Central Peel Secondary School Brampton
There are currently over 1131 students registered at this large facility.
Central Peel (CPSS) was originally founded in 1960, and is noted both for high levels of academic achievement, a focus on the arts, and winning sports teams.
Academically, CPSS has a long list of specialized courses and programs for students.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a university readiness, global program intended for highly motivated, academically-oriented students whose study of the Ontario curriculum is enriched as they prepare for senior level AP courses.
Students taking AP courses have the opportunity to learn first year university material while being in high school.
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.
Central Peel Secondary School has a strong focus on the arts, with extensive courses in drama, music, dance, and visual arts.
In addition, it offers the Peel Regional Strings program which provides students in grades 9-12 with the opportunity to study one of four stringed instruments – violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Students at all levels of skill are able to collaborate with other participants.
Central Peel is one of only two high schools in Peel Region to offer this program (the other being Port Credit Secondary School in Mississauga).
Once students reach Grade 11, they can also participate in two separate Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs: one for Business, and one for Sports.
CPSS does not offer French Immersion classroom instruction, but it does offer classes in basic Core French.
Central Peel provides extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs led by teachers with substantial experience working with students in ESL.
Elementary schools that feed Central Peel Secondary School include:
- Arnott Charlton Elementary K-5
- Kingswood Drive Elementary K-5
- Harold F Loughin Elementary K-5
- Madoc Drive Elementary K-5
- Agnes Taylor Elementary K-5
- Sir Winston Churchill Elementary K-8
- Nibi Emosaawdang Public 6-8
- Gordon Graydon Senior Public 6-8
Address & Contact Information
Address: 32 Kennedy Road N.
Brampton, ON L6V 1X4
Phone number: 905-451-0432
School Board: Peel District School Board
School Type: Public High School
Academic Calendar: Semesters
School Size: students: 1131
Religious Affiliation: None
Foundation Year: 1960
School Uniform: NO
Language of Instruction: English
Central Peel Secondary School has had numerous expansions and upgrades over the years, and parents can be confident that today, even though this is an older school, CPSS provides a good assortment of modern classrooms and work spaces for students.
In addition, the school also features numerous drama and art rooms, music areas, a library, a large gymnasium, a fitness centre with weight room, plus athletic fields and computer study areas.
In 2023 CPSS opened a major new athletic facility: the Central Peel Innovative Centre and Sports Field.
It includes a full-size outdoor synthetic turf sports field for football and soccer, an 8-lane rubberized running track, spectator seating, plus ancillary track activities including long jump, high jump and throwing, state of the art LED sports field lighting, and a practice area for cricket.
The project was a collaboration between the City of Brampton and the Peel District School Board. It also includes three outdoor basketball courts, and a standalone “Innovation Centre” building. The new facility will be used by the school from Monday to Friday, and will be open to the public on weekends. See video below:
Central Peel SS has a strong focus on athletics, and a long tradition of winning sports teams (Griffins). The school offers a Specialist High Skills Major in Sports, and it provides a wide assortment of athletic opportunities for students, including:
- field hockey
- flag football
- track and field
- ultimate frisbee
Extracurricular Clubs and Associations
Central Peel has a wide variety of extracurricular clubs, including:
- Best Buddies
- Black Student Association
- Chess Club
- Christian Student Association
- Computer Programming Club
- Concert Band
- Crescendo Choir
- Drama Club
- Eco Council
- French Club
- Games Club
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Green Revolution
- Health and Wellness Club
- Heritage Club
- Human Impact
- Jazz Band
- Jazz Choir (Syncopate)
- Journalism Club
- Link Crew
- Math Club
- Media Club
- Medlife Club
- Model UN
- Music Production Club
- Muslim Student Association
- Music Council
- Newcomers Club
- Peer Mediation
- Peer Mentoring
- Reading Club
- Robotics Club
- Sikh Student Assocation
- Student Activity Council
- Tamil Student Association
- Yearbook Committee
- Zonta Club CPSS
Central Peel Secondary School Ranking
This public high school has consistently scored respectably 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.
The school is located in central Brampton, at the intersection of Queen St. E. and Kennedy Road S. There are plenty of retail, shopping and food options available on these major streets, including a number of restaurants.
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Central Peel boundaries cover a fairly large catchment area of central Brampton, extending from Clarence Street in the south, to Bovaird Drive E. in the north, with Main St. N. 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.
Central Peel Secondary School is a very good public high school that has a strong focus on the arts, and on athletics.
Although it is an older facility, it has a wide range of specialty academic programs and extracurricular activities.
Coupled with its tradition of strong sports teams, the school provides a great platform to enrich students’ academic experience in grades 9-12.
We give Central Peel Secondary School a solid recommendation.
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