About Us

At SharpMinds we provide your family with individual attention, support, service and results! Our high quality tutoring services are convenient and affordable. Through our vast database, we are able to match your child’s specific educational needs with one of our superb educational specialists.

 

Principal's Message

It has been my pleasure and privilege to be able to guide the development of SharpMinds Academy from its inception to the amazing school we have today. SharpMinds Academy is well on its way to fulfilling our founding vision of creating a prototype school that will transform education in the 21st century. Founded on principles and values that are essential in for good character is committed to supporting parents to raise the next generation of leaders.

Thank you for choosing SharpMinds
Academy and get ready for a bright future.

Fahim Khan, Principal
SharpMinds Academy.

our Academy Staff

Fahim

Principal

Shawna

Vice Principal

Fatima

Tutoring Education Coordinator

Erika

Pickering Academy Admin

Raheela

Pickering Academy Admin

Iqra

Markham Academy Admin

Soriya

Markham Academy Admin

Adrian

Education Coordinator

Math & Physics

Nittya

Education Coordinator

English

Fazila

Education Coordinator

Sciences

Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare our students by equipping them with the academic tools and life skills needed to enter and succeed not only at the post-secondary school level, but ultimately, in their chosen career path.

Teaching Philosphy

Our teaching philosophy is based upon a firm belief that every child can succeed at school, given the proper encouragement, motivation and tools. We believe that a tutor’s most important job is to listen and observe how your child works and learns, and then provide each student with strategies to work and learn more effectively.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Absolutely! We are an Accredited private school through the Ministry of Education, which allows us to grant Ontario High School credit courses.

No. The only thing you will see on the report card is a P (signalling “Private”) next to the course name. There are many reasons a student takes a course at a private school and many people take different pathways to end up in the same place. Universities and Colleges know this, too! 

We send your marks to your home school and they submit all of your credits and marks to OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre). This is why it’s very important you give us all the correct information when we’re registering you as a student (ex. Prerequisites, OEN, etc.) During crucial times (grade 12 Fall and Winter), we will update your marks on OUAC. Please ensure to add us as one of your Academic Institutions when setting up your OUAC.

We suggest no more than three (3) courses per semester, strictly because of scheduling and workload considerations. If you are looking to enrol in more, do not hesitate to call us! Our main priority is helping you get what you need and we will do our best to work with your schedule.

 

We offer Humanities courses on a per semester basis! You can call or email us to see what we’re offering. We’ll always try our best to meet your needs!

Each credit course is one semester and 110 hours total. Typically we schedule based on 7 hours a week. The specific days or times within the week depend on the cohort of students in that course. We spend a lot of time gathering everyone’s availability and making sure that our class times suit everyone’s schedule. 

 

COVID-19 NOTE: In keeping with our surrounding district school boards, SharpMinds is also offering quadmester courses this year in addition to standard semester courses. Please call our offices to learn more about this!