David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute welcomed its first students in September, 1959. Since then, Thomson has maintained a reputation for academic excellence. The programs for Grades 9 to 12 are semestered to accommodate the program needs of all students. The school's population of approximately 950 is ideal for teacher/student mentoring. In Grade 9, students receive special attention throughout the year in order to ensure a smooth transition to high school. Extensive use is made of peer leaders in Grade 9 classes, as well PASS Crew, and peer tutors.
Thomson offers students the opportunity to experience a rich variety of program choices. Our goal is to encourage students to become successful productive citizens through experiences in all facets of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take an active role in developing leadership skills through participation in clubs, activities, and school-wide committees and initiatives. The co-curricular activities, and the strong academic program combine to encourage student success, which is measured in terms of both academic and personal development. Access to computer technology is available in all areas through subject-specific and cross-curricular labs.
Thomson is very proud of our commitment to the environment and conservation, which brought us an Eco-Schools Silver Award in 2010, and a Gold Award in 2012.
The mission of David and Mary Thomson Collegiate is to ensure students are successful in an ever-changing world.
Working together, our students and staff will accomplish the mission by striving to attain the following:
The knowledge and skills necessary for present needs, future learning and ultimate employment
The love of excellence in achievement and performance
The knowledge and habits necessary for a healthy life
The awareness that both mind and body must be developed to provide a balanced existence.
The belief that respect and tolerance are the fundamentals of good citizenship
The sense of responsibility that leads to the improvement of the community, country and environment.
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