West Hill Collegiate Institute is a public high school in Toronto, Canada, located in eastern Scarborough under the jurisdiction of the Scarborough Board of Education until its amalgamation with the Toronto District School Board in 1998. The school was opened in 1955 and named after the community of West Hill, Toronto in which the school is located, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005. The school's motto is Surgo in Lucem which translates as I rise into the light.HistoryIn response to high population growth during the post-war years and to turn away its students living in the West Hill area from Scarborough Collegiate Institute, the Scarborough Board of Education created several new schools during the mid to late-1950s and among them was West Hill. Designed by the architectural firm, Carter, Coleman & Rankin, construction for West Hill C.I began in 1954 and the staff was in place in May 1954. On May 31, 1954, SBE acquired additional seven acres for the new school. As its fourth high school in the borough, West Hill Collegiate Institute made its debut on September 6. 1955, with 25 staff and 376 students along with its first principal, Harvey A.C. Farrow and vice-principal Francis S. Jennings. West Hill was officially opened on December 14, 1955. From the beginning, the original building consisted of 27 classrooms, a library, main office, gymnatorium, and cafeteria. Expansion of the school had resulted additional construction of 12 classrooms in 1959, followed by the auditorium in 1962, and the second gymnasium and swimming pool in 1971.