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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us
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Brebeuf College School is a TCDSB boys’ secondary school founded by the Jesuit Fathers in 1963. Its main apostolate is the Christian education of youth. Brebeuf College has a tradition of devotion to Christian values and academic excellence, which prepares students for their roles in society.

Students participate in a wide spectrum of activities, including music, and drama productions, as well as a variety of athletic programs at both the intramural and extramural levels. Extended French, Gifted, Resource, ESL, and Co-operative Education programs are available for students with appropriate qualifications. As well, Brebeuf offers an Advanced Placement program that allows students to study enriched materials and to develop university level skills. In many cases they may also earn advanced placement (credit) for university, while still in high school. Students in this 4 year program will study an enriched curriculum in areas such as English, French, and Mathematics.

The school uniform is a distinctive black blazer, black polo top or cardigan, grey pants and dress shoes. The school crest, in the school colours of red and white, bears the motto, “Let Them Succeed Through Earnest Endeavour.” The school operates on the semester system and has an enrolment of approximately 1000 students.
 
This school named after the Jesuit missionary, St. Jean de Brebeuf, opened with one hundred Grades 9 and 10 students in September 1963.  Their Excellencies, Bishops Philip F. Pocock and Francis A. Marrocco presided at the official opening and solemn blessing on January 5, 1964.  Brebeuf’s first graduating class in 1966 consisted of 30 students. In May, 1983, Fr. William Ryan, the Provincial of the Jesuits, announced that the Jesuits were going to give up responsibilities for the operation of Brebeuf College School by June, 1985.  This decision was made necessary by the steady decline of available manpower.  Immediately, Cardinal Carter and the staff of the Archdiocese began to explore the possibilities to ensure the continual operation of Brebeuf.  In February, 1984, Cardinal Carter’s office announced that the Presentation Brothers were willing to assume responsibility for Brebeuf College, and would officially take over on July 31, 1984.  Brother Lawrence Maher served as principal from July 1984 to June 1996.  Brebeuf has been under lay personnel of the Toronto Catholic District School Board since September 1997.
 
 
Mission Statement

Brebeuf College School is a community of faith integrating Christian principles and Catholic values with all living and learning experiences in an environment which recognizes the spiritual dignity of each individual as a child of God.

Brebeuf College School is a family of student-teacher-parent-alumnus working together to encourage excellence, integrity, responsibility, initiative and respect for the other in the classroom, on the playing field and in the larger community of parish, municipality and country.
Brebeuf College School stands for an education that develops soundness in mind, soul and body. Brebeuf pursues an educational philosophy centered on academic and moral discipline. Brebeuf encourages the spirit to soar and the imagination to inquire. Brebeuf nurtures the sense of wonder in each student's unique development. Brebeuf College School rewards hard work and eager application. Brebeuf expands all members of its family to realize the fullness of the potential given by God.
Brebeuf believes that the way, the truth and the life informed by the teachings and life of Jesus lead one to success, to happiness and serve to the other. Brebeuf's hallmarks are friendship, faith, discipline and hard work.
 

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

Brebeuf College School offers excellence in a wide-ranging program of academic subjects and creative arts, but not without a commitment to respond to the deeper aspirations of the students. It attempt to carry its students beyond academic excellence to the meaning of their lives. For this purpose Brebeuf pursues its goals in the context of the Christian vision of life, a vision that gives everything in the school its character and direction.

Brebeuf College School offers a cooperative education program for grade 12 and OAC students. They learn to develop communication, interview and resume skills. This program allows them to explore career choices before they enter university.
Our resource program aims to:
• Merge “regular” and “special” education as much as possible
• Work side by side with classroom teachers delivering curriculum
• Focus on literacy development across the curriculum
• Empower our students to be independent community members and community builders
• Provide framework for a student's success in a non-categorical model of service

Brebeuf provides a comprehensive course of study for grade 9 students. The program we offer is structured to nurture the skills considered necessary to a student's success and the values held by the Brebeuf community. As a school community we have a common goal to provide our students with the education that will best equip them to live successfully and responsibly in a complex and changing world. As the needs of the students change, so will the program offered at Brebeuf College be adapted to respond to those needs.
 
Brebeuf College School (Catholic Secondary School)
211 Steeles Avenue East, North York M2M 3Y6
416-393-5508
Total Enrolment
1,072

Principal
John Wujek
Tel: 416-393-5508 Fax: 416-397-6404
e-mail: john.wujek@tcdsb.org

Superintendent
John Shain
Tel: 416-222-8282 ext 2267
e-mail: john.shain@tcdsb.org

Parish
Blessed Trinity
3220 Bayview Avenue
North York, Ontario M2M 3R7
416-226-0262

Local Trustee
Michael Del Grande
Tel: 416-512-3407; Fax: 416-512-3214
e-mail:
michael.delgrande@tcdsb.org
CSAC Chair
Ms. Rosanna Del Grosso
Voice Mailbox: #88508
csac.brebeuf@tcdsb.org
 
 
 
 
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