St. Michael's College School
St. Michael's College School
1515 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4
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St. Michael's College School

St. Michael's College School

1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4

School Type:
Academic,  Faith-based
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Boys)
$18,575 to $19,200 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 1,030 (Gr. 7-12)

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Contact Name:
Mr. Greg Paolini, Director of Admissions

Phone Number:

School Address
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 3H4

About this school:

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 their community. Our mission is to educate the whole person through the teachings of the Catholic Church and a demanding curriculum that extends beyond the classroom into our diverse array of co-curricular programmes. Our campus is fully networked and offers 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 at their university of first choice; approximately half of these graduates are recognized as Ontario Scholars. After graduation, your St. Michael's connection continues as a lifelong bond shared within a dynamic Alumni Association of over 8000 active members worldwide. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at 416-653-3180, Ext. 195 or Ext. 438, or visit us on the web: www.stmichaelscollegeschool.com.

More information on St. Michael's College School
St. Michael's College School is an academic, faith-based, day school in Toronto, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades 7 to 12 with enrolment of 1030 students. St. Michael's College School has an average class size of 23 students and has a tuition of $18,575 to $19,200 per year. Founded in 1852, this private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.

Principal's Message


Mr. Terence Sheridan, Principal

Successfully preparing young men for the world of tomorrow is something that St. Michael’s College School prides itself in doing.  Through an integration of faith, academics, and co-curriculars, SMCS believes it helps develop the Catholic leaders of tomorrow.  In a challenging and often self-centered world, our young men develop an understanding of the dignity of each person and of their own self-worth through a strong contemporary curriculum, moral and ethical discussions, and authentic service initiatives.  It is the belief of the faculty and staff at St. Michael’s College School that we do more than just teach subjects, coach sports, and moderate activities – we teach, coach, and role model for young men.  It is this essence of teaching, instilled in us by our founding Basilian Fathers, that makes a St. Michael’s College School education much sought after and unique.



Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day December 01, 2014

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    7 100 - 0
    8 Limited
    9 125 - 0
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $18,575 to 19,200 CDN

Scholarships & awards:

  • Basilian Fathers' Entrance Scholarships
       Amount: $24,500
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 7 to 9
  • The Basilian Fathers' Exit Scholarships
       Amount: $12,000
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 12
  • The Edmond Odette - Fr. Thomas Mohan Scholarships (Entrance)
       Amount: $50,000
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 9
  • St. Michael's Academic Awards
       Amount: $60,000
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 7 to 11
  • The Marc Santi '01 Memorial Award (Exit)
       Amount: $4,000
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 12
  • Dr. William Anderson Exit Scholarship
       Amount: $4,000
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 12
  • Dr. Joseph K. McConnon Spirit Scholarship (Entrance)
       Amount: $1,250
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 7 to 9
  • St. Michael’s College School Bursary Programme
       Amount: $2,000,000
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 7 to 12
  • Basilian Book Awards
       Amount: $28,500
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 7 to 11

Notable Alumni

Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
Robert Joseph Birgeneau 1960 Ninth Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. Fourteenth President of the University of Toronto.
David Staines 1964 Award-winning literary critic, writer, and professor. Member of the Order of Canada. Awarded the Order of Ontario.
Robert Deluce 1968 President and CEO of Porter Airlines
Sergio Marchionne 1970 Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC. Corporate turnaround artist. Credited with saving Fiat (automotive group).
Eugene Melnyk 1977 Founder, chairman, and CEO of Biovail Corporation. Sole-owner and chairman of the Ottawa Senators hockey team.
Tyler Seguin 2008 NHL hockey star currently playing for the Dallas Stars. Drafted #2 overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Jason Spezza 2000 NHL hockey player for the Dallas Stars. Drafted #2 overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Luke Gazdic 2005 NHL hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers.
Dominic Moore 1998 NHL hockey player currently playing for the New York Rangers
Frank Mahovlich 1956 Winner of six Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee. Liberal Senator in the Canadian Senate.
Red Kelly 1945 Winner of eight Stanley Cups (NHL hockey). Federal Liberal Member of Parliament.
Andrew Cogliano 2005 NHL hockey player.

