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About Us

Located in the heart of Toronto, our school brings the outdoors in and makes the city the classroom.

Our Name

Our school is named after Bishop Alexander Macdonell, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Kingston, Upper Canada. Now, a National Historic Person of Canada, he served in the Glengarry Fencibles as a military chaplain in Great Britain during the Napoleonic War and in Canada during the War of 1812.  ​

Learn more about our namesake - a video created by one of our students:

Our Curriculum

At Bishop Macdonell, we believe inquiry-based learning allows students to see themselves as active and reflective learners. Students apply the principles of design thinking from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

This transformational education embodies our Catholic Graduate Expectations by integrating real world issues and promoting stewardship.

Students think big, investigate ideas and apply their learning through a Catholic social justice lens. This encourages students to realize their potential for the future and their contributions as stewards of God’s creation.​