John Polanyi Collegiate Institute
|John Polanyi Collegiate Institute (JPCI)|
|640 Lawrence Avenue West
North York, Toronto, Ontario
|School type||High school|
|Motto||Motto: Scientia Est Potentia
("Knowledge Is Power")
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Colour(s)||Blue and white|
|Team name||John Polanyi Jaguars|
|Newspaper||John Polanyi News|
|Website||John Polanyi Collegiate Institute|
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute (JPCI), previously Sir Sanford Fleming Academy from 1964 to 2011, is a public high school located in the North York district of Toronto, and serving the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Allen Road (a.k.a. Lawrence Heights). It is a semestered school offering a "full range of university, college and apprenticeship programs."
Bathurst Heights Secondary School opened on September 4, 1951 as North York's second high school (the first being Earl Haig Secondary School) and officially opened on May 29, 1952. Six additions were made throughout the years and adult education was introduced before its program being abolished in 2000. After years of enrollment declining, Bathurst Heights was closed its doors as an regular operating school on June 23, 2001.
From 2006 to 2011 it was home to Dante Alighieri Academy Beatrice Campus and since moved to Sir Sandford Fleming Academy building.
The former school's building is now leased out by the Toronto District School Board to several tenants:
- formerly hosting the North York Harvest Food Bank
- Swim camp
- Toronto ESL Learning Centre
Notable alumni (Bathurst Heights)
- Denham Brown, basketball player
- Paul Godfrey, municipal politician and newspaper publisher
- Urjo Kareda, late theatre and music critic
- David Shiner, municipal politician
- "John Polanyi Collegiate Institute". Toronto District School Board. Retrieved November 6, 2015.