at 700 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa, L1J 5P5 Canada
Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School is a Catholic Secondary School located at 700 Stevenson Road North in the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.BackgroundThe present Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School started in September 1962 as St. Joseph High School (on Simcoe Street North), thanks to the vision and commitment of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Monsignor Paul Dwyer and other Catholic priests in Oshawa who identified the need for the continuation of Catholic education from elementary to secondary school. St. Joseph Catholic High School moved locations and became Oshawa Catholic High School (O.C.H.S.) in September 1965. The name was changed to Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in 1976 in memory of Monsignor Dwyer, who gave generously to the Oshawa community and especially to the development of Catholic education in Oshawa. The school was renamed after the late Msgr. Paul Dwyer who had not actually founded the school but petitioned constantly to have a Catholic school during his lifetime. Currently, Msgr. Paul Dwyer C.H.S. serves the Catholic population of northern Oshawa and other municipalities as far north as Port Perry. The school is one of eight secondary schools in the Durham Catholic District School Board.The Sisters of St. JosephThe Sisters of St. Joseph had been an educational presence in Oshawa since 1858. The Sisters taught at three elementary separate schools and played a key spiritual role in the community. The story of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School cannot be told without detailing the major efforts of the Sisters, who filled teaching positions at the newly formed St. Joseph High School on Simcoe Street North in 1962.
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