University of Toronto Schools

Last updated

University of Toronto Schools (UTS)
Utschools logo.gif
University of Toronto Schools May 2011.jpg
UTS in 2011
University of Toronto Schools

Coordinates 43°40′0″N79°24′8″W / 43.66667°N 79.40222°W / 43.66667; -79.40222 Coordinates: 43°40′0″N79°24′8″W / 43.66667°N 79.40222°W / 43.66667; -79.40222
School type Independent laboratory school
MottoVelut arbor ita ramus
(Like the tree, so the branch)
EstablishedSeptember 12, 1910
PrincipalRosemary Evans
Teaching staff65 [1]
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment645 (2010)
Language English
Hours in school day6:59
Campus typeUrban
HousesAlthouse Gators, Cody Cougars, Crawford Knights, Lewis Vikings
Team nameUTS Blues
YearbookThe Twig
Tuition$29,800+(2021–2022) [1]
Affiliation University of Toronto
Nobel laureates 2

University of Toronto Schools (UTS) is an independent secondary day school affiliated with the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school follows a specialized academic curriculum, and admission is determined by competitive examination. UTS is associated with two Nobel Prize Laureates.



UTS in 1920 University of Toronto Schools.jpg
UTS in 1920

University of Toronto Schools was founded in 1910 as a "practice school", also known as a laboratory school, for the University of Toronto's Faculty of Education. [2] :35 As originally conceived and reflected in its present name, UTS was intended to be a collection of at least two schools, one of which would enroll female students. [3] The original plan was to recruit 200 teachers and 1200 students, but financial constraints limited the number of students to 375 boys. [2] :35

The school operated a junior ice hockey team during the 1910s and 1920s in the Ontario Hockey Association. The school won the J. Ross Robertson Cup as the playoffs champions in 1919, and were finalists in 1914 and 1923. [4] The Memorial Cup was established as the junior hockey championship of Canada in 1919. The school defeated Montreal Melville by an 8–2 score in a single game playoff to qualify as the Eastern Canada representative at the 1919 Memorial Cup. They defeated the Regina Patricias in two games, by scores of 14-3 and 15–5. [2] :56 [5] Memorial Cup alumnus Dunc Munro later played as a defenceman in the National Hockey League. [6]

UTS's first headmaster was H. J. "Bull" Crawford, who also taught Classics at the school. [2] :70 Crawford was responsible for most administrative tasks, which, until a secretary was hired in 1921, included signing admit slips. [2] :70 In 1925, Mike Rodden coached the UTS Rugby team to an undefeated season, culminating in the Canadian Interscholastic Championship. [2] :56

In 1934, A.C. Lewis succeeded John Althouse to become the third headmaster. [2] :71 In 1944, W. B. "Brock" MacMurray, a 1924 graduate of the school, became the fourth headmaster; his 28-year term at UTS remains the longest in school history. [2] :39 In 1957, the House System was established, with three of four houses named after the school's first three headmasters - Crawford, Althouse, and Lewis. The fourth house, Cody, was named after a former president of the University of Toronto.

The 1960s were a "turbulent" decade in the history of UTS. [2] :34 Prior to the 1960s, the Ontario Ministry of Education required seniors to complete a number of matriculation exams in order to graduate. The student who scored highest in his or her exams province-wide would be awarded the Prince of Wales Scholarship; during the matriculation era, UTS students won thirteen Prince of Wales Scholarships. [2] :37

Although matriculation exams would eventually be abolished in the 1960s, UTS students had been calling for change since the late 1930s in the form of valedictory addresses and protests. Addresses in 1963 and 1966 targeted the tendency for matriculations to reduce "a tangible desire for knowledge", producing instead "a mind that cannot think for itself". [2] :44 In 1967 the valedictory address lambasted a number of teachers and administrators who had been responsible for rigidly holding UTS to its past. [2] :40 The speech was not published in The Twig the following year, but was still circulated among students. [2] :40 Discontent with the school's inability to reform climaxed in the "Protest for Nothing" in May 1969, which was led by Brian Blugerman, Michael Eccles, Paul Eprile and David Glennie. [7] Unlike most protests, the placards that the protesters held were blank; when headmaster MacMurray asked for their demands, a student famously showed him a blank sheet of paper and stated, "This is a list of our demands." The protest was front-page news in Toronto newspapers and was widely reported in the U.S. media, including the New York Times.

