Below are quick notes/facts for each school.
Yellow = Information, Orange = Capital Needs, Purple = Constituent Support, Blue = Development Projects



Church Street Junior Public School

Committed to Student Success!

Church Street Public School is located at Church and Carlton Streets. Several years ago, the school had a major renovation including the addition of a new third floor. In 2004, we participated in a playground improvement project. In 2007 half of the second floor of Church Street Public School was renovated in order to create The Native Learning Centre. Approximately 40 native high school students attend The Native Learning Centre and are taught by teachers from Jarvis Collegiate.

Many of our students speak English as a Second Language and were born outside Canada. Approximately 30 languages are spoken at Church Street Public School.

Church Street School offers regular Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 programs.

 

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Downtown Alternative School

In 1980, DAS was established by parents who wanted to be actively involved in their children's education. Peaceful conflict resolution or Peacebuilding was developed at DAS and has been adopted by schools around the world. This tradition continues through the school's commitment to equity, social justice and environmental responsibility.

We are located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Market community and share the site with housing above, some shops below, and the playground with St. Michael School. Since it is administratively twinned with Market Lane, DAS is able to access the swimming pool at the St. Lawrence C.C. In addition, there is on-site childcare. Please call the DAS Daycare at 416-368-9735 for more information.

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Inglenook Community School

"Subvert the dominant paradigm"

Curriculum Leader: Robert Rennick

Inglenook is a small, friendly alternative community high school with a family-like atmosphere.  We offer a grade 11 and 12 program which includes courses that allow for a wide range of post-secondary planning destinations.  Courses are structured in an interdisciplinary format. 

The school is very community-focused: teachers, parents, and students are all involved in school decision-making. Inglenook offers a special program called Outreach, which takes place every Wednesday morning. Students are expected to work in the community on a volunteer basis. Students can volunteer in schools, senior citizens homes, the food bank, the Toronto Humane Society, and an enormous number of other possibilities.

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Island Public/Natural Science School

The Island Public/Natural Science School dates back to 1888. It is located a short ferry ride from the city on the Toronto Islands at 30 Centre Island Park.

Three programs are run from the school: a day program that services the Island and Harbourfront community, a residential Science Program for 68 students in Grades 5 and 6 and a Nursery school.  Students attending the Science Program are from city schools and spend a 1/2 week at the Island School. The students study natural science and outdoor education.  Day students, Grade JK - 6  are transported to the school by ferry and school bus.  We have 7 classes including our Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten program supported by music, ICT, core French and Special Education.

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Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Founded in 1807, Jarvis C.I. is the frist public high school in Toronto and has a long tradition of academic excellence and student involvement. The school is committed to providing a rich and varied program encouraging higher order thinking as well as research and communication skills. Over 80% of our graduates attend university, including top schools like Toronto, Waterloo, Dalhousie and Queens. Over 40% of graduates are Ontario Scholars and 50% receive scholarships in numerous fields.

Situated in the 'heart of the city' at Jarvis and Wellesley, our school has a rich mix of students from over 100 countries of origin, integrated into one unified, vibrant community in which diversity is our strength!

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Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School

Be Responsible. Be Respectful. Be Successful.

Jesse Ketchum Public School is located at Bay Street and Davenport Road near Yorkville Village. The school was established around 1831 and the present building dates from 1914. The school is named after Jesse Ketchum, a philanthropist who donated the land to the School Board to build the school and to the city for the park.

The school serves a divers population of approximately 400 students, whose cultural backgrounds represent many countries from around the world.  There are more than 40 different languages spoken in the homes of our students.   At Jesse Ketchum our students build self-esteem and confidence, learn to work together in mutual respect and trust, and value diversity.

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Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School

At Lord Dufferin P.S. we strive to build a Culture of Responsible Students.

Lord Dufferin P.S. is a downtown inner-city school serving families in the Regent Park community. The old building was built in the 1920's with additions in the late 1940's. A new school building was completed in January, 2000. In the fall of 2003, the school yard was landscaped with the addition of a baseball diamond, soccer field, walkway to Berkeley Street and new fencing.  In May, 2008, a new play structure was donated and built by the Kids Around the World Organization and the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation.

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Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School

IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

Market Lane Public School is a relatively new school (1992) located on The Esplanade in the St. Lawrence Community, a mixed social and economic community that is still undergoing development. The school is housed in a building complex which includes a community recreation centre and apartment dwellings. The school administration team co-ordinates with the staff of the St. Lawrence Daycare, the St. Lawrence Community Centre, and 222 The Esplanade to ensure on-going and reasonable implementation of the Shared Use Agreement between the Board and the City and other users in this complex.

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Native Learning Centre

The Native Learning Centre is a partnership with the Toronto District School Board. This program allows students to work at their own pace with one-on-one instruction, in a non-competitive environment.

The NLC is a classroom where Native youth can work towards a high school diploma through a flexible curriculum. The program is for youth aged 15 to 20 and encompasses grades 9 to 12, utilizing Ministry of Education approved curriculum.

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Nelson Mandela Park Public School

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Park Public School is an inner city school offering JK to Grade 8 programs.  We are located in the heart of Regent Park in a recently rebuilt state of the art building that is bright, beautiful, and filled with lots of amazing spaces for learning.  We have a student body of just over 500 students that is incredibly diverse with over 30 different home languages represented at our school.  Nelson Mandela Park PS has a dedicated staff who work their utmost to serve the needs of our school community.  We are focussed on building a "Culture of Caring" at our school that addresses the social and emotional wellbeing of students, but also extends to caring about ensuring high quality teaching and learning for all of our students.

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