PHONE NUMBER: (416) 396-6802

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 13

Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate, founded 49 years ago, is built on a solid foundation of academic achievement, community involvement, alumni support and excellence.  Students are provided with a wide range of learning experiences, both academic and co-curricular, so that they are prepared for any post-secondary option they may choose.

Excellence in teaching is the cornerstone of Mowat. Teachers are caring professionals who are committed to creating an atmosphere in which students can develop a positive self-image, become independent learners, acquire skills for future employment, enjoy the pursuit of academic excellence, participate in extra-curricular activities, and demonstrate respect for themselves and others.

Students at Mowat Collegiate are offered interesting and challenging academic programs with a wide variety of subjects from which to plan their individual timetables.
Courses are available in Art, Business, Drama, English, Family Studies, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Cooperative Education, Health and Physical Education, and Science and Technology.

Mowat Collegiate is an excellent school where dedicated staff and involved students contribute to an ongoing tradition of school spirit and tremendous accomplishments.

Mowat is indeed an active school community that strives to make high school a challenging and rewarding experience for all students.


Experience the quality and scope of our music programs.  Step into our two music rooms and view the mass of student awards and trophies.  Choose from four fields of specialization, including band, vocal, strings, and guitar.  Participate in our many different ensembles that perform throughout the community and the city. 
You will learn all kinds of music, from the classics, such as Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italian, performed by our symphony orchestra at our spring concert, to jazz, rock, blues and Broadway Musicals.  Let you creativity soar. 
Expand your musical horizons; we travel to New York City, Chicago or Washington.

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Visual Arts

Visit our spacious new rooms designed to accomodate a variety of media.  New lighting has been installed for drawing from still life.  A kiln area enhances our pottery program; a printing press for etching and a painting area overlooks the courtyard.
Photography is a key focus where you will learn to develop black and white prints, and learn digital photography. 


Our new laboratory rooms are designed to accomodate new technology integrated with new lab stations.  Gather relevant data through probes, then analyze the data and confirm the accuracy of your results through computer technology.


We offer you four technology streams throughout your four years of high school.  Starting in Grade 9, we offer you integrated technology and transportation technology courses.  You have the option of continuing with the above courses or move towards design technology as well as communication technology in either engineering and programming in Grade 10. 


Almost every part of our school has been renovated.  We offer you a state-of-the-art woodworking facility for our Grade 9 integrated and design programs.  Our automotive shop has a new professional garage.

Additional Features

  • Co-operative Placement Program
  • Health and Fitness Centre
  • Resource Centre
  • Supportive Student Services
  • Community Partnerships
  • Character Education-Peer Mentorship

Student Life - Where You Belong


Take advantage of our excellent sports facilities and join one of our many teams, including basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, baseball, cheerleading, badminton, swimming, curling, field hockey, track and field, rugby, dragon boat, cross country running, ultimate Frisbee, tennis, and slo-pitch.  Consider joining our athletic council and help organize sporting events, including the Freshie Follies spirit day, monthly dodge ball, floor hockey and three-point shooting contests, as well as our annual athletic banquet.
If you are interested in publishing, join our quarterly newsletter and school Website clubs.
Student leadership gives us a strong school community full of spirit, while giving you valuable experience that will last the rest of your life.  The student music council and drama guild arrange our annual musical theatre productions and help our drama students prepare for the National Theatre School Festival and our own Mowat Idol.  Become involved in our Mowat Cultural Council and help organize multicultural activities, including international food fairs and fashion shows displaying clothing from around the world.


Our students are high achievers focused on learning.  They achieve consistenly strong literacy and numeracy scores on province-wide tests.
We think healthy, active living and athletics are part of a well-rounded education.  Our students enjoy our three gyms, a pool, a fitness and weight training room, football and soccer fields, a 400-metre track and tennis courts. 
Our Students Are Tomorrow's Leaders
Thirty senior students comprise our prefect society, a council that organizes a major winter charity event.  This successful event continues to be fun and worthy for all students.  Our students have a significant influence on how our school is run.  Our student super council, comprised of the presidents from each council, plans the yearly calendar of events.  


We establish connections with the West Rouge Community Association and the Centennial Community and Recreation Association.  Our  Community Partnerships with local plaza owners with a Breakfast Club and Cooperation Education help support our students.
Our School Council meets every month in the Resource Centre to plan creative ways to engage our parents and support new student recognition programs.