Newtonbrook Secondary School

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Newtonbrook Secondary School
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Coordinates43°47′37″N 79°25′35″W / 43.7935°N 79.4265°W / 43.7935; -79.4265Coordinates: 43°47′37″N 79°25′35″W / 43.7935°N 79.4265°W / 43.7935; -79.4265
School typePublic, High School
MottoQuisque Pro Ingenio (To each according to his/her own talent)
School boardToronto District School Board
(North York Board of Education
SuperintendentSue Pfeffer
Area trusteeMari Rutka
School number3442
PrincipalSaverio Zupo
Grades9 - 12
LanguageEnglish and French
AreaYonge Street and Steeles Ave, North York
Colour(s)Scarlet & Grey
MascotPolaris the Polar Bear
Team nameThe Newtonbrook North Stars

Newtonbrook Secondary School (Newtonbrook SS, NSS or commonly known as Newtonbrook) is a high school for students in Grades 9 to 12 in the Newtonbrook neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was part of the North York Board of Education until the Toronto school boards were amalgamated in the late 1990s.


Opened in 1964 by the then North York Board of Education to provide a closer school for the area (formerly served by Earl Haig Secondary School to the south) with 610 pupils. It was officially opened in Winter 1965 by Newtonbrook-born and then Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson.

The building's design resembled Sir Sanford Fleming Academy but alterations occurred years later.

It is considered to be one of the more sports-oriented high schools in the Toronto District School Board. Some of the athletics offered are: Rugby, basketball, soccer, track, ultimate, volleyball, baseball, softball, cheer leading, dance team, water polo, cross-country running, swimming, badminton and wrestling.

Some elective academic programmes offered are: French immersion programme, fashion design, dance, music and a thorough computers science program.

The sports field is used by Toronto City Saints rugby team of the Canada Rugby League.

Notable alumni[edit]

Clubs and Teams[edit]

Newtonbrook has a very active student body. There are many activities, clubs and teams suited to a variety of interests. The more involved a student is in school life the more connected he/she will feel, leading to greater enjoyment.

  • Anime Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Black History
  • Boyz II Men
  • Breakfast Club
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Fellowship Club
  • Coffee House
  • Dance Team - Competitive
  • Debating/Philosophy Club
  • DECA
  • Eco-N (Environmental Club)
  • Equity Club
  • Filipino Club
  • Free the Children
  • Gardening Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Invisible Children
  • Many Faces of Newtonbrook
  • Math Club/Contests
  • Meditation Club
  • M.O.B. - Music Organization of Brook
  • Muslim Student Association
  • N.A.C. (Newtonbrook Athletic Council)
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Poetry Club
  • Portfolio Club
  • Prom Committee
  • Robotics
  • S.A.C. (Student Administrative Council)
  • School Action Team (Empowered Student Partnership)
  • Science Club
  • Seoul Mate Club
  • Snack with the Rabbi
  • Snowboarding Club
  • Sports teams (i.e. Badminton, Football, Hockey, Rugby,Soccer, Wrestling, Swimming, Track & Field, Xcountry, etc.)
  • Student Ambassadors/Translators
  • Technical/Stage Crew
  • Weight Club

Sports teams[edit]

Fall (September – November)

  • Basketball (girls)
  • Cheerleading (mixed)
  • Cross Country (mixed)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (mixed)
  • N.A.C.(mixed)
  • Rugby 7's (girls)
  • Soccer (boys)
  • Tennis (mixed)
  • Volleyball (boys)

Winter (November – March)

  • Alpine Skiing (mixed)
  • Basketball (boys)
  • Hockey (boys)
  • Hockey (girls)
  • N.A.C.(mixed)
  • Nordic Skiing (mixed)
  • Snowboarding (mixed)
  • Swimming (mixed)
  • Volleyball (girls)
  • Wrestling (mixed)

Spring (March – June)

  • Badminton (mixed)
  • Baseball (boys)
  • N.A.C.(mixed)
  • Rugby 15s (boys, girls)
  • Soccer (girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Tennis (mixed)
  • Track and Field (mixed)
  • Ultimate (mixed)
  • Waterpolo (boys, girls)

Specialist High Skills Major[edit]

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program offered at Newtonbrook which allows students to focus their education on a specific area of learning, while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It is a beneficial opportunity that prepares students for post-secondary education in the field of their choice, as well as helping in the transition into apprenticeship or workplace destinations. Upon having completed the SHSM program students receive a special designation on their high school diploma, indicating their achievement.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Player Profile of the Month" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  2. ^ "Specialized Programs". Retrieved 25 November 2013.

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