The Grammaticus is an educational non-profit focused on cultivating students who are rooted in the good and empowered to change the world.
Summer High School Credit Courses
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Summer Credit Courses
The Rise and Fall of Human Nature
Philosophy 11 – HZB3O / Philosophy 12 – HZT4U (split) | July 4, 2016 – July 29, 2016
Monday to Friday - 8:30am - 3:00pm (Total: 110 hours)
Tuition is FREE (limited to 10 students).
*Tuition is free for students and covered by the Andronicus Scholarship*
Location: 7181 Yonge St. Unit #184 (Yonge and Steeles)
Teacher: Mr. Stefan Samuel
This is an investigation of the earliest constructions of human nature through myth narratives, and how the implosion of these narratives through the advent of city states (Egypt, Greece, and Rome) caused the birth of philosophy and the end of human reality. As our school’s core bridge between secondary and university education, this philosophy course is designed to impart and hone academic reading, analysis, synthesis and writing skills that prepare students to vie for A+ level, or summa cum laude, achievement. Relying upon the structure of the short essay (the précis), students acquire the crucial skills required for reading, comprehending and writing at the highest levels expected in university.
Questions we'll ask
- What is reality?
- Are good and evil real? How do we know what is good?
- What is the purpose of existing?
- What is human nature? How does that effect our actions?
- What is the self? How does that effect my relationships?
- Are we really free? Do we really want freedom?
- What certain narratives/myths are telling us what it means to be men and women in our society?
- How much does media and pop-culture control and influence our thoughts?
- What is The Matrix?
Tuition is free, but course is limited to 10 students.
We teach at the intersection of
philosophy and innovation.
Debate & Rhetoric
Ethics & Morality
"What makes us free?"
"What makes us human?"
"What make us happy?"
"How do we make the world better?"
"How do we become more connected?"
"How do we gain power to create change?"
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
our students have gone on to graduate from
"An educational institution unlike any other I have ever known.
The Grammaticus, in its unique combination of a very high intellectual level of study, very small class sizes, very ample feedback from the teacher, and tuition fees microscopic in comparison to those at universities, is an educational institution unlike any other I have ever known. Mr Samuel is infectiously enthusiastic and he does an outstanding job of encouraging students to think for themselves and to ask hard questions. I cannot highly enough recommend The Grammaticus. I wish I had known earlier what a precious gem it really is.”
— Alessandro Sisti, Hon. B.A. in Classical Studies, University of Toronto
"To be the best version of myself.
The guest speakers at The Grammaticus are world-class entrepreneurs and thinkers. After a summer of listening to their journeys, I decided to start my own non-profit, Angel Library, to benefit unserved youth with a love of reading - connected them to mentors and a library."
— Chris Adjei-Bediako, Schulich School of Business, York University
"I developed a strong foundation for university.
“It gave me a knowledge base for live conversations with professors. The Grammaticus taught me how to write a proper essay in a proper format, and understand what I was writing and how to break down and explain my own thoughts.”
— Nicole Soeiro, Ryerson University
"A future where anything is possible.
Not only did The Grammaticus inspire me to pursue my career in business, but they provided me with the skills and strategies necessary to navigate the university and scholarship application process. In only 8 weeks, I went from deciding not to apply to any programs, to being accepted to every major business program in Canada."
— Mahrukh Ahmed, Economics, University of Toronto
Our Gr. 11/12 Philosophy (for credit) course begins July 4th and runs until July 29th. The course tuition is free and covered by the Andronicus Education Scholarship.
Only 10 spots available, so register today.
The Grammaticus: Academy of Philosophy + Innovation
7181 Yonge St. #184
Markham, Ontario, L3T 0C7
Just North of Finch Station.
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