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About Us

Mission Statement

Neil McNeil High School, founded in 1958 by members of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, is a publicly-funded Catholic boys' school dedicated to the education of young men.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, Neil McNeil High School aspires to foster excellence in the development of the whole person through a comprehensive educational experience in the Spiritan tradition. Within a safe and supportive community that follows the school's motto Fidelitas in Arduis, we strive to cultivate a brotherhood in which every student has the opportunity to achieve their potential and to use their gifts to serve - leading boys to be men, for others.

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

Since 1958, Neil McNeil has been committed to making a difference in the lives of the young men who pass through its doors. Through its religious education program, chaplaincy, school liturgies and retreats, a distinct Christian dimension is evident. In other ways, Neil's programs and co-curricular activities create an environment where students can grow in faith and Christian values. These values are reflected in Neil's commitment to providing a safe and secure environment where learning can take place. Since we intend to keep Neil a small school, we are able to know our students who are in need of special considerations and needs. We provide a program which is able to meet the needs of a diverse, varied student population:

- Mentorship program with the University of Toronto
- Access to special education programs
- Broad-based technology centre (one of the first in the Toronto Catholic District School Board) bringing high tech skills needed by our students in the future
- A cooperative education program which provides personalized employment experiences for many students
- One of the largest visual arts studios in the TCDSB
Neil McNeil is constantly working at providing a comprehensive course of study for grade 9 students. The program we offer is structure to nurture the skills considered necessary to student success and the values held by the Neil 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 Neil McNeil High be adapted to respond to those needs.