PHONE NUMBER: (416) 394-3250

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

EMAIL ADDRESS: Weston@tdsb.on.ca

Website: www.westonci.ca

Weston Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

Established in 1857, Weston Collegiate holds the distinction of being the second-oldest secondary school in Toronto and in 2019 celebrated its 162nd anniversary. Once positioned in the heart of the quaint industrious town of Weston,  today Weston Collegiate is home to the world, with current students representing 80 countries. As a result, Weston is international in focus and spirit.
 
We strive to meet the needs of all students in our community by offering courses at the academic, applied, and locally developed level. We prepare students for university and college admissions, as well as offer programs in the skilled trades that lead to work or apprenticeship.

International Baccalaureate Program

Our International Baccalaureate program is designed to meet the needs of capable, highly motivated students who want an enriched challenging program that provides superior university preparation. Be part of a globally focused program in over 150 countries and 5000 schools globally. Almost all universities recognize the IB diploma for admissions and scholarship consideration. Many IB graduates receive advanced standing at university for their IB achievements. Call 416-394-3250, extension 20135 for more information.

More Information About Weston Collegiate Institute

Experiential Learning

Students have the opportunity to explore learning beyond the classroom. The Cooperative Education program allows students to “test drive” a career and acquire hands-on skills to prepare for today’s workforce. Students can explore skilled trades and participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. Dual Credits allow students to explore college programs.

Arts & Culture SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major)

In this program students take 4 credits in the arts - visual art, drama, music, visual design or photography. Through their cooperative education placements students will experience what a career in the Arts is like. Upon completion of any SHSM program, students earn the red seal on their diploma with additional certifications in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS.

Manufacturing SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major)

Students have the opportunity to customize their experience to suit their interests and skills. The program focus in the manufacturing sector is Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing utilizing project based learning and problem solving. Students gain skills in various areas, such as CNC machining, design, welding, computer engineering, 3-D printing.

Sports & Media SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major)

Weston’s Sports & Media SHSM is the only program of its kind in Ontario. It is an excellent choice for students who have a love of sports, want to work with professional athletes or in marketing, sales, TV, or radio.  As part of the program, students develop their skills in video, TV and film editing in our state-of-the-art television studio.

Additional Features

  • High Academic Expectations
  • Extensive Extra-curricular Program
  • Varied Student Success Initiatives
  • Strong Guidance and Careers Program
  • VIbrant Community Partnerships
  • Modern Computer Labs & Tech Shops
  • Strong Parental Involvement
  • Breakfast Program

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

Our facilities include a large indoor pool, a full-sized field with surrounding track, a double gymnasium, and a fitness room. We also have music rooms, an auditorium and several computer labs.

 
Join in or cheer for one of our sports teams, including badminton, baseball, slo-pitch, basketball, cricket, cross-country running, football, hockey, rugby, soccer, swimming, track and field, ultimate and volleyball. Our tradition of athletic excellence is reflected in numerous league championships and student participation at provincial championships.
 
Our multicultural and community spirit is reflected in the multitude of clubs and associations that operate in our school. Students showcase their community spirit through clubs like Weston Aces, Weston Ambassadors, Charity Club, EcoTeam and Student Council. Artistic talents are nurtured through student participation in concert and jazz bands, string ensembles, photography club and art club. Students also celebrate their diversity and promote tolerance and equity through clubs like our Queer Straight Alliance, Muslim Students Association, Asian Students Association and the Black Students Union, to name a few.  

WHAT SETS US APART

From the moment they enter our halls, students are welcomed into the Weston family. We support our students as they transition to high school with outreach programs, and all grade 9 students are invited to our student-run leadership camp trip in September.
 
Supported by an outstanding teaching staff and exceptional support staff, students are encouraged to achieve their academic goals. Extra help is offered at lunch and after school through peer tutoring, homework clubs and workshops.
 
Students with special needs are able to access a variety of resources to support their learning including assistive technology. Additionally, we are home to an Intensive Support Program for students on the Autism Spectrum and an Intensive Support Program for students with learning disabilities. 
 
Our aim is to provide all students with the resources they need in order to effectively demonstrate their learning in a positive and supportive environment and to prepare them for success at the post-secondary level whether they pursue university, college, apprenticeship or enter the workforce.

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved at Weston Collegiate Institute. There is the traditional School Council where parents can be involved in shaping school policy. There is also a separate IB Parent Council, as well as a Music Council where parents can learn about, support, and provide input into the organization of those programs. Parents are invited to be part of the Safe and Caring School Committee, and other committees from time to time when the input from parents is valued.
 
With a rich history and years of tradition, Weston's Alumni Foundation continues to take an active roll in supporting the school's activities and, in partnership with our community partners, also offers over 250 awards to our graduating students each year. The Alumni can be reached through the main office.