Waterloo Collegiate Institute
Waterloo Collegiate Institute (also known as WCI) is a public high school in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Waterloo Collegiate Institute is a secondary school in Waterloo, Ontario. It normally has between 1200 and 1400 students, with an average class size of around 30. It has magnet programs including E.S.L., Extended French, Geography, and Strings instruments. On June 4, 2010, the school celebrated its 50 th anniversary.

Leadership: Homeroom Representatives (Student Council, Athletic and Charity Reps), Student Council Executive (ABCD), Viking Crew, Viking Captain, Junior Leadership, Arts Council, Viking Band Association Performing Arts: Coffee Houses, Concept, Woodstock, Air Bands, Multicultural Show, Arts Festival, Special Education Film Festival, Annual Viking Film Festival, WCI Idol Publications: Norse Star (newspaper), Saga (yearbook), Literary Magazine, Writers' Guild Music: Junior Bands and Orchestras, Senior Bands and Orchestras, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Spirit Band, Jazz Choir, Concert Choir, Music nights, Martisor Clubs: Math Club, Debating Team, Science Club, Chess Club, Math Leagues & Contests, Spirit Club, Federal-Provincial Conference Simulation, Reach for the Top, Unity in Diversity, DECA, Japanese Animation Club, The Classics Club, Skills Canada, Dragon Boating, Footsteps Christian Fellowship, Computer Science Club, Gay Straight Alliance And the Writers Guild. Special Events: Dances, Assemblies, Grade 9 Party, Grad Auction, Spirit Days, Sports Nights, Movie Nights, Spirit of Waterloo, Spirit Wear, Valentine's Formal, Charity and Food Drives, Charity Golf Tournament, Dance-a-thon Athletics: Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Track & Field, Cross-Country Running, Field Hockey, Nordic and Alpine Skiing, Football, Curling, Tennis, Soccer, Hockey, Golf, Badminton, and Rugby

Special programs

Cisco Networking Academy
The Cisco Networking Academy is the Cisco Certified on-line learning course for computer networking and computer engineering. From a completely online curriculum, students learn how to create networks, and repair, build & format computers. This course is unique to Waterloo Collegiate Institute as it is the only location in southern Ontario to offer Cisco Certified courses. Cisco later extended to other secondary schools in South Western Ontario including St. Christopher Secondary School.

Advanced Geotech Magnet
Geotechnology is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic forces. The Geotech Magnet encompasses a broad range of subparticles that can be brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it.

Pre-Advanced Placement Programs
The Pre-AP Program at Waterloo Collegiate is a set of academic skills, strategies, and content used to build rigorous curricula, prepare students for success in senior Advanced Placement courses, increase academic challenges, promote independent learning, and expose students to assessment techniques useful for success at university. Pre-A.P. is not a prescribed curriculum but rather an enriched experience to enhance current curriculum standards. Pre-AP courses include English, Math, and Science, among other disciplines. The average score on AP exams done by WCI student is 4.31 (out of 5.)

Advanced Placement Programs
The Advanced Placement (AP) program consists of a number of enrichment courses and related examinations. These courses are comparable to university courses and therefore are rigorous and challenging . The AP programmer is an internationally recognized standard of academic excellence. Successful students may be granted advanced placement or credit at universities. This is a new initiative for 2004-05 at WCI only. This is not a magnet program but does still attract students from various backgrounds. Students from other school catchments areas wishing to enroll at Waterloo Collegiate to take Advanced Placement Courses must get a principal to principal transfer from their home school in order to attend Waterloo Collegiate. School board officials may or may not grant transfers to students who wish to move schools to attend non-magnet programs.

Strings Magnet Program
The Waterloo Collegiate String Program is focused around the development of a broad range of musical skills, with performance being the main vehicle for learning. A high standard of performance is achieved in the classroom through the careful sequencing and integration of music theory, music history, ear training and listening skills, creative composing and arranging, in addition to authentic and exciting interpretations of original repertoire. One of the aspects of the Waterloo Collegiate String Program is its extra-curricular String Orchestra program. Waterloo Collegiate's Junior and Senior String Orchestras had received numerous top awards at international and regional competitions. The Waterloo Collegiate String Orchestras have performed at the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Awards, Ontario Newspaper Awards (held last year in Waterloo), Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival, in addition to ongoing performances at Waterloo Collegiate’s feeder schools and surrounding high schools.

  • Ian Logan, Canadian Football player, Safety for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
  • David Halk, former guitarist for avant-garde band What's He Building in There?.
  • John Mitchell, currently playing in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • C. Ernst Harth - Character actor known for such films as Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and Thir13en Ghosts.
  • Jacob Morris, Producer of The Avenue Web Series.
  • Michael McDonald (poker player) - youngest player to ever win an EPT European Poker Tour main event
  • Daniel Burd a 16 year old student at Waterloo Collegiate made international headlines by discovering a plastic eating microbe as part of his science fair entry.