Thomas Merton Adult and Continuing Education

Offering a variety of programs for learners across Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.

Return to School Plan 2021-2022

The Return to School Plan 2021-2022 provides the protocols, guidelines and expectations that will be in place to help prevent and respond to cases of COVID-19 in HCDSB schools and workplaces during the 2021-2022 school year.

COVID-19 Alerts

Our COVID-19 Advisory Board provides the number of active confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in connection to HCDSB schools.


Let Us Help You Meet Your Learning Goals

At Thomas Merton, we’re here to help you meet your personal learning goals. Contact us today and let’s get started.

Your link to the future.

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“Your link to the future” is the Thomas Merton motto. The programs and services offered at our Continuing Education Centre supports the needs of our students and adult learners through our ESL, language programs, and so much more.

We offer a tremendous cross section of courses for secondary students, instructed by competent, qualified teachers who are committed to excellence. Thomas Merton Secondary offers full credit courses throughout the school year in 6 modules (during 2 semesters). Each module lasts for 6 weeks enabling students to earn up to 2 credits during each module. In one year, students may earn up to 12 credits.


Our Programs

Are you looking to finish your high school degree?
Need to upgrade some courses?
Are you new to Canada and want to learn or improve your English?
Do you want your child to learn more about your heritage language?
Do you want to learn more about Travel for Credit programs?

You’ve come to the right place!

Secondary Credits

Our Secondary Credits program has, as its primary goal, the attainment of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

All courses offered under this program strongly promote the acquisition of essential skills and knowledge while allowing students to begin to focus on their areas of strength and interest and to explore various areas of study.

Youth Programs

Our Youth Programs offer a variety of summer camps suited for engaging and honing literacy and math skills through a variety of teaching techniques.

We also offer the International Languages Program that has provided elementary school children (JK to Grade 8) with an opportunity to experience the culture, traditions and language of other countries.

Academic Upgrading

Our Academic Upgrading program is a non-credit, part-time program for adults interested in developing and enhancing their employment potential, acquiring further training and education in specific areas, and building independent learning skills.  Individual programs are developed based on the student’s goals.  Small group settings provide for individual attention.

Language Programs

Thomas Merton’s Adult Language Programs for newcomers to Canada offers Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) out of three convenient locations in Halton region (Burlington, Milton and Oakville).

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