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

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