Sending off the Class of 2022
The newest graduates of St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) ended their last year of high school with a much-anticipated graduation ceremony and traditional walk through the Students’ Entrance Arch.
“The graduates of 2022 came to recognize the value of human connection perhaps better than any graduating class in recent memory,” says John Connelly, Director of Student Affairs. “Emerging from a world isolated and on pause for almost two years, the Class of 2022 embraced the challenges and triumphs of the Grade 12 year.”
This inspiring class of almost 200 graduates received more than 1,000 university offers this year and will be spread out across the continent studying at 21 Canadian and 11 American universities.
The top four university programmes selected by the Class of 2022 include:
- Business (management and commerce) – 33%
- Arts (humanities and social sciences) – 28%
- Applied sciences (engineering and computer science) – 25%
- Life sciences (health, kinesiology, and medical) – 9%
More than 10 per cent of the Class of 2022 will also be pursuing double-degree university programmes.
Class of 2022: By the numbers
|Ontario Scholars (Honour Roll) – Graduating with an average of 80% or higher||93%|
|Basilian Book Award – Graduating with an average of 90% or higher||39%|
|St. Thomas More Society Award – Graduates who have made the Honour Roll every year during their time at SMCS||62%|
|Scholarships and grants awarded to the Class of 2022||$505,000|
“Many students embarked on inquiry projects in their Grade 12 courses that will inform their post-secondary studies,” adds Connelly. “As a group, they committed their time and energy to charitable outreach, improving the lives of those around them: supporting refugees through the Red Cross; building a sustainable future by promoting and supporting the planting of trees; feeding families in need in the community by contributing to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul through Holy Rosary parish.”
Find out what our graduates are thankful for and how they felt after officially graduating from St. Michael’s College School in the video below: