Bill Crothers Secondary School

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Bill Crothers Secondary School
44 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario, L4S 2T9
Coordinates 43°51′24″N 79°18′44″W / 43.85667°N 79.31222°W / 43.85667; -79.31222Coordinates: 43°51′24″N 79°18′44″W / 43.85667°N 79.31222°W / 43.85667; -79.31222
School type Public, High school
Motto To Develop In Students The Love Of Sport Through Learning, And The Love Of Learning Through Sport
Founded 2008
School board York Region District School Board
Superintendent Lisa Walsh
Area trustee Elizabeth Richardson
School number 939585[1]
Administrator Shirley DiFebo
Principal Rose Walker
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1399[2] (October 2013)
Language English
Colour(s) Red, black and white
Last updated: September 2014

Bill Crothers Secondary School is an athletic based High school in the community of Unionville in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is the newest secondary school in the York Region District School Board. Named for former Olympic athlete and Chair of the York Region District School Board, Bill Crothers, the school opened its doors to Grade 9 and 10 students in August 2008. The school is 32 acres (130,000 m2) and cost an estimated $32 million to build. The school was formerly an 18-hole golf course, Unionville Golf Centre, opened in 1961.[3]


The school made its first cameo appearance on primetime television's Flashpoint. The episode "Perfect Storm" garnered 9.6 million viewers on the CBS television network in the United States and 1.4 million viewers on Canada's CTV. On May 30, 2015, the school made its second cameo appearance on the Canadian television show Orphan Black. The episode titled "Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate" (Season 3, Episode 7) aired on Canada's Space and BBC America in the United States.

This school is known for its track and field team, boys and girls senior soccer teams, boys volleyball team, boys and girls basketball, senior boys rugby team, and their boys varsity lacrosse team.[citation needed]


Field construction[edit]

Three main fields are being laid down at the north side of the school.

Field 1 is an artificial turf field to be used mainly for soccer and field hockey. This field was completed in September 2008.

Field 2 (main field) is an artificial field contained within a track, and is used for football and track and field. The field portion was installed in mid October 2008.

Field 3 is a natural turf grass field to be used for soccer. This field was laid in September 2008 and completed in September 2010.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bill Crothers Secondary School". Secondary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  2. ^ "York Region District School Board - Monthly Enrolment Report" (PDF). York Region District School Board. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Pugh, Denis (2011-03-28). "Unionville Golf Centre Inc | Unionville Golf Centre Inc Golf Course". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 

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