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)
SuperintendentElizabeth Addo
Area trusteeAlexander Brown
School number3442 / 928810
PrincipalSaverio Zupo
Grades9 - 12
Enrollment861 (2019-20)
LanguageEnglish and French
AreaYonge Street and Steeles Ave, North York
Colour(s)Scarlet & Grey
MascotPolaris the Polar Bear
Team nameNewtonbrook Northmen/Vikings (1964-1995)
Newtonbrook North Stars (1995-present)

Newtonbrook Secondary School (Newtonbrook SS, NSS) is a high school for Grades 9 to 12 in the Newtonbrook neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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, cheerleading, dance team, water polo, cross country running, swimming, badminton and wrestling. Newtonbrook's football program was coached by then-city councillor and future mayor Rob Ford until 2001 when he confronted a student.[1]

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

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

Notable alumni[edit]

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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Star. Toronto Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Player Profile of the Month" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  3. ^ "Specialized Programs". Retrieved 25 November 2013.

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