Our Story

    • Greenwood founders Richard Wernham, Julia West and David "Lub" Latimer, along with founding principal David Thompson, present the House Cup at our Celebration Day ceremony.

In 2001, one of Greenwood’s founders, a successful wealth manager, lawyer and entrepreneur, realized that the people who made the greatest contributions to society were rarely those who had chosen a narrow, traditional path.
Instead, they were those who paired an independent spirit with a deeper sense of character, and were as energized by challenge as they were by success. Our four founders - Richard Wernham, Julia West, David Latimer and the late John Latimer - shared this belief, and Greenwood is the result.

Greenwood opened its doors in 2002 to 72 students in Grades 7 and 9, in a newly renovated building. Today, our school numbers 500 students and more than 90 teachers and staff, and our campus has grown into one of the most advanced facilities among Canadian independent schools.
Since its founding, Greenwood has garnered a reputation as a supportive co-ed community where students are engaged and open-minded every day.
Our committed parent community has been essential in bringing the dream of Greenwood’s founders to life, contributing more than $20 million in donations in the school's first five years to help offset founding costs and recently joining together for a $30 million campaign to fund the expansion and renovation of our campus. Together with thousands of parent volunteer hours, Greenwood's tradition of support offers an example to students.

Since its founding, the school has garnered a reputation as a supportive co-ed community where students are engaged, open-minded and at-ease every day. Our teachers get to know students not only as learners, but as people, to ensure they get the support and challenge they need to stretch. The result? Our alumni go on to attend highly selective postsecondary programs across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom - and when they arrive, many report that they are better prepared than their peers.

Greenwood College School

443 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2L8
Tel: 416 482 9811
We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.
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