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Ketchum, Philip A.C.

  • Person
  • 1899-1964

Philip Allan Cheyne Ketchum was born July 20, 1899 in Cobourg, Ontario to parents Judge and Mrs. Ketchum. He attended Trinity College School from 1912 to 1916. Following matriculation he served as a Junior Master at Lakefield Preparatory School. In 1918 he was accepted into the Royal Flying Corps. and went overseas in July, 1918 for training. In December of 1918, Ketchum was made Second Lieutenant as a pilot; however with the end of the War, Ketchum returned to Ontario in 1919 to pursue his academic career. He attended Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1919-1923. While at Trinity College, Ketchum was the President of the University Rugby Club, President of the Trinity Athletic Association and Vice President of the Trinity College Literary Institute. After graduation in 1923, he taught for a year at the Upper Canada Preparatory School before returning to TCS as a master at the Junior School. During this time Ketchum earned a Bachelor of Pedagogy from the University of Toronto. In 1927 he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he completed his BA. Upon graduation in 1929 he taught at St. Mark's School in Massachussets. In 1933, at the age of 32, Ketchum became the Headmaster of Trinity College School. He held this post until 1962, at which time he was made a lifetime member of the Board of Governors. Ketchum died on July 21, 1964.

Scott, Angus C.

  • Person
  • 1925-2001

Angus Cheever Scott was born in 1925 to parents Silas Warren Cheever Scott and Marie Louise (nee Morris). He attended Hillfield School and Ridley College. In 1943 Scott entered Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Scott left the university in 1944 for active service with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Returning to U of T, Scott graduated with a BA in Modern History in 1949. He taught for a year at Appleby College before leaving for Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, where he earned an MA in 1952. In September 1952, Scott joined the staff of Trinity College School in Port Hope as a History teacher. He became Brent Housemaster in 1955 and Assistant Headmaster in 1959. After one year’s leave of absence to attend Harvard, Scott became Trinity College School’s Headmaster in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1983. During his tenure as Headmaster teaching standards improved, the School endowment grew, the athletic programs were expanded, and the student advisor program was introduced. Scott died on July 5, 2001.

Wright, Rodger C.N.

  • Person
  • 1953-

Rodger Wright was the Trinity College School's tenth Headmaster. Wright attended Upper Canada College (class of 1970) and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1974. He taught Physical Education at Upper Canada College for nine years and served as Department Head and Seaton's Housemaster. In 1983 Wright became Headmaster of Trinity College School and held this position until 2004. During his tenure as Headmaster, the Junior School was revitalized, I.T. was introduced, Le Van Hall was built, student enrollment doubled, and co-education was implemented. Wright left Trinity College School to become the Head of Collingwood School in Vancouver for 12 years, until his retirement in 2016.