School Mission
At Gravenhurst High School we maximize the benefits of a small school; a positive safe and equitable learning environment where academics, citizenship, and well-being are the focus.

School History
Gravenhurst HS was built in 1951. There have been two additions to the school, one in 1959 and the other in 1973. The later addition added a large double gym and weight room mezzanine as well as a student resource centre. In 2001 the Gravenhurst HS sports field had a major upgrade and is used extensively by the Physical and Health education students and the Gryphon sports teams. A major renovation was completed in the summer of 2004 and three new science labs were created (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry), along with a student workroom with full computer access. In 2006 a new food preparation kitchen was installed and in 2010 the technology area was renovated. Gravenhurst HS has a history of strong community affiliation and is a small school with a lot of heart!

General Information

  • Full semester school
  • Yearly commencement in June
  • Weekly tumble timetable
  • Annually distributes approximately $24,000 in the form of awards and bursaries to graduating students
  • Breakfast program – nutritious snacks provided free of charge (supported by local businesses, agencies, and volunteers)

Parent Participation

School Council has 10 active parents and meetings take place the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Programs

  • Large co-op program with over 100 participants in any given year
  • SHSM Health and Wellness
  • Non-credit Practical and Academic Life Skills program
  • Arts programming includes drama, instrumental music, guitar, and visual arts
  • Technology facilities include construction, auto, woodworking, welding, small engines, and computer design
  • Character Education has a school wide emphasis
  • OPP Community Liaison Officer partnership

Events and Activities

  • Student of the Month recognition program
  • Active Student Council and Athletic Council
  • Sports teams – basketball, volleyball, golf, ice hockey, badminton, mountain biking, track and field, lacrosse, curling, cross country running, Special Olympics
  • Arts Club – drama, band, guitar, Pure Gold Talent Show, intramural program
  • Other – Peer Support, OSAID, World Vision
  • Events – Aloha Day, Winter Carnival, School Dances, Fall Awards Evening, Coffee Houses, Movie Nights, Haunt For Hunger, Terry Fox Run, Empty Bowls
  • Heroes in Hallways, intermediate trips (California, Costa Rica, Italy)

Enrolment: 306