David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute
Sine Magno Nil Labore (Nothing worthwhile is accomplished without hard work)
David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute welcomed it's first students in September, 1958. Since then, Thomson has maintained a reputation for academic excellence. The programs for Grades 9 to 12 are semestered to accommodate the program needs of all students. The school's population of approximately 1250 is ideal for teacher/student mentoring. In Grade 9, students receive special attention throughout the year in order to ensure a smooth transition to high school. Extensive use is made of peer leaders in Grade 9 classes, as well as PASS (Peer Assistied Student Success), and peer tutors.
Thomson offers students the opportunity to experience a rich variety of program choices. Our goal is to encourage students to become successful productive citizens through experiences in all facets of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take an active role in developing leadership skills through participation in clubs, activities, and school-wide committees and initiatives. The co-curricular activities, and the strong academic program combine to encourage student success, which is measured in terms of both academic and personal development. Access to computer technology is available in all areas through subject-specific and cross-curricular labs.