Etobicoke Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement
Etobicoke Collegiate Institute (ECI) was founded in 1928 on the principles of high academic standards. As a full service secondary school we strive to reach the needs of individual students to prepare them for post-secondary success. If you are motivated to excel in both your academic and personal achievements then our school community is for you!
Renowned for our strong leadership programs, incoming students may choose to be part of our Leadership Development stream. As a moderately sized school of 1000 students, we are able to offer our students a wide array of courses, opportunities and activities both inside and outside the classroom. Check out our school website to get a more personal look at who we are.
Our staff and community partners believe that excellence in the high school experience extends beyond the classroom. To promote social, emotional, and intellectual growth, we offer students opportunities for responsible leadership through our wide array of extra-curricular clubs and organizations. Our new formalized Leadership Development Program let students grow in the area that interests them - Academics, the Arts, Athletics and Social Justice and Citizenship are the focus choices students follow as part of their personal plan.
In addition, our extra-curricular programs include a huge variety of sports teams; music, drama and art productions; Robotics; Me to We; Student and Athletic Council; Terry Fox club and many, many more.
Student Leadership Pathway
Leadership development is a key feature of ECI. Take part in exciting leadership opportunities at every grade level. Grade 9's can apply to our LofT - Leaders of Tomorrow program and start to develop the skills, experiences and a portfolio in order to become school leaders in their senior years of high school. They will make new friends and learn what it is like to be part of a dynamic, supportive high school. Grade 10 students participate in an overnight camp experience for a week of skill development and friendship building with student leaders from Grades 11 & 12 - an experience not to be missed!
Our Leadership programs support diversity at ECI and build a foundation for school spirit. Self-esteen, teamwork, positive attitudes and memories to last a lifetime are built under the guidance of teaching staff and senior student mentors. In addition to a regular course load, students will commit to 100 hours of related community service in a field; participate in a mandatory minimum number of plenary sessions around the focus they choose; participate in mandatory leadership roles in extra-curricular activities. Upon completion of the four-year program, students will receive the ECI Leadership Diploma, with an addendum to the transcript that goes beyond their academic accomplishments to include all aspects of their ECI education.
More Information About Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
Etobicoke Collegiate has a history of Academic Success.We prepare our students for the rigors of post-secondary education, and develop independent, critical thinkers. Many of our grade 12 students are University bound and graduating as Ontario Scholars. We also offer Co-operative education to enhance learning and experience.
* 99% of ECI’s Grade 9 Academic Math students achieved the provincial standard of levels 3 and 4. This was the best result in all of the TDSB and 15% above the provincial average of 84%.
* Of the ECI students who wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for the first time 85% were successful in achieving provincial standards.
Robotics & Technology
We offer many courses in the technology department. Many of our students have a keen interest in this growing field and have chosen to continue on after they have graduated. Apart from the construction including electrical and plumbing and auto courses, we also have robotics, manufacturing and technological design classes.
ECI offers four Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) - Robotics and Manufacturing Design, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)/Digital Design, Leadership and Transportation. These programs are Ministry of Education recognized initiatives that help to focus students in the areas of Engineering, Architecture, Technological Design, Auto Mechanics, Leadership and Digital Design. Students receive industry certifications, experience through Co-op and upon graduation receive the SHSM red seal on their diploma.
We have a dynamic and thriving cooperative education program where students at the grade 10, 11 and 12 levels are given the opportunity to obtain two, three or four credits a year by working in their community. This is an excellent chance to experience their career of interest and see if it is really an area that they want to pursue.
While the opportunities are too long to list, some include Auto shops, Vet clinics, Real Estate offices, retail stores, elementary schools, recreational facilities.
Music, Art and Drama are a big part of ECI's curricular and extra-curricular program. Strings, instrumental and vocal courses are offered from grades 9 to 12. . Photography, animation and visual arts opportunities are available at all levels and develop creative initiatives.
- Sports and Athletics
- All Academic Levels available
- Student Leadership
- Involved Parent Community
Student Life - Where You Belong
There is something for every student at ECI. Whether you're an athlete, an scholar or still figuring yourself out, finding a place to fit in is easy - just listen to the announcements and show up!
If you like winning, then our sports teams are the place to be! Our teams have won championships in the following sports: Jr. Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Jr. & Sr. Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Track & Field, Girls' Softball, Swimming, Golf, Girls Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, and Boys Curling.
You can also find something to interest you among our many clubs which include: chess, debating, model parliament, environment, multicultural, math, etc. If you want to start up a club, that is easy. All you need is a great vision and a staff advisor to mentor you.
WHAT SETS US APART
It is important to note that our yearbook won the prizes for best graphics and best overall against 100 other schools in the Greater Toronto Area.
We also enter many math and science competitions every year.
You can also run for five executive councils: Charity, Athletics, Music, White Pine and the over arching Student Council.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Parents and teachers have positive partnerships at ECI. Our Parent Council is enthusiastic and committed. They have spent the past 2 years leading our "Raise-a-Ruckas" fundraising campaign and have raised almost $200000 to date. These funds are being used to improve our school in the areas of Arts, Athletics and Leadership! There is a place for parents at ECI!