Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
"We learn by doing" - Faciendo Discimus
Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute is a specialized Math, Science and Technology school that is proud of its past but equal to the challenges of both the present and future. The school motto is "We learn by doing" and, indeed, experiential learning defines the "Danforth Way". Students have access to a wide selection of engaging and innovative courses, offered in a caring, encouraging, and inclusive atmosphere. Across the subject disciplines, from Technological Studies to the Arts, individual student creativity is encouraged and celebrated. Danforth also supports a wide range of special needs students and is committed to the learning success of all students.
MaST - Mathematics, Science & Technology
Specialized High Skills Major (SHSM)
Danforth CTI was the first school in the TDSB to offer students a OSSD diploma with a Specialist High Skills Major in Hospitality and Tourism. SHSM is a customized and enriched high school experience to suit a students interest and talents within all four pathways - workplace, apprenticeship, college and university. Industry certification is offered in: Food Handlers, Smart Serve, Service Excellence, WHMIS Awareness and First Aid/CPR. "Reach Ahead" activities such as tours, college visits and Co-op, as well as job shadowing and field trips provide an authentic learning experience for students.
Hospitality and Tourism
Danforth's culinary arts program is among the best in the province, with well-equipped kitchen facilities that are attuned to the needs of students, teachers and employees, alike. Access to a newer commercial kitchen allows students the benefit of an industry-standard workspace to prepare for experiences and opportunities in the hospitality and tourism employment sector.
All Grade 9 students at Danforth are introduced to Technological Studies through Exploring Technologies (TIJ1O). Students in TIJ1O follow a course rotation that showcases four Tech Studies focus areas offered at Danforth CTI: Communications, Construction, Hospitality, and Transportation. Each rotation embraces an activity-based and project-driven approach.
Engineering Design - An Interdisciplinary Approach
Danforth's unique two-year Engineering Design program is well-suited to students with a demonstrated ability and interest in Math and Science. The emphasis is on hands-on learning and team work. Students design trebuchets, robots, roller coasters, hovercrafts, hot air balloons, and much more. This is excellent preparation for university engineering courses--and is fun too!
Danforth's facilities support a broad range of course offerings in the Arts, including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, computer art, music, drama, and dance. The Artworks Certificate program recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 6 courses as well as the application of technology in the Arts.