Stephen Lewis Secondary School (Vaughan)

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Stephen Lewis Secondary School
SLSS logo.gif
555 Autumn Hill Boulevard
Vaughan, Ontario, L4J 8X2
Coordinates 43°50′11″N 79°28′34″W / 43.83639°N 79.47611°W / 43.83639; -79.47611Coordinates: 43°50′11″N 79°28′34″W / 43.83639°N 79.47611°W / 43.83639; -79.47611
School type Public high school
Founded 2006
School board York Region District School Board
Superintendent Clayton LaTouche
Area trustee Linda Aversa
School number 945508
Principal Kenneth Shigeishi
Grades 9-12 (As of September 2008)
Enrollment 1374[1] (October 2013)
Language English
Area Thornhill, Ontario
Colour(s) Royal Blue, Black, Silver, White
Mascot Shark
Team name Sharks
Last updated: March 2016

Stephen Lewis Secondary School is a public semestered high school in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada administered by the York Region District School Board. Currently, the school enrolls students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 all of which are from the 'Vaughan Block 10' region. The school is named for Canadian statesman Stephen Lewis.

The school opened for service on September 5, 2006, and was officially designated May 8, 2007.

Current Vice-Principals are: Mirza Baig and Deborah Ziegler


Stephen Lewis Secondary School offers:

  • Alternative Education Quadmester Program
  • Arts (Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Business Studies
  • Canadian and World Studies (Economics, Law and Politics, Geography, History)
  • Classical and International Languages
  • Community Based Education - Cooperative Education
  • Computer Studies
  • Dual Credit Program
  • English (Compulsory English courses begin with ENG, Elective courses)
  • English as a Second Language
  • French as a Second Language
  • Grade 12 - Semester 1 Only
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (Family Studies, General Social Science, Philosophy)
  • Special Education
  • Specialist High Skills Major (Business SHSM students only, Health and Wellness SHSM students only, Hospitality SHSM students only, Manufacturing SHSM students only)
  • Technological Education (An Introduction to Technology, Communication Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Hair and Aesthetics, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing Technology, Technological Design, Transportation Technology)


  • Computer Science Club (Founded February 2016 by Jake Matlin and Siddharth Surana)
  • French Club (Founded October 2015 by Sofiya Stevens)
  • Film Buddies (Founded 2015 by Salena Jamnadas)
  • Super Smash Bros. Club (Founded November 2015 by Robert Kotok and Lucien Corriveau)
  • Red Cross
  • Animal Rights Club
  • Art Council
  • Movie Club
  • Green Team
  • Golf Club
  • Chess Club
  • Ski Club
  • DECA
  • Dance Club
  • Archery Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Wrestling Team
  • Swim Team
  • GSA Team
  • JSU
  • Comedy Club
  • Junior Boys Basketball Team
  • Senior Boys Basketball Team
  • Junior Girls Volleyball Team
  • Senior Girls Volleyball Team
  • Boys Hockey Team
  • Boys Baseball Team
  • International Culture Club
  • Photography Club / Photo Club
  • Girls Flag Football Team
  • Track & Field Team
  • Cricket Team
  • Badminton Team
  • Cross-Country Club
  • Comic Club
  • Debate Team
  • Search for the Cure Club
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Junior Boys Soccer Team
  • Senior Boys Soccer Team
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • White Pine Reading Club


Stephen Lewis Secondary School offers a number of sport programs to its students.




Sport Awards[edit]

Stephen Lewis Secondary Schools offers three distinct Sport Awards. They have a Varsity Male Athlete of the Year award, a Varsity Female Athlete of the Year award, and a Triple Crown Fitness Award. Recent recipients of the Female Athlete of the Year Award include Nicole Kofsman in 2012 and Jillian Pereira in 2011. The inaugural winner of the Triple Crown Fitness Award was awarded to Sam Tenenbaum in 2012 and subsequently to Eldar Shaykhulislamov in 2014.

Charity activities[edit]

Stephen Lewis Secondary School holds fundraisers year-round for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, founded by Stephen Lewis.


Stephen Lewis Secondary holds an annual night event called 12 Hours for 12K Wake-A-Thon. During this event, students arrive at school in the evening and are expected to stay awake for 12 hours. To help, there are activities and games set up along the first floor of the school. These activities include, but are not limited to, dancing, airbrush tattoos, video games and movies. Dinner and desserts are provided by the chef, Mr. Walter. Pledge forms are given out and each student is required to raise at least $100. The money is given to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Terry Fox Run[edit]

Stephen Lewis Secondary also raises money for cancer research yearly through the Terry Fox Run. Students collect pledges before the run, then they may walk, jog, or run around the soccer field.

Notable students[edit]

Denis Shapovalov, junior tennis player, winner of 2016 Junior Wimbledon Singles Finals[2] and 2015 US Open Junior Doubles Finals.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "York Region District School Board - Monthly Enrolment Report" (PDF). York Region District School Board. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Denis Shapovalov wins boys' Wimbledon title". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Canadians duo win US Open junior boys doubles". 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2016-08-14.