St. Roch Catholic Secondary School

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Brampton catholic high school St. Roch

St Roch Catholic Secondary School Brampton

St. Roch Catholic Secondary School is a highly rated Catholic high school in the Credit Valley area of northwest Brampton, Ontario. It offers schooling for grades 9-12, and is a member of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

St Roch CSS entrance
St Roch CSS entrance

There are approximately 1500 students registered at St. Roch. As with most Catholic high schools, students here are required to wear uniforms while attending classes.

St. Roch Catholic S.S. was founded in 2009, and it is considered one of the better high schools in Peel Region.

Specialized Courses

St. Roch Catholic Secondary School offers a wide assortment of arts and academic courses for students.

Regional Arts Program

St. Roch is one of three Regional Arts schools in Brampton.

Fine arts courses are available in:

  • music (both instrumental and vocal)
  • dance
  • drama
  • visual arts and media

The Regional Arts Centre program provides students with substantial course offerings in each of the above categories.

Topics can include:

Music:

  1. Music theory
  2. Music composition
  3. Instrumental performance
  4. Music History

Voice:

  1. Vocal performance
  2. Voice training

Dance:

  1. Choreography
  2. Dance techniques
  3. Contemporary dance
  4. Ballet
  5. Jazz dance

Drama:

  1. Acting
  2. Playwriting
  3. Stage design
  4. Theater production
  5. Musical theater
  6. Improvisation

Visual Arts:

  1. Drawing and painting
  2. Sculpture
  3. Printmaking
  4. Photography
  5. Graphic design

Media:

  1. Digital art
  2. Video Production
  3. Video Editing
  4. TV production

In order to participate in the Fine Arts programs, students are required to apply and audition before being accepted.

The school has a mix of fine arts students and regular high school students, and it offers a good selection of academic special courses as well.

SHSM

Academically, St. Roch CSS offers a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) curriculum in Business.

Dual Credits

The Dual Credits (DC) Program is also offered. Dual Credits provides grade 11 and 12 students with an opportunity to earn both college and non-compulsory secondary credits at the same time.

Credits earned count towards a students’ Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and towards a postsecondary certificate, diploma, degree, or a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

French Immersion

Although St. Roch does not offer a French Immersion program, students are able to take Core French here. The school also has an extensive offering of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.

OYAP

The school also offers an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) for skilled trades.

Further reading: list of specialized high school programs in Ontario.

St Roch regional art school Peel Region
Regional Centre for the Arts high school

Feeder Schools

Elementary and middle schools that feed St. Roch Secondary include:

  • Guardian Angels Elementary PK-8
  • St. Jacinta Marto Elementary PK-8
  • St. Jean-Marie Vianney Elementary K-8
  • St. Ursula Elementary JK-8

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Address and Contact Information

Address: 200 Valleyway Drive

Brampton, ON. L6X 0N3

Phone number905-456-8543

EmailSt.RochCatholicSecondaryInfo@dpcdsb.org

Website: https://www.dpcdsb.org/rochs

School BoardDufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

School Type: Separate High School

Academic Calendar: Semesters

School Size: students: 1500

Religious Affiliation: Christian-Catholic

Foundation Year: 2009

School Uniform: YES

Language of Instruction: English

Gender: Coeducational

Walk Score

This is a fairly car-dependent neighbourhood.

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Facilities

Parents can feel confident that, as a recently constructed school, St. Roch CSS offers an excellent variety of modern classrooms and work areas for students. The school also features numerous drama and art rooms, various areas for its music department, a large gymnasium, a fitness centre, a cosmetology centre, plus athletic fields and computer study areas.

Sports

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St. Roch offers a good assortment of individual and team sports (Ravens), including the following:

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Curling
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Programs and Clubs

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

  • Anime and Manga Club
  • BESU
  • Chaplaincy Team
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Teams
  • Debate Club
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • Eco Team
  • English Clinic
  • Business Club
  • Game Development Club
  • Homework Club
  • HOSA
  • Math Club
  • Muslim Student Alliance
  • Peer Mentors
  • Senior Concert Band
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook Club

St. Roch Secondary School Ranking

This Catholic high school has consistently scored highly in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking. This year’s score was 7.5 out of a possible 10, and St. Roch is tied for 130th place out of 739 high schools in the province of Ontario. Compare school rankings.

School and Nearby Amenities

The school is in a suburban area, and is situated near Williams Parkway and James Potter Road. There are a few retail areas nearby, but by and large, this is an upscale residential area with larger homes and manicured lawns.

St. Roch Secondary School Boundary Map

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st roch catholic secondary school boundary map

St. Roch boundaries cover a large catchment area extending from Fairhill Ave. in the north, to Queen St. W. in the south, with Mississauga Road on its western edge. and McLaughlin Road 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.

Conclusion

St. Roch Catholic S.S. is a top ranking high school in Brampton, Ontario, and it has an excellent reputation. It’s also a regional art school that offers an extensive curriculum in music, dance, drama, and visual arts.

It has a location in northwest Brampton. Students will enjoy a generous offering of academic, arts, athletic and extracurricular programs. The school is highly recommended.

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