Dante Alighieri Academy

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Dante Alighieri Academy
(Playfair)
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Character and Charity, Scholarship and Service
Address
60 Playfair Avenue
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
Information
School type Catholic High school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Sisters of St. John the Baptist)
Founded 1974
School board Toronto Catholic District School Board
Superintendent Gina Iuliano-Marrello
Area 3
Area trustee Maria Rizzo
Ward 5
School number 522 / 702935
Principal Flora Cifelli
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1194 (2012-13)
Language English
Colour(s) Red, White, and Yellow             
Team name Dante Monarchs
Public transit access TTC:
North/South: 29 Dufferin
West/East: 52 Lawrence West, 58 Malton, 59 Maple Leaf
Rapid Transit: Lawrence West
Parish St. Charles
Specialist High Skills Major Hospitality and Tourism
Non-Profit
(Awaiting approval from the board)
Program Focus Broadbased Technology
Elite Athletes/Arts
Website

Dante Alighieri Academy (Official name: Dante Alighieri Catholic Academy; also known as Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School) 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.

Beatrice Campus[edit]

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
Information
School type Catholic High school
Founded 2006
Superintendent Douglas Yack
Area 3
Area trustee Maria Rizzo
Ward 5
School number 426 / 702935
Grades 9
Language English
Public transit access TTC:
North/South: 109 Ranee
Rapid Transit: Lawrence West
Parish St. Charles

A satellite campus was established in 2006 (as "Dante Alighieri Academy Beatrice Campus") due to overcrowding conditions at the main campus. From 2006 to 2011 the school was located at 640 Lawrence Avenue West, formerly Bathurst Heights Secondary School and vacant since 2004 after the departure of Brebeuf College School. Since September 2011 is has been at the current location, formerly Sir Sandford Fleming Academy (opened 1967 as Sir Sandford Fleming Secondary School).

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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