Immaculata High School (Ottawa)


Immaculata High School (Ottawa)

Infobox Education in Canada
name= Immaculata High School


imagesize= 200px
motto= Study Builds Character
motto_translation=
streetaddress= 140 Main Street
city= Ottawa
province= Ontario
postalcode= K1S 5P4
areacode = 613
phone = 237-2001
237-6979 (Attendance)
fax = 563-8884
email = Immaculata_High@occdsb.on.ca
url= http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/imh/
schoolnumber=
schoolboard= Ottawa Catholic School Board
affiliation= Catholic
superintendent= Brent Wilson
trustee= Kathy Ablett
principal= Tom D'Amico
viceprincipal= Philip Capabianco (A-F)
Danielle Novak (G-M)
James Kent (N-Z)
administrator=
fundingtype= Public
schooltype= separate high school
grades= 7-12
language= English/French
area=
mascot= Bernie Mac, a St. Bernard
teamname= Saints
colours= Blue, white
founded= 1928
enrollment= 1106
enrollment_as_of= September 2006

Immaculata High School is a Roman catholic high school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Ottawa Catholic School Board. It is currently located along the Rideau Canal in Old Ottawa East neighbourhood of Ottawa. Like other Catholic schools, it is publicly funded under the Ontario school system. It was founded as an all-girls school in 1928 by the Grey Sisters as an alternative to public school education for girls of moderate income, and located at 211 Bronson Avenue. Major changes include expansions in 1950, 1963 and 1967, the addition of male students in 1978, the addition of grades 7 and 8 in 1983, and the move in September 1994 to the current location at 140 Main Street. The school has many computer and science labs, a chapel, music rooms, 2 gyms, a weight room, a hospitality lab, a cosmetology lab, a full service cafeteria, a track and field facility, drama rooms, art rooms and a student lounge filled with sofas, games and a ping pong table.

The high school's current location was originally built in 1930 to house St. Patrick's College, a now defunct Catholic post-secondary institution. In 1973, St. Patrick's sold the building to Algonquin College, who operated a satellite campus there until selling the building to Immaculata in 1994.

In 2007, Principal Tom D'Amico was named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals. [cite web |url=http://www.canadasoutstandingprincipals.ca/2007-winners.html |title=Canada's Outstanding Principals |accessdate=2007-11-23 |publisher=The Learning Partnership]

A more complete summary of the school can currently be found at the [http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/imh/index.php official school website] , on the [http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/imh/content.php?doc=52 history page] .

Notable alumni

* Alanis Morissette, singer - "graduated from Glebe Collegiate"
* Craig Lauzon, comedian co-starring on Royal Canadian Air Farce
* Julie Van Dusen, reporter for CBC; covers political events
* Shirley Van Dusen, award-winning artist; paints Parliament Hill, politicians and their families
* Dorothy Dunn, Director of Teacher Education Branch for the Ontario Ministry of Education
* Andrew Scheer, Canadian Member of Parliament
* Lynn Nightingale, figure skating champion
* David Azzi, football player (drafted to Toronto Argonauts)
* Ben Eager, professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks
* Colleen Swords, Canadian ambassador to the Netherlands
* Rafal Heydel-Mankoo, Royal broadcaster for CTV and author

Immaculata High School Building

References

External links

* [http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/imh/index.php School Website]
* [http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/imh/media.php?mid=8967 Immaculata High School Historical Overview 1928 - present (PDF Format)]


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