Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School

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Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
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Cor ad Cor Loquitur
Heart speaks to heart

Crescens in Fide et Veritate

Growing In Faith and Truth
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100 Brimley Road South
Cliffside, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 3X4, Canada
Public transit access TTC:
West/East: 9 Bellamy, 12 Kingston Road, 102 Markham Road
Rapid Transit: Kennedy, Victoria Park
GO Transit:
Train: Scarborough
School number 519 / 694193
School board Toronto Catholic District School Board
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Superintendent Geoff Grant
Area 8
Area trustee Nancy Crawford
Ward 12
Principal Joan Tschernow
Vice Principals Vincenzo Bellissimo
Jennifer Corbett
CSAC Chair Samantha Baszun (2013-14)
School type Catholic High school
Grades 9-12
Language English
Team name Newman Knights
Colours Red, Gold, Navy and Black                 
Founded 1973
Enrollment 1308 (2012-13)
Parish St Theresa Shrine
Specialist High Skills Major Information and Communication Technology
(awaiting approval from the board)
Program Focus Advanced Placement
Extended French
Homepage Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School

Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School (also known as BCNCHS, Blessed Cardinal Newman CHS, BCNHS, Blessed CNHS, Blessed Cardinal Newman, or simply as Newman) is a Roman Catholic high school administered by the Toronto Catholic District School Board.[1] The school was founded in 1973 when the St. Augustine's Seminary decided to utilize extra classroom space as a result of its own declining student enrollment. The school was named after John Henry Newman, a 19th-century English convert to Catholicism and prolific author who is currently in the process of beatification. Located on a magnificent 18 hectare campus, Cardinal Newman Catholic School overlooks a broad vista that contains both the Scarborough Bluffs and Lake Ontario.


In 1973, Cardinal Newman was staffed by Catholic lay teachers who were teaching exclusively. Cardinal Newman is one of only two high schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board to focus intently on an integration program for students with special needs. In addition, Cardinal Newman was in the forefront of programs like peer counseling, mediation, electronic keyboarding, and communications technology.

Cardinal Newman was at one time the only Non-uniformed Catholic High School in Metro Toronto. This was changed beginning in the late 1980s and early 1990s so as to conform with other local Catholic High Schools.

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Coordinates: 43°42′50″N 79°14′28″W / 43.713799°N 79.240994°W / 43.713799; -79.240994