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About Us


Waterloo Independent Secondary School (WISS) is a Canadian private school which runs a variety of education programs. The school is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and undergoes rigorous government inspections of its academic programs. 


WISS has graduated many students since 2013 who have gone on to universities and into the workforce.  Our grade 12 university preparation programs have earned an excellent reputation among colleges and universities.

It is a school under the leadership of a highly experienced and successful management team. We are proud of our caring and hard-working teaching staff who care, guide and lead students to succeed academically and practice their life skills.



As educators, we at Waterloo Independent Secondary School share a deep commitment to the success of every student, and, as professionals, we work to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex society. We continually ask ourselves this question: How can we deepen our knowledge and expand our professional practice not only to support our valued students, but to celebrate their presence in our classrooms and enrich their learning experience?

These core beliefs drive our daily interaction with students:


We believe that a healthy body sustains a healthy mind. Our parental care environment extends to all aspects of student life both in and outside of school. Our school nurtures good nutritional habits to build success in school and in life.

Psychological well-being is essential to good learning and WISS pays close attention to students to ensure that they are happy and well-adjusted to school and social life. We address, for example, conflicts with peers, difficulties adapting to life in Canada, unstable relationships, etc.


We believe that self-worth and confidence grow from independent thinking.


Our school provides pathways in academic and social life that help students make good decisions. Good decisions lead to good life choices.


We inculcate sound habits of academic and civic citizenship in students through example.
Modelling good behaviour in and out of school influences students’ actions and fosters leadership.


  • High rate of admission to distinguished universities - find more here!

  • Enriching after-school study support daily

  • Weekly progress reports

  • Bi-weekly individual guidance meetings

  • Career and post-secondary planning support

  • Small seminar-like classes and individual attention

  • Daily extracurricular activities 

  • Focus on hands-on learning

  • Expert and skilled school management team and experienced Ontario-certified teachers 

  • STEM and Hands-on Learning Models

  • Location! We neighbour the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University and we are only a 40-minute drive to Toronto Pearson International Airport

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