Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute

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Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute
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Your Community Place for Learning

Fides, Virtus, Doctrina

Faith, Excellence, Knowledge
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2239 Lawrence Avenue East
Dorset Park, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 2P1, Canada
Coordinates 43°44′54″N 79°16′42″W / 43.74833°N 79.27833°W / 43.74833; -79.27833Coordinates: 43°44′54″N 79°16′42″W / 43.74833°N 79.27833°W / 43.74833; -79.27833
Public transit access TTC:
North/South: 17 Birchmount, 43 Kennedy
West/East: 54 Lawrence East
Rapid Transit: Kennedy, Lawrence East, Scarborough Centre
School number 4196 / 954039
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
School district South-east
Religious affiliation None
Superintendent Stacey Michener
Area trustee David Smith
Principal Ian Bain
Vice principal Ken Mulgrew
Tiffany Peel
Administrator Shannon Meechan
School type Public High school
Grades 9-12
Language English
Mascot Bulldogs
Team name Churchill Bulldogs
Colours Purple, Black, Grey, White, Scarlet, Silver                         
Founded 1954
Status Active
Enrollment 810 (2012-13)
Homepage Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute

Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute (Winston Churchill CI, WCCI, Churchill) is a public high school in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario owned and operated by the Toronto District School Board (and the former Scarborough Board of Education prior to merger.) Although the language of instruction is English, 59 percent of the students do not use English as their primary language, and 26 percent have resided in Canada less than five years. As of Spring 2007, there were 554 male students and 467 female students.[1] Since then, the enrollment sits below 1000 with 810 students.


The cornerstone of Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute was laid on December 4, 1953 by the Scarborough Board of Education. It opened to its first 690 students on September 7, 1954 to serve the central west Scarborough community and was the first school built after World War II as well as the third high school in Scarborough. While the school was named after the British Prime Minister during the Second World War, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, the school's name does not have a Sir; it is simply Winston Churchill C.I.


Churchill is host to many special events such as the Churchill Cheer, a December event where money is raised for charities, and the Cultural Connections Week.[1] The school has a lot of extra curricular activities and participates with the TDSB night school program. Churchill also has hands-on and computer courses such as Auto Shop, Wood Shop, Electronics, Machine Shop, Computer Electronics, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.


Winston Churchill shares the same design as West Hill Collegiate Institute and has since altered over time. It started with 23 classrooms and has undergone major constructions and renovations in 1955, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973 and 1983 that currently composes of more than 75+ classrooms, four gymnasiums, cafeteria, a library, workshop rooms (wood shop and auto shop), a quad to enable creative learning opportunities for studies in science, and the large auditorium located at the southwestern corner of the school.

Sports and Clubs[edit]

Winston Churchill C.I. has a wide variety of sports and clubs. Student Activities Council, Churchill Bull Dog Council (CBC) are among the student clubs. There are also many sports teams at Churchill such as Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, and many others. After many years a football program has been reintroduced, with Churchill teaming up with Bendale BTI.

Colours and Mascot[edit]

The school colours were originally scarlet and silver, as an ode to the coat of arms of Winston Churchill, they have since been changed to black, white, grey and purple after a deal with the Western Ontario Mustangs team. The Churchill mascot is the Winston Churchill Bull Dog. The school has a big painting of a bull dog in the schools upper gym .

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