“Proud of Our Tradition, Excited About Your Future”
Governor Simcoe Secondary School was built in 1971 to meet the academic needs of the growing population of north St. Catharines. The home of the ‘Redcoats’ was named after John Graves Simcoe, a British Army officer who was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791-1796. Originally built as an ‘Open Concept’ school, it had huge pods rather than individual classrooms, carpeted hallways, and a centre piece foyer for students. The building has changed significantly over the past 43 years, but the philosophy that a school should be a comfortable place for students to grow and learn lives on. Students and staff affectionately refer to the school as ‘Our House’ and take great pride in the building that is their academic home.
At Governor Simcoe we strive to promote intellectual thought, nurture creativity, support student health and well being, and prepare students for a technological world. These four facets are represented in the schools logo under the roof of ‘Our House’ while a Redcoat Soldier stands guard, paying homage to our history and culture. That’s why we say we are “Proud of our tradition and excited about your future”.