Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Northview Heights Parents, Guardians and Students,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Northview Heights Secondary School via our school website. I am extremely honoured to be serving the Northview Heights community in my capacity as School Principal. The 2020-2021 school year is unprecedented and faced with many new challenges, however adversity is the mother of invention as we endeavour to explore new and innovative  ways to engage and enrich our students' school experience.

Northview Heights always demands high academic standards and provides a caring environment to support students achieve excellence.  We strive to ensure authentic and diverse learning opportunities geared to a variety of future pathways- apprenticeship, college, university or workplace. 

At Northview, we are proud to offer a broad variety of exceptional programs and opportunities. We have three Speciality Programs including the Honors Math, Science and Technology Program, the CyberArts program and the Academic Program for Gifted Athletes (APGA) which support and  provide enriched  learning experiences for our students. We also boast three Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs in Information Computer Technology (ICT), Arts and Culture, and Hospitality and Tourism. These programs enable students to gain sector-specific skills and career-related skills and coop opportunities in these fields.  We also have a “Specialised Trades Explorations Program (STEP) to Construction”, in which students from across the Toronto area apply for entrance.

Northview Heights SS is also a specialist in Special Education programming and proudly supports our Autism, Physical, MID and LD students. 

We are blessed with a facility that offers:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Information Technology Labs
  • Professional Dance Studio
  • Full Arts Studio
  • Communication Technology Labs
  • Construction Technology
  • Full Traditional Photo Lab/Dark Room
  • Digital Media Labs
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Computer Programming and Networking Labs
  • Full access to Esther Shiner Stadium – artificial turf field with 6 lane all-weather track

Alongside academic programs and state of the art on site facilities, Northview also has an incredible range of co-curricular and student leadership opportunities ranging from Athletic intercity and intramural sports e.g.-Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Water Polo and Swim teams to a large variety of clubs and leadership committees; such as Student Activity Council (SAC), Peer Ambassadors, Anime, Dance, Computer Programming, Glee, Business etc.. Of course, during this COVID-19 Pandemic we have been limited to SAC and a few clubs but look forward again to reinstating these rich opportunities to enhance High School life.  

As part of the Toronto District School Board we value:

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
  • teaching and learning with an anti-oppressive lens 

Our website is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school and please visit often.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely Alison MacLachlan

Principal Northview Heights SS.