Georges Vanier Secondary School

State school Toronto District School Board Toronto
Georges Vanier Secondary School
Woodbine Junior High School
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3000 Don Mills Road

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Coordinates43°47′01″N 79°21′04″W / 43.783480°N 79.351115°W / 43.783480; -79.351115Coordinates: 43°47′01″N 79°21′04″W / 43.783480°N 79.351115°W / 43.783480; -79.351115
School typePublic Middle school
Public High school
MottoScholarship, Spirit, Social Responsibility! We believe it! We live it!
Religious affiliation(s)none
Founded1966 (1966)
School boardToronto District School Board
(North York Board of Education)
SuperintendentAudley Salmon
Area trusteeKen Lister
School number3345 / 1021118
3446 / 921360
PrincipalVanier: Tamara Grealis
Woodbine: Michelle Fraser
Enrollment726 (2017-18)
AreaNorth York
Colour(s)Maroon and Gold         
Red and Green         
Team nameVanier Vikings

Georges Vanier Secondary School (also named as Georges Vanier SS, GVSS, Georges Vanier or Vanier) and Woodbine Middle School (shortly called as Woodbine M.S., WMS and Woodbine) are two public schools consisting of a junior high school (Grades 6 to 8) and high school (Grades 9 to 12) located in North York district of Toronto, Ontario. Owned and Operated by the North York Board of Education (which is now merged into the Toronto District School Board), the school was named after Canada's first French-Canadian Governor General, Georges Vanier.[1] Attached to the Vanier-Woodbine campus is the North-East Year Round Alternative Centre.


Opened in 1966, Georges Vanier was selected by the Canadian Education Association as one of 21 exemplary schools across Canada. The school offers specialized programs such as MSC2,[2] Stem +, Program 2 Art, "One World Youth Arts Project" program, BSc@Van, and the "Focus on Information Technology (FIT)" program, in addition to offering an Advanced Placement program and a Centennial College Partnership program. The school also provides 3 Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) programs: Advance, ICT, and Aviation & Aerospace.[3] These programs give students the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications.[4] A Smoke bomb incident happened at the school on June 7, 2018 during the lunch period, The two perpetrators have still not been caught.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ [1], georges vanier ss website, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)
  2. ^ School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs >". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  3. ^ School, Georges Vanier Secondary. "Georges Vanier Secondary School > Special Programs > SHSM". Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  4. ^ [2], tdsb page for schools, 07:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)