Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School

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Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School
1824 Rymal Road E.
Hannon, Ontario, L0R 1P0
Coordinates 43°10′54″N 79°48′58″W / 43.18167°N 79.81611°W / 43.18167; -79.81611Coordinates: 43°10′54″N 79°48′58″W / 43.18167°N 79.81611°W / 43.18167; -79.81611
School type Public, Separate high school
Motto Where Faith, Pride and Effort Promote Excellence
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Founded 1958
School board Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Superintendent Corrado Ciapanna
Area trustee Mary Nardini, Paul DiFrancesco
School number 689750[1]
Principal Emidio Piccioni
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,515 (March 2016[1])
Language English
Colour(s) Green and White         
Mascot Finn McCool
Team name Celtics
Vice Principals Joseph Ciallella
Samuel Esposto
Carolyn Schillaci-Marini

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School is a Catholic high school located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.


Although construction began the year before, Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School was officially opened on April 16, 1959, by Joseph Francis Ryan, then Bishop of Hamilton.[2] The school was at that time located on Queenston Road.

On February 4, 1991, the students and staff started the second semester in the new location, a former public elementary school, on Albright Road. The old building on Queenston Road was demolished; a housing community called Ryan's Walk now occupies the land.

The new Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School building opened in January 2014 after delays in construction during late 2013. The 73-hectare site is at 1824 Rymal Road East and Dakota Boulevard. The school was designed by Svedas Architects Inc. and was built by Tambro Construction.

Feeder schools[edit]

Bishop Ryan feeder schools include Our Lady of the Assumption, St. David, St. Eugene, St. James the Apostle, St. John the Baptist, St. Luke, St. Mark, St. Matthew and St. Paul[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School". Secondary School Profile. Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ "School History". Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
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