As with elementary school, those moving to Smiths Falls have various options to choose from in selecting a school for their high school aged children.
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI) is continuing its long history of academic and athletic excellence in its new modern facility constructed in 2005. The school's approximately 800 students are offered a wide range of academic courses, as well as an Extended French program. There's even a photography lab at the school. For those wanting to explore their career options in grade 11 or 12, more than 100 students are involved in the co-operative education program. Through the program, students get on the job experience in their area of interest, whether it be the skilled trades or another college or university-related field. Students with an interest in the culinary arts can also earn career-related credits towards a high school diploma through the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Hospitality. To round out the educational experience at SFDCI, there is a variety of co-curricular sports and clubs.
Address: 299 Percy St.
Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5M2
St. Luke Catholic High School (7-12, Alternative Ed.)
St. Luke Catholic High School has several unique programs to suit many kinds of learners. The Grade 7 and 8 foundations program is geared primarily to students with a learning disability so they can reach their full potential. The Grade 9 program is a transition program from Grade 8 to St. Luke's Grade 10-12 school to work or college program. The Grade 10-12 program features an alternate day co-op program. Students attend a work placement every other day, which is linked directly to their studies here at the school. All of the students benefit from a real hands on educational experience which includes but is not limited to: wood shop and construction, welding, small engines, cooking, catering and hospitality, hairdressing and barbering, sewing and a full range of technology to assist students in their learning. The students lead many social justice initiatives, including Third Hand Clothing (check it out on Facebook), a garden project where the school partners with the Salvation Army to provide fresh produce to families in need, a Night on the Street to raise awareness around homelessness, and a partnership with Broadview Nursing Home and Retirement Centre, to name a few. St. Luke's students regularly engage in project based learning. Students pick a topic or area they are passionate about and further their learning under the direction of their teachers. There is much more going on and many other exciting projects in the works.
Address: 4 Ross St.
Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4L5
St. John Catholic High School
St. John Catholic High School (SJCHS) is a grade 7-12 school. It is a regional high school that draws students from the surrounding areas around Smiths Falls, Lanark, Westport and Perth. SJCHS is a state of the art facility that provides students with an optimal learning environment. The high school has a reputation for putting forth strong academic and extracurricular programs. The students continue to win numerous university and college scholarships, while the athletic team and arts program continue to capture many county championships and awards. As well, SJCHS offers a Specialist High Skills Major program focusing on health and wellness. As a Catholic community, St. John prides itself in working with its parishes to help others who may be in need locally and globally.
Address: 2066 Scotch Line Rd.
Perth, Ontario K7H 3C5