1845 Early High Schools in York (Toronto)

  • King's College (Proposed)

    Educational Priorities in Upper Canada

    In the early nineteenth century, the education of children was typically a private arrangement for children of wealthy families. In Upper Canada, the first priority in the realm of education was for the establishment of a university (the University of Toronto, established 1827). The second priority was for a Grammar (High) School. The idea of government-supported public education for all children would be years in the making.

    John George Howard

    Watercolour on paper


    Faded colour watercolour painting of an elaborate building, central tower, classical design