About Us

R. S. McLaughlin C.V.I. is located in Oshawa, Ontario and serves students in grades 9-12.

Mission statement

R. S. McLaughlin Collegiate strives to create a positive learning environment to assist in the development of each student academically, physically, emotionally, socially and morally.

Principal’s message

Welcome to R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I.!

R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate and Vocational Institute is an established, community-based semestered school in Oshawa with a population of 1160 students. Now in its 57th year serving the Oshawa community, R.S. McLaughlin offers a wide range of programs designed to engage our students and enhance their learning opportunities. The school staff, working together with students and community partners, is committed to providing quality education in a positive and safe educational environment that promotes excellence. 

Grade 9 and 10 courses are offered at the Academic, Applied, and Open level. We also offer Locally Developed courses in Mathematics, Science, History, and English, supporting students who are developing their skills in these subjects. Grade 11 and 12 courses are destination-based, leading to work, college or university pathways. Also, the center for the Oshawa secondary French Immersion program is located at R.S. McLaughlin.

R.S. McLaughlin is home to seven regional Special Education programs: four Practical Learning Programs, two School-Based Support Programs and one School-to-Work Transition class. The students in these programs and classes are an important part of our inclusive school community.

In addition to their studies, students are involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities including sports, musical presentations, dramatic productions, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Leadership Committee and many culturally responsive and socially diverse clubs. At R.S. McLaughlin, we recognize the differences and celebrate the diversity of our students.

R.S. McLaughlin students are encouraged to realize their full potential and to become responsible citizens, independent thinkers, and self-directed learners to develop the global competency skills required of them in the future.