Our School

Brooklin High School serves students in grades 9-12 in Brooklin, Ontario.

Welcome to Brooklin High School!

Thanks to our entire Brooklin school community for a "Beartastic" first three years at Brooklin High School! They have been both exciting and engaging years as we opened the Durham District School Board's newest secondary school, Brooklin High School, in September of 2015.

Last school year, 2017-18, was our third school year and we were very excited to graduate our second Grade 12 class. We had an extremely successful second graduation ceremony, including Prom and a Spring Commencement. This school year, 2018-19, will be our senior year and fourth school year. We look forward to educating, engaging and empowering over 1300 students.

 In our first year we have been able to build positive relationships and partnerships within the Brooklin community and will continue to do so. We look forward to working with our students, parents and staff continuing to build a collaborative community.

We are excited to announce we have hired an additional 18 teachers to ensure we continue to offer an exemplary curricular and extra curricular program. Some teachers are replacing those on leaves and some have been hired due to slight growth of school population.

 We maintain committed to keeping everyone informed with current and effective communication. Please check and bookmark our website or feel free to contact us via telephone or school e-mail (BrooklinHS@ddsb.ca). Follow us on Twitter, @brooklinhs, @beargrowls, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and download our SchoolInfoApp!

We continue to join the community's excitement about having a beautiful, state of the art, educational facility at the corner of Baldwin Street and Carnwith Drive. Our modern school facility has 1227 pupil places and 173,200 square feet; it is a two-storey fully accessible facility on a 14.81 acre site.

It was a pleasure to work with Moffat & Duncan Architects Inc., and our general contractor, The Atlas Corporation, who began construction in March of 2014.

Here is a list of some of the specialty rooms and features:
• Science labs with common teacher prep room
• Visual arts rooms with kiln
• music and individual practice rooms
• Theatre arts area with dressing rooms
• Culinary arts program
• Family studies area
• Transportation technology with two lifts
• Construction technology
• Communications technology with studio
• Triple gymnasium with full sports field and running track
• Dance studio and weight Room
• Full service library
• Cafetorium with stage
• Demonstration green roof

Our Family of Schools include Blair Ridge Public School, Brooklin Village Public School, Chris Hadfield Public School, and Winchester Public School. We look forward to working with our feeder schools to ensure a smooth transition to Brooklin High School.

For parents

Use the parent portal to get more information about your child's education.

Transportation, pick-up and drop-off

Help us support a culture of respect and harmony by reinforcing school bus and transportation safety. When driving your child(ren) to and from school, please use designated drop-off and pick-up locations. When using these locations, please wait outside for your child.

Although we are encouraging our students to walk, bike or skate to their community school we understand, at times, students will be driven to school. Thanks to those who drive students to and from school for being extremely careful and over cautious to avoid any accidents. Our signage and road markings clearly indicate direction, Kiss 'N Ride areas, and bus drop off areas. Thanks in advance for following the rules of our ring road! Also, thanks in advance for adhering to rules and signage along Carnwith Drive. Municipal parking by-law officers will be monitoring and may ticket drivers who stop along Carnwith Drive or who stop in front of fire hydrants.

Durham Regional Police Service may be monitoring our arrival and departure times so please drive safely and within posted speed limits at all times.

Please consider using all sides of the building as we do have a ring road around the entire building with Kiss 'N Ride student drop-off areas on the East, North and West sides, not just the South Carnwith side. The tendency has been to drop-off students right in front of the school in the South main entrance. Traffic has been backed up along Carnwith Drive creating a safety issue, especially during inclement weather. Consider using the west entrance/exit to the school if the east entrance/exit appears congested. For the west entrance/exit please note new signage indicating RIGHT TURN ONLY, from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and 2:15 to 2:45 pm.

Please note the first Kiss 'N Ride student drop off area on the South side is a student bus drop off area to accommodate a wheel chair bus. Our five yellow school busses are using the North side of the school to safely drop and pick up students.

The best and safest area to drop off and pick up students remains the West, North and East sides of the school. There is a large entrance/exit, sufficient parking spots and large drop off and pick up areas on the NORTH side.

Please do not double park in school parking lots waiting for students. There is ample parking on the perimeter of the ring road or in Kiss 'N Ride locations. Please do not drop off or pick up students along Carnwith Drive as this has become unsafe as traffic gets backed up and student pedestrians wrongfully cross the busy road. Please do not make U turns on Carnwith Drive, as this, too, is unsafe and unlawful and the wrong message for our students.

Consider planning with your students to drop off and pick up in a safe area, blocks away from the school.  

Pedestrian Safety is extremely important and we encourage our students to be seen, wear bright or reflective clothing, cross at traffic lights and marked intersections, plus make eye contact with motorists when crossing. Pedestrians should be alert, aware of their surroundings, avoid distractions (texting/earbuds) and obey signs and signals. See this link for more pedestrian tips: https://www.safekids.org/howtowalk/#begin

As always, everyone's patience is appreciated and required! Please remember safety over convenience, all the time!


Questions and concerns

If you need help or have any questions or concerns, begin by contacting your child's teacher. If you wish to meet with another staff member, contact the school office to book a meeting. Please remember to sign in at the school office when you arrive.