John Polanyi Collegiate Institute
|John Polanyi Collegiate Institute|
640 Lawrence Avenue West
|School type||High school|
|Motto||Motto: Scientia Est Potentia|
("Knowledge Is Power")
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
(North York Board of Education)
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Team name||John Polanyi Jaguars|
|Newspaper||The [Paw] Print|
|Website||John Polanyi Collegiate Institute|
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute (JPCI), previously is a public high school housed in the former Bathurst Heights Secondary School building located in the North York district of Toronto, and serving the area of Lawrence Avenue West and Allen Road (a.k.a. Lawrence Heights). Prior to 1998, the school was part of the North York Board of Education.
It is a semestered school offering a "full range of university, college and apprenticeship programs." The school was originally named after the Scottish-Canadian inventor of time zones Sandford Fleming.
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 a regular operating school on June 23, 2001.
In the 2000s, the Toronto Catholic District School Board used the Bathurst Heights building to house the students from Brebeuf College School during re-construction and later Dante Alighieri Academy Beatrice Campus.
In September 2011 the staff of students from Sir Sandford Fleming Academy moved into the building, at which time the school was re-branded as John Polanyi Collegiate Institute. 
The former school's building is now leased out by the Toronto District School Board to several tenants:
- Swim camp
- Toronto ESL Learning Centre
The Sir Sandford Fleming Secondary School building was built in 1964 and shares the same design as Newtonbrook Secondary School.
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