Open main menu

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.

Marian Academy
(Father Henry Carr West)
Father Henry Carr CSS at Marian Academy - Humbergrove SS.JPG
Marian Academy (Father Henry Carr West) is located in Ontario
Marian Academy (Father Henry Carr West)
Marian Academy
(Father Henry Carr West)
Marian Academy (Father Henry Carr West) is located in Canada
Marian Academy (Father Henry Carr West)
Marian Academy
(Father Henry Carr West)
1760 Martin Grove Road

, ,
Coordinates43°44′09″N 79°35′32″W / 43.73582°N 79.59214°W / 43.73582; -79.59214
School typeBill 30 Catholic High school
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
(Holy Ghost Fathers)
Founded1988 (closed 2002)
School boardToronto Catholic District School Board
SuperintendentLoretta Notten
Area 1
Area trusteePeter Jakocvic
Ward 1
School number548 / 734950
PrincipalPhil Prospero
Enrollment592 (2001-02)
Colour(s)Navy Blue and Grey         
Team nameMarian Mustangs
ParishSt. Andrew's

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.[1] As of 2001, the portion of Rexdale containing the school was the poorest part of the neighborhood.[2]



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."[2] 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.[2]

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit