Cardinal Leger Secondary School

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Cardinal Leger Secondary School Brampton

Cardinal Leger Secondary School is a respected legacy Catholic high school located in the heart of downtown Brampton, Ontario. It offers schooling for grades 9-12, and is a member of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

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Cardinal Leger CSS Brampton, Ontario

There are currently approximately 1600 students registered at Cardinal Leger CSS Brampton. As with most Catholic high schools, students here are required to wear uniforms while attending classes.

Cardinal Leger was founded in 1976, and it is considered one of the better high schools in Peel Region.

Specialized Courses

Academically, CLSS has an extensive list of specialized courses and programs.

Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit programs provide grade 11 and 12 students with an opportunity to earn both college and non-compulsory secondary credits at the same time. College credits earned may be applied to a college program after high school.

Students can choose from more than 50 courses at colleges such as Centennial, George Brown, Humber, Seneca and Sheridan.


Once students reach Grade 11, they can also participate in the Ontario Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Cardinal Leger offers an SHSM for Hospitality and Tourism.

French Language

Cardinal Leger excels in its offerings for French language instruction. All three levels are provided: Core French, Extended French, and French Immersion.


The school provides extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs led by teachers with substantial experience working with students in ESL.


The school is also a participant in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) for skilled trades.

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French Immersion school in Brampton

Feeder Schools

Elementary schools that feed Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary include:

Elementary Schools

  • Bishop Francis Allen Elementary JK-8
  • Father C.W. Sullivan Elementary JK-8
  • Our Lady of Fatima Elementary JK-8
  • St. Anne Elementary JK-8
  • St. Francis Xavier Elementary JK-8
  • St. Mary Elementary JK-8

Address & Contact Information

Address: 75 Mary St.

Brampton, ON. L6W 3K5

Phone number905-453-2232


School BoardDufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

School Type: Separate High School

Academic Calendar: Semesters

School Size: students: 1600

Religious Affiliation: Christian-Catholic

Foundation Year: 1976

School Uniform: YES

Language of Instruction: English

Gender: Coeducational

School Facilities

Cardinal Leger CSS is one of the older legacy high schools in Brampton.

It nevertheless offers an expansive variety of modern classrooms and work areas for students. Leger also features numerous drama and art rooms, various areas for its music department, two large gymnasiums, cosmetics, science, and computer labs, a fitness centre, a weight room, athletic fields, and track & field facilities.


CLSS offers a good assortment of individual and team sports (Lancers), including the following:

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Programs and Clubs

This school has a wide assortment of extracurricular activities that can enrich the high school experience for many students.

  • Anime/Comic Book Club
  • Art Club
  • Band (junior/senior)
  • Black Students Association
  • Board Game Club
  • Breakfast Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chaplaincy Team
  • Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Dance Team
  • DECA
  • Fair Trade Team
  • HOSA
  • Language Club
  • Model UN
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Political Science Club
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Student Council
  • Student Prayer Group
  • Thrive
  • World Issues Group
  • Youth Empowering Students for Mental Health

Cardinal Leger Secondary School Ranking

This Catholic high school scores reasonably well in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking. This year’s score was 6.2 out of a possible 10, and the school is tied for 391st place out of 739 high schools in the province of Ontario. Compare school rankings.

Google reviews for the school are generally positive, averaging 3.5 out of 5.

School and Nearby Amenities

Cardinal Leger is located just south of the downtown core of Brampton, and there are numerous commercial businesses lining Queen St. W., Main St., and other nearby streets. The school is also directly across the street from Centennial Park, which is a very nice large urban park.

Boundary Map

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Cardinal Leger CSS covers a large catchment area extending from Williams Parkway in the north, to approximately Steeles Ave. W. in the south, with McLaughlin Rd. S. on its western edge, and Highway 410 marking its eastern boundary.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data is up-to-date. It’s important to note, however, that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify exact boundaries or school locations, contact your school board.


Cardinal Leger Secondary School is a celebrated separate high school in Brampton, and it has an excellent reputation.

It’s a well maintained school with a great downtown Brampton location, a generous offering of athletic and extracurricular programs, and good rankings in the Fraser Institute grading system.

We recommend Cardinal Leger CSS.

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