Marian Academy (Toronto)
Marian Academy (Official name Marian Academy Catholic Secondary School; also called Marian Academy CSS, MACSS, MA, Marian) is a former Catholic high school administered and operated by the Toronto Catholic District School Board in the Rexdale area of the Etobicoke district of Toronto, from September 1988 until June 2002.
(Father Henry Carr West)
1760 Martin Grove Road
|School type||Bill 30 Catholic High school|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
(Holy Ghost Fathers)
|Founded||1988 (closed 2002)|
|School board||Toronto Catholic District School Board|
|Area trustee||Peter Jakocvic|
|School number||548 / 734950|
|Colour(s)||Navy Blue and Grey|
|Team name||Marian Mustangs|
Before Marian, the school campus was named Humbergrove Secondary School opened in 1965 by the Etobicoke Board of Education (now Toronto District School Board) and closed in 1988. As of 2001, the portion of Rexdale containing the school was the poorest part of the neighborhood.
The closing of Marian was done in order for the school board to receive additional grants from the provincial government of Ontario. Those grants would be used to rebuild Henry Carr and Monsignor Johnson. Royson wrote that "Students will have better facilities, though further away." Despite the reputation of the area of Rexdale where the school was located, the students and parents of the school said that Marian was a good school. Many students indicated that they would drop out of Marian instead of attending the new Carr.
- Royson, James. "Closing school dagger to heart of Rexdale." Toronto Star. December 12, 2001. News p. B01. Retrieved on August 27, 2013.