Martingrove Collegiate Institute

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Martingrove Collegiate Institute
"The Light is Within You"
50 Winterton Drive
Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, M9B 3G7
Coordinates 43°40′24″N 79°33′39″W / 43.673406°N 79.560810°W / 43.673406; -79.560810Coordinates: 43°40′24″N 79°33′39″W / 43.673406°N 79.560810°W / 43.673406; -79.560810
School type High School
Founded May 28, 1966
School board Toronto District School Board
Superintendent Susan Winter
Area trustee Chris Glover (Ward 2)
School number 2804
Principal Randy Palermo
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,166 (Nov. 30 2015)
Language English
Area Martin Grove Road and Eglinton Avenue
Colour(s) Brown, White and Orange             
Mascot Bear
Team name Martingrove Bears

Martingrove Collegiate Institute (MCI) is a non-semestered public secondary school located on the southeast corner at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Martin Grove Road in Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is overseen by the Toronto District School Board. The school is home to the gifted program in Etobicoke. The school has held reunions for its 25th, 30th, 40th, and 50th anniversaries.[1]

Martingrove's school colours are brown, white and orange and its mascot is a bear. The school's motto is Lumen in vobis est (The Light is Within). The student-run news magazine The Martingrove Beacon, has, since its creation in 2002, won 15 Toronto Star High School Newspaper awards.

Gifted Program[edit]

Martingrove is one of two TDSB designated high schools for the Gifted Program in Etobicoke (the other being Thistletown Collegiate Institute).[2]

AP & Pre-AP Program[edit]

Martingrove also offers the Advanced Placement Program and Pre-AP Program to all qualified and interested students. The Pre-AP Program begins in Grade 9 and continues through Grade 11. Students learn the necessary skills, knowledge and foundations for success in preparation for entrance to the Advanced Placement Program in grade 12.[3]

Reach for the Top[edit]

MCI has a history of participation in the high school quiz program Reach for the Top. They have won numerous local, regional and provincial tournaments, with appearances at both the provincial and national level finals. For many years the team was coached by teacher Patricia Beecham, who would go on to work as a co-ordinator and head judge for the Reach for the Top organization.[4] They have qualified for the national level finals for 8 years straight as of 2018.

Notable Victories:

  • 2013 - Ontario Provincial Champions[5]
  • 2014 - Canadian National Champions[6]
  • 2015 - Ontario Provincial Champions[7]
  • 2016 - Ontario Provincial Champions[7]

Model U.N.[edit]

Martingrove is host to one of the largest Model United Nations in Ontario, running the annual 2-day event since 1986.[8] The event draws on hundreds of students across the Toronto District School Board, as well as notable guest speakers such as Bob Rae (former Ontario Premier), Allan Rock (Former Justice Minister), Jean Chrétien and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

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