PHONE NUMBER: (416) 396-6793

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

Our school is a student-centered, semestered community school which strives to maintain its traditions of academic, athletic and artistic excellence, to educate the whole person and to encourage all students to reach their individual potentials.
Our diverse student population has multiple opportunities to excel in a full range of academic programs and co-curricular activities. Through our values of encouragement, self-discipline, cooperation and fairness, we strive to develop our students into life-long learners that positively contribute to our society.
As you navigate your child’s education, we invite you to get in touch with us if you need any assistance.

Students with special needs receive support from the Special Education, ESL, Guidance and Student Success Departments.
Our students are well prepared for any future pathway they may choose.  Eighty percent of our graduates are accepted into university programs. Half of our graduates are Ontario Scholars.

Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit programs allow students to earn a secondary school credit and a college credit at the same time. Students have the opportunity to earn high school credits while studying at a local college or completing apprenticeship training, gain experience in a post-secondary setting, and get a head start on learning and training for their future.

More Information About Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute

Student Leadership

There are many leadership opportunities at MAC for students to develop and hone their leadership skills.  Students can be an executive member of the School Activity Council, Music Council, the Environmental Action Council (MEAC), MAC Reps, Mac In Action, to list a few. We have an extensive co-curricular program for students to get involved in and share their talents.

Health and Physical Education and Athletics

Our school has a vibrant Health and Physical Education program, offering a wide range of courses.  Outside of the academic programming, MAC has an extensive Athletics program.  Students can tryout for the numerous team sports, or they can simply enjoy participating in a variety of intramural programs throughout the school year.

Math & Science Program

MAC has a tradition of excellence in Math and Science.  Many of our students excel in provincial, national and international competitions.  We offer a wide variety our courses at the university, college and workplace level in order to meet the needs of our diverse population.

Student Success Program

Student Success is not only about meeting the individual needs of students, but also providing them with more opportunities to capitalize on their strengths and develop their interests. The Student Success Team identifies and supports students who are at-risk, monitors student progress and provides supportive programs and resources for students in-risk.

Additional Features

  • Resource Support Program
  • Headstart to High School
  • International Student Program
  • Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue

Student Life - Where You Belong


Students enjoy a full complement of extra-curricular activities at MAC. Whether they participate on one of our many athletic teams, develop their leadership skills as a member of one of our councils or socialize in various clubs, our students develop a sense of pride and belonging to the school community.   
Macdonald boasts a strong athletic program that engages students at all fitness levels. Lunchtime intramurals foster the spirit of teamwork and fair play in a non-competitive environment, while our top athletes have lead our Blackscots to city or provincial championships in many sports. 
Also central to student life at Mac is the growing number of student leaders and opportunities for students to demonstrate their commitment to community service and social justice. Mac In Action, our student-led council which promotes volunteerism, has been at the forefront of this movement for over a decade. Our Macdonald Environmental Action Council and its members promote awareness of environmental issues and inspire students  to take action both locally and globally. Our Student Activity Council makes school spirit and student engagement their top priority!


  • Dual Credit Program offers student the opportunity to experience post-secondary life and earn college credits
  • Proudly an ECO GOLD certified school
  • Very active student-led volunteer program - Mac In Action (MIA)


At Macdonald we are proud of our history of Parent and Community Engagement. Our school council meets throughout the year to discuss issues relevant to our student’s success and well-being. Our parents and community members are always welcome to our musical productions, artistic performances and special events.