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School History And Tradition 

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St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic School is one of three Ukrainian Catholic schools within the Toronto Catholic District School Board. It was founded in 1975 as the result of the vision and commitment of the pastor of St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rt. Rev. John Tataryn, who recognized the need to ensure the future of the Ukrainian Catholic community by providing its children with the opportunity to learn about and appreciate their unique and rich spiritual and cultural heritage.

The school was guided and nurtured from its infancy stages to the present largely through the untiring and dedicated efforts of its founding principal, Sister Rachel Tataryn, SSMI, who served the school community in that capacity for many years. Today the school is an integral part of the St. Demetrius community, intimately linked with the Church, Demetrius Residence, and the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre. St. Demetrius Catholic School celebrated its 25th anniversary in the year 2000.

In 2011 St. Demetrius School proudly celebrated its 35th Anniversary through a concert in June which was attended by His Excellency Bishop Chmilar, followed by an Alumni Celebration event on October 27, 2011, consisting of a special Liturgy at St. Demetrius The Great Martyr Church and  an Alumni Reception and Open House at St. Demetrius School.  This event was attended by many alumni, former staff, principals and students as well as members of the community who came together in these celebrations.

Founding Principal Sister Rachel Tataryn, Former Principal Marika Boshyk, Former Secretary Carmela Pistore