High School Open House

Open Houses to be held for students entering High School next year.

Grade 8 families are invited to get to know their local high school and
explore innovative programs and options offered in York Catholic schools.

This fall, the York Catholic District School Board will host a series of in-person high school open houses for parents and graduating elementary school students who will be starting secondary school next September. All Grade 8 students and their parents who reside in the York Region – and Grade 6-8 students and their parents who reside in the Town of Georgina or Whitchurch-Stouffville – are encouraged to review the high school open houses list. Students and their parents are also encouraged to attend the open house for their local Catholic high school and its regular program, as well as any others with regional programs of interest.

The open houses will highlight each school’s important key aspects, including administration, programs, graduation requirements, uniforms, school structure, student opportunities and more. In addition, information about the registration process, including registration dates, deadlines and documents needed to enrol, will also be discussed. This information is also available through the Board’s Admissions Department. Admission to a York Catholic high school is open to all students residing in the York Region, in accordance with the rules governing open access.

York Catholic high schools are highly sought after for their academic programs focusing on well-being, equity and inclusion. York Catholic District School Board has the highest English-language graduation rates in the province, and admission is competitive. Our high schools are well-known for their innovative programming, caring staff who help guide students, leadership opportunities, engaging student life and our Board’s consistency as one of the top-performing school boards in Ontario.

York Catholic offers seven regional programs and all secondary schools offer Specialist High Skills Major programs.

      • French Immersion (FI) – Students who completed the Elementary French Immersion program or equivalent can continue with the immersion program to earn a French Immersion certificate upon graduation.
      • High Performer Athlete (HPA)An academic-based program for student-athletes participating in competitive-level athletics. 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) A rigorous and intellectually challenging pre-university course of study that allows students to earn an IB Diploma upon graduation, recognized in Canada and abroad.
      • Regional Arts (RAP)Students specialize in drama, dance, visual arts, digital media arts, instrumental music or vocal music while obtaining their high school diploma.
      • STREAM Program – This interdisciplinary program uses Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to approach inquiry and problem-based learning
      • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)Students can obtain a diploma with a specialist in either: Arts and Culture; Aviation and Aerospace; Business; Construction; Health and Wellness; Hospitality and Tourism; Information and Communications Technology; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Manufacturing; or Non-Profit.

Parents and students wondering which York Catholic high school serves their local community can enter their residential address into the Board’s School Locator at: http://locator.ycdsb.ca/.  Following is a list of all high school open houses.

The York Catholic District School Board is one of the top-performing school boards in Ontario. It delivers educational programming to approximately 51,000 students in 102 schools throughout York Region. York Catholic is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable learning environment reflected through inclusive programs, curricula, and practices. For more information, visit www.ycdsb.ca or follow us on Twitter at @YCDSB


York Catholic High School Open Houses 

Please note: All open houses will take place, in person, at the secondary school, 

except for St. Katharine Drexel CHS.

The open house for St. Katharine Drexel CHS will be held at St. Brendan CES.


Please click on the school’s name below to view the school’s website.  

School     Date / Regional Programs / Time
Cardinal Carter Catholic High School

210 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, ON, L4G 0P9

Wednesday, November 2, 2022,

Regular Program / IB

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Plenary Session at 7:00 p.m.

Father Bressani Catholic High School

250 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 3W4

Tuesday, November 22, 2022,

Regular Program / AP / PACE / FI

Door open at 6:30 p.m.

Main Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

AP/FI Presentations to follow.

Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy

5300 – 14th Avenue, Markham, ON, L3S 3K8

Wednesday, November 2, 2022,

Regular Program / IB / ESL / ELD 

Door open at 6:00 p.m.  Department/Clubs Carousel + student-led tours

Central Open House Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Academy

7501 Martin Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 9E4

Wednesday, November 9, 2022,

Regular Program / IB / HPA

7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Academy

185 Glenwoods Avenue, Keswick, ON, L4P 2W6


Open House is for Grade 6 students

Thursday, November 24, 2022,

Regular Program / AP / FI 

7:00 p.m.

Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Academy

10475 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 3P2

Thursday, November 24, 2022,

Regular Program/ FI/ ESL /ELD / AP

7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic High School

908 Lemar Road, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 6R2

Tuesday, November 15, 2022,

Regular Program/ AP / PACE / iRAP / ESL / ELD 

7:00 p.m. 

School Date / Regional Programs /Time
St. Augustine Catholic High School

2188 Rodick Road, Markham, ON, L6C 1S3

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Regular Program / STREAM

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Department/Clubs Carousel

Main presentation at 7:30 p.m.

STREAM Focus presentation at 8:30 p.m.

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School

 6160 – 16th Avenue East, Markham, ON, L3P 3K8

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Regular Program / FI / PACE/ AP 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a walk through Department/Clubs Carousel 

Formal Presentation at  7:15 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School

525 New Westminster Drive, Thornhill, ON, L4J 7X3

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Regular Program / RAP / ESL / ELD

7:00 p.m.

St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School

2 Davos Road, Woodbridge, ON, L4H 2Y1

Thursday, November 10, 2022,

Regular Program 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session at 7:00 p.m.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

1 St. Joan of Arc Avenue, Maple, ON, L6A 1W9

Tuesday, November 8, 2022,

Regular Program / AP / ESL / ELD

Main Presentation 7:00 p.m. –  Cafeteria

AP to follow in the Library

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic High School

12785 ninth Line, Stouffville, ON

Open house for Grade 6-8 students attending Whitchurch-Stouffville schools

Thursday, November 10, 2022,

Regular Program / FI

Open house to be held at St. Brendan CES at 7:00 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School

278 Wellington Street East, Aurora, ON, L4G 1J5

Tuesday, November 29, 2022,

HPA 6:00 p.m. 

Regular Program/ AP/ FI  7:00 p.m

St. Robert Catholic High School 

8101 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P4


School enrolment is capped. See the school website for details.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022,

Regular Program / ESL / ELD 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022,

IB at  7:00 p.m.

St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School 

230 Shaftsbury Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0E8


School enrolment is capped. See the school website for details.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022,

Regular Program / AP / PACE at 7:00 p.m.