Thorold Secondary School

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Thorold Secondary School
Thorold Secondary School
50 Ormond Street North

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School type Public Secondary school
MottoSummum Petite (Seek the Highest!)
School board District School Board of Niagara
SuperintendentJohn Stainsby
Area trusteeGary Atamanyk
PrincipalKaren Ferguson
Grades 9-12
Language English
Area Thorold, Ontario
Colour(s)Purple and Gold   
TeamsGolden Eagles Football - 2006, 2007, 2012, 2016, 2018 -

Thorold Secondary School is a public secondary school in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. The school was named after Sir John Thorold, a member of the British Parliament for Lincolnshire, England. Despite its moderate size, the school consistently is among the top in the regional athletics for the DSBN.



In 1857, a grammar school was established in the village of Thorold, but it was not until 18 years later, in 1875, that the land on which the present high school stands was purchased. The site, bound by Ormond, St. David and Carleton Streets, was purchased for $1856.77 from Dr. Rolls of Thorold, and the building was erected at a cost of $6000. In 1928, a seven-room and gymnasium addition was constructed, and the building was officially opened on the eve of the graduation ceremonies held on November 22, 1929.

Over the years, the school has undergone a series of additions, the most recent of which was in 1967. In 2006, T.S.S. benefited from being part of a Schools Renewal Project. The project involved over $3 million in construction, including new windows and an improved electrical system.

The school has successful athletic programs, despite its relatively small talent pool of just over 600 students. The Golden Eagles Football team has won 5 regional AA/AAA championships competing in the NRHSAA. Thorold Secondary is also highlighted with an outstanding Arts department, with TSS band headlining many charitable concerts, and TSS drama presenting multiple plays. The Golden Eagles Improv team competes in the Canadian Improv Games, and ranked in the Top 10 at the 2019 CIG National Competition at the Arts Center in Ottawa.

Alumni and former staff

  Gilbert Parent    - VP and Teacher   John Kwiatkowski  - Coach and Teacher


2018-19 - Michael Boisvert

2017-18 - Taylor Maddox

2016-17 - Daniel Plumb

2015-16 - Ashley Shale

Awards & Accolades

Golden Eagles Football Team

2006, 2007, NHRSAA - A Division Champions

2012, NHRSAA - AA Division Champions

2016, 2018, NHRSAA - Tier II Champions

2016, 2018, Thorold Teams of the Year

Golden Eagles Improv Team

2017, 2018, Tri-City Regional Improv - Bronze Medalists

2019, Tri-City Regional Improv - Gold Medalists

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