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School Profile

School Profile

School Profile

A community school committed to excellence

Mission Statement

Espanola High School strives to provide a friendly learning environment which recognizes the unique qualities of individual students and their cultures. We encourage students to develop both knowledge and life-long learning skills, and to become responsible, respectful citizens, prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

We are committed to:

  • excellence in education
  • providing learning opportunities which will enable students to think critically, be creative and achieve their potential life-long learning
  • providing an extensive curriculum which recognizes the divergent needs of our student population
  • the communities we serve
  • the promotion of cultural understanding
  • providing on-going opportunities for professional growth nurturing our friendly environment
  • the physical and psychological wellness of students and staff

Espanola High School offers English language programs from Grades 9 to 12. Situated in Espanola, Ontario, the school has an enrolment of 417 and draws its students from the communities of Walford, Massey, Webbwood, McKerrow, Whitefish Falls, Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation and Whitefish River First Nation (Birch Island).

Espanola High School is a large two-level building equipped with a gym, a cafeteria, a computer lab, the technology computer lab, a large lecture facility, a high-tech music room and an extensive Resource Centre. The school shares its physical space with A.B. Ellis, École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest and Contact North.

In addition to the core curriculum areas of English, Math, Science and the Humanities, we offer courses in Aboriginal Studies, The Arts, Business, Computers, French, Family Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Technological Education. We also have an extremely successful Cooperative Education program. Students with special education needs have many program options including Resource Room assistance, Transition, Lifeskills, ASD, and Section 23 programs.

Espanola High School hosts a number of community partners and works closely with these agencies and businesses. Partners participating in school events and providing work placements as part of our Cooperative Education Program include Domtar Pulp and Paper Products, Chartwells, Better Beginnings – Better Futures’ Breakfast Club, Manitoulin Family Services, Sudbury and District Mental Health Services, Espanola Police Services, Sudbury and District Public Health Unit, Parent Involvement Committee, Espanola Recreation Complex, Espanola Fire and Rescue, Espanola Lion’s and Elk’s Clubs and other local businesses.

Espanola High School works cooperatively to promote a positive learning environment by providing students with many academic, athletic and extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom. Academic support includes the Homework Club, Literacy Training and Math Contests. Learning activities include Skills Canada Competitions; Cardboard Boat Races; Art trips to museums; trips to Europe and Music Competitions (to Ottawa, Montreal, Cleveland and Halifax).

The athletic department sponsors more than 20 teams that participate in the North Shore and Sudbury Athletic Associations. The school athletic program offers an energetic intramural program at lunch hour. The Athletic department also hosts our annual Athletic banquet and raises funds to support a large number of school teams.

Our school Wellness Committee provides educational information regarding drinking and driving, drugs, Internet safety, nutrition, physical fitness, bullying and dating.

Our guidance program provides support to our students and surrounding community members in a number of ways. Counselling services are available to the student body. Links to other agencies such as Manitoulin Family Services, Sudbury and District Mental Health, Sudbury and District Public Health, and a Nurse Practitioner and Doctor are provided to students and staff.

Our school also plans entrance and transition activities for Grade 8 students entering Espanola High School. These activities are designed to welcome new Spartans to our team.

Espanola High School, your community school, is committed to excellence.