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Toronto Catholic District School Board

School History And Tradition

Picture of St. Jean de BrebeufSt. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School was built in 1982 and opened the doors to 163 students. Today it houses almost 300 students. The school is named after the French Jesuit martyr, St. Jean de Brebeuf, who wrote the first dictionary of the Huron language, and the beautiful Christmas Carol Huron Carol. He is also credited with the modern name of the North American Sport of lacrosse because the sticks reminded him of a bishop’s crosier (with the feminine definite article, la crosse). St. Jean de Brebeuf was a man of deep faith, hugely strong yet gentle in character. We celebrate his virtues of Peacemaking, Charity, Courage, Love, Forgiveness, Compassion and Faithfulness.