213. That’s the number of newly-minted graduates of St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) in 2019. This storied and successful template --- now over a century an a half old --- forms boys into young men of faith, character, and service, cultivating leaders in the world now and in the future.
AND THE AWARD GOES TO
During the June 2019 graduation exercises, various accolades, distinctions, and honours were given out, acknowledging academic achievement as well as excellence in leadership, spiritual life, arts, and athletics.
Here are some of the highlights:
|$36,500||Exit scholarships granted by St. Michael's College School|
|157||Number of Ontario Scholars (80% average or higher in Grade 12)|
|73%||Percentage of graduating class with an average of 80% or over|
|64||Number of total awards granted|
|194||Number of acceptances to Canadian universities|
|17||Number of acceptances to U.S. universities|
|2||Number of acceptances to international universities|
WORDS OF WISDOM
One of the most anticipated parts of each Grade 12 graduation ceremony is the guest speaker invited to address students, their families, faculty and staff.
This year, Toronto Mayor John Tory delivered the address. The highest-ranking municipal government official of Canada’s largest city since 2014, Mr. Tory, a lawyer by profession, has also worked extensively in business, politics and journalism --- working for such organizations as: Rogers Communications Inc., the Canadian Football League (CFL), and various law firms.
“This is one of Toronto’s proudest, longest established, and most respected schools,” said Tory, during a 16-minute address. “Thousands of students have passed through the doors of St. Michael’s College School in various locations over its very long history. The best way to measure the achievement of the school overall is through the achievement of its graduates… St. Michael’s has, since 1852, produced more than its share of national leaders in various fields who did indeed demonstrate goodness, discipline, and knowledge.”
Check out the SMCS 2019 Gr. 12 Grad Video here: