École secondaire l'Essor

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École Secondaire Catholique l'Essor
13605 St. Gregory Road
Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 3E4
School type High school
Motto "l'Aigle seul à le droit de fixer le soleil"
("Only the eagle has the right to reach for great heights")
School board Conseil scolaire catholique Providence
School number 728772
Principal Tanya Basic
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 664 (September 2015)
Language French
Color(s) Orange, Brown, White (1979-1995) Orange, Black, White (1995 - present)
Mascot Eagle

École secondaire catholique l'Essor is a Catholic, French-language high school located in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada (formerly St. Clair Beach), established in 1979. It serves the Francophone population of Essex County. The name l'Essor, coined by local resident Florence Limoges, is a portmanteau combining Essex and Windsor. Essor also refers to the French word to take flight. The school belongs to the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence.

The small school participates in a wide variety of local activities in the Francophone community. A notable example is the Franco Bowl, an annual football match against neighbouring Windsor's French Catholic high-school, École secondaire E.J. Lajeunesse. The school has a very high percentage of graduates, and high test marks.

Notable alumni[edit]

Aigles goalie during 2014-15 season.


  • Sports Include: Football, Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis, Badminton, Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field

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