At the turn of the decade, UTS developed a "New Program", which focused on completing subjects ("units") for graduation instead of matriculations. [2] :43 The administration also agreed to allow students to complete their secondary school requirements in 4 years instead of 5, [2] :43 an advantage that was enjoyed until the 2003 double cohort. The Executive Council was formed in 1968 to provide a liaison between students and staff. Some of the Executive Council's first recommendations were implemented in 1969, including making Latin optional after grade 11 and introducing non-numerical grades for Arts and Music courses. [2] :43 In addition to academics, certain aspects of the school's extracurricular traditions were gradually being phased out. In 1966, participation in the Cadet Corps, which had been a bastion of UTS tradition, became optional; in 1972, the "new administration" announced that the cadet corps would be discontinued. [2] :42 Instead, it became an "open" corps, severing its affiliation with the school, and continues to this day. [8] Change was also evident in the school's teaching staff: in the 1960s alone, 35 new teachers were hired, compared to only 15 hirings during the 1950s. [2] :79

Donald Gutteridge had originally arrived in 1962 at MacMurray's request, and had taught Grade 13 English. In 1972, Gutteridge succeeded MacMurray. [2] :64 Although he was the school's fifth headmaster, he was the first to call himself a "principal". [2] :65 During his tenure as the Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis came under fire for publicly funding UTS, which Liberal education critic Tom Reed called an "elitist" institution. Under pressure from the provincial government and the University of Toronto, a decision was made to admit girls into the school. [2] :64 Two proposals were tabled: the first involved expanding the school by maintaining the same number of incoming boys, and the second involved maintaining the class size by reducing the number of incoming boys. [2] :65 On January 18, 1973, the University of Toronto approved the second proposal, paving the way for a co-educational UTS the following academic year. [2] :66The first two co-educational cohorts totalled 70 students; each cohort was divided into two classes of 35 students. [2] :61 In spite of initial concerns about the watered-down quality of UTS boys athletics, the junior girls basketball team won a city title in 1978. [2] :66 In order to assist families in financial need, the UTS Endowment Fund was set up in 1980; in 1989, approximately $50,000 was distributed to students in need. [2] :27

In April 1993, the New Democratic government of Ontario announced the withdrawal of public funding from the school, leading to a dramatic rise in tuition costs, and prompting the mobilization of all its constituencies to make up the loss.

In 2004, UTS became an ancillary unit of the University of Toronto separate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The school formed its own board of directors representing alumni, parents and the university administration. Throughout the 2009–2010 school year, the school celebrated its centennial year with the Kickoff celebration at Varsity Stadium and the Homecoming weekend to be held in the school itself. The centennial year also saw the introduction of its new school song, written by Nathalie Siah '10, the House Centennial spirit pennant, as well as the House Cup, awarding the House who collected the most points (athletic, literary, and spirit) over the school year.

In 2015, Anand Mahadevan, a teacher at University of Toronto Schools, was the recipient of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence. [9]

Relocation and redevelopment

The University of Toronto informed UTS in 2011 that it was rejecting its proposal for a $48 million refurbishment of its facilities and that the university intends to reclaim the property at 371 Bloor Street West for its own use. UTS had been given until 2021 to find and move to new space. [10] However, in 2014, it was announced by the chair of the UTS board of directors that the University of Toronto and UTS were negotiating to maintain an affiliation between the two institutions and keep the school at its present location but redevelop the site so that it could fit meet the needs of both the university and the school. [11]

In October 2015, the University of Toronto and UTS announced a 50-year agreement that would renew the school's official affiliation with the university, allow UTS to remain on its Bloor Street campus, redevelop 70,000 square feet of its space as well as build a 70,000 square feet addition. The redevelopment proposal would include the construction of a 700-seat auditorium that would also function as a university classroom, a double gym, an atrium and a black box theatre. The university would retain ownership of the building and land but UTS would pay for construction and operating costs. The agreement is subject to approval by the university's governing council. [12]

In 2018, UTS began fundraising for a redevelopment of the Bloor Street campus, under a campaign title of "Building the Future". The fundraising goal is $60 million. [13] The redevelopment will include the creation of four new science labs, a blackbox theatre, an atrium, a media lab and visual arts rooms. [14] In preparation of the redevelopment, UTS was relocated to its Ossington campus, 30 Humbert St. The school is expected to remain there until the spring of 2021. [15]


