St. Francis Xavier High School, Mississauga, Ontario

St. Francis Xavier High School, Mississauga, Ontario

Mississauga , ON
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St. Francis Xavier Secondary School is a Catholic high school in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, overseen by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. It has 1921 students, about 130 teaching and support staff, and a childcare centre. The school mascot is the Tiger. The school has an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and Specialist High Skills Major programs for Hospitality, Health & Wellness, and Sports.The school is located in St. Francis Xavier Parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto. It is the high school for St. Gertrude, St. Hilary, St. Matthew, St. Jude, and San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary schools, and the primary high school for graduates of Fairwind Senior Public School and Bristol Road Middle School, even though they are in the Peel District School Board.HistoryThe school opened in September 1990 on a temporary site where John Cabot Catholic Secondary School is now located. After two years, it moved into its permanent building near the corner of Bristol and Hurontario. As part of the Dufferin-Peel portable replacement plan, the school received a three-floor, 22-room addition that was completed in June 2001. Recently, further growth of the school has necessitated more portable units: five were added in 2006, five more in 2007, and one more in 2009. Beginning with incoming grade-9s in September 2010, the school will cap its intake to reduce the number of students to 1950 in 4–5 years.

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