905-957-3359 260 Canborough Street, Box 250 Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
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History of Grimsby Secondary School

In 1906 a combined Elementary and High School for students in the Grimsby area was built on Livingston Avenue. When it became overcrowded, land was purchased for a new building.  On May 20, 1926 200 students entered the newly built Grimsby High School on Boulton Ave. The building comprised an auditorium that seated 450, a basement  gym, 1 lab, 2 business classrooms, an art room and  5 other classrooms. There were only 6 staff members plus a teaching principal in the beginning, and music instruction did not begin at this school until three years later, in 1929.

By 1955, the student population had grown to 445 so an expansion was completed which added 6 more classrooms and another lab. In 1957 phase 2 of this expansion was completed with 2 more classrooms, another washroom and a locker room added.

A vocational wing was added between 1961 and 1964. Another gym, a Home Economics room, Industrial Arts shops and a new cafeteria were built, plus 2 staff rooms, 7 classrooms, another Lab, and a music room.

The last addition to this building was completed in 1967. A large wing was added at the east end of the school that included the new Library.

Principal's Message

Grimsby Secondary School exudes excellence. Academics, sports, clubs, activities, community involvement, G.S.S. does it all. We can do it, because we have the best students and staff who challenge themselves to be the best they can be. Our motto, “semper paratus,” (always ready) describes our approach to all challenges. The scholastic and athletic preparedness and success of our students is recognized at post secondary institutions throughout North America. I invite you to browse our web site and read for yourself all the great things happening at G.S.S. Call or visit us in person. Our doors and minds are always open.

Proud Principal of GSS
Mrs. Shirley Scott