St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
"For The Greater Glory of God"
2800 Erin Centre Blvd
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 6R5
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School type Catholic High School
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Founded 2000
School board Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Superintendent Tilia Cruz
Area trustee Sharon Hobin (Ward 8)
Esther O'Toole (Ward 9)
Peter Ferreira (Ward 11)
Principal Michael O'Grady[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1899 (As of October 31, 2009)[2]
Language English
Area Mississauga - Erindale
Colour(s) Gold, Orange, Blue
Mascot Gonzaga Bulldog
Team name Bulldogs

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School is a Catholic high school located in the Erin Mills community of Mississauga, Ontario, named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The school opened in Mississauga in 2001, after spending a year as a holding school in Georgetown. It is a joint venture between the city of Mississauga and the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. According to the Fraser Institute, it is currently ranked 7th in Mississauga and 62nd out of 740 schools in Ontario.[3]


The school is a multi-use facility, attached to the Erin Meadows Community Centre and Erin Meadows Library, which is part of the Mississauga Library System. St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School currently has a TV studio and editing room, auto centre, construction department, greenhouse, music room, drama stage and theatre, and a weight lifting room. The atrium, community meeting rooms, library, and swimming pool are shared with the City of Mississauga.[4]

Feeder Schools

The elementary schools that St. Aloysius Gonzaga derives the majority of its new students are from:

  • Divine Mercy
  • Our Lady of Mercy
  • St. Elizabeth Seton
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Rose of Lima (Extended French students)
  • St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Extended French students)
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz (Extended French students)

House system

St. Aloysius Gonzaga has a house system implemented of which students score house points for participating in academic and extra-curricular achievements at the school, and help around the local community. All students are randomly sorted into one of the 10 Gonzaga Houses for his/her high school career once entering Grade 9. These houses include Strength (Yellow), Courage (White), Faith (Burgundy), Challenge (Red), Truth (Silver), Justice (Gold), Peace (Orange), Dreams (Sky Blue), Perseverance (Green), and Leadership (Royal Blue).

  • 2005 Champions - Leadership House
  • 2006 Champions - Perseverance House
  • 2007 Champions - Truth House
  • 2008 Champions - Strength House
  • 2009 Champions - Faith House
  • 2010 Champions - Strength House
  • 2011 Champions - Faith House
  • 2012 Champions - Strength House
  • 2013 Champions - Dreams House[5]


The 23 sports teams offered by St Aloysius Gonzaga range from varsity teams, to group teams and intramurals. Senior boys hockey team winning OFSAA in 2009, and the varsity girls hockey team winning OFSAA in 2013. The school offers: senior and junior boys hockey, varsity girls hockey, senior and junior boys volleyball, senior and junior girls volleyball, senior and junior boys basketball, senior and junior girls basketball, intramural basketball, senior and junior boys soccer, intramural soccer, senior and junior boys gootball, girls flag football, baseball varsity boys, softball varsity girls, cricket, curling, swimming, dance, golf, tennis, lacrosse, cross country, and track and field.[6]

Clubs and organizations

St. Aloysius Gonzaga offers many clubs and organizations to all students. With 40 total clubs and organizations, ranging in wide variety from one club to the next, there are many for students to choose from. Clubs and organizations offered to students include: Chaplaincy's "Addicted to Change" and Christmas Basket Creation Club, AV Club, Chess Club, Culinary Club, Dance Club, DECA (Business) Organization, Dragon Boat Racing, Games Club, Health Club, Lifeline Organization, Gonzaga Players (Drama and Acting) Club, Student Prefects, Graduation Committee, Green Scene, Harry Potter Club, JAG (Junior Achievement) Organization, Law Club, Math Club, Modern Languages Club, Music Department (Including Concert Band/Choir, Symphonic Band, Guitar/Wind Ensembles, and Jazz Band/Choir), OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving), Outreach Organization, Photography Club, Reading Club, Robotics Club, Safe at Gonzaga Organization, Science Club, Sewing Club, Spanish Club, Model United Nations, and Yearbook Committee.[7]

Notable alumni

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