Most students enter in Grade 7 through a two-stage competitive process. Prior to the admission of the class of 2014, the first stage consisted of a multiple-choice exam; [16] those who passed this test in the top percentiles (usually 200 students) were invited back for a second written exam and an interview.[ citation needed ] However, starting with the class of 2014, the admission process consists of the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), and for the top 170 - 190 applicants, a second exam (focused on Math and English) and an interview with multiple staff members and UTS alumni (using an MMI format).[ citation needed ] Ultimately, 96 candidates (48 boys and 48 girls) are chosen from around 350 applicants in the first-stage process each year; the typical cutoff for SSAT scores for Grade 7 entrance is in the mid to high 1900s for boys, and low 1900s for girls, depending on the applicant pool for that year.[ citation needed ] For upper-year entrance the process is slightly different. UTS will admit approximately 24 students, the average size of a class, for grade 9, and a handful at grade 10 and 11. Aside from a few cases, UTS rarely admits new students for grade 8. Usually, there is an equal number of boys and girls who are accepted into the school. On average, for the first year (F1/grade 7) there are four classes each of which consists of 26-27 students. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and may apply to enter either Grade 7 or the upper school (Grade 9 and above).


UTS is attended by students from grades 7 through 12, with 78 students per grade in classes graduating before 2001, 104 students per grade in classes graduating before 2009, and 110 in classes graduating thereafter.[ citation needed ]

UTS has enriched courses and a specialized curriculum, [17] which are designed to challenge and educate at a higher level than at most public and many independent schools. Because potential UTS candidates are required to pass a rigorous entrance examination to attend the school, its curriculum is accelerated on the assumption that its students assimilate information faster.[ citation needed ] For this reason several higher-grade subjects are taught at lower grade levels. For example, Grade 10 students can take an enriched version of Ontario's Grade 11 courses in introductory physics, biology, and/or chemistry and Grade 7 students take both the Ontario grade 7 curriculum and grade 8 curriculum. As well, effort is made to enrich classes with extra material and more in-depth discussions.[ citation needed ]

UTS offers Advanced Placement courses, but does not have an International Baccalaureate program. In addition to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, graduates earn a UTS Diploma, which signifies the completion of certain specialized courses and attesting to an attainment level beyond the provincial standards.[ citation needed ]

UTS's rate of student achievement is commensurate with its selective admissions policy, both in academics and in extracurricular activities. Virtually all UTS students go on to university following graduation. [18] The school's alumni include 22 Rhodes Scholars [19] and two Nobel Prize winners: chemist John Polanyi and economist Michael Spence.

UTS's grade level nomenclature differs from that used commonly in Ontario high schools. This nomenclature has varied somewhat over the many years, and is due in part to a curriculum whose courses do not fit neatly into the provincial grading system, and in part to what had until the elimination of Grade 13 in Ontario constituted a six-year course to seven grade levels. The grade level nomenclature, with rough equivalents, consists of:

Prior to the double cohort in 2003, F1 and F2 formed both halves of the Ontario Grade 7-9 curriculum; M3 was equivalent to Grade 10, and so forth.


Each student is placed in one of four Houses (Althouse Alligators, Cody Cougars, Crawford Knights, and Lewis Vikings); several competitive House events are held throughout the year. These events include the House Track Meet, Lip-Sync contests, gameshow-themed competitions, intramural sports, and four-way soccer games. The house system is only one facet of an unusually rich extracurricular life at UTS, however, and activities range from the school newspaper and yearbook – Cuspidor and Twig (along with its offshoot, the Twig Tape which features student and alumni musical compositions) – to champion sports teams and clubs, to the Science Club and Food Appreciation Team, to the Card Strategy Club. Since 2001, UTS has been a five-time winner of the Reach for the Top quiz competition. UTS has also won the Ontario Student Classics Conference for twenty-one years running as of 2016, with the first win coming in 1996. UTS students are actively involved in public speaking; the UTS Debating Society is a major club and UTS students organize the Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly (SOMA), the largest and oldest Model United Nations conference run entirely by High School students in North America and the second largest Model UN conference for high school students in Canada. Science opportunities are equally abundant with multiple students placing in Olympiads and other regional, national, and international scientific competitions multiple years in the school's history.

There are several other events during the school year such as Arts and Music Month, known prior to 2008-2009 as Arts and Music Week, Halloween Fun Week and more. Arts and Music Month is a month when UTS students display their art work and show off their music skills either in their music class, in small bands, solo, or in an extracurricular group. There were many events such as the art work displayed in the UTS gym, battle of the bands where students form into small groups and play the song of their choice on stage in the auditorium, there is also a Holiday Breakfast where the student council (informally known as StudCow) makes breakfast for the whole school while holiday music is played by some of the music students. Also there are the junior and senior music nights, during which the senior classes and the junior music classes play music, and the Senior and Junior plays, in which are both put on by the Senior drama class, the Junior Play being acted out by students in the younger grades, and the Senior Play being acted out by students in the older grades. The UTS Show is the biggest annual school production put on by the student body. It is an amalgamation of acting, modeling, cultural dancing, costume designing, set constructing and painting. All aspects of the Show are 100% student run, from the script writing to the choreographing to the directing.

