About Us

Our History

From humble beginnings to all that we are today.

In 1987 a small group of parishioners from St. George's on-the-Hill decided to establish an independent school. A market research study in 1988 concluded there was strong demand and support for an independent school in the community. So in 1989, Kingsway College School (KCS) was incorporated.

While today our school remains true to its traditions, we welcome and celebrate all faiths and cultural backgrounds. We recognize our Founders in many ways throughout the school year, as a way to honour those individuals who had the vision and developed the philosophy for our school. For the whole story of KCS's founding, go to The Story of the Founding of KCS.

KCS opened with fifty students in three classes - a full Grade 1, a split 2/3 and a split 4/5. Each year thereafter a grade was added until the school offered a full elementary program with one class of each in Grades 1 to 8.

In December 1994, KCS built a new wing to better accommodate a library/resource centre and two additional classrooms. The "Building on the Dream" capital campaign funded the new addition, which opened in September 1995.

In 2001-02, KCS began the process of doubling the classes at each grade level for both educational and social benefits. In March 2003, a six-room addition was opened to accommodate additional classes.

In 2009 we completed the doubling process, offering two classes each in Grades 1 to 8. The construction of a third addition was also completed in 2009. This building was completed with the support of a capital campaign, BUILDING BLOCKS...foundations for life, which provided generous philanthropic funding from the entire KCS community. This space includes eight classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab, a multi-purpose room and two music rooms.

In 2012 KCS and St. George's Nursery School amalgamated. KCS offered a half-day program in Pre-Kindergarten until 2020. We now offer a full-time Junior and Senior Kindergarten program, as well as an enriched program for Grade 1 to Grade 8.

In 2019, KCS partnered with the City of Toronto, Tri Axis and Seferian to invest in the Humbertown Park. This $1.5 million renovation allowed KCS and the community to enjoy a 300-foot soccer/football field and a new playground. 

In September 2022, the new KCS Senior School opened its doors. Starting with a Task Force of 40 parents in January 2017. After two years of research, COVID-19 challenging the plan, finding a site, fundraising, and offering a bridge year to watching the Grade 9 and 10's enter their classrooms for the first time; this has been a real journey. KCS is now a JK-12 school, with grades 11 and 12 being added as the founding class moves forward. Phase 1 opened in September, Phase 2 will open by November, 2022 and Phase 3 will soon follow. 

Join The Journey

Peter Helston, KCS Founder

KCS started from humble beginnings, with a solid vision and plenty of heart and soul. We needed something in this community that would stand up and create great outcomes in our children.

Our Founders

Catherine and Glen Chayko
George and Ulrike Davis
Daniel Gallo
Carol and Peter Helston
Christine and Wally Horodnyk
Doug and Shirley Langley
Jim and Janice Mason
Dr. Jim Orr
Catherine Renison
Angus Scott
Linda and Rick Tomulka
Doug and Kathryn Tozer
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