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Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute

As the name “Centennial” indicates, our school was opened in 1967 with the motto “Success Through Hard Work”. Centennial CVI is the southernmost secondary school in the Upper Grand District School Board and offers a full program of academic, arts, athletics, business & technological studies programs. Our proximity to the University of Guelph contributes to the high standards and academic focus that our parent community expects.  Staff and students at Centennial not only strive for scholarship but also emphasize social responsibility, community involvement and respect for other persons.  Centennial CVI celebrated 50 years of excellence in May 2017 with a reunion, including decade displays & opening our time capsule.

CCVI Mission

The mission of Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute is to equip each student with the knowledge, attitude and skills required to pursue excellence by providing creative programs and innovative technology within a safe and inclusive community.


The Upper Grand District School Board’s 3,000 plus dedicated teaching and support staff provide student success to over 35,000 students who attend our 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The Upper Grand District School Board is situated on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and Saugeen Ojibway Nation, and Six Nations of the Grand River within The Haldimand Tract.

The UGDSB is committed to disrupting systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms. As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to disrupting systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms. We will implement ongoing mandatory anti-racism and anti-oppression training for all staff, review our protocols and policies, including our hiring practices, and be fully transparent and accountable to all Upper Grand students, staff, families, and stakeholders in an ongoing manner.

UGDSB Land Acknowledgement:

From the Anishinaabe to the Haudenosaunee and the Métis, these treaty lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history and modern traditions. As a community, we have the responsibility to honour and respect the four directions, land, waters, plants, animals and ancestors. Today, this area is home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We acknowledge the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, on whose ancestral and treaty lands we teach, learn and live.”