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Nil Veretur Veritas

Nil Veretur Veritas

The Truth Fears Nothing

Silverthorn Collegiate’s mission is to create a school environment dedicated to excellence and love of learning. Our goal is to challenge each learner to reach their full potential and become a positive, responsible contributor to society. Silverthorn is a friendly, safe learning community committed to relevant and innovative programs. We encourage growth through opportunities for student involvement that go outside the doors of the classroom. Our aim is to educate and equip students with the tools and resources they need to make informed and healthy choices in school and in life.

Silverthorn is a caring, fully composite, and progressive school where active participation in all aspects of school life and the community is encouraged. At Silverthorn we also focus on the Arts through our Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture and we support elite athletes by offering a flexible academic schedule through the High Performer Program. The school boasts a fully network state-of-the-art computer labs, a career resource centre, and a library learning commons.

At Silverthorn all learners are supported in their efforts to achieve to the best of their abilities, in both outstanding academic programs and the wide spectrum of innovative co-curricular activities which include leadership programs, championship sports teams, arts programs, and a wide variety of clubs.

Silverthorn Collegiate Institute’s History

When Markland Wood was developed in the early 1960s, the Etobicoke Board of Education decided to build a secondary school for the area. The school was to be named Silverthorn Collegiate Institute after the family who had first settled the area. The cornerstone was laid in 1963 and the school opened in September 1964 with a teaching staff of 24 and a support staff of 7. Murray Young was the first principal. The school had only grades 9, 10, and 11 in 1964. In the next two years it added grades 12 and 13. In 1968-69 the school was doubled in size, with the addition of an auditorium, the library, science labs and technical and business areas. A second gym was added later on.

Silverthorn’s colours are garnet, green, and silver and our mascot is Spartacus the Spartan. The school’s motto is “Nil Veretur Veritas” which is Latin for “The Truth Fears Nothing”.

Silverthorn Collegiate is proud to be serving the Markland Wood Community and the surrounding area.