The building, 371 Bloor St. West was also used as a location for significant exterior and interior shots for the 2006 film Take the Lead, but the school was only credited in the DVD director's commentary.

Notable alumni

Related Research Articles

This is a list of Canadians, people who are identified with Canada through residential, legal, historical, or cultural means, grouped by their area of notability.

Upper Canada College Private IB World School for boys in Toronto, Canada

Upper Canada College (UCC) is an independent school for boys between Senior Kindergarten and Grade Twelve in Toronto, Ontario, operating under the International Baccalaureate program. The secondary school segment is divided into ten houses; eight are for day students and the remaining two are for boarding students. Aside from the main structure, with its dominant clock tower, the Toronto campus has a number of sports facilities, staff and faculty residences, and buildings for other purposes. UCC also owns and operates an outdoor education campus in Norval, Ontario. It is the oldest independent school in the province of Ontario and the third oldest in Canada. UCC is widely described as the country's most prestigious preparatory school, and has produced many notable graduates.

Matriculation Entering a university

Matriculation is the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by fulfilling certain academic requirements such as a matriculation examination.

Appleby College Independent, co-ed, day/boarding school in Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Appleby College is an international independent school located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1911 by John Guest, a former Headmaster of the Preparatory School at Upper Canada College. Guest dreamed of establishing a small boarding school in the country, and did so with the support and financial assistance of his father-in-law, Sir Byron Edmund Walker, a prominent Canadian businessman and patron of the arts. Today, Appleby is a co-educational day and boarding university-preparatory school, with a curriculum based around the liberal arts. It is situated on Lake Ontario in Oakville, Ontario, roughly 50 kilometres west of Toronto. Students are drawn primarily from Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga, but boarding students come from other parts of Canada and throughout all continents of the world.

St. Andrews College, Aurora School in Aurora, Ontario, Canada

St. Andrew's College (SAC) is an independent boarding and day school founded in 1899 and located in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. It is a university-preparatory school for boys in grades 5 to 12, with a focus on academic achievement, athletics, and leadership development. It is accredited by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute and is affiliated with other associations, including CAIS, CASE, NAIS and the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC). The school's coat of arms was registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on August 15, 2006.

Ridley College School in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Ridley College is a private boarding and day university-preparatory school located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, 20 miles (32 km) from Niagara Falls. The school confers the Ontario Secondary School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate diploma programme. Ridley is one of the oldest private schools in Canada, and has the largest boarding program in Ontario, with students representing over 61 countries.

Royal St. Georges College Day school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Royal St. George's College (RSGC) is an independent school for boys located in The Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school admits boys from Grades 3 through 12. Founded in 1961 as an Anglican choir school in the tradition of the great collegiate and cathedral choir schools in the United Kingdom, the school admitted its first students in 1964. It is the only pre-university school in Canada authorized to use the "Royal" designation, and it houses the historic Chapel of St. Alban-the-Martyr.

Toronto French School Day school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Toronto French School (TFS), founded in 1962, is an independent, bilingual, co-educational, non-denominational school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, is the royal patron of the school. The school rebranded in 2011 to become TFS – Canada's International School.

De La Salle College (Toronto) School in Farnham Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada

De La Salle College "Oaklands" is a private, Catholic, independent co-educational college preparatory school run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Toronto, Ontario. It was founded by the Christian Brothers in 1851 offering a rigorous academic, liberal arts, college preparatory education from grades 5 through 12, consistent with its Lasallian values and traditions.

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa is a bilingual medical school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada founded in 1945. It is located at a campus centred on Roger-Guindon Hall in the east end of Ottawa and is attached to the Ottawa Hospital's General Campus. The Health Sciences Complex is separate from the downtown University of Ottawa campus.

Bloor Collegiate Institute High school in Brockton Village, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bloor Collegiate Institute is a public secondary school located at the intersection of Bloor Street and Dufferin Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school is located in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood and part of the Toronto Board of Education that was merged into the Toronto District School Board. Attached to the school is Alpha II Alternative School.

Runnymede Collegiate Institute Public secondary school in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Runnymede Collegiate Institute is a high school located on Jane Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school first opened in 1927 and is operated by the Toronto District School Board. Prior to 1998, the school was part of the Board of Education for the City of York. Runnymede has a population of 500 students and has a variety of course offerings ranging from computer technology to co-operative education, from modern languages to music. The motto of this school is Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum.

