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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    1. How do I apply?

    2. When are applications due?

    3. Who is eligible to apply?

    4. Can I apply if I currently attend a Catholic or private school

    5. Can I apply for more than one area

    6. Can I audition if I am already in Grade 9, 10, or 11?

    7. Can I transfer to the Arts Unionville program if I do not reside in the CEC east area and am not applying for piano or strings?

    8. Can I apply if I don't live in Unionville region but am planning to move there?

    9. Where are information sessions?

  10. When and where are auditions held?

  11. What if there is a conflict with my audition time?

  12. What if I am ill on the day of my audition?

  13. What if I decide to withdraw my application or cancel my audition?

  14. Is there transportation provided to the Arts Unionville program?

  15. Do you have a Gifted program? Do you have a French Immersion program?

  16. Can I major in two areas?

  17. What are the costs involved?

  18. I am very interested in the Arts, however I'm not thinking about a career in the Arts. Is the Arts Unionville program a good choice to make?

  19. Do students study regular academic subjects as well as their art courses?

  20. How does an Arts Unionville student's course selection differ?

Applications must be completed online. The online application will be available on Friday, November 10, 2023.
The online applications are due by December 1, 2023

  • Students in Grade 8 who reside in York Region and are applying for the Piano program.
  • Students in Grade 8 who reside in York Region CEC East, and North and are applying for the Strings program.
  • Students in Grades 8 who reside within the York Region District School Board CEC East Boundary (who are currently attending one of these schools) and who are applying for Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Vocal and Winds.
  • Arts Unionville Boundary
    • Baythorn P.S. (if residing within boundaries for eligibility)
    • Aldergrove P.S.
    • Armadale P.S.
    • Ashton Meadows P.S.
    • Ballantrae P.S.
    • Barbara Reid P.S.
    • Beckett Farm P.S.
    • Black Walnut PS.
    • Boxwood P.S.
    • Buttonville P.S.
    • Castlemore P.S.
    • Cedarwood P.S
    • Central Park P.S.
    • Coledale P.S.
    • Coppard Glen P.S.
    • Cornell Village P.S.
    • David Suzuki P.S.
    • Donald Cousens P.S.
    • Edward T. Crowle P.S.
    • Ellen Fairclough P.S.
    • Fred Varley P.S.
    • Franklin Street P.S.
    • Glad Park P.S.
    • Greensborough P.S
    • Harry Bowes P.S.
    • Highgate P.S.
    • James Robinson P.S.
    • John McCrae P.S.
    • Legacy P.S.
    • Little Rouge P.S.
    • Markham Gateway P.S.
    • Milliken Mills P.S.
    • Mount Joy P.S.
    • Oscar Peterson P.S.
    • Parkland P.S.
    • Parkview P.S.
    • Ramer Wood P.S.
    • Randall P.S. P.S
    • Reesor Park P.S.
    • Roy H. Crosby P.S.
    • Sam Chapman P.S. (if residing within boundaries)
    • Sir Wilfred Laurier P.S. (if residing within boundaries)
    • Stonebridge P.S
    • Summitview P.S
    • Unionville Meadows P.S.
    • Unionville P.S.
    • Wendat Village P.S.
    • Whitchurch Highland P.S. (if residing south of Bloomington Rd)
    • Wilclay P.S.
    • William Armstrong P.S
    • William Berczy P.S.
    • Wismer P.S.
Yes, as long as you reside in the boundaries set out above.
Yes. You may apply for a maximum of two disciplines. Each application requires a separate online application and application fee.
The Arts Unionville Program is currently open only to students entering grade 9.
The Arts Unionville program is currently closed to transfers from students residing outside of the CEC boundary.
Please refer to the 2023-2024 application form for required proof of residency documents. Residency must occur on or before the deadline for application to Arts Unionville.
The information session will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 6:30pm. You can check here for more infomation.
More information will be followed.
Please notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible.​​

Please notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible.​
Please notify the Arts Unionville secretary at 905-479-2787 x 431 as soon as possible.
As per Board policy, Arts Unionville is an optional program and as such students are NOT entitled to Board provided transportation.
UHS does not have a Gifted, French Immersion program, or AP program.
No, it is not possible to be enrolled in two art discipline. However, students can enroll in other arts courses offered through Unionville H.S. by selecting them as their elective credit.
There is an annual program fee for Arts Unionville students of $150.00, payable upon acceptance to the program and then each school year thereafter as long as the student stays in the program. With the continued commitment to excellence in the Arts Unionville program, the annual $150.00 Arts Unionville Program Fee ensures that state of the art equipment and supplies are available, and an augmented learning experience over and above what is provided for students in a regular high school setting. Funds go towards guest artists and life drawing models, professional workshops, costumes and unique learning experiences.
Many students are study arts for enjoyment and to develop skills, while others plan to continue in a career in the arts. Our graduates are successful in all areas of the Fine Arts as well as such diverse fields as: medicine, engineering, business, law, sciences, physiotherapy, journalism, radio & TV broadcasting, policing and education. One of the benefits of being in the Arts Unionville program is that students are surrounded by others who have the same interest, talent and passion for their art form.
Yes. Upon successful completion of the four-year arts program students will receive an Arts Unionville certificate recognizing their achievement and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) will be awarded upon completion of the required credits.

Students are expected to maintain acceptable levels of achievement in all subjects as well as excellent attendance and good deportment.
Courses are available in:
  • The Arts (Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Business Studies
  • Canadian and World Studies (Economics, Law and Politics, Geography, History)
  • Classical Studies
  • Cooperative Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • French as a Second Language
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Languages​
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities and Technological Education (Integrated Technologies, Communications Technology, Construction Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing Technology, Technological Design and Computer Studies)
Student services are available through Guidance and Career Education, Library, ESL, Special Education and the Administration. Unionville High School has two semesters.
Grade 9 / Year 1
8 credits
Grade 10 / Year 2
8 credits
Grade 11 / Year 3
8 credits
Grade 12 / Year 4
6-8 credits
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English English English English
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Elective
Science Science Elective Elective
Geography History Elective Elective
Physical Education Civics &
Career Studies
Elective Elective
French Elective Elective Elective
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