Chaminade College School
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|Chaminade College School|
Fortes in Fide
Strong in Faith
|490 Queen's Drive
Maple Leaf, North York, Ontario, M6L 1M8, Canada
|Public transit access||TTC:
North/South: 35 Jane
West/East: 59 Maple Leaf
Rapid Transit: Jane, Lawrence West
|School number||509 / 695947|
|School board||Toronto Catholic District School Board|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic
(Congregation of Christian Brothers and Society of Mary)
|Area trustee||Sal Piccininni
|Vice Principals||Nelio Freitas (Interim, English Dept. Head)
|School type||Catholic High school|
|Area||North York, Ontario|
|Team name||Chaminade Gryphons|
|Colours||Green and Gold|
|Specialist High Skills Major||Business
(Awaiting approval from the Board)
|Program Focus||Math, Science and Technology
|Homepage||Chaminade College School|
Chaminade College School (CCS, Chaminade) is an all-boys Catholic secondary school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada founded by the Archdiocese of Toronto along with the Society of Mary in 1964 and was previously affiliated by the Congregation of Christian Brothers since 1972. Owned and operated by the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Chaminade is one of the four all-male schools in Toronto and houses 920 students being ranked 331 of 725 on the Fraser Institute report card with a 6.4 rating.
Founded in 1964 by the Archdiocese of Toronto, it opened its doors in September, 1965. Initially under the control of the Society of Mary (the Marianists), the school was named for the Society's founder, Father William Joseph Chaminade.
The mandate of the school was to prepare young men for post-secondary education in a traditional Catholic secondary school environment. The school's motto “Fortes in fide” emphasizes the importance of the virtue of faith in the life of the Catholic school.
In 1967, Chaminade began a partnership with the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now Toronto Catholic District School Board). In this partnership, the Board conducted the first two years of secondary school, and the Archdiocese conducted the remaining years. In September 1972, the Irish Christian Brothers took over administration of the school, until their departure in June 1988. The school is currently fully operated by the MSSB after the funding was expanded and the identity of the religious order for that school is preserved.
The school rally, "C-C-S!", became famous in 1992 by then-Vice Principal Mr. Ron O'Toole's irregular and varying chanting syncopation at school functions and gatherings to garner enthusiasm.
Two well-known graduates of Chamindade College School are Lukas Rossi (winner/ lead singer of Rock Star Supernova), who graduated in 1995 and Martin Broda (winner/ singer and bassit of Disband's Abandon All Ships) who graduated in 2007.
The school won a Green Toronto award in 2007 for its pioneering efforts in establishing the Adopt a Stream project that became a city-wide model for waterway cleanup. In 2008 students circulated a petition which resulted in the Province of Ontario outlawing smoking in automobiles when children are passengers.
The school possesses an art studio with its own darkroom, where students learn the processing of black and white film.
Math Science Technology Programme (MST)
The MST program, official known as MST @ CHAM is an interdisciplinary approach to education for students who excel in Math, Science, and Technology. The students participate in mandatory classes which enrich education by using an interdisciplinary approach to education. Students are expected to maintain a certain level of proficiency in the various studies. All MST students are place in the same classes.
The Chaminade Concert Band is led by the lone music teacher at Chaminade College School, Benjamin Cheverie. In 2008 Alex Voros (the previous music teacher) was named Canada's MusiCounts Teacher of the Year by the music education charity of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 2003, the Chaminade Concert Band produced their own CD entitled The Big Picture, which hit shelves just in time for the holiday season.
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- Lukas Rossi
- Olu Famutimi
- Jason Woolley
- Mark Giordano
- Gino Cavallini
- Paul Cavallini
- Miguel Cañizalez
- Michael Vernace
- Martin Broda
- Merwin Mondesir
The school newspaper is the Gryphon Gazette.
- "Curtain Call",aka the Chaminade/Madonna Talent Show - Facebook
- Bill Brioux, "Canadians battle on 'Rock Star'", CANOE, July 18, 2006.
- John Goddard, "A Toronto river runs through them: Garbage patrol is only part of school's care and cleaning of Humber tributary", Toronto Star, May 2, 2007.
- Lisa Queen (June 24, 2008). "North York students championed new no-smoking bill". Inside Toronto.
- "Hip celebrates Toronto teacher", Canadian Press in Toronto Star, November 28, 2008.
- Bill Taylor (March 28, 2002). "Teen delegates debate world's hot topics ; Model U.N. gives 200 a voice in global politics". Toronto Star.