Preston High School (Ontario)

at 550 Rose St., Cambridge, N3H 2E6 Canada

Preston High School (Ontario)
550 Rose St.
Cambridge , ON N3H 2E6
Contact Phone
P: (519) 653-2367


Preston High School, located on the bank of the Grand River in Cambridge, Ontario, first opened in 1934. Feeder schools are William G. Davis Senior Public School, Clemens Mill Public School and Silverheights Public School in Cambridge and Doon Public School in Kitchener. It is one of sixteen secondary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board. In 2007, approximately 300 students entered grade 9 and the total enrolment was 1 253, which is a low number compared to other schools in the Waterloo region.CurriculumPreston has programs available in: English, mathematics, science, health and physical education, languages, geography, history, family studies, business arts, visual arts, dramatic arts, music, and technological studies. Preston was an officially designated magnet school for enhanced academic students, but now the "Enhanced" program is only available to students who live within the school's catchment area.FacilitiesPreston High School's facilities include 58 classrooms, a small cafetorium, 2 gyms—one single, one double—a library, 6 technological studies rooms, 2 art rooms, 6 computer labs, and a music room with 3 practice rooms. A new science wing with four science labs and a computer room was added in September 2004.The back campus includes a playing field for football, field hockey, and rugby with access to a smaller practice field. There is also a tennis court. The track and field team practices on a regulation size cinder track. Beside the Grand River and near the school is the Linear Trail, a 3.5 km community trail which the cross country and track and field teams use. Two ice surfaces, the Preston Auditorium and the Homuth Arena, are within walking distance.

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