Applewood Heights Secondary School

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Applewood Heights Secondary School

Applewood Heights Secondary School is a legacy public high school situated in an established area of east Mississauga, offering schooling for grades 9-12. There are currently nearly 1300 students registered at this large and respected facility.

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Mississauga Applewood Heights public secondary school

Applewood Heights Secondary (AHSS) was originally founded in 1966, and has expanded over the years. Today the school is rated one of the better public high schools in Ontario, and it offers a wide assortment of academic courses for students.

Specialized Courses

AHSS has a long list of specialized courses and programs.

Regional Sports Program

Applewood Heights has a strong focus on athletics, and offers a special Regional Sports Program (RSP) under the Peel School District Regional Learning Choices Program administrative umbrella.

This is the only public secondary school in Peel Region to offer the Regional Sports Program. Students from across Peel Region, and even outside of Peel, are able to apply.

The program is offered throughout Grades 9-12, and offers intense training for sports-minded students, as well as providing leadership opportunities for those interested in a career in athletics.


In addition to the RSP, once students reach Grade 11, they can also participate in two separate Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs: one for Sports, and one for Health and Wellness.

French Immersion

At this high school, students can find French language instruction in both Core French, as well as French Immersion.


Applewood Heights 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.

Elementary and Middle schools that feed Applewood Secondary include:

  • Silverthorn Public School
  • Burnhamthorpe Public School
  • Dixie Public School
  • Tomken Road Middle School
  • Barondale Public School
  • Bristol Road Middle School
  • Nahani Way Public School

Address & Contact Information

Address: 945 Bloor St. E.

Mississauga ON. L4Y 2M8

Phone number: 905-279-6090


School Board: Peel District School Board

School Type: Public High School

Academic Calendar: Semesters

School Size: students: 1300

Religious Affiliation: None

Foundation Year: 1966

School Uniform: NO

Language of Instruction: English

Gender: Coeducational


Although Applewood Heights high school was founded over 50 years ago, it offers 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 center, plus athletic fields and computer study areas.

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Mississauga high school Applewood Heights


Applewood Heights is renowned for its sports teams (Axemen), and offers a wide assortment of athletic opportunities for students, including:

  • football
  • hockey
  • lacrosse
  • field hockey
  • rugby
  • basketball
  • skiing
  • cross-country
  • badminton
  • baseball
  • swimming
  • tennis


Applewood has a wide variety of extracurricular clubs, including:

  • Model UN
  • FBLA Applewood
  • Christian Club
  • Pond and Garden Volunteers
  • Green Team
  • Rainbow Alliance
  • HOSA
  • Concert Band
  • Modern Band
  • Tech Club
  • The Juice
  • Bike Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Francophone Movie Club
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Applewood Heights Secondary School Ranking

This public high school has consistently scored well in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking. This year’s score was 7.2 out of a possible 10, and the school is tied for 180th place out of 739 high schools in the province of Ontario. Compare school rankings.

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School and Nearby Amenities

For recreation, Applewood Heights Secondary School has a large gymnasium, and a  full assortment of track and field facilities.

The school is located in the east-central part of Mississauga, and as a result, offers close access to the busy commercial areas along Dundas St., and Dixie Road.

Parents and students also have easy access to the 403 Highway, and Pearson International Airport is nearby.

Boundary Map

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Applewood Heights boundaries cover a large area extending from the QEW Highway in the south, to the 401 Highway in the north, with an irregular boundary on its western edge, covering both Hurontario St. as well as Cawthra Rd. It’s eastern boundary follows a line along Dixie Road.

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 legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your school board.


Applewood Heights Secondary School has consistently scored well in the provincial rankings for all high schools in Ontario as shown by ranking results from the Fraser Institute.

It also provides a wide array of specialty learning programs and extra-curricular activities that can enrich students in grades 9-12. Reviews are positive, and this is a recommended school.

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