Assumption College School

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Assumption College Catholic High School
1100 Huron Church Road
Windsor, Ontario, N9C 2K7
Coordinates 42°17′43″N 83°03′41″W / 42.2954°N 83.0614°W / 42.2954; -83.0614Coordinates: 42°17′43″N 83°03′41″W / 42.2954°N 83.0614°W / 42.2954; -83.0614
School type High School
International Baccalaureate School
Motto "Teach us goodness, discipline and knowledge"
Founded 1870
School board Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board
Superintendent John Ulicny
Area trustee Fabio Costante
Principal Tish Hedderson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment Approx. 675 (2005-2006 year)
Language English
Colour(s) Purple and White          
Mascot Purple Raider
Team name The Purple Raiders
Feeder schools
  • Assumption Middle School
  • St. James Catholic Elementary School


Assumption College Catholic High School is an International Baccalaureate authorized Catholic high school in Windsor, Ontario.


Assumption was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1870 as part of Assumption University, which is now part of the University of Windsor. Assumption was at first a private boarding school for male students only, but later took in day students and in 1971, with the merging of St. Mary's Academy, it became a co-educational secondary school within the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.

Assumption offers a range of secondary programs including the IB Diploma Programme, as well as Co-op, OYAP, MOYAP and others. Assumption's student population has decreased significantly since the early/mid-1990s. Today the school has a current population of approximately 650 students. This secondary school is now among the smallest in the Windsor-Essex County Area, but in the early/mid-1980s Assumption was one of the largest secondary schools in Canada with approximately 3000 students, and a reputation for excellence in both academics and sports.

The current principal is Patricia Hedderson

Notable Sports Achievements (as of 2008)[edit]

This list is incomplete

Tennis WSSAA, 1979–1980, 1994–1995

Badminton WSSAA, 1994–1995

Basketball Senior Boys: WSSAA, 1942–1943, 1944–1945, 1956, 1983-1984 Junior Boys: 1956-1957,2005–2006

Baseball WSSAA Pennant Champions 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992; Coaches: Mr Barrie MacDonald, Mr Roger Quesnel; Players: Mike Drouillard, Mark Drouillard, J.P. Jansen, Mike Gibb, Mathew MacDonald, Matthew Zoric, Andrew Simpson, Aaron Atkinson, Troy Mitchell, Chris Quesnel, Bernie Goyeau, Tim StAmand, Jim O'Brien, Richie Adair, Fred Adair, Ken Walker, Leo Jolicer, Bob Archambeau, Mike Rocheleau, Mike Brisson, Tom Firman

Football Assumption has one of the longest standing and most successful traditions of high school varsity football in Canada. Assumption has won numerous city championships over the years. Most recently 1996/97, 2008/09 Arnott Conference Champions.

Hockey Numerous successes including multiple city championships over the years, OFSAA Gold in 1987/88, and 4th place at the World High School Hockey Championships in Europe that same year. During the latter half of the 1980s, Assumption was considered to have one of the best high school hockey programs in Canada.

Track and Field Midget Boys: OFSAA, 2005–2006, 3000m; John-Paul(JP) Malette; Gold Medalist, 2006–2007, John-Paul(JP) Malette; Double Gold Medalist, 3000m (OFSAA record 8:33.65) and 1500m ( 1988 Midget Boys 100m Hurdles OFSAA Silver Medalist: Jamie Soulliere, 1989 Midget Boys 4X100m Relay Team OFSAA 4th place: Andrew Simpson, Stuart Wood, Demise Darmainen, Tim StAmand; 1990 Junior Boys 4X100m Relay Team OFSAA 6th place: Tim StAmand, Stuart Wood, Jamie Soulliere, Andrew Simpson; 1991 Junior Boys WSSAA 100m Champion: Andrew Simpson; 1991 Junior Boys Discus OFSAA Bronze Medalist: Stuart Wood; 1991 Junior Boys 4X100m Relay Team OFSAA Bronze Medalists: Andrew Simpson, Gerry Langlois, Tim StAmand, Stuart Wood; 1992 Senior Boys Discus OFSAA 6th place: Stuart Wood; 1993 Junior Boys 3000m OFSAA Gold Medalist & 1995 Senior Boys 3000m OFSAA Bronze Medalist: Thomas Trealout. Assumption is renowned both within the city of Windsor and provincially/nationally as having one of the best high school track & field programs, having won numerous WSSAA/WECSSAA and SWOSSA championships, and producing many OFSAA medalists over the years. Cross Country Running Midget Boys:OFSAA, 2005–2006, John-Paul(JP) Malette; Silver Medalist Junior Boys:OFSAA, 2006–2007, John-Paul(JP) Malette; Silver Medalist; 1988 Junior Boys Cross Country: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th WSSAA & SWOSSA: Vid Jindal, Kar Wong, Alex Macleod, Lewis Macleod, Dean Nixon, Mike Drouillard

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