Loretto College School
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|Loretto College School|
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|151 Rosemount Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|School type||Roman Catholic|
|Colours||Blue and White|
|Parish||St. Nicholas of Bari Church|
Loretto College School is a Catholic high school for young women in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by the Loretto Sisters Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1915, whose founder, Blessed Mary Ward, advocated excellent education for young women so that they might “do great things”. The name “college” refers to the school's association with Loretto College, a component of the University of St. Michael's College, part of the University of Toronto.
Loretto College School was founded as a private school by the Sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1915. The roots of the school go back to 1847 when the Loretto Sisters from Ireland opened a boarding and day school for young Catholic women in Toronto. The boarding school eventually became known as Loretto Abbey and the day school as Loretto "Bond Street" and then Loretto College.
The school building (built in 1954) and convent (built 1915) were located on Brunswick Avenue in the Annex neighbourhood and the school was usually known as "Loretto Brunswick". By the 1980s, there was also a building on Bathurst Street to accommodate overflow from the main campus.
The school was relocated to a new building in the Dufferin/St. Clair area in 2006. Part of that building had previously been a primary school called R.W. Scott.
Student life 
Loretto College is a semestered school. Students select a program of study from courses at the academic, applied, open and locally developed levels. In Grade 11 and 12, courses are selected based on the student's post-secondary choice of destination- university, college, apprenticeship or the workplace.
Loretto's special education services are delivered through integrated programming in the mainstream classroom.
In addition to the academic program of study, students are encouraged to explore and develop the full range of their talents and interests by participating in athletics, student government, peer ministry, yearbook, leadership, drama, dance and musical activities.
Spiritual life 
As at all Loretto schools, students at Loretto College School take a religion course each year. The school's faith life also includes retreats, liturgies, charitable works and Catholic perspectives across the curriculum. Mary Ward and the Loretto Sisters are role models.
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One out of six students are on the school's honour role. 84% of our applicants have been accepted into post-secondary education in recent years. 100% of our students met or exceeded Ministry standards for grade 9 writing, 99% of our students met or exceeded Ministry standards for grade 9 reading. Our drama productions regularly win awards at the Sears Drama Festival. Our school athletic teams compete with the rest of the city and more, The student population has grown in recent years however, we remain a small school in a small facility. This setting creates a “family” atmosphere where all members know that they belong.
Youth and philanthropy at Loretto College 
On April 27, Loretto College hosted its final Youth and Philanthropy Initiative presentations for the 2008-2009 school year. Each group advocated on behalf of a grassroots charity. Silent Voice is a not-for-profit charitable organization that offers community and family-based support to deaf children and adults. It provides social-recreational programs for deaf children and their hearing brothers and sisters and teaches hearing family members the language of American Sign Language. Also, it offers special assistance and outreach services to disadvantaged deaf adults living in the community. This is a very deserving charity and the winning group did a lot of work preparing for this presentation.
- Marilyn Bell, the first person to swim across Lake Ontario.
- Barbara Greene, former Member of Parliament and city councillor.
- O R Melling (G.V. Whelan), author.
Diane Vautour, a history teacher, was awarded the 2010 Governor General's Award for Excellent in Teaching Canadian History.