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