House System

The House System at St. Michael's College School promotes belonging and facilitates additional opportunities for students to engage in student life at St. Michael's College School.

House Names

House names honour a mix of themes that encompass St. Michael's College School's vision of faith, character, and service and motto of teaching goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

The themes include:

Notable Basilians (Charbonnel and Carr)

  • Bishop Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel, the second Catholic Bishop of Toronto who founded St. Michael’s College School.
  • Fr. Henry Carr, CSB promoted Catholic thought and academic excellence and brought the high school curriculum at St. Michael’s College School in line with modern standards.

Saints (Basil and Francis)

  • Saint Basil The Great, Patron Saint of the Basilian Fathers.
  • Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals and the Natural Environment.

Service (Elmsley and Moran)

  • Hon. John Elmsley, Church benefactor and champion of Catholic Education. Donated the Clover Hill property for the construction of St. Michael’s College School and St. Basil’s Cathedral, representing the important contributions of lay people to the history of SMCS.
  • Sr. Susan Moran, OSM, Founder of 'Out of the Cold', representing the important contributions of women to the history of SMCS.

Notable locations in SMCS history (Annonay and Clover Hill)

  • Annonay, France is where the Congregation of St. Basil was first founded in 1822, and the location of the first Basilian educational institution, College Prive Sacre Coeur.
  • Clover Hill was the location of the school for approximately 100 years from 1856 to 1950. A property donated to the Basilian Fathers by the Honourable John Elmsley, Clover Hill was outside the city at that time, in an area now bounded by Bay, St. Joseph, and St. Mary Streets.


Ms. Elizabeth Brooks

Ms. Elizabeth Brooks

Phone Numbers:
School: 416-653-3180 ext. 295