PHONE NUMBER: (416) 395-3280

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12



Newtonbrook Secondary School's Mission Statement

Newtonbrook Secondary School strives to promote the achievement of our students through an engaging and supportive environment which fosters academic excellence, responsibility and mutual respect.  We encourage students to develop life skills through diligent study, exploration of personal talents and a commitment to life-long learning in order to become active contributors in a rapidly changing world.  Newtonbrook Secondary School has a strong tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.  We provide our students with world class learning opportunities through our extensive and varied programs. More information is available on our school website.


To meet the individual needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student body, Newtonbrook provides strong curricular programs. Traditional courses are enriched by a modern library and several cross-curricular labs.

Interesting Features

Inquiry, investigation, problem solving and logic are key components of our science, mathematics and computer programs.  Our diverse international language program includes Immersion, Extended and Core French. We offer a full range of ESL classes and support for English Language Learners in all subject areas. Courses in dance, dramatic arts, music, visual arts,  animation, communication technology and construction technology provide creative opportunities for self-expression. Many field trips are also taken to several theatres where students enjoy wonderful productions and meet the actors.

Athletics: Newtonbrook offers excellent athletic opportunities for students to participate on school teams and in various intermural sports throughout the year. Teams offered include: soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, x country running, swimming, badminton, wrestling, track & field, water polo, ultimate Frisbee, softball and baseball. In addition to the numerous teams, Newtonbrook also has a state of the art Fitness Centre students can use to exercise through the school's Weight Room Club.

More Information About Newtonbrook Secondary School

Specialist High Skills Majors/Health & Wellness

The Ontario Ministry of Education approved Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) at Newtonbrook focuses on expanding quality learning opportunities and supporting success for all students interested in the Health and Wellness sector, while meeting graduation requirements.   Benefits include CPR & First Aid, Infection Control, WHMIS, and Canfitpro Personal Trainer Education.

 An overnight trip for some of the certifications, and visits to colleges and universities are offered. This career-focused program is also designed to help prepare students to make the transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. A SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their chosen postsecondary goals.

Specialist High Skills Majors/Performing Arts

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) in Performing Arts focuses on providing students with a rich foundation and experience in Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts. Music courses include Instrumental Band, Guitar, Keyboarding, and Vocals. We offer many performance opportunities within and outside of the school, as well as bringing in professionals to work with students.

We offer both in-class and extra-curricular opportunities for our students to demonstrate their talents, as well as encourage and support their own creative initiatives.  Our Performing Arts teachers are committed to creating meaningful experiences for our students and providing them with world-class opportunities to participate in in-school workshops with renowned guest artists and attend field trips to live dance, music, and theatre performances.

Newtonbrook's French Programs

The in-depth study of another language encourages critical thinking skills, which we know are more important than ever in the 21st Century.  At Newtonbrook, French Immersion and Extended French students have the opportunity to enhance their learning en francais, as well as studying a broad range of subjects and topics in French.

Students will have the opportunity to study such diverse subjects as Computers, Geography, Canadian History, Drama, Ancient Civilizations, World Religions and Family Studies in French.
Newtonbrook French students prepare for their future with a strong ability to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages.   Our French teachers are professionals who are dedicated to the success of all of our students.

Technological Design

Students will apply the design process in order to meet a variety of technological challenges. Using resources in both the shop and computer lab students will research projects, create designs, build models and/or prototypes, using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Technological careers will be explored leading to secondary and postsecondary choices.

As well, this year the Grade 9 Exploring Technologies course has implemented a full range of technology experiences - from graphic design, photography, animation, computer programming, use of the woodshop and new plastics lab. The TIJ101 course offers a full range of hands on and practical skill building for new students in the school.

The computer sciences programs at Newtonbrook offer full programming concepts, website design and integrated planning for computer programming in other course areas.


Additional Features

  • Health and Wellness SHSM
  • Fitness Studio is second to none.
  • Newtonbrook loves the Arts.
  • Science-Forensics, Robotics & more.
  • Brook Students are Leaders.
  • Specialized Certificate Program
  • Newtonbrook Staff Care!
  • Extended, Immersion, Core French

Student Life - Where You Belong


Newtonbrook’s Student Activity Council is the link that unifies our students in entertaining and creative ways. Whether SAC is hosting a classy semi-formal or a thematic dance, SAC generates a friendly, inviting aura that brings us all together.  School definitely shouldn’t be exclusively to work. Friendship and social interaction are important components to the development of any teenager. The SAC office door is always open and the students do their best to enrich the lives of their peers at Newtonbrook. SAC stays true to its namesake; it provides fun activities for students and effectively creates a meaningful community by doing so.
The Newtonbrook Athletic Council promotes athletic participation and excellence at Newtonbrook.  We plan and operate fundraisers such as the Terry Fox Run for cancer and BBQ's that support athletics.  Each year we organize intermural activities in numerous sports. We are dedicated to fostering school spirit, excellence in sports and participation - that's who we are!


We offer a range of programs that get our students involved in the local, national, and global communities in various environmental, community revitalization, and social justice initiatives.  Our Business students are exposed to a variety of courses that include Marketing, International Business, Accounting and Business Management. Students also actively and successfully participate in DECA competitions provincially and internationally.

Our Assistant Curriculum Leader of the English Department, Mr. Fogel, has been leading Newtonbrook trips to Italy, France, Spain, England, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, and Switzerland for 15 years. This opportunity is available to students of all grades. Immersing themselves in other cultures allows the students to feel connected to our Global Village. 
Music of Brook (M.O.B.) Newtonbrook's Music Council is comprised of students ranging from Grades 9-12 in the various music courses. They assist in a number of musical and fundraising events throughout the school and have been instrumental in organizing trips to New York and Chicago.


Newtonbrook's 50th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship of $500 will be awarded for 10 years at Commencement. Awards from our Partnerships include Centerpoint Mall and Willowdale Rotary Club. Many businesses in the community provide excellent Co-op student placements.  Newtonbrook works closely with Division 32 and is a proud partner of the School Resource Officer initiative between the TDSB and Police. Community representatives support Career Week presentations. SEPT (Settlement and Education Partnership in Toronto) workers assist Newtonbrook newcomer families with access to school and community resources.