Dante Alighieri Academy

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Dante Alighieri Academy
(Playfair)
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Character and Charity, Scholarship and Service
Address
60 Playfair Avenus
Glen Park, North York, Ontario, M6B 2P9, Canada
Coordinates 43°42′37″N 79°27′29″W / 43.7104°N 79.4581°W / 43.7104; -79.4581Coordinates: 43°42′37″N 79°27′29″W / 43.7104°N 79.4581°W / 43.7104; -79.4581
Public transit access TTC:
North/South: 29 Dufferin
West/East: 52 Lawrence West, 58 Malton, 59 Maple Leaf
Rapid Transit: Lawrence West
Information
School number 522 / 702935
School board Toronto Catholic District School Board
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
(Sisters of St. John the Baptist)
Superintendent Gina Iuliano-Marrello
Area 3
Area trustee Maria Rizzo
Ward 5
Principal Flora Cifelli
Vice Principals Teresa Santoro
Joseph Stesco
School type Catholic High school
Grades 10-12
Language English
Team name Dante Monarchs
Colours Red, White, and Yellow             
Founded 1974
Enrollment 1194 (2012-13)
Parish St. Charles
Specialist High Skills Major Hospitality and Tourism
Non-Profit
(Awaiting approval from the board)
Program Focus Broadbased Technology
Elite Athletes/Arts
Homepage Dante Alighieri Academy
Dante Alighieri Academy
(Beatrice)
Satellite Campus
Address
50 Ameer Avenue
Lawrence Manor, North York, Ontario, M6A 2L3, Canada
Coordinates 43°43′43″N 79°26′29″W / 43.728720°N 79.441302°W / 43.728720; -79.441302
Public transit access TTC:
North/South: 109 Ranee
Rapid Transit: Lawrence West
Information
School number 426 / 702935
Superintendent Douglas Yack
Area 3
Area trustee Maria Rizzo
Ward 5
Vice Principal Sandra Figliomeni
School type Catholic High school
Grades 9
Language English
Founded 2006
Parish St. Charles

Dante Alighieri Academy (Official name: Dante Alighieri Catholic Academy; also known as Dante Alighieri, DAA, Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School, Dante Alighieri Academy CSS, Mighty Mighty D Block, or Dante) is a Toronto Catholic District School Board-based high school serving Lawrence Heights in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, founded in 1974 by the Sisters of St. John the Baptist. It is named after Dante Alighieri, a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages in the 13th century.

A satellite campus, was established in 2006 as Dante Alighieri Academy Beatrice Campus (Dante Alighieri Beatrice, DAABC, or Dante Beatrice) due to overcrowding conditions at the main campus. The campus is also named after Beatrice Portinari,[1] a Florentine woman who has been commonly identified as the principal inspiration for Dante's works.

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