Welcome to Gananoque Intermediate & Secondary School, “Home of the Trojans!” where staff are proudly committed to the success of all our students and all means all.
Gananoque Intermediate and Secondary School is a school of 500 students in grades 7 through 12 ocated in the heart of the Thousand Islands. The secondary school has been here for over 50 years and boasts a rich tradition of both academic and athletic excellence along with a strong connection with the community. In 2011 the Intermediate Division was added to the school enhancing the atmosphere and enriching the school experience for all the students on their journey to a high school diploma.
The academic program at GSS promotes high standards in an atmosphere of rigorous care. We are able to provide courses in each of the pathways to support successful transitions to the world of work, apprenticeship programs, college or university.
In addition to our standard academic programs, we are proud to offer two Specialist High Skills Major programs; ‘Hospitality and Tourism’ and our new ‘Sport and Healthy Active Living’. We have introduced a new Link Crew Program for senior students to provide mentoring to all our grade 9’s while learning valuable leadership skills. This year we have added the WEB ("Where Everybody Belongs") program for our grade 7's. They will receive this added level of support and mentoring from their trained grade 8 peers.
We are also proud to provide over $30000 in bursaries and scholarships each year at graduation. We have many grads in all sectors and many post-secondary institutions across eastern Ontario and the country who proudly call themselves Trojans forever!
In addition, we have a dynamic and innovative Intermediate Division for our grade 7 & 8 students. While separated in their own area of the school upstairs and on a separate bell schedule, the intermediate students benefit from having access to all that the secondary school has to offer in terms of facilities.
We have three large computer labs, a Mac lab, and full wireless coverage. We have two dedicated fitness rooms with over $25000 worth of equipment along with a large multi-purpose break-out room. We also have a full commercial kitchen for our hospitality program. Our school building is spacious, safe, welcoming and well-maintained.
The staff at GISS knows that life beyond high school in the 21st century presents challenges that require skills in the areas of critical thinking, collaboration, organization, responsibility and communication. We are committed to providing direction in these areas.
GISS has a strong focus on academic programming, the development of positive work habits and learning skills, and a commitment to the foundational values of Character Always, resulting in a rich learning environment with all the benefits that can be offered in a small, caring community school.
A high percentage of our students participate in the variety of extra-curricular opportunities offered in the areas of sport, music, global outreach, our nutrition program and our own ‘Trojan Activities Student Krew’ at secondary and the 'Trojan Intermediate Student Krew' both promote spirit and a strong sense of community.
This is an important time in a young person’s life. We take our role seriously. We are here to assist you and your family get any support and information to meet your immediate needs and provide for your future aspirations. At GISS we embrace collaboration and innovation and hold ourselves accountable to our students, their parents and the community.
While we have much to be proud of and to celebrate, we are committed to continuous improvement on our way to a 90% graduation rate and a 100% satisfaction rate with your school experience.
We welcome you and we also encourage you to embrace the opportunity to become an active and contributing member of our Trojan School Community.
You are joining the rich Trojan tradition that has existed here for over 50 years. Make this your school by getting involved. GISS: Your community school.