First image features a team of male volleyball students. Second image consists of a male student in uniform in a woodworking class. Third image consists of a group of students standing in front of a school bus. The forth image consists of a group of students playing musical instruments.

About Us

Bishop Allen Academy is an excellent educational setting for highly motivated and success-oriented students who enjoy learning.

Academic Curriculum

Our challenging academic curriculum includes enriched credit courses beginning in Grade 9 and Advanced Placement courses leading to the Advanced Placement diploma in senior years. Our large Gifted program focuses on academic achievement, leadership development, and community service.

Many Bishop Allen graduates are awarded scholarships to universities in Ontario and outside the province. Educational services are available for students who need support to learn within an inclusive environment.

Bishop Allen Academy is proud to offer the Early Immersion French Program at the secondary level. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for the Immersion French Certificate.

Bishop Allen also offers a rich co-curricular Program, which includes Vocal and Instrumental Music, Visual Art and Drama. As well, our varsity athletic teams have built a solid reputation for their many championship seasons.

School Motto

Our school motto is Gaudete in Domino - Rejoice in the Lord. At Bishop Allen Academy, we strive to be a welcoming community that daily celebrates our calling to rejoice in the Lord.

School History and Tradition

Bishop Allen Academy was named after Bishop Francis V. Allen, Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto from 1954 until his death in 1972. Bishop Allen was a man known for his firm commitment and support of Catholic education. Our community strives to express his vision of Catholic education, one that is rich in intellectual tradition, and relevant and powerful in its social message.

Bishop Allen Academy is situated on 14.5 acres on a beautiful ravine that run parallel to the Mimico Creek. This property was part of the original piece of land surveyed in the township of Etobicoke in 1793 which was set aside for the use of the government mill or the King's Mill which was located at the first rapids upstream from Lake Ontario. In 1961, the Etobicoke Board of Education decided on this site for the building of a high school, Kingsmill Vocational School.

In May 1988, seven public secondary schools were transferred to the Metropolitan Separate School Board (MSSB), now the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). In November 1988 the Etobicoke Board of Education approved the transfer of the Kingsmill property to the MSSB. In September, 1989 Bishop Allen Academy opened its doors to the community, beginning a new era of Catholic Education in south Etobicoke.

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Photo of the school building.