Laureates Academy for Gifted Students (“Laureates Academy”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who interact with our school. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.

Laureates Academy is a co-educational school serving gifted students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We offer both in-person and online programs leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Commitment to Privacy

We respect your privacy and comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). This Privacy Policy informs you about our practices regarding personal information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact our Privacy Officer at or by phone at (647)455-2606.

Types of Personal Data We Collect

We collect personal information about various individuals connected to Laureates Academy, including:

  • Students and their parents/guardians: Names, date of birth, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, marital status, custody status, family details, health information (if required for accommodations), academic records, disciplinary records, and other education-related information.
  • Staff: Names, date of birth, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, employment records, social insurance numbers (for payroll), and emergency contact information.
  • Applicants: Information submitted during the application process, including transcripts, reference letters, and test scores.
  • Vendors and contractors: Names, contact information, and other business-related details.
  • Donors and supporters: Names, contact information, donation history, and communication preferences.
  • Website visitors: Information collected through cookies and analytics tools, such as browsing history and IP addresses (used for website improvement).

We may collect additional personal information with your consent or as required by law.

Collecting, Handling, and Sharing Personal Data

We collect personal information directly from individuals, through third parties with your consent (e.g., previous schools for applicants), and from publicly available sources. We use internal data policies to protect your information, which is only accessed by authorized personnel for legitimate purposes.

We may share personal information with third-party service providers who assist us with our operations (e.g., educational platforms, student information systems). We ensure these service providers comply with strict data protection obligations.

We may also disclose personal information when required by law, to protect the safety of individuals, or for other legitimate business purposes. We will not otherwise share or sell your personal information without your express consent.

Processing Personal Data

We use personal information to:

  • Process applications for admission and enrollment.
  • Provide educational services and support student learning.
  • Manage student records and transcripts.
  • Communicate with students, parents/guardians, and other stakeholders.
  • Administer payroll, benefits, and other employment matters for staff.
  • Manage our relationships with vendors, contractors, donors, and supporters.
  • Improve our programs and services.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Retention of Personal Data

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. We follow a documented retention schedule for different types of personal information.

Your Rights

You have certain rights regarding your personal information, including the right to:

  • Access and update your personal information.
  • Request the deletion of your personal information (subject to legal and operational restrictions).
  • Withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information.
  • Lodge a complaint with the appropriate privacy regulator if you believe we have mishandled your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on our website and notify you by email or other means if required by law.

This Policy and Other Agreements

This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with other Laureates Academy policies and agreements that may reference personal information.