Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute

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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute
Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI Logo.svg
Hoc Tempus est Tibi
This Time is for You
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145 Guildwood Parkway
Guildwood, Toronto, Ontario, M1E 1P5, Canada
Coordinates 43°44′51″N 79°11′49″W / 43.74750°N 79.19694°W / 43.74750; -79.19694Coordinates: 43°44′51″N 79°11′49″W / 43.74750°N 79.19694°W / 43.74750; -79.19694
School number 4166 / 942200
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
Religious affiliation none
Superintendent Kerry-Lynn Stadnyk[1]
Area trustee Jerry Chadwick
Principal Marios Tenentes
Vice Principals Denise De Paola
Zaheer Bhyat
School type Public high school
Grades 9-12
Language English
Mascot Laurier Blue Devils
Colours Grey and Navy         
Founded 1965
Enrollment 1427 (2014-15)
Homepage Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute (colloquially known as Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, SWLCI, SWL, Sir Wilfrid Laurier or simply Laurier) is a high school in Toronto,[2] located in southern Scarborough, specifically, in the heart of Guildwood Village beside The Guild Inn at 145 Guildwood Parkway. It is named in honour of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada and part of the Scarborough Board of Education that is now integrated into the Toronto District School Board since 1998. The motto of the school Hoc Tempus est Tibi which translates into English as "This Time is for You".


Sir Wilfirid Laurier C.I. was constructed in 1964 and opened on September 7, 1965 as its twelfth collegiate in Scarborough. The building was designed by architects Hugh L. Allward and George P. Goiinlock with Bennett and Pratt its contractors. Additions consisted of a second gymnasia in 1970, academic wing in 1972 and a pool in 1975. The school has a diverse population of approximately 1427 students; about 40% primarily speak a language other than English and 15% of the school population has been living in Canada for less than 5 years. The school's population has been rising in recent years, despite an overall trend in the Toronto District School Board of declining student enrolment.


Laurier's academic reputation has been making progress in the last few years. In 2006, Laurier was recognized for making the greatest progress to its literacy program in Ontario by bringing its literacy rate among its students up 9% to 83%, and in 2007[3] gained certification as an IB World School. The internationally respected International Baccalaureate Programme is offered to students in their Grade 11 and 12 years, in rough alignment with regular Ontario high school credits allowing students to obtain both an IB Diploma and an OSSD. Students take "Pre-IB" courses in Grade 9 and 10 before entering the IB program in Grade 11. All IB exams are marked internationally by an external marker ensuring consistency among all IB Candidates.


Laurier fields teams in basketball, cricket, baseball, football, badminton, field hockey, ice hockey, tennis, swimming, track, rugby, and many others; most sports have both boys' and girls' teams. Extra-curricular clubs include the Student Activity Council, Me 2 We, Science Not Fiction, Laurier Athletic Council, DECA , Green Team, FIRST Robotics Team, Three VEX Robotics Teams, International Entertainment Club, United Cultures Club, and Model United Nations.

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