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​School Mission & Philosophy

We believe in the importance and value of completing a secondary education. We are committed to reaching every student to help them achieve a successful outcome from their secondary school experience. To ensure high quality learning and a program customized to their skills and interests within a caring and supportive environment, students have access to the supports listed throughout this course calendar.  Elmvale District High School students have traditionally pursued and achieved excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. As a result, Elmvale District High School is a great place in which to be a learner. We have a dedicated staff who are always ready to assist beyond the confines of the classroom in providing extra help for students and co-instructional activities. Our long-standing HOUSE system has earned the respect and admiration of students, staff, and administration across the board. We highly value the sense of belonging and school spirit that is fostered through our house system and use it as a way to enhance the lives of our students and the community at large.


Our focus on mental and physical well-being is supported through SPARK, a daily burst of physical activity provided with the goal of promoting increased mental awareness, and student engagement.  Elmvale District High School fully supports character education as a deliberate effort to nurture universal attributes that transcend racial, religious, socioeconomic and cultural lines. It is a whole school effort to create a community that promotes the highest standards of good character and citizenship. The attributes are promoted, modeled, taught, expected, celebrated and consciously practiced in everyday actions. Character education facilitates the development of a positive school culture in an explicit and intentional manner. At EDHS, you can expect to be treated without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, wealth, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical ability.


By working cooperatively to be the best that we can be on a daily basis, we will enrich our school, our community, and ourselves. Take advantage of what Elmvale District High School has to offer you.

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SCHOOL E-MAIL:  ElmvaleDHS@scdsb.on.ca