Longbridge Academy (BSID: 881778) is located in The Greater Toronto Area of Aurora, Canada’s economic and cultural center. We are an independent, university preparatory high school dedicated to providing a high quality education at our student’s learning level. At Longbridge Academy, we follow the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Curriculum with high expectations, as we develop an enriched, caring and secure learning environment. We hope all of our students reach their personal best in their high school years as they prepare for their future studies and careers.

Our school welcomes international students from all over the world. Upon arrival, students are met with caring educators, a challenging curriculum, and the means to push forward to achieve success.

Our goal is to inspire lifelong learners through academic success and overall enjoyment in learning. Our students graduate as intellectually astute, culturally adept, and empathetic young citizens. They are prepared for the top universities and the significant lives they plan to lead.

Vision and Mission

Longbridge Academy enables its students with educational skills and valuable experiences allowing each one of them to attain both personal and academic success on the road to becoming empowered citizens that bring about change.

Pride

We pride ourselves in promoting the academic, social, physical, and character development of our students as we provide them with a challenging, holistic and supportive learning environment.

High Standards

We set high personal and academic standards for our students. We believe with positive support and direction, students will rise to the challenge of high expectations. 

Recognized and Respected

Our students are identified as unique individuals, each having their own talents and learning capabilities. Our student’s achievements reflect the school’s dedication to providing a high quality, and well-rounded learning system that ensures their success.  

Communication

We believe that a partnership of families is critical to maximizing the success of our students. Interactive communication between the classroom teachers, the school and our families are imperative to our program.

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL

A Message From Principal

Greetings and welcome to Longbridge Academy Private High School. I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about the wonderful students, staff, and programs we have to offer. Longbridge Academy has a reputation of being a compassionate, caring and welcoming environment and we continue to strive to become the best. It is with great excitement that we get ready to embark upon a new school year with anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole. We are committed to providing innovative lessons to our students which incorporate technology that supports our students’ needs as 21st century learners.
To our students, I ask that you reflect on your goals and strive not only to pursue personal excellence but also to demonstrate your perseverance and integrity. Know that I am here to support and encourage you as you explore different possibilities and grow as learners. Remember that with these opportunities, comes both a personal and collective responsibility to be supportive of one another. I will count on you to go beyond tolerance and treat all members of our community with respect. A school that aspires to greatness can expect no less.

Nazanin Akbari
B.A. in Arch., B.A. in Ed
Longbridge Academy Principal

About Our Teachers

Our High Achieving Teaching Staff

Longbridge Academy’s teaching staff are all highly educated as they have either finished their education with a Masters or Ph.D. and have acquired plenty of teaching experiences. Our school’s strict background check ensures that our students are getting the highest quality as it allows us to develop individualized teaching methods for different students, which focuses on cultivating the student’s potential.

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Nazanin Akbari, B.A. in Arch., B.A. in Ed

Principal

Mrs. Akbari exemplifies positive and professional leadership that makes a difference in the lives of the students and the staff. She has the ability to create professional learning communities of teachers that focus on all students' intellectual and social growth. She demonstrates a strong commitment to academic excellence by guaranteeing all students are provided with curriculum, instruction, assessment and supports they need to meet rigorous achievement standards.
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Jule Lee, B.A., M.S.Ed

Guidance Counsellor

Jule is an experienced educator as a guidance counsellor, a psychology counselor, a teacher, and a Child Youth practitioner. With her 15 years of education experience, Jule is always open for the students to support their academics, mental health, and careers.
Mohammad

Dr. Mohammad Niyaifar, B.A., M.A., PhD

Mathematics/Physics Teacher

Mohammad is a professional educator with more than 20 years of experience in teaching math and physics in different levels. He believes that the primary objective is to create a learning environment which makes the learners feel comfortable and motivated to explore and develop their interests, while lectures and related activities link the course content to the student's existing knowledge.
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Dr. Somaiyeh Shahri, B.A., M.A., PhD

English Teacher

Somaiyeh holds PhD and master’s degree in English language teaching and bachelor’s degree in English literature. She has been teaching ESL and literature courses for more than 18 years in universities and high schools. As a TESL Ontario certificate holder, she has the knowledge and skills required for teaching English as a second language in international settings.
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Kian Karimi, BSc (Hons)

Chemistry Teacher

An enthusiastic, dedicated and caring teacher, Kian is passionate about the field of science, which delights him. Apart from his classroom experience, Kian is committed to ensuring that students' paths to success are paved with his 5 years of education experience.
Hedi

Dr. Hediyeh Jahanbakht, PhD

Science Teacher

Dr. Jahanbakht began her professional teaching career in 2010 an assistant professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Azad University. She then came to Toronto to participate in further research about the future of stem cells at the world-renowned SickKids Hospital Research Center. She has multiple publications concerning stem cell differentiation.
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Melissa Morris, BSc

Physical Education Coach

Melissa encourages sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal growth, over a must win attitude. With her teaching experience, she educates students on the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind through positive behaviors.