Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute

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Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute
Coat of Arms, granted by the Canadian Heraldic Authority January 16th qoot in honour of the school's 25th anniversary 2013-07-19 07-03.jpeg
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5400 Lawrence Avenue East
Rouge Hill, Toronto, Ontario, M1C 2C6
Coordinates 43°46′45″N 79°08′31″W / 43.77917°N 79.14194°W / 43.77917; -79.14194Coordinates: 43°46′45″N 79°08′31″W / 43.77917°N 79.14194°W / 43.77917; -79.14194
School type Public high school
Motto De Monte Alto
(From a mount high)
Founded 1970
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
Superintendent Kerry-Lynn Stadnyk
Area trustee Jerry Chadwick
School number 4214 / 941972
Principal Anthony Hack
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1077 (2014-15)
Language English
Area Rouge Hill, Toronto
Colour(s) Red, Blue and Gold             
Mascot Monte the Mustang
Team name Mowat Mustangs (Senior Teams)
Golden Gaels (Junior Teams)

Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute (Sir Oliver Mowat CI, SOMCI, or Mowat) is a public high school located in Toronto, located in south east Scarborough governed by the Scarborough Board of Education until 1998 when it became the part of the newly formed Toronto District School Board. Its motto is De Monte Alto ("From a mount high").


The school was built in 1969 and was opened on September 8, 1970 as the fourteenth collegiate institute for Scarborough. The school officially opened on April 30, 1971. Mowat named for Sir Oliver Mowat, a Father of Confederation and former Ontario premier. As of April 2015, there were 1077 students enrolled at Mowat.


Sir Oliver Mowat is located near the intersection of Port Union Road and Lawrence Avenue East. For years, Mowat has been renowned for its woodworking facility for the Grade 9 integrated and design programs. The automotive shop has a new professional garage.

Students at Mowat Collegiate are offered academic programs with a wide variety of subjects from which to plan their individual timetables. Courses are available in Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, English, Family Studies, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Cooperative Education, Health and Physical Education, and Science and Technology.

The school mascot was originally named after the Queen's University Golden Gaels. The school has since adopted (via a 2002 student-led referendum) the "Mustangs" as its new school mascot and team name. The school's mascot is named "Monte". The school colours (derived from the Queen's Tricolour) have remained the same.

Feeder Schools[edit]

  • Chief Dan George Public School
  • Joseph Howe Senior Public School
  • Rouge Valley Public School
  • William G. Miller Public School
  • Joseph Brant Public School
  • Charles Gordon Public School (out of area)

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