John Polanyi Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement
For students inside the boundary who have not yet registered, please contact the school at 416 395 3303 or visit us at 640 Lawrence Avenue West.
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More Information About John Polanyi Collegiate Institute
Specialist High Skills Major program
As part of the Specialist High Skills Major program the school will offer in the area of Justice Community and Safety Services a grade 12 Criminology and Forensics major that has been developed with the University of Toronto's Centre for Criminology.
SMR (Science, Math, and Robotics)
Other Innovative Programs
comprehensive sports facilities including a pool, weight room, and two gyms.
- a state-of-the-art multimedia lab and technical design studio
comprehensive sports facilities including a pool, weight room, and two gyms
- a Food and Nutrition as well as a Technical Studies Hospitality program
- a partnership with PACT (Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitment and Transformation) to create a expansive fresh produce garden that will convert to a skating rink in the winter
- a fully equipped dance studio
- a personal services lab program focussing on health and wellness
Foods and Environmental Opportunities
- Multi-media Studio and Robotics
- Wireless cross-curricular computers
- State of the Art Library Facility
- Olympic size pool
- Lecture Hall
- Dance Studio
- Easy subway access on Lawrence
- Arts and Sports camps
Student Life - Where You Belong
Sports for male and female teams are fully covered with teams in football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, hockey, soccer, indoor soccer, swimming, badminton, table tennis and wrestling. The daily intra-sports programs are also buzzing in the gyms with lunchtime and after-school weight room workouts and league games to help increase health and fitness.
The arts is an incredibly powerful pillar at JPCI with successful performances from our programs in Dance, Photography, Visual Arts, Music, Ceramics and our award winning actors and actresses in drama and singing! The JPCI auditorium complements all these shows.
If students prefer a smaller group atmosphere there are unlimited clubs available in areas such as computer technology, graphics, anime, sewing, cooking and more!
WHAT SETS US APART
Environmental sustainability and character education go hand in hand through our partnership with PACT (participation, acknowledgement, commitment and transformation).
The PACT “Grow to Learn” Urban Agriculture Initiative is a program designed to grow and donate organic produce to food banks across the GTA. The produce is grown at the school by youth and the school community at large. This program commenced in 2009 and is a natural outreach component of the original PACT Farm in the City program.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Parent Council is also involved in various school-wide initiatives; e.g. Recognition Assemblies, Commencement, evening presentations, coaching, conferences/workshops, field trips and celebratory events. Our SIP involves parent and student leaders. Parents are informed of all major events via phone calls/newsletters and the website. There are productive bi-annual parent forums during "Parent Teacher Nights" where all curricular and co-curricular committee leaders provide key information to parents.