Lawrence Heights Middle School (Gr 06 - 08)
50 Highland Hill, North York, ON
Lawrence Heights Middle School is an exciting place to be and a great place to learn. We offer a comprehensive curriculum with a strong focus on core language arts and mathematics subjects as well as an emphasis on science inquiry and theory, design technology, the arts including drama, dance, visual arts, instrumental and vocal music, and health and physical education. Technology is integrated throughout the teaching and learning environment for staff and students.
There are many opportunities for students to become involved and engaged in the school: sports teams; intramural activities; the band and choir; the student leadership team, drama or dance clubs, boys/girls clubs, junior chefs club, etc. There is something for everyone!Read more
At Lawrence Heights, we believe in "dressing for success." Our school uniforms contribute to a sense of belonging and pride in our school, provide a simple and cost-effective solution to what to wear to school each day, and promote a focus on safety and student success above all else.
The school uniform is very simple and consists of navy blue T-Shirts or Polo Shirts with the school name embroidered on, and black pants. The shirts are sold at the school, and black pants are purchased by parents at any retail location.
Model Schools for Inner Cities
Lawrence Heights is a member of the TDSB’s Model Schools for Inner Cities program. This program offers many opportunities for our school community, including a Community Support Worker to liaise with parents, Vision/Hearing screening clinics, student nutrition programs, a Teaching and Learning Coach to support our staff, and the Beyond 3:30 after school program. The vision for student success of the Model Schools program is founded on Five Essential Components: innovative teaching and learning; support services to meet the well being of children; community involvement; research, and sharing best practices.Read more about Model Schools for Inner Cities
Beyond 3:30 After School Program
Our Beyond 3:30 after school program is supported by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, The Toronto Community Foundation, and the TDSB’s Model Schools for Inner Cities. This program runs until 8:00 PM every weekday, and has four staff providing cooking programs, homework help, physical education activities, various arts programs and social activities.
The Toronto District School Board's Continuing Education Department provides support for our school community through after school numeracy and literacy tutoring programs available to all students free of charge. In addition, Continuing Education also funds Summer School at Lawrence Heights each summer during the month of July.
School Community Partnerships
Our community partners include: Havergal College and Upper Canada College, York University Urban Diversity Program Student Teachers, University of Toronto Inner City Option Student Teachers, University of Toronto Vic Reach Volunteers, George Brown College Child and Youth Worker student placements, Scott Mission volunteers and evening programs, and the Trails program.Read more about School Community Partnerships
Student Nutrition Programs
Healthy snacks are prepared for all students every morning by our cafeteria supervisor Mrs. Heather Blair. The school snack program is supported by the Toronto Department of Public Health, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, and the TDSB