For over 50 years, St. Fidelis Catholic School has continued the tradition of excellence that has been established. We continue to be a place where children learn and grow to their fullest potential, while surrounded in the love of Christ. At St. Fidelis Catholic School, we are committed to providing a safe and caring community, rooted in our Gospel values. The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) pastoral plan supports students as they grow in faith each day.
Our community reflects our Catholic values, rooted in the love of Christ, through our everyday actions. We each have a unique and important role to play in bringing our pastoral plan to life in our schools, and the greater community. We will continue to demonstrate our commitment to student success and well-being, and a devotion to our Catholic faith as we walk with Christ.
Each of us is created in the image and likeness of God. Each has unique gifts and talents. At St. Fidelis Catholic School, we treat one another with love, kindness, and care. Each member of our community plays an important role. Our staff supports one another, while nurturing and educating our students, in order that they may thrive and develop to their fullest potential.
Our school motto is "Dignity, Excellence and Pride". While treating all of God’s creatures with dignity and love, and working diligently to achieve excellence, we can be proud of the Catholic values we live by and the virtues we demonstrate each day.
Together we can achieve great things.
St. Fidelis Catholic School was established in September 1971, when the temporary portable classrooms were set up to serve as the school. The permanent building was established in September 1972 and Mr. M. Costello was the first principal. The school enrollment in 1971 was 297. Father Pollo was the first pastor of St. Fidelis Church when it was established in 1982.
Our school name, St. Fidelis, was selected by Father Louis of the Capuchin Brothers at the Friary of St. Philip Neri Church. St. Fidelis, whose baptismal name was Mark Rey, was born in Sigmaringen, Germany in 1578. In 1610, he received his doctorate of law. He became known for his honesty and advocacy for the poor and suffering. St. Fidelis gave up his law practice and entered the Capuchin branch of the Franciscans because of his concern for the poor. In 1622, he was beaten to death by a mob because he refused to deny his faith.
St. Fidelis Catholic School is located in a community that is indeed unique. Its stability is demonstrated through the commitment of many parents who settled in the same area where they themselves were raised as children. In June 2012, the St. Fidelis Catholic School parent council held the annual Community Barbecue and celebrated the school's 40th anniversary. We look forward to celebrating many, many more years of dignity, excellence and pride!