’ve met so many wonderful people, and will always remember the trips to Muskoka and Mattawa!”
Cathy Tran (Grade 11 MaCS Student 2010)

“One year in the MaCS Program was an amazing experience and I’m really looking forward to the next three years. The best part about MaCS is that even with the enriched academic environment, the school still provides amazing opportunities to get involved in other things such as clubs and sports. I think selecting Mackenzie as the school for my highschool career is one of the best choices I’ve made.”
Hetshree Joshi (Grade 9 MaCS student 2010)

“The MaCS Program helps students discover and develop their potentials in Math, Science, and Computers. It provides students with a deep understanding of these subjects through an enriched curriculum and engaging learning styles. In no other program would you meet such bright motivating students and dedicated, innovative teachers.”
Anat Kabanovski (Grade 12 MaCS student 2010)

“When I first joined the MaCS program, I thought class would be boring and that nothing fun would happen, and that nobody would be interested in or play sports. I’ve now seen that MaCS classes are just as fun other classes, and the students are into both academic and athletics. Not only do you have fun, but you also learn in a much higher level environment. This balance, and the program as whole, is really amazing.”
Aakash Goel (Grade 10 MaCS student 2010)

“The best part of the MaCS Program is how you are surrounded by like-minded individuals who have similar work habits and goals. Working alone is tough, but when you work hard with other people, it’s much easier. I’ve met many new friends, whom I can share many things and experiences on a whole different level. This program has ultimately shaped me to become who I am today.”
George Wong (Grade 12 MaCS student 2010)

“The reason why I chose the MaCS program over the IB program is because I envisioned MaCS students to be well rounded. And I was right! The MaCS learning environment is fun even though it’s an enriched program. The MaCS program has taught me to think diferently which I can apply for everyday situations. Joining the MaCS program is the best educational choice I have made thus far.”
Anthony Chaseendran (Grade 12 MaCS student 2010)

“The MaCS Program consisted of well-rounded individuals. Everyone could relate to each other easily so there was no problem making friends. The environment was also very competitive, since everyone basically worked at the same level. There was competition but everyone supported each other throughout the end. The teachers were also really great! The unique trips, the quiet classrooom, the inspiring lessons – I gained memorable experiences I think I would not have been able to get anywhere else.”
Geeta Kumar (Grade 12 MaCS student 2009)

“The MaCS program has helped me exceed in my early my early high school years and prepare myself for my senior year. The extra preparation has armed me for the future.”
Manminder Singh (Grade 12 MaCS student 2009)

“MaCS was a really great experience to be a part of in high school. Having completed my first year of University, I can see just how well we have been prepared. The challenging course work the program provides is great preparation for the University workload. MaCS classes themselves were a lot of fun too. Teachers were really involved and got the students involved too. MaCS was a really great place to meet a lot of good friends with similar interests.”
Anna Merkoulovitch (Grade 12 MaCS student 2008)

“The MaCS program proved to be very resourceful. I gained the opportunity to experience and learn new things I never thought was possible in high school. This program helped me to get in to a good program in university. I recommend this program to any student who wants good university preparation.”
Ashanthi Ravindran (Grade 12 MaCS student 2008)

“After I entered university, I found out how valuable MaCS was. Among peers from a variety of schools, I am able to confirm that MaCS is, indeed, one of the best high school programs that you can find in Ontario. The dedicated teachers are very helpful and enthusiastic, while fellow students in the program are talented and hardworking. One thing that I liked the most about MaCS is the abundance of opportunity. From US FIRST Robotics to Science Olympics, from science fairs to numerous Advanced Placement courses, whatever that you can think of is available right here at MaCS. If it’s not here, you can always start one. That is why, when someone asks me, “Where did you go for high school?” I am always proud to say MaCS at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute.”
Yongjun Wange (Grade 12 MaCS student 2008)