Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
Your Community Place for Learning
The Leonard Braithwaite program is being introduced for the first time at the secondary school level in Canada. The program will offer grade 9 students the opportunity to learn through an Africentric lens for their core courses. The courses will be designated as academic in order to provide students with the most choice for future pathways. With the introduction of our specialized J.U.M.P with Advanced Placement program, students will be challenged with enriched course content and provided more choice. Applications for both programs can be found on our school website. We believe in our students and their achievements, whether academic, athletic or personal. We respect their needs. We nurture their dreams.
Student Clubs: Grade 9 Unwind, Homework, Breakfast and Lunch, Chess, etc. Programs including Outdoor Ed. hockey, cricket, baseball, cheerleading, football and music (guitar and steel band). Co-op Programs, both 2 and 4 credit packages; School Newspaper; Yearbook classes offered both semesters; Cultural Connections Week; Leadership and Equity Conferences; Staff Scholarships for deserving students: Centennial College Outreach Program helps students explore post secondary opportunities and unique connections with University of Toronto.Read more about Interesting Features
Churchill's Unique Tech Programs
Churchill is home to the exclusive Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), CITI-Motive Power/Computer. In partnership with Centennial College, this two year transition-to-work program provides specialized skills training for students who begin an apprenticeship program leading to certification in a high-skilled, high demand career, while at the same time, earning their secondary school diploma. Our construction program offers career opportunities in Carpentry, Cabinet Making and Manufacturing. Students develop the skills required to complete an apprenticeship, Churchill is linked to George Brown College and the Carpenter Union Local 27.
Being a Churchill student means becoming an active leader. Whether you want to be an editor for our school newspaper, write and direct a play, perform in our talent show, attend Bark Lake Leadership Centre, lead equity workshops, or become a Prefect, it’s here for you. Our Super Council, run by students, has a strong voice in the school and its decision-making.
At Churchill We Celebrate Success
Our Math and Science students continually achieve high standing in competitions such as University of Waterloo’s Physics and Pascal Math competitions. Four of our students’ creative pieces won the honour of publication on the Scarborough Writers’ website and the Toronto Library Young Voices. Our athletes do very well, too, often winning championship games.We are so proud!
Equity and Diversity
An equity camp enables students to take an active role in workshops. In 2009 our Churchill group “Leaders for Equity; Partners for Change” was featured in the Toronto Star for its work raising awareness around issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ability. An inclusive curriculum and the Pink Shirt Day, April 30th, Bullying Stops Here are paramount.
A Strong Sense of both Local and Global Connection
Our annual Cultural Connections Week is just one of our many school-wide events that fosters a global conscience. For 5 years we have raised money to send students to the Dominican Republic where they become involved in improving local living conditions. Churchill students embrace many causes; Pakistan relief, toy and food drives, Me to We, and work with the Scott Mission. Read more about A Strong Sense of both Local and Global Connection