William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute High school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute is a semestered high school located in Toronto, Canada. The school was opened in 1960 by the North York Board of Education. It is located near Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road, close to Sheppard West subway station.

Humberside Collegiate Institute High school in High Park North, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Humberside Collegiate Institute, formerly known as Toronto Junction High School and Toronto Junction Collegiate Institute is a public high school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It serves the Bloor West Village, Baby Point, High Park North and Junction neighbourhoods. Prior to 1998, it was within the Toronto Board of Education (TBE).

Bishops College School School in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Bishop's College School or BCS is a non-profit independent boarding prep school in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada for students in Grades 7 to 12. Founded in 1836, BCS is the fifth oldest private school in entire Canada. BCS has the highest endowment per student of any independent school in Canada. Seven BCS people have been named Rhodes Scholars. A royal charter was granted in 1853 from Queen Victoria for Bishop's College when BCS was the constituent junior division. The school was recognized as the "Eton of Canada" initially by the first Governor General of Canada, Lord Monck on a visit in 1864. It locates at the heart the historic Eastern Townships and near New England. The school is recognized as a Quebec cultural heritage in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec.

Michael Power/St. Joseph High School Bill 30 catholic high school in Eringate – Centennial – West Deane, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Michael Power • St. Joseph High School is a Catholic secondary school in Etobicoke, a former borough of the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school is an amalgamation of two independent schools in the Six Points neighbourhood, Michael Power High School and St. Joseph Islington High School with the two schools amalgamated in 1982 officially. The school joined the Metropolitan Separate School Board in 1987.

Ashbury College School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ashbury College is an independent day and boarding school located in the Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was originally founded in 1891 by former faculty of Bishop's College School in Quebec to accommodate BCS students living in Ottawa. Ashbury College moved to its current location in 1910. Previously, it occupied what now houses Senate of Canada offices. It is an International Baccalaureate World School, a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, and a member of Round Square. The school currently enrolls approximately 550 senior and 150 junior students. The current Head of School is Norman Southward, with Kendal Young directing the Junior School and Gary Godkin as the Head of Senior School.

John Richard Bond, also known as J. Richard Bond, is a Canadian astrophysicist and cosmologist.


  1. 1 2 University of Toronto Schools. Quick Facts. Accessed March 16, 2008. Archived January 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Advani, With Pardonable Pride: The University of Toronto Schools
  3. "UTS" . Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. Annual Report: Constitution, Regulations and Rules of Competition. Cambridge, Ontario: Ontario Hockey Association. 2006. p. W-13.
  5. Lapp, Richard M.; Macaulay, Alec (1997). The Memorial Cup: Canada's National Junior Hockey Championship. Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing. pp. 17–18. ISBN   1-55017-170-4.
  6. "Dunc Brown Munro". Legends of Hockey. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  7. The Toronto Daily Star, Monday May 5, 1969, front page, "The Latest in Protests - A Sit-in For Nothing"; New York Times, Tuesday May 6, 1969, p.32.
  8. "Army Cadet History" . Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  9. "Anand Mahadevan". Government of Canada. May 12, 2016.
  10. "University of Toronto gives eviction notice to school for the gifted". Globe and Mail. April 28, 2011. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  11. "Toronto high school optimistic it will stay in century-old building". Globe and Mail. June 27, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  12. "U of T deal allows on-campus private school to stay put and grow out". Toronto Star. October 30, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  13. University of Toronto Schools (2019). "Building the Future". UTSchools.
  14. University of Toronto Schools. "The Building". UTSchools.
  15. "Locations | UTS". Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  16. "UTS" . Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  17. "UTS" . Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  18. "UTS". Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  19. "Excellence under fire". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  20. "The Root - Fall 2008" (PDF). Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  21. Diane Peters, "Neurologist Henry Barnett proved Aspirin prevents strokes," Globe and Mail, Nov. 23, 2016.
  22. "biography - greg hollingshead" . Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  23. rob mclennan. "rob mclennan's blog" . Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  24. Katrina Onstad, "Bestselling novelist Claire Messud returns with The Woman Upstairs," Toronto Life, March 2013.
  25. Sandra Martin. "Mavor Moore, Actor, Producer and Writer: 1919-2006". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  26. "George D. Finlayson, John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor".
  27. Bradshaw, James. "Brilliant tax lawyer Arthur Scace was a towering figure in Canadian business". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  28. Heintzman, Ralph (2011). Ralph Heintzman, Tom Symons: A Canadian Life. ISBN   9780776607658.
  29. Sandra Martin. "John A. Tory: A quiet, humble man who shaped Canadian dynasties". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 8, 2012.

Further reading

The school was used in the 2006 movie Take the Lead.