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Loyola Catholic Secondary School
"Gloria Dei Vita Plena"
905.820.9822
  • Loyola Catholic Secondary School
  • 4010 Sladeview Cres.
  • Mississauga ON , L5L6B1
  • Principal: Gina Renda
  • Vice Principal(s): Audrey Franks
    Richard Heydorn


  • Superintendents: Silvana Gos
  • Trustee: Herman Viloria (Mississauga Ward 8)
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Loyola Catholic Secondary School is a Roman Catholic high school located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The school has approximately 1040 students and is operated by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.


Originally, the old building (at South Common Court) was built as a middle school in 1978 and transitioned into a secondary school.  In 1984 - 1985 was the last year that Loyola had grade 8 students.  In September 1985, Loyola was a full secondary school.  It had gone through a series of expansions to accommodate the excess of students in the area.  In 1994 - 95, Loyola staff and students were moved to Iona CSS as a major renovation took place. Although upgraded and renovated, it lacked the quality of facilities found in other secondary schools within the region.


In the 2006-2007 year, the school lobbied the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District Schoolboard for a new facility. The new Loyola building was originally approved for construction in 2001. Complete architectural plans for the building were finished, and the project was ready to move underway. However, due to changes in government, the funding for the project was cut, and it was postponed indefinitely. 


The next time the issue was raised, it was a tie vote that was the result of a strong lobby by parents from Holy Name of Mary SS who did not want to move to the old Loyola campus. The 2006-2007 lobby was an attempt to get this project up and running again, as millions had already been spent on planning the new school, and the Loyola community wished for a facility on par with those enjoyed by other secondary schools. The Board voted against the project in favour of building new elementary schools in the Brampton region.


On April 28, 2009, the trustees of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board finally decided to give the Loyola Catholic Secondary School community a new and larger school. The plans included the creation of new programs, a full-size gymnasium and ample parking for its 1,300 students.


After more than 10 years of lobbying the new facility was ready. The school body moved in on Aug 30, 2012. The school now sits on 15 acres (61,000 m2) of land on Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Ridgeway Dr, several blocks west of its previous location.


Notable alumni

  • Raheem Edwards, Professional Soccer Player for Toronto FC
  • Nik Stauskas, Professional Basketball Player formerly of the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, and Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Daniel Winnik, hockey player formerly of the Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals

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