Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Junior and Senior Public School
Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave., located at Dufferin//Dundas, is comprised of two buildings. The original school (Alexander Muir), a grade 1-6 school, was built in 1888 and the adjoining building (Gladstone Ave.) was built in 1952 to house grade 7 and 8 students. In 1982, the two buildings were twinned. Alexander Muir, a Scottish-Canadian poet and songwriter who wrote the lyrics to the song, “The Maple Leaf Forever”, was the first principal of the school. Our school currently has an enrolment of approximately 390 students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
We share our facilities with an alternative school (The Grove Community School), a YMCA child care, a Before-and-After-School program, adult ESL and a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre. All of us work hard to promote a safe, respectful community environment where positive attitudes, values and behaviours are fostered.