Student Accomplishments

On this page, we have some of our student’s achievements:

  • Many TOPS students are part of the school newspaper the Reckoner, and are recipients of Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards. In 2015, six of our students won first place awards in various categories. Under the leadership of TOPS students, The Reckoner won the title of “Best Ontario High School Newspaper” at the High School Newspaper Awards in 2016, and 2014.
  • In the past five years, four TOPS students have been awarded the Loran Scholarship, Canada’s most selective leadership scholarship. Valued at $100 000, an average of thirty students across Canada are recipients of this award. In the 2016-2017 school year, two TOPS students qualified for the national selections: an opportunity only awarded to the top 84 of 4438 applicants across Canada.
  • In 2015, TOPS students did exceptionally well in various Waterloo and CMS math contests. Over 5 national student champions were recognized, as well as an individual winning 2nd place overall on CSMC, and 2nd in Grade 12 in COMC.
  • 2008 was a record-breaking year for scholarships. TOPS students won full scholarships to most major universities in Ontario, including the Queen’s Chancellor’s Award and Western’s National
  • A recent survey of most the 2008 TOPS cohort determined that an excess of $1.3 million total in scholarships was offered.
  • For many years in a row a TOPS students have won the University of Toronto’s top scholarship, commonly known as the National Scholarship. Several times it has been awarded to two TOPS students in the same year. No other school has exceeded the number of times or number of years Marc Garneau C.I. has won this scholarship.
  • Scholarships are commonly awarded to TOPS students by the Miller Thomson Foundation. In 2008, 7 out of the 200 recipients across Canada were TOPS students.
  • TOPS students continuously perform well at DECA regional and provincial business competitions. In 2008 a TOPS student traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for DECA’s international competition. In 2011, five TOPS students traveled to Orlando, Florida for another such competition. One of those partnerships took first place in their category.
  • Six Millenium Excellence Awards were awarded to TOPS students based on their level of community involvement, leadership qualities, and academic performance.
  • A TOPS student represented Canada in the World Youth Chess Championship in Turkey in 2007.
  • TOPS students have gone to OFSAA for many sports including swimming, cross-country, and tennis.
  • For 4 of the past 5 years a TOPS student has been declared Marc Garneau CI’s Athlete of the Year