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WELCOME
 

to Waterloo Independent Secondary School

CARE. GUIDE. LEAD

What Sets us Apart

Waterloo Independent Secondary School, adjacent to the world-renowned University of Waterloo —where many of our graduates continue their educational journey—is dedicated to preparing students for success in higher education and beyond. Our commitment to each student's success drives us to continually enhance our academic offerings and maintain high standards. By integrating real-world projects into our curriculum, we foster a vibrant learning environment that not only challenges but also celebrates each student’s unique contributions.

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At WISS, we cultivate aspiring minds with exceptional educational opportunities in a supportive community.

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Why Choose WISS

15

AVERAGE NUMBER OF

STUDENTS PER CLASS

1000+

MEMBERS IN OUR

ALUMNI NETWORK

100%

POST-SECONDARY 

ADMISSION RATE 

30-100

TOTAL STUDENTS

Principal's Message

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Principal

Ms. A. Robinson M.A.

We are happy to welcome you to the 2023/2024 school year at Waterloo Independent Secondary School! 

 

As we begin a new year, we encourage you to take a moment to commit yourself to bringing a positive attitude and making your best effort every day. Does that sound too obvious or simple to be important? 

 

High school is a place full of new experiences. By bringing a positive attitude, you are opening yourself up to the possibility of discovering a hidden talent, a lifelong passion or a new friend. Positive attitudes are contagious- your smile could brighten someone’s day and that will spread through our school community. Not every day will be easy, but making your best effort sends the message that your goals and future are worth working for. 

Here at WISS, we are committed to caring for, guiding and leading you towards that future. We see your potential and are excited to help equip you with the tools to get there. Your teachers have great knowledge and experiences to share; they will be invaluable resources for you. 

 

Welcome to the WISS family, both returning students and new faces. Together we are going to have a great year!

CARE. GUIDE. LEAD.

As educators, we at Waterloo Independent Secondary School share a deep commitment to the success of every student, and, as professionals, we work to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex society.

Why WISS?

Focused

University Preparation

Individualized Programming

&

Personalized Guidance

 

Global

Interaction

 

Performance-Based

Business

& Technology Programs

Extensive

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Vibrant

Community of

High Achievers 

LEADER IN COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION 

Discover WISS

Waterloo Independent Secondary School (WISS) challenges students to excel beyond academics, nurturing responsible, independent, and community-oriented individuals.

 

Our graduates emerge as community leaders, thriving in business and contributing significantly across various sectors. At WISS, dedicated educators prioritize innovative and engaging learning experiences, placing students at the heart of everything we do.

A parent recently said:

"The teachers make WISS so much more welcoming. They are kind, and they really want your child to succeed. But they also want to challenge them. It's a great aspect of a school!"

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say:

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Louis

University of Waterloo

I was fortunate to have chosen Waterloo Independent Secondary School, I succeeded in becoming a double-degree student the at the University of Waterloo. My GPA at University was quite good and stable, which I attribute to the education and cultivation of the teachers at WISS.

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Amy

Grade 11 Student

The courses at Waterloo Independent Secondary School are well set to match the direction of each student’s university curriculum. I transferred from another school last year and I have found all the courses here are helpful to me. WISS is ideal for international students who are new or already in Canada.

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Ricky

Rotman School of Business

Time has flown by so fast! I graduated from Waterloo Independent Secondary School two years ago.  It was a time of fulfilment and happiness with my teachers at WISS. Now I am studying at one of the top business schools in Canada. My high school study has laid a solid foundation for me.

News & Events 

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Our alumni have been accepted into Canada's top rated Universities.

We are proud to see our students strive for their personal best at Waterloo Independent Secondary School.

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