York Catholic’s High School Information Nights

3 students standing in the school hallway holding books

Grade 8s and their families are invited to learn about YCDSB high schools

This fall, the York Catholic District School Board will host a series of local High School Information Nights for Grade 8 students and their parents who reside in York Region, as well as Grade 6 students and their parents who reside in the Town of Georgina. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour high school facilities, learn about the various programs and options available to them, and meet staff and current students who can answer questions they may have about high school.

The information sessions will be held at Catholic high schools across York Region, and while residents are strongly encouraged to attend the information session for their local area high school, those who are interested in learning more about regional programs are welcome at those high school information nights, as well. The York Catholic District School Board offers seven high school regional programs, including:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) / Program for Academic and Creative Extension (PACE) Programs: programs with an extended and enriched curriculum that allow students to earn credits or advanced standing at most universities.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) / English Literacy Development: programs that provide newcomer students with English language supports in various subject areas.
  • French Immersion (FI): students take 10 French courses throughout high school to obtain a French Immersion certificate upon graduation. A continuation of the Elementary French Immersion Program.
  • High Performer Athlete Program: an academic-based program for student-athletes who participate in regional, provincial, national, or international competition. Students benefit from a flexible timetable to help balance their academic and athletic commitments, and earn high school credits for the work they put into their training.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Program: a rigorous and intellectually challenging pre-university course of study that allow students to earn an IB Diploma upon graduation. Credits are recognized in Canada and internationally.
  • STEM+ (Laptop Learning) Program: a program that integrates technology and elements of problem-solving into daily instruction through an inter-disciplinary approach that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and more.
  • Regional Arts Program: a program where students specialize in either drama, dance, visual arts, digital media arts, instrumental music or vocal music, while obtaining their high school diploma.

YCDSB also offers 26 Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs at 14 high schools. A list of SHSM programs is available at: http://www.ycdsb.ca/pathways/shsm/. Information on SHSM programs, skilled trades, athletics and extra-curricular offerings will be provided at the High School Information Nights.

Admission to York Catholic high schools is open to all students, in accordance with the rules governing open access and a student’s right to attend. More information about the registration process and the documents needed to enrol will be discussed at the information nights.

To determine which York Catholic high school serves your local area, please visit locator.ycdsb.ca/.

Following is a list of all York Catholic High School Information Nights.  If you plan to attend an information evening, please confirm dates and times via the school website as school schedules are subject to change.

High School Information Nights

For Grade 8 / 6* students and their parents enrolling in high school for September 2019


School Date
Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

210 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, ON,

L4G 0P9          905-727-2455

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7 p.m. – NEW DATE FOR IB


Father Bressani Catholic High School

250 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON,

L4L 3W4          905-851-6643

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/AP/PACE/FI

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

5300 – 14th Avenue, Markham, ON,

L3S 3K8          905-472-4961

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Regular Program/ESL/IB

Holy Cross Catholic Academy

7501 Martin Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON,

L4L 1A5          905-851-6699

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/High Performer Athlete

Jean Vanier Catholic High School

10475 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON,

L4C 3P2          905-770-8656

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/ESL/FI

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School

185 Glenwoods Avenue, Keswick, ON,

L4P 2W6          905-656-9140

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7 p.m. NEW DATE

Regular Program

-For *Grade 6 & Grade 8 students and their parents.

Sacred Heart Catholic High School

908 Lemar Road, Newmarket, ON,

L3Y 1R9          905-895-3340

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/AP/PACE/ESL

St. Augustine Catholic High School

2188 Rodick Road, Markham, ON,

L6C 1S3          905-887-6171

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/STEM+Laptop Learning

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School

6160 – 16th Avenue East, Markham, ON,

L3P 3K8          905-294-7671

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – NEW TIME
Regular Program/AP/PACE/FI
St. Elizabeth Catholic High School

525 New Westminster Drive, Thornhill, ON,

L4J 7X3          905-882-1460

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7 p.m. 
Regional Arts Program
Monday, November 5, 2018, 7 p.m. NEW DATE
Regular Program/ESL
St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School

2 Davos Road, Woodbridge, ON,

L4H 2Y1          905-851-3529

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

1 St. Joan of Arc Avenue, Maple, ON,

L6A 1W9          905-832-8882

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7 p.m. – NEW DATE

Regular Program/AP/ESL

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School

278 Wellington Street East, Aurora, ON,

L4G 1J5          905-727-5652

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7 p.m.   

Regular Program/FI

St. Robert Catholic High School

8101 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON,

L3T 7P4          905-889-4982

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 p.m.

Regular Program/ESL

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m.


St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School

230 Shaftsbury Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON,

L4C 0E8          905-787-1407

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – NEW TIME

Regular Program

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 8:15 p.m. – NEW TIME