Our school is dedicated to the Canadian Martyrs. The Canadian Martyrs gave up their lives in their attempt to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are fortunate to be located adjacent to Canadian Martyrs Church and close to the Canadian Martyrs Shrine in Midland, Ontario.
As well as having a close connection to the history of Canada, we have a long history in the East York community. Canadian Martyrs Catholic School celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the school in 2002 with a liturgy, family party and community pilgrimage to Canadian Martyrs Shrine. A number of the parents and grandparents of students currently enrolled, also attended Canadian Martyrs Catholic School. They share fond memories of their First Communion and Confirmation celebrations as well as many stories about school days at CMCS.
Over the years, the school has been extended to include a gymnasium, elevator, library and additional classrooms that complement the original, traditional rectangular school design. We service children from Full Day Junior/Senior Kindergarten to Grade Eight by providing a well-rounded blend of academics as well as co-curricular activities. We participate in the sports competitions offered within the Board, in-house leagues, when possible, W5H, hockey, etc.
Our students do well academically, and are encouraged by the high standards of the school, the dedicated staff, and the small school friendly environment. Bi-monthly awards assemblies are held to recognize The Board Virtues and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate expectations as lived by the students. In addition to our regular classes, we offer pull-out English as a Second Language and Special Education classes.