Stories & Testimonials



"St. Michael's College School was an environment that enlightened my understanding about life and about dedication. This community gave me the opportunity to compete in both athletics and academics against the top competition in the province. St. Michael's truly made me a better person, allowing me to interact with unbelievable people on a daily basis, and most importantly inscribing the Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge motto in my life"

     Andrew Cogliano, Class of 2005, Anaheim Ducks, National Hockey League

"Everyone who walks through the doors of St. Michael's will quickly appreciate its long-standing tradition of academic and athletic excellence. During my memorable years at the school, I learned about leadership, adversity, and the importance of pursuing my dreams."

     Eugene Melnyk, Class of 1977, Owner, Governor, and Chairman of the Ottawa Senators & Corel Centre

"Thank you so much for everything. We have lived in several major cities, always looked for the best schools, and no school has come close to the spirit and tradition you have there every day. I hope everyone realizes what a gift and what a blessing it is to be part of St. Mike's.

     Lynn Blanford, Past Parent

"I have had a great love for St. Michael'€™s since my student days over 50 years ago. I was given an education and moral values that served me well in my university and professional career. My sons have likewise benefited from St. Michael'€™s and the tradition continues as now my grandsons are attending the school. St. Michael's must continue as a leading Catholic school, teaching goodness, instilling knowledge and importantly an awareness of God and His way, a way of life that is centered in God and keeps us aware of His great love for us."

     Dr. John K. Wilson, Class of 1943, Retired Head of Cardiology St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

"Through its traditions of academic and athletic excellence, St. Michael's College School instilled in me the importance of community, discipline, teamwork and dedication. St. Michael's provides the foundation for young men to succeed in all spheres of life and I feel honored to have gone to school there."

     Dr. Jonathan Cardella BSc., MSc. MD. Class of 1993. Resident Physician, General Surgery University of Toronto


Faith Development

Faith development is an integral aspect of school life at St. Michael’s College School. Our Catholic, Liberal Arts education helps our students discover that human excellence includes having a good relationship with God and with one’s neighbour. Each student at St. Michael’s takes a theology course every year. Theology enables the student to become more familiar with the teachings of Jesus Christ, to live a more full and complete Christian life and to receive answers to many of the questions our modern world poses.

Students have several opportunities to practice their faith at St. Michael’s through morning prayers and daily opportunities to receive both the Eucharist at Mass and to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The celebration of school Mass and the promotion of school retreats further the spiritual development of our community. There are also opportunities for individual spiritual direction and counseling.

The development of faith results in the consistent practice of goodness, discipline, and knowledge.



Consistent with the philosophy of the Basilian tradition, St. Michael’s believes that students should experience athletics as an integral part of a well-rounded education. Cardinal Flahiff, a Basilian priest, a renowned professor of History, and a Superior General of the Basilian Community, spoke and wrote about sport and education. He believed that humankind gave glory to God when every human talent was actualized.

Our Athletics Programme enables students to develop their talents and instils in them a sense of pride and commitment to the St. Michael’s community. We believe that through the life lessons learned on the athletic playing fields, sport helps to develop the Christian values that would be expected of a Catholic gentleman.

St. Michael’s College School has a long and storied tradition of success in athletics. Our goal is to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to participate in our diverse athletics programme during their time at the school.

Our membership in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletics Association (CISAA), gives our student-athletes several opportunities to grow to their full potential. St. Michael’s also offers several opportunities for students to compete in the sport of their choice at the intramural level. Each St. Michael’s student is encouraged to participate in the athletics programme at either the varsity or intramural level.



The Arts Programme at St. Michael’s College School encompasses the Departments of Music, Media and Visual Arts, with drama activities offered in the co-curricular programme. In the Basilian Fathers’ tradition of educating the whole person, the arts programme plays an important role in providing students with an avenue to develop a sense of culture, creativity, leadership and independence.

The Music Department offers students of all grade levels and ability an opportunity to learn to play a band instrument as well as to study the theory and history of music. Students are encouraged to learn and utilize the most recent computer technology to compose, edit, and record their own pieces. St. Michael’s offers its students several options of bands and ensembles which perform for public audiences. Each year, the Music Department is well represented at various music festivals through the participation of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and both the Senior and Junior Jazz Ensembles. Special trip bands are created for each grade to offer the students enriched performance opportunities by participating in an international tour to destinations such as Chicago, New York, Florida, and Europe. Students can also participate in our Drumline – a unique marching percussion ensemble for students of all grades and musical backgrounds.

