Georges Vanier Secondary School

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Georges Vanier Secondary School
Woodbine Junior High School
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3000 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, M2J 3B6
Coordinates 43°47′01″N 79°21′04″W / 43.783480°N 79.351115°W / 43.783480; -79.351115Coordinates: 43°47′01″N 79°21′04″W / 43.783480°N 79.351115°W / 43.783480; -79.351115
School type Public Middle school
Public High school
Motto Scholarship, Spirit, Social Responsibility! We believe it! We live it!
Religious affiliation(s) none
Founded 1968 (1968)
School board Toronto District School Board
(North York Board of Education)
Superintendent Beth Vale
Area trustee Ken Lister
School number 3345 / 1021118
3446 / 921360
Principal Vanier: Tamara Grealis-Ellam
Woodbine: Alisha Cashore
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1000 (2016-17)
Language English
Area North York
Colour(s) Maroon and Gold         
Red and Green         
Team name Vanier Vikings

Georges Vanier Secondary School (also named as Georges Vanier SS, GVSS, Georges Vanier or Vanier) and Woodbine Middle School (shortly called as Woodbine M.S., WMS and Woodbine) are two public schools consisting of a junior high school (Grades 7 to 8) and high school (Grades 9 to 12) located in North York district of Toronto, Ontario. Owned and Operated by the North York Board of Education (which is now merged into the Toronto District School Board), the school was named after Canada’s first French-Canadian Governor General, Georges Vanier.[1] Attached to the Vanier-Woodbine campus is the North-East Year Round Alternative Centre.


Opened in 1966, Georges Vanier was selected by the Canadian Education Association as one of 21 exemplary schools across Canada. The school offers specialized programs such as MSC2[2], Stem +, Progra 2 Art, "One World Youth Arts Project" program, BSc@Van, and the "Focus on Information Technology (FIT)" program, in addition to offering an Advanced Placement program and a Centennial College Partnership program. The school also provides 3 Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) programs: Advance, ICT, and Aviation & Aerospace.[3] These programs give students the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications.[4]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ [1], georges vanier ss website, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
  2. ^ School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs >". Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  3. ^ School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs > SHSM". Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  4. ^ [2], tdsb page for schools, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

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