Osgoode Township High School

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Osgoode Township High School
Osgoode Township High School (crest).png
2800 8th Line Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 2P0
Coordinates 45°13′44″N 75°28′11″W / 45.2288°N 75.4698°W / 45.2288; -75.4698Coordinates: 45°13′44″N 75°28′11″W / 45.2288°N 75.4698°W / 45.2288; -75.4698
Founded 1954
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Peter Gamwell
Area trustee Mark Fisher
Principal Phil Swift
Grades 9 to 12 (semestered)
Enrollment 625 (2014-2015)
Campus Rural, Suburban
Area Osgoode Township
Colour(s) Wasabi     
Mascot Panther
Team name The Panthers
Communities served Metcalfe and surrounding area
Feeder schools Metcalfe Public, Castor Valley, Rideau Valley

Osgoode Township High School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the rural town of Metcalfe. The school was opened in 1954 as part of the Carleton Board of Education. It joined the new OCDSB in 1998 when the Carleton Board of Education merged with the Ottawa Board of Education. The school's motto 'Semper d altiora nitamur' means 'Always, we strive for higher'.

Catchment area[edit]

The student body is drawn from the communities of Greely, Osgoode, Metcalfe, Carlsbad, Vernon, Edwards, Kenmore, portions of Manotick and the area surrounding these communities.

Extra curricular[edit]

There is a strong music program at OTHS. The school has both a concert and a jazz band and allows students to join for pleasure or to earn academic credits. The concert band often goes on a trip during March Break. Recent destinations have included New York City, London (Ontario), Boston, and England.

Despite its small size, the school has a strong athletics program. It has had successful ventures in both boys and girls curling, girls basketball and hockey, jr. girl's touch football, rowing, track, girls rugby, and boys rugby, bringing several teams to OFSAA in recent years. The famous hockey player and coach Larry Robinson attended OTHS in the 1960s.

The school's primary sports teams are known as the "Panthers".

The school has also been home to some celebrities, like Jim Cary and the famous youtuber "Miniman" (Avery Wilton)

Programs offered[edit]

In addition to the regular English Ontario school curriculum, OTHS also offers:

  • Cooperative Education
  • Composite High School
  • Late French Immersion
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program


There are many fundraisers through the year to support many important organizations. Some examples are: The annual Mini fair (just before the Metcalfe Fair, just across the road) raises money for the United Way. The Mini Fair was founded in 2006 by Student Council Co-Presidents Colleen Magee and Jenna James to complement the 150th Anniversary of the Metcalfe Fair as well as to fundraise for a good cause. The annual Band-a-Thon raises money for different organizations every year. In 2005 they raised money for the Red Cross organization, and in 2006 raised money for the Cancer Foundation. Leadership Class has helped plan and run many successful events, Panther Prowl, which raises money for CHEO, this past year (2007) raised $3,000. The school holds a Relay for Life event annually and overall they have raised $100,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the few years they have done it.

See also[edit]

Population numbers are from the City of Ottawa 2004 estimates except for Edwards.

City of Ottawa 2004 community estimates

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