Glen Park Public School (Gr JK - 06)
101 Englemount Ave, North York, ON
Together We Succeed
Ensemble Nous Reussissons
École Glen Park Public School is located south of Lawrence Avenue just west of Bathurst Street. The school was newly constructed in 1998 so our facilities are very much "state of the art" with air conditioning, a huge gym with a partitioned lunchroom and kitchen for our Breakfast Program. Currently our enrolment is approximately 470 students who are representative of families from a tapestry of cultural backgrounds. As a dual track school, both French Immersion (SK entry point) and English programs are offered from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. We believe that our school should mirror a learning environment where staff and students enjoy learning and growing together in an atmosphere of safety, pride and encouragement.
At Glen Park we strive to enhance our programming, in both French and English, by putting technology in the hands of our students. We have SMART Boards in more than half of our classrooms, a wireless computer lab, iPads, Macbooks, and E-Readers. Our students are actively involved in podcasting, video and photo editing, recording, web-conferencing and a variety of multimedia projects. We also utilize digital cameras and webcams to engage in various media literacy tasks.
Since 2007, Glen Park has been involved in the TDSB Toronto Schools on the Move (TSM) program. As a member of TSM, we embed healthy living and nutrition into our daily schedule. Glen Park offers several organized school teams such as: cross country, track and field, basketball, ice hockey and volleyball. We also have more informal intramural programs like floor hockey and dodge ball. In February, all of our students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to go ice skating once a week. We also are committed to Daily Physical (DPA) and have now incorporated whole school walking excursions as part of our DPA.
Through the generosity of our volunteers/staff, and with our partnership with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), Glen Park offers both a Breakfast and a Morning Snack Program.
We suggest a monetary contribution that can be paid throughout the year to the families that can make the donation to the program in order to offset some of the costs.
In order to best meet the needs of our students, the special education team meets regularly to discuss/plan with parents/guardians and make suggestions. A team of professionals including a social worker, special education consultant, school psychologist, speech and language pathologist, principal and vice principal work together with families to make a difference.
Glen Park values the contribution of all members of our diverse community of students, staff, parents and community groups to best meet our students' needs. We believe that equity of opportunity and equity of access to our programs, services and resources are critical to the achievement of success. Read more about Equity
The architect who designed Glen Park, ensured that our library would serve as the school's centre. Our library is a vibrant, busy location where several activities, in French and English, proceed simultaneously. With the access to SMART boards, portable internet devices and digital equipment, we have been able to create a direct link between the library and media literacy.