Applying

Important Dates to Remember:

Attention Grade 8 and 9 Applicants:

*The application process for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed.

Please check this section of the website for updates throughout the application process.

Thank you for participating in our application process and for your interest in the MaCS Program. This year we had approximately 700 applicants for the 90 spots. The Selection Committee is still reviewing each application package. Notification letters will be emailed on Friday February 11th at 4 p.m. to all applicants. Due to the large number of applicants we will be unable to provide feedback on any part of the application.

Successful applicants who receive an offer will also receive a course selection sheet with instructions on how to confirm your spot (Please read and follow the instructions in the notification letter). 

A small group of students will be notified on their letter that they have been placed on a waiting list. If a spot becomes available, a student on the waitlist will be notified between Wednesday February 16th – Tuesday February 22nd. Students on the waitlist who are not notified can reapply next year for grade 10 entry.

Students who do not receive an offer for the MaCS program as we are unable to provide a space for all applicants, can reapply next year for grade 10 entry.

The application process for the 2023-2024 school year, will be posted in September 2022!

The MaCS Program at W.L. Mackenzie C.I. operates under the authority of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). MaCS is required to follow all TDSB policies and procedures for a specialized program within the TDSB. In line with the Toronto District School Board’s Equity Policy, the MaCS program is committed to increasing the representation of historically underserved communities including Black, Indigenous and racialized students.  

Note: Grade 8 students who receive and accept an offer but do not attend a TDSB school will be required to provide documentation for proof of residence for the purposes of registration, confirming residence in the City of Toronto.

MaCS Information Night 2022- Date: Thursday November TBD

The MaCS Information Night 2021 was a pre-recorded session that included a Powerpoint presentation, information handout, and student/parent perspective videos/letters that can be viewed anytime below:

Click here to visit the MaCS Program Information Night.

Before viewing the MaCS Information Night 2021, please watch the following video created by Sarah Goldfarb (MaCS Alumni 2018) about her experience in the MaCS program and at Mackenzie as well as her transition to Harvard University: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TjrfdigIF-ECba9mu6O73fX8e-u4MpDM

MaCS Entrance Test 2022 at W.L. Mackenzie C.I.:
Friday November TBD, 2022- Instructions including arrival time and door entry to be emailed to registered applicants a few days before the test.

Please bring a pencil, a pen, a calculator, an eraser, and your completed application package and application fee on Friday November TBD, 2022.

Application Deadline 2022:
Registration closes on Monday November TBD at 11:59 pm. The application package and fee are submitted on the day of the entrance test (Friday November TBD). Registered applicants will receive an email on Wednesday November TBD with instructions including arrival time and door entry for the day of the test.

Notification Letters for the 2022-2023 school year:
Email- Friday February 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. (The email notification letter will be sent to the email you had registered with for the test.)

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