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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Principal`s Message

St. Demetrius Catholic School  is an Eastern Rite school within the Toronto Catholic District School Board that has been in existence for 45 years. It offers classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8, delivering the Ontario curriculum with an enriched program which includes the half-day instruction of the Ukrainian language in Junior and Senior Kindergarten and a half hour of daily Ukrainian instruction from Grade 1 to Grade 8, as well as the integration of Eastern Rite religious and cultural traditions. Core French is taught daily from grade 1 to grade 8. There is a Vocal music program for JK/SK to grade 4 and an instrumental music strings program for all grades 5 to grade 8 students.  At St. Demetrius School we provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment  for our students, so that they may work and grow to their full potential. 


High academic and behavioural standards are set for all -  Catholic Graduate Expectations as well as the Virtues are emphasized daily and integrated into curriculum programs. We aspire to nourish our students in the Eastern Rite Catholic faith, to become discerning believer, effective communicators, creative thinkers, good family members, and responsible citizens.


Through the precise and collaborative work of the entire staff, St. Demetrius students achieve at high levels in such areas as EQAO provincial assessments. To see the most recent EQAO results, please click here.


Local and international community outreach, for example, the support of local food banks, and the Dzherelo Children's Center in Lviv, Ukraine, are a focus of  student fundraising and community work, as is the development of student leadership through an active Me to We that seeks also to raise school spirit  through  a variety of activities.


St. Demetrius offers a large variety of  extra-curricular and co-curricular activities during and after school hours, which include boys and girls soccer, volleyball, softball, basketball, cross-country running, track and field, swimming, hockey, flag football, chess, tennis, spelling bee, W5H, cooking club, and Me to We. This year we are beginning a Robotics club and a Girls Club. 


A collaborative Catholic School Parent Council (CSPC)  seeks to enhance and support school programs through the engagement of the parent community in fundraising and active involvement in volunteer activity. The Parent Council also provides funds that are used for the classroom, curriculum delivery and co-curricular activities such as sports and Eastern Rite celebrations  ex. Mykolaj.  It is directly engaged in supporting the school's literacy and Safe Schools initiatives.


St. Demetrius Catholic School is the epitome of a trifecta of School, Home and Parish. The school works very closely with the Church and with parents.  When your child attends St. Demetrius, he/she are a part of a real community – the St. Demetrius community. “It takes a village to raise a child” – this is so fitting for our community.