Welcome Future Eagles!

Thank you to all who joined us for Grade 8 Student and Parent Information Night on November 30, 2023


Grade 8 Night Poster

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We look forward to seeing you soon in The Nest. Until then, please enjoy this virtual welcome to our school community.

A message from our Principal

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A message from our Chaplain

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Chaplain - Ed MacIntosh

A message from our
Program Head of

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A message from our
Program Head of
Student Success

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A message from our
Program Head of
Special Education

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Kristy McDonnell, Special Education Program Head

A message from our
Student Council

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Get Ready for Grade Nine!

Entering Secondary School

A comprehensive document from the WCDSB for students entering high school and their parents.

Virtual Tour

Take a look at this 360 degree view of 25 locations around St. Mary’s HS and try our I Spy scavenger hunt!

SMHS Virtual Tour

Register for Grade Nine

Everything students and parents need to know to register for grade 9 at St. Mary’s HS.

Register for school

Pathways Presentation

All Pathways lead to success!  View this presentation showing how WCDSB supports Education and Career/Life Planning.

Course Selections

View this video showing how WCDSB students complete course selections in myBlueprint.

myBlueprint Education Planner

Grade Nine Electives

Students entering grade nine at St. Mary’s can choose from nine different electives.
Can’t narrow it down to just two selections? Good news! All these courses, plus more, are also available as electives in grade 10!
Check out the videos below and visit our Course Calendar to learn more.


  • ADA1OI – Drama
  • AMI1OI – Instrumental Music
  • AMV1OI – Vocal Music
  • AVI1OI – Visual Art
The arts at St. Mary's


  • BBI1OI – Introduction to Business
  • BTT1OI – Information Technology for Business
Business electives

Health & Phys Ed

  • PPL1OI – Healthy Active Living
  • PAR1OI – Rhythm & Movement

Health and Physical Education


  • TIJ1OI – Integrated Technology

Technology elective

Frequently Asked Questions

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You asked?  We answered. 

The FAQ’s below are questions we received from actual Grade Eight Students
answered by actual St. Mary’s Students and Staff Members