About Danforth

“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 students with special needs and is committed to the learning success of all students.

Danforth CTI

Our Student Council is active and prominent in student leadership across the Board, and Danforth parents form a strong School Council. Danforth students compete city-wide in team sports and participate in a strong program of athletics and clubs. The Technological Education department has many medal winners in a variety of competitions, such as Skills Canada.

At Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute we build on the motto, “We learn by doing.” Through hands-on experiential learning we prepare our students for apprenticeships, post-secondary education and the workplace, while instilling a love for life-long learning.

All members of the Danforth community are committed to excellence in academic and technological achievement, artistic expression, athletics and community service.

Mission Statement

At Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute we build on the motto, “We learn by doing.” Through hands-on experiential learning we prepare our students for apprenticeships, post-secondary education and the workplace, while instilling a love for life-long learning.

All members of the Danforth community are committed to excellence in academic and technological achievement, artistic expression, athletics and community service.

Danforth provides a safe, caring and supportive environment that fosters innovation, respect for diversity, a productive work ethic, personal independence and social and civic responsibility.

Vision Statement

  • All students who actively participate in their learning can and will succeed.
  • All students are creative, thinking individuals who can be encouraged and nurtured to reach beyond their grasp.
  • All students, staff and members of the Danforth community must be treated with respect and dignity.
  • All students should develop attitudes that will make them good citizens and capable learners in a complex and constantly changing world.
  • All students need to develop a strong, productive work ethic to succeed both at school and in life.
  • All students, staff and members of the Danforth community should appreciate the differences in others while understanding the commonalties that bind us as a human race.
  • All students should be encouraged to use their imagination and to be adventurous in both their academic studies and in their co-curricular activities.
  • All students should acquire a variety of essential skills, including the capacity to analyze, to make sound judgements, to think clearly, to express themselves logically and accurately, to use information technology critically and to make practical applications in all areas of the curriculum.
  • All students, staff and members of the Danforth community deserve an inviting, stimulating and safe environment, and one that builds trust.
  • All students are partners with teachers and parents in a journey of life-long learning.