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Welcome to Perth and District Collegiate Institute!

Perth and District Collegiate Institute is community-oriented hub that is dedicated to developing in students the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to become confident, responsible citizens.

Teachers, educational assistants, support staff and administrators at PDCI strive to work as a team to support every student
’s academic success. The staff partners with parents, community organizations and businesses to promote the social, emotional and academic development of students and to foster individual student talents and interests.

We support our board-wide "Character Always" initiative through modelling and fostering respect, caring, empathy, fairness, honesty, resilience, perseverance and responsibility throughout our daily operations.

PDCI is the school with the most Specialist High Skills Major programs in the UCDSB, a vibrant cooperative education program, a full-sized auditorium, and student-led technology program that embraces student use of technology to enhance classroom learning through the i-coach initiative.

Home to the "Blue Devils", our students participate in a variety of extracurricular and intramural sports and clubs. PDCI enjoys a long-standing history of excellence in the community and it continues to build on this great reputation by working hard to meet the evolving needs of students, families, and the community.

Once again, welcome to Perth and District Collegiate Institute! 

Kellie Weir-Burtt, Principal

Updated August 2018


Welcome to PDCI’s new Vice-Principal, Mr. Bill Wheeler

Bill Wheeler is excited to have an opportunity to serve his home town.  Mr. Wheeler started his career at Perth & District C.I. as a student in 1985 where he enjoyed his first three years of high school before moving to pursue his passion of sports.  In 1994 Mr. Wheeler returned after completing post-secondary education both in Canada and the U.S.A.  Mr. Wheeler was hired by the Lanark County Board of Education in 1994 and started his career at Perth & District C.I.  During his early career he spent time working with students in Special Education, Guidance, and Health & Physical Education and was an active coach working with Blue Devil football as well the track & field team.  Mr. Wheeler later accepted a position at Thousand Islands Secondary School where he taught English and Health & Physical Education while continuing to be an active coach.  Mr. Wheeler moved to Smiths Falls District Collegiate in 1999 where he continued to follow his love of coaching and teaching.  Mr. Wheeler primarily taught English, Law, and Health & Physical Education.  He honed his skills as an Athletic Director and Program Leader in a variety of departments over his 17 years at Smiths Falls District Collegiate.  Mr. Wheeler has served all Lanark County Secondary Schools over the years as their EOSSAA Communications Officer and has built important relationships in providing opportunities to students.  Mr. Wheeler is coming to Perth & DCI from Athens District High School where he enjoyed his time there as Vice-Principal.  Bill lives in Perth with his wife Valerie and two children who are active in community theatre as well numerous sports.  In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and relaxing at the lake with family and friends.

Updated August 2018

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