PHONE NUMBER: (416) 395-3290

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Northview Heights Secondary School's Mission Statement

Northview is proud of its tradition of providing a vast array of programs. We have high expectations for achievement and encourage participation in school-wide activities. Our caring community embraces the diversity of all and works to meet varied needs and interests. Students are provided rich curriculum that enables them to successfully acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. Our specialty programs give students enrichment opportunities & industry certifications.

Many Programs, Many Choices

Our diverse programs, such as Hospitality and Tourism, and Visual and Performing Arts, offer students a variety of secondary education opportunities.  We offer an academic pathway for most grade 9 students but flexible and unique programs have been designed for students requiring literacy, numeracy, ESL and Special Education support. Northview is a great place to learn. Together, staff and students work to make Northview an academically challenging, caring and safe community. We believe that the greatest learning takes place when positive relationships and mutual respect are developed and practiced by all persons in the school building.

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Many Supports, Many Successes

Northview takes care of its students. New Canadians are supported by our Settlement (SEPT) workers and participate in our Newcomer Orientation Week program.  Our support system includes caring teachers and support staff as well as endless opportunities for students such as peer mentoring/tutoring, homework help, clubs, councils, and athletic events.

Involved Parents, Involved Community

Parents and community members have been actively involved with Northview to provide valuable support, input and suggestions. Opportunities to participate include the School Council, Parent-Teacher Interviews, OCAS/OUAC Information Night, Curriculum Night,  Course Selection Night and many, many more.  We are also pleased to be home of the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Semester 1 Events

Some winter events include: Parent-Teacher Night, Arts Everywhere, Semi-Formal, Writer's Festival, Winter Employment Fair, Volunteer Fair, Holiday Luncheon & Bake Sale, SHSM Retreat, Leadership Retreat, Find It, Fix It (FiFi) days and Destination Northview.

Semester 2 Events

Some Spring events include: Parent-Teacher Night, Talent Show, Arts Everywhere, Summer Employment Fair, Prom, Carnival Day, Athletic Banquet, Recognition Assembly, REFRACT Student Conference, and Graduation Ceremony.

Additional Features

  • Academic Prog. for Gifted Athletes
  • Specialized Trades Exploration Prog
  • CyberARTS
  • SHSM: Hospitality & Tourism
  • SHSM: Info. & Comm. Technology
  • Honours Mathematics, Science & Tech

Student Life - Where You Belong


Throughout the academic school year Northview students have over 100 groups to join and become active members of the Northview Heights community: clubs, intramural teams, student groups, athletic teams, student councils,  and school productions. The Multicultural Assembly, Arts Everywhere, Drama Productions, Northview Environmental Action Team (N.E.A.T.), Phoenix Athletic Council, Student Activity Council, Home Form Representative Assembly, and Me to We Club are just some student clubs we have that offer students many opportunities to participate and/or take a leadership role in providing activities and events for the student body.


Northview is a caring and supportive school where all students have the opportunity to achieve their highest level of success in academics, social and interpersonal skills while learning to become responsible, global citizens. We embrace the notion that our students and staff reflect the demographics of the city of Toronto. The school plan is represented by a tree. The roots, or fundamental beliefs that exist and are part of all curriculum (both inside and outside the classroom) are Citizenship, Life Skills, Equity, and Language for Learning (Literacy, Numeracy, Technology). Thus the Tree of Knowledge and Life (Scientia-Abor-Vitae) is Northview's motto.
Northview offers the finest in specialized facilities for our students in many different areas.  Students and athletes have access to our full sized gymnasium, our school pool, a fitness room, Esther Shiner Stadium with its all-weather track and artificial turf field as well as being within walking distance of Herb Carnegie Arena. We also have a fully operational teaching kitchen, a dance studio, and theatre style auditorium.


Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto workers hold information meetings with parents. Russian, Korean, Farsi, Tagalog and Mandarin speaking parents meet to discuss a variety of topics for newly arrived families. Student services shares strategies with new Canadian students and parents on topics such as "How to succeed in high school" and "Post secondary opportunities for Northview graduates".
Other initiatives include:
Proactive initiatives with Toronto Police Services, School Council meetings, Parent-Teacher interviews each semester,  Curriculum Nights, Course Selection Night, North York Harvest Food Bank, UNISON Community Health Centre, and Arts Everywhere.