Westside Secondary School
Westside Secondary School (Westside) website: www.ugdsb.ca/westside | Student Population: 900
THE SCHOOL: Westside Secondary School is a small high school located in the town of Orangeville. Westside offers an intimate and rich learning environment, where the desire and skills for lifelong learning are fostered in every student. With stimulating and engaging teaching practices and attention to individual abilities and goals, our dedicated staff helps students to gain high levels of success – academically and personally, and both in and out of the classroom. Our motto says it all: Inspiration, from dream to reality.
THE CORE VALUES: Lifelong Learning ⋅ Respect ⋅ Community
THE MISSION: Lifelong learners emerge when we teach for understanding, foster community, and build strong relationships.
THE COMMUNITY: Orangeville is the second largest urban centre in our district, and it is just an hour’s drive from Toronto. In the annual “Great Places in Canada” contest, Orangeville’s main street was voted the best main street in Canada, with both the “Great Street” and “People’s Choice” awards. With a dynamic youth theatre company, a cinema complex, a sports centre with a swimming pool and two ice rinks, arts and food festivals, and so much more, Orangeville is the cultural hub for the surrounding small towns and rural communities.