At present the enrolment includes 800 students from Grades 9 to 12. MTS offers a wide variety of programs including Instrumental Music, Percussion Program, Physical Education / Fitness / Athletics, a full Technological Studies program inclusive of Construction / Design / Transportation / Communications / Robotics and Engineering, as well as Drama and Visual Arts. A comprehensive French Immersion Program is available from Grade 9 to Grade 12, inclusive of a Modern Languages program offering Core French, Spanish and Italian. The school initiated a Pre-Advanced Placement program in September 2016, offering students an enriched program in math, English, and science. In addition, Specialist High Skills Majors in the sectors of Not for Profit, Robotics and Engineering, and Health and Wellness with a focus on the Medical Sciences and Recreation are programs that are providing students with experiences connecting them with specilaizations in areas of interest for post-secondary education. As well, an International Student Pathways Program was launched in September 2016 and has received students from China with a post-secondary partnership with Brescia University, King's University, and Fanshawe College. Our Learning Services department is a caring and committed group of staff who work very hard to provide appropriate learning environments and experiences for exceptional students.
The Arts are very active at Mother Teresa. Every year the drama department puts on large scale productions in the fall. Past shows have included "High School Musical", "Footloose", "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Miracle on 34th Street" and "the Wiz" to name but a few. Additionally smaller scale "Studio" productions in the spring are produced with the same caliber of excellence - "Nunsense", "Putnam County Spelling Bee", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Avenue Q", "Altar Boyz" and this past spring, "Suds". Numerous students with diverse skills contribute to the student-run productions in the areas of set building, sound, lighting, hair & makeup, back stage crew, stage managers, of course, the actors.
The Visual arts program has been involved in my initiatives both in the community and within the school. Once again this year students were involved in "Let's Paint", a project planned by Mother Teresa and community partners to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health. This project involves students from across the London District Catholic School Board. Other past projects have included participating in Museum London's bi-annual student shows and a large scale project called "Young Curators of the Future" with Museum London, Canadian Heritage Information Network and the Virtual Museum of Canada. Each year, the senior students set up the Grad Art Show which showcases the work of our graduating students. The thematic work is diverse from mental illness, environmental concerns, social justice issues, and unique personal themes of family, change, and self.
The music department contributes to the school arts program by providing music for various school functions including mass, assemblies and Music Night performances. The MTS Concert Band has gone on international trips to Chicago, New York and Boston to attend workshops and play for different audiences including seniors at various facilities. These opportunities always strive to provide students with unique experiences that they may otherwise not have had.
We are a caring, Catholic community fostering excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.