Toronto District School Board
Toronto District School Board

Model Schools for Inner Cities

Contact

Vicky Branco
System Superintendent of Education
Shared Services
Model Schools for Inner Cities
416-395-6742
vicky.branco@tdsb.on.ca

Helen Fisher
Central Coordinating Principal
Model Schools for Inner Cities
416-395-6742
helen.fisher@tdsb.on.ca

Community Resources
Community Resources

We are committed to ensuring that every student succeeds.

Not every family or community has access to the same opportunities and social supports. Challenges like poverty and language barriers can affect how well students do in school. Model Schools for Inner Cities is an initiative that ensures students in the inner city grow up with all the positive choices and opportunities they need to thrive. We focus on the needs of the child and by working together with students, families, community and governments; we can help make a difference.

Model Schools are committed to:

  1. Innovative teaching and learning practices
  2. Providing support services to meet social, emotional and physical well-being of students
  3. Establishing schools as the heart of the community
  4. Researching, reviewing and evaluating students and programs
  5. An ongoing commitment to share successful practice

The goals of Model Schools are:

  1. Equity: achieving fairness and equity to ensure the lives and realities of our students are reflected and affirmed. Closing the opportunity gap to support equitable outcomes for all students.
  2. Community: equitable educational opportunities and adequate school resources allow schools to become the heart of their communities and the pillars of the neighbourhoods.
  3. Inclusiveness: an inclusive culture that respects and reflects all aspects of the school, its community and staff.
  4. Expectations: achievement enhances self-esteem, which in turn, fuels achievement. Every child is expected to progress to the highest level of which they are capable, regardless of economic or cultural background. 
TDSB
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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