Founded in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers, St. Michael's College School stands as Ontario's only independent Catholic high school for young men. The school offers an enriched, Catholic, Liberal Arts programme that prepares young men for university and to carry on as leaders in the world. The school mission is to educate the whole person through the teachings of the Catholic Church and a demanding curriculum that extends beyond the classroom into a diverse array of co-curricular activities. The St. Michael's College School campus gives students the opportunity to make use of modern research tools, electronic study aids, and state-of-the-art athletic, art, and music facilities. Each year, over 95 per cent of St. Michael's graduates are accepted to their university of choice, and approximately half of these graduates are recognized as Ontario Scholars. After graduation, the St. Michael's connection is carried as a lifelong bond shared within a dynamic Alumni Association of over 10,000 active members worldwide. For more information, please contact our Office of Admissions at 416-653-3180, Ext. 200, or visit us on the web: www.stmichaelscollegeschool.com. — Visit school website
It's one of the oldest schools in Canada, and is steeped in legend, having descended directly from a secret school founded in the mountains of central France during the French Revolution. Today, it's the only independent Catholic boys' school in Ontario, and one of only a few in Canada. A dedication to teaching the core curriculum though a Catholic lens remains, as does a commitment to strong academics across the board. An extensive program of modernization completed in 2002 brought the school firmly into the 21st century. That said, the school is best known in the popular imagination because of its storied athletic program. The school has produced more than 180 professional hockey players, a raft of hall-of-famers among them. The school is large, and the academic program is rigorous. The ideal student is self-directed, able to thrive in a demanding, rigorous, and at times competitive environment.