The school that says no to the status quo.
Sick of sitting in class? OSF is the only alternative TDSB program that helps students build their very own skateboard brands as part of the curriculum.
Oasis Skateboard Factory is an alternative high school program of the Toronto District School Board.
OSF doesn’t just help you graduate - it also sets you up for life after high school. In fact, most OSF students get into their first choice of post secondary program or trade mentorship.
Smaller classes give students access to one-on-one mentorship from teachers, while guest artists and entrepreneurs offer a fresh perspective.
OSF has a proven track record of putting students on the path to success. In fact, the majority of our students get into their first choice of post-secondary or apprenticeship program.
We take care of our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Basic lunches are provided as well as food that students can take home to their pantries. Grocery gift cards are also available as needed.
A team of counselors, social workers, and resource teachers are available to help students navigate the challenges they face at school and at home. We also connect students with additional resources like extra learning help, mental health support, housing resources, job searches, and post secondary program applications.
We’re proud partners of Anomaly, a top-tier advertising agency in Toronto that offers students mentorship and advice on how to build their brands. Students also have access to other mentorships with artists and entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities for trade apprenticeships and co-op placements.
Lauren is an educator, illustrator, and DJ with over 15 years of experience in alternative schools. She’s the proud winner of a TDSB Excellence Award as well as the Ontario Teacher Federation Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2018.
Erin Zimerman has worked as a youth worker, graffiti workshop facilitator and professional artist before going into education. He is a veteran of the Toronto graffiti scene and was a mediocre skateboarder at his peak.
As a leader in education innovation, Craig designed OSF to be the world’s first skateboard design school based on four values: creativity, social responsibility, professionalism, and fun. Awards include the 2019 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2012 Ontario Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year.
Oasis Skateboard Factory is an alternative high school program of the Toronto District School Board
We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples.