Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
One of the great things about St. Michael's was the balance I had as both a student and an athlete. I had the privilege to be a part of the Kerry Blue's Football Team throughout my time at the school and we worked together to win multiple championships. This taught me the importance of teamwork and some of my best friends to this day were my teammates. I also was a member of the Track and Field team where we enjoyed a great amount of success. My son also has joined a couple of the teams and some coaches were the same ones I had back in the day - though some with more grey hairs than when I attended! But it is the dedication to excellence that has persisted no matter the era.
SMCS offers over 50 athletic teams with 20 different sports offered. In addition, there are also 60 clubs and activities for students to actively participate in. The level of both inter-school varsity sports and intramural activities has something fun for everyone to do regardless of skill or level of competition. SMCS is focused on developing the whole student through mentorship, community service and extracurricular activities.
Our three sons knew that St Mike's was the right school for them, not solely because of the strong academic excellence, but also because of the opportunities to explore their wide array of interests beyond the classroom. The clubs and programs supported the development of additional skills, while complementing what they learned in the classroom. With over 60 clubs our boys had lots of choices.
St. Mike's offers enriching extracurricular and athletic opportunities. There are more than 50 different clubs in the school. The boys can choose to participate in all sorts of sports, music, drama, leadership activities, stock-market, robotics, etc. St. Mike's music program is by far, the best we have seen in a high school, as students are challenged mentally, socially, spiritually and physically. At the school, boys have the chance to have fun by pique a wide variety of interests and become involved in school life in a multitude of ways.