St. Michael’s offers high-quality Media Arts programming. The Media Arts course encourages exploration in developing new skills, techniques and understanding of various software media. Courses are studio-based in well-equipped facilities and utilize video, audio and other media to offer students an intense educational program. Through hands-on experience, with a special focus on portfolio development and current arts practices, students learn to combine practical, theoretical, and critical skills to develop their own unique voice as artists, creators, and arts enthusiasts.

Visual Arts at St. Michael’s consists of a wide spectrum of styles and techniques from across the globe. Students develop knowledge and skills through industry-related assignments in media and digital art, as well as the more traditional skills of painting, sculpture, and drawing. Visual Arts students are taught about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts.

The Dramatic Arts celebrate a long history at St. Michael’s. Each year a dramatic play is produced in the fall or early winter as well as a lavish Broadway-style musical during the month of April. Our musical and dramatic performances are showcased in our own Centre for the Arts, a state-of-the-art, 450-seat theatre.

Celebration of the Arts Week is held each spring at St. Michael’s to appreciate and honour the achievements of our students. During this week, the Campeau Lecture Hall is converted into an Art Gallery and the cafeteria becomes “Club Blue Note”, our own version of a jazz club.



St. Michael’s provides a liberal arts education for young men from Grade 7 through Grade 12. The Grade 7/8 Core Intermediate Programme academically prepares the students for our university preparatory high school curriculum. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity for the young men to socially transition into the high school setting seamlessly. Our Grade 9-12 academic programme provides a liberal arts education for students bound for university. All courses are taught at the Academic level in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training Guidelines.

Subject areas include Biology, Careers/Civics (in-class and online), Chemistry, Classical Civilization, Contemporary Studies, Design Technology, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Italian, Latin, Law, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, Music Theatre, Philosophy, Physical and Health Education, Physics, Religion, Science, Spanish, Visual Art, World Religions and Writer's Craft.

St. Michael’s offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in English, European History and Mathematics when warranted by demand. Although AP courses are not offered in other disciplines, St. Michael’s students annually write the AP exams with outstanding success based on their preparedness from our academic delivery.

With virtually a 100% graduation rate, almost all of our graduates attend the university of their choice. Over 50% of our graduating class is designated as Ontario Scholars having an 80% academic average, or better, in their graduating year. A further distinction is awarded to 25% of our student body which maintains an academic average of 80% or better over their St. Michael’s high school career. These students are inducted as honoured members of the St. Thomas More Society recognizing their academic excellence. In addition, each year a number of St. Michael’s graduating students receives academic scholarships from Canadian and American universities.
St. Michael’s offers an extensive outdoor education programme through which students have an opportunity to develop leadership skills, gain an appreciation of the outdoors, and learn about each other. These out-of-classroom experiences help students develop a sense of community spirit.


In the News


October 10, 2014 - St. Michael's College School To Host Basil Bowl Football Game

St. Michael's College School is pleased to announce details of the upcoming Basil Bowl football game this Saturday, October 11, 2014. ...

December 9, 2013 - In Memory of Fr. Thomas Mohan, C.S.B.

The St. Michael's College School community has been deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Fr. Thomas Mohan, C.S.B. ...

December 5, 2013 - SMCS Board Appoints New President

November 22, 2013 - Fr. Dennis Noeike, C.S.B., Chair of the Board of Directors of Toronto's St. Michael's College School, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Jefferson Mark Thompson, C.S.B. '79, as President of St. Michael's College School. ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Mentorship Program
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • Private/Individual lessons
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring

    Special Needs

  • ADHD (moderate to severe)


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Composition
  • Drawing
  • Film & video
  • Graphic design
  • Lighting design
  • Music history
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Recording
  • Sculpture
  • Song writing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Canadian history
  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Independent study
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking
  • Religious studies
  • Theology
  • World religions


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Algebra
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Geometry
  • Physics

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Animation
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Online Magazine
  • Poetry/Literature club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Running
  • Ski/Snowboard club
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Weightlifting
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Self-esteem development
  • Social justice
  • Whole Child

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships
  • SSAT required

    Religious Affiliation

  • Christian
  • Roman Catholic


  • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations

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