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David and Mary Thomson Collegiate

David and Mary Thomson C.I. opened its doors in 1959, and has since grown into a thriving educational community with a range of programs to suit every students' needs and interests.

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Thomson is proud to offer AP and Pre-AP courses for the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for more details!


FIRST Robotics

Thomson's FIRST Robotics Team is prepping for competition. Follow their progress, or join the team by clicking here!

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Thomson's Out of this World!

Thomson's staff & students have been honoured in 2013 to receive encouragement from Canadian astronauts Chris Hadfield and Jeremy Hansen.

Thomson's Out of this World! Thomson's Out of this World!

Take Your Grade 8 to High School Day

On November 6, 2013 Thomson staff and students invited grade 8 students from local schools to come experience high school life, including all the exciting programs Thomson has to offer.

Take Your Grade 8 to High School Day Take Your Grade 8 to High School Day

Multicultural Day

Thomson celebrates its diverse student body with an annual Multicultural Day Assembly and lunch. Come and get a flavour of Canada's diversity!

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Pigeon Lake Leadership Camp

In September 2010 aspiring student leaders attended a retreat on picturesque Pigeon Lake. The camp was a resounding success.

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A Venerable Legacy

David and Mary Thomson were Scarborough's first European pioneers, and the school that bears their name is located on land provided by their ancestors. Be a part of the Thomson's legacy of discovery and perseverance.

A Venerable Legacy A Venerable Legacy

Recent Videos:

David and Mary Thomson C.I Multicultural Assembly 2013
Multicultural Assembly 2013: Check out the highlights from Thomson's annual celebration of multiculturalism!
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SHSM Program: Check out this student-made video highlighting Thomson's Specialist High Skills Major program.
The architects for the proposed Thomson-Bendale project have released the following 3D rendering to show what the new building may eventually look like.

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Latest News

Hey Thomson, the SAC is having it's annual March Madness from March 9th-12th.

Your voice matters so fill out the survey below and have say in what events happen during that week.



Thomson student and emerging national soccer star Sameer F. was featured in a TSN special over the break. Congratulations Sameer!

You can view the video here: TSN Free Kick: A Journey to Canada

Thomson's DECA Business Club is collecting donations of clothing and household items to help raise funds for their competitions.  A letter was sent home last week, detailing the program and the ways your donation can benefit both our students and the Salvation Army (who will ultimately receive the donations).  Please read it here: Letter to Parents.

Don't know what kinds of materials to donate?  Check this handy list.

Please find the January 2015 Exam Schedule attached below.

Students are reminded to bring their student ID card with them to every examination.

Review your schedule carefully - you are responsible for knowing the dates, times and room numbers for each of your exams.

  • You will not receive extra time if you are late to an examination.
  • If you miss an examination, you will receive a mark of ZERO, unless a medical certificate, clearly indicating the reason for the absence, is received in the main office by 12:00 noon the following day.


When you are dismissed from an examination, you must either leave the school, or report to the library for quiet study. The library is open from Jan 22-27 between 10:00am and 1:00pm.

If you have 2 exams on the same day and at the same time, see Mr. English for a revised schedule.

If you have 3 exams on the same day, see Mr. English for a revised schedule.

Exam Schedule - January 2015.pdf


Are you interested in joining a new, diverse, and exciting team at David & Mary Thomson C. I.? The FIRST Robotics Team is seeking Thomson students, staff, parents, and alumni interested in contributing to this year's success!

The team offers great opportunities for students to apply skills of business (promotions and marketing, accounting), art (graphic design, photography, costume design and making), communications technology (webdesign; video productions); as well as community outreach, team-building, and leadership.

Students interested in assembling electrical and mechanical parts, building with metals and wood, computer programming, designing with CAD software, and game strategy are definitely encouraged to join!

You do NOT need robotics experience to be an important member of this team!

Please complete this survey if you would like to help, thank you! http://goo.gl/forms/GqzWrlsIHN.

Please follow the progress of the Thomson Robotics Team at its Facebook Page - http://on.fb.me/1vfESBS.

A preview of a FIRST Robotics Competition can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3_6_B8WO88

About Us

The school moto: Nil Sine Magno Labore ("Nothing Without Great Effort")

David and Mary Thomson C.I. first opened its doors in September 1958.  Since then, the school has maintained a record of academic excellence while providing extensive in-school and extra-curricular programs to suit all student needs and interests.

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Student Services News

Are you looking to attend an US University or College?  Meet US representatives at US College Expo.  This is a once a year event in Canada created for American Universities and Colleges and the Canadian students who wish to attend them.  The Expo is taking place at Roy Thomson Hall from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday April 18, 2015.  Admission is free but you must pre-register at uscollegeexpo.com.

The Study and Go Abroad Fair is happening on Sunday March 1, 2015 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Admission is free.  Check the website at www.studyandgoabroad.com for more info and to pre-register online to enter our Grand Prize Draw, and follow us on social media for all the updates.


This important student event is a must for any students considering their post-secondary options whether at home or abroad, or looking to take a Gap Year or do some experiential travelling.








The Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Service Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are currently recruiting for their 2015 Summer Youth In Policing program. Eligible students must be between the ages of 15-18 and be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.  The dates for employment are from June 29 until August 21 and the job pays $11.00 per hour.  An information handout is available in Student Services. Applications are to be completed online and are due by Thursday February 12, 2015.


Any Grade 12 student who is looking to apply to an Ontario University is reminded that the University Application deadline is on Wednesday January 14, 2015, while the deadline to apply to an Ontario College is on Sunday February 1, 2015.

If you’re thinking about attending an Ontario College, don’t miss the Ontario College Information Fair - the only event where you can visit all 26 Ontario colleges in one place!

The College Fair happens on Monday October 20th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Tuesday October 21st from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. Admission to this event is free.

For more information please visit: www.aprod.com/ocif/

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