Francis Libermann Catholic High School

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Francis Libermann Catholic High School
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Address
4640 Finch Avenue East
Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, M1S 4G2
Canada
Coordinates 43°48′26″N 79°16′27″W / 43.807109°N 79.274281°W / 43.807109; -79.274281Coordinates: 43°48′26″N 79°16′27″W / 43.807109°N 79.274281°W / 43.807109; -79.274281
Information
School type Catholic High school
Catholic Elementary school
Motto Inter Mutanda Constantia
(Steadfast in the midst of change)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Holy Ghost Fathers)
Founded 1977
School board Toronto Catholic District School Board
Superintendent Kevin Malcolm
Area 7
Area trustee Garry Tanuan
Ward 8
School number 524 / 707708
524 / 706078
Administrator Jennifer Giannone
Principal Lisa McGuckin
Grades 7-12 (Non-Semestered)
Enrollment 905 (2016-17)
Language English
Colour(s) Blackwatch plaid, Blue, Light blue, and Green                 
Team name Libermann Falcons
Parish Prince of Peace
Specialist High Skills Major

Health & Wellness

Environment
Program Focus Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Advanced Placement
Website

Francis Libermann Catholic High School (alternatively known as Francis Libermann CHS, Libermann High, FLCHS, FL, Francis Libermann, or Libermann) is a Catholic secondary school (as of 2003, an elementary school as well) located in the Agincourt neighbourhood of Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

The school is named after the Venerable Father Francis Libermann.[1] Although the school was founded in 1977 under Father John Geary CSSp, originally, Libermann was intended to be a middle school in the city of Toronto. The idea for the school usage was changed after the school was built and instead to be used by students of grades 9 to OAC. The building was constructed in 1981 and because of this design was made to accommodate a smaller student body, the school had to deal with perpetual overcrowding, requiring the construction of additions and alterations. Portables were built for the surplus of students. Over a period of many years, the school underwent additional construction projects such as expanding the gymnasium, adding an annex, and adding an entire new section containing an office, atrium and cafetorium most notably in 2006.

Overview[edit]

Surroundings[edit]

The school is surrounded by the Brimley Woods forest to the north, Charles O’ Bick Police Academy and a fire hall to the west, a ravine to the east, and an arterial road, Finch Avenue East to the south.

Transportation[edit]

The nearest bus stop, located outside of the school, is 39 Finch East to Finch Station. The nearest intersection is Finch and Brimley Avenues, where there are stops for the 21 Brimley and 199 Finch Rocket bus routes.

Programs[edit]

Libermann High offers the required courses to obtain the diploma, as well as other elective courses. Apart from having many different courses, the majority of them have different teaching and grade levels – some are prerequisite to others. Currently, Libermann High is not particularly famous for any one subject area; however the sports programs (namely track and field, volleyball and badminton) do bring the school fame.

Uniforms[edit]

During normal classes, students are expected to wear the school uniform – a combination of: gray dress pants, a white dress shirt, a golf shirt, a polo sweater, a knit sweater, a knit sweater-vest, a kilt with school colours, and black shoes.[2]

Campus[edit]

Libermann High accommodates a library and computer labs; some of the computers were donated through a Bill Gates program.

Student body[edit]

The student body is racially diverse in comparison to other cities.[citation needed] The number of students varies year to year from 750–1000, currently home to grades 7 to 12. The FL Catholic Elementary School program began in 2003; this added grade-gifted students in grade 7 and, eventually, students in grade 8 to attend the school. Graduates may stay for a fifth year even after the termination of OAC.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TCDSB Francis Libermann". Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "TCDSB Francis Libermann". Retrieved 28 January 2012. 

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