Our school is closed for the summer. School offices reopen Monday, Aug. 19, 2024. The first day of school for students is Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2024. New to the area? Register for school online

School offices reopen Monday, Aug. 19, 2024 and schools will reach out to new registrants beginning that week. 

Learn more by visiting the Register for School webpage on the HDSB website. New and/or returning to Ontario? Visit the Welcome Centre webpage on the HDSB website for information on registering for school.

Elsie MacGill Secondary School

1410 Bronte Street SouthMilton, ON, L9E 1B9

(289) 878 4881     


Key Information 2023-2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I register for the school?

Secondary students (Grade 9-12) new to the HDSB can register via their home school. Check the steps below:


If you have any questions please contact Elsie MacGill Secondary School at 289-878-4881

When will the school offer the full program Grade 9 to 12?

Elsie MacGill SS opened for Grade 9 Students only in September 2021.  The Community Pathways Program (CPP) will be added when the facility is fully ready to accommodate the program - this is scheduled for September 2022.  I-STEM programming will begin for Grade 9 students in September 2022. Also in September 2022 we will have both grade 9 and 10 students. In September 2024 is when Elsie MacGill will have all grade 9 to 12 students and programming.

Who is Elsie MacGill?

Elsie MacGill (1905-1980) was the first woman to earn a Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering

(1929). She was also the first practising Canadian woman engineer and first female aircraft designer. In

1940, she became chief aeronautical engineer of Canadian Car & Foundry (Can Car) in Fort William,

Ontario. There she headed the Canadian production of Hawker Hurricane fighter planes during the

Second World War, producing more than 1,450 aircraft. An active feminist, MacGill was national

president of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (1962-64). She

was also a member of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada (1967-70). MacGill is

a recipient of the Order of Canada.  Elsie MacGill is the subject of a Heritage Minute by Historica Canada.

What are the boundaries for the school?

In 2021-22, Elsie MacGill SS will only provide Grade 9 English Language (ie. no French Immersion) programming for students.  Our Elementary Feeder Schools are Anne J. MacArthur PS, Boyne PS, PL Robertson PS, and Viola Desmond PS.  A map that shows our boundaries is found HERE.   The boundaries for students who will be joining our Community Pathways Program (CPP) is found HERE.

Maps are for display purposes only.  To confirm your address please see the HDSB's Find My Local School Website HERE.

If you do not live in our boundaries but want to attend Elsie MacGill SS, please complete the Out of Area Transfer Form HERE and submit it to your home HDSB high school.

Am I eligible for a school bus?

Secondary students that reside more than 3.2 km (2 miles) from their home school are eligible for transportation as per the HDSB Transportation Policy HEREIn our situation, the HDSB has prepared a preliminary map HERE that shows which areas of Milton are NOT eligible for school busing to Elsie MacGill SS.  This map is for display purposes only, if you reside within close proximity of the boundaries contact Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) to confirm eligibility:


​Toll-free 1-888-803-8660


What courses will you offer?

For the 2023-24 school year, we will have Grade 9 , 10 and 11 courses only.  All compulsory credit courses are de-streamed and all students will be working towards earning Academic Credits in English, French, Geography and Science.

Please click HERE to view all course offerings at Elsie MacGill for the 2023/2024 school year.   Any questions can be directed to our Head of Student Services (Ms. Sahar Monzavi-Bacon) through email - monzavis@hdsb.ca.

For the 2023-24 school year and beyond, our course offerings will be driven by student voice - if our students want a particular elective course, we will offer it!