Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School
|Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School
(Humbergrove Campus, formerly Marian Academy)
Domine ut videam
Lord that I might see
|1760 Martin Grove Road
Jamestown, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9V 3S4, Canada
|School number||521 / 707589|
|School board||Toronto Catholic District School Board|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic
|Area trustee||Peter Jakocvic
|Vice Principals||Julia Manini
Michael Hayes (Interim)
|School type||Bill 30 Catholic High school|
|Team name||Carr Crusaders|
|Colours||Royal Blue and Grey|
|Specialist High Skills Major||Transportation
Arts & Culture
Community, Justice Safety and Emergency Services
(Awaiting approval from the Board)
|Program Focus||Broad-based Technology
Legal Education Advanced Plan (LEAP)
|Homepage||Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School|
Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School (also referred as Father Henry Carr, Henry Carr, FHC, FHCCSS, or Carr) is a Catholic high school administered by the Toronto Catholic District School Board in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada named after a Basilian father and founder of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Henry Carr C.S.B. (January 8, 1880 - November 28, 1963).
Henry Carr was a Basilian father who was also known as Father "Hank" Carr. He enhanced Catholic education in Canada by broadening their curriculum at University of Toronto’s University of St. Michael’s College. He also arranged for St. Michael's to be a federated arts college and the co-founder of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, and an advocate for religious education being included in curricular studies.
Born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario in 1880, one of nine children. He was ordained as a priest on the date September 3, 1905. He taught at St. Michael's College and acted as a president of the Institute of Medieval Studies until 1936 and served as the principal at St. Thomas More College in Saskatchewan. He died of pneumonia on November 28, 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
History and Tradition
Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School is a composite co-educational school located in the area of Finch and Martin Grove in Rexdale in northwest Etobicoke. The area is a mixed residential/commercial neighbourhood with an industrial park, The area is a residential neighbourhood with a Catholic Elementary School (St. Dorothy), a hospital (Etobicoke General), a community college (Humber College), a park (Masseygrove), a mall (Shopper's World Albion), a public secondary school (West Humber Collegiate Institute), and two public elementary schools (Elmbanks Junior Middle Academy and Melody Village Junior School) in close proximity. It was established in 1974 by the Basilian Fathers and the Metropolitan Separate School Board (now called the Toronto Catholic District School Board) with the school building completed in 1976 on the original 21 Panorama Court building on Kipling and Albion.
The school facilities in the original building consisted of one main two-story building and 16 portables, with a cafetorium and a playing field.
In 2007, Father Henry Carr has moved to the newly renovated 1760 Martin Grove Road, the former home of Marian Academy, a school existed from 1988 until 2002 nearby when the school was used as the temporary campus. The current site was once part of the former Humbergrove Secondary School, which was closed in 1988 and the property was turned over to the Metropolitan Separate School Board. The new Carr gave a major face-lift that included a new main entrance, central community atrium, cafeteria, drama studio, and labs, including three automotive bays, new windows, stone work and landscaping.
FHC has Field of Dreams, a football and track field with artificial turf field complete with full lighting . It offers an Advanced Placement (AP) program. It is the regional centre for the AP and Pre-AP program for the TCDSB. It offers sports such as basketball, hockey, football, softball, cricket, track and field, volleyball, badminton, cross-country, and swimming.
The school extra-curricular activities include dramatic productions, art exhibits, drum-line and musical performances.
Other programs are
- Mandatory after-school tutoring
- ESL courses and supports
- Vibrant Leadership groups
- Chaplaincy team
- Community outreach
- Hospital for Sick Children Reading Program
- Linkage with colleges and universities for mentorship
- Cooperative Education and Apprenticeship [OYAP]
- Library resource centre
- A special education model
- Co-host of the OYAP Carpentry Accelerated Program
- The school's sport coach, Peter Miller was a graduate of Cornell University, and the father of Leah Miller (The hostess of So You Think You Can Dance Canada).
- Enrico Colantoni - Actor (drama and arts theater named in his honour)
- Sim Bhullar - NCAA Basketball player
- Kerry Carter - NFL player
- Paul Cavallini - NHL player
- Carlo Colaiacovo - NHL player
- Bob Essensa - NHL player
- Michael Futa - NHL player
- Patrick Flatley - NHL player
- Paul Higgins - NHL player
- Scott Mellanby - NHL player
- Tremaine Harris - 2012 Olympic Sprinter