Left, three students in uniform listening in class. Middle, two students in uniform taking notes in class. Right, a student in uniform making crafts in class.

About Us

St. Michael Catholic School is a Great Place to Learn

All of our students are treasured gifts from God. In order for our children to be successful, we believe we must have the highest expectations of our students and acknowledge, and provide for all possible learning styles. We aim to work together to ensure that our school provides every individual with a safe, positive and welcoming learning environment. We believe that the development of good interpersonal relationships and a positive classroom atmosphere conducive to learning will promote good behaviour.

The key to the success of St. Michael students is the emphasis on learning goals, co-created success criteria, and practical and timely descriptive feedback. These clear supports provided by all the teachers to all the children help to provide a basis for evaluating student achievement and program effectiveness.

Extracurricular activities change annually based on the interests of the children as well as the number of children interested in the activities. We have a strong House League and Intramural program, which gives all children the opportunity to play a sport with their age groups during lunch.

The school choir is active and sings at school masses and concerts, as well as community events. Excursions from school include visits to the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, and the Young Peoples' Theatre. In recent years, our older children have had the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip at Tim Horton's Camp in Parry Sound.

School History And Tradition

St. Michael Catholic School is a model school built in conjunction with the public school board in an apartment building that is part of the St. Lawrence Development. This concept of a mixed economic community was brought to life following the mayoralty of David Crombie, elected in 1970, who was determined to bring housing back to downtown Toronto.

The school aims to serve the local community. The first 15 children were admitted in 1979 and were bussed daily to another neighbouring Catholic school. The school building we now occupy was officially opened on June 9, 1982 with 103 children.

Our school is named for St. Michael, who was the leader of the celestial armies and the guardian of the souls of men. St. Michael's special day is September 29. It is called the feast of St. Michael and all Angels, in honour of all the angels who helped St. Michael in the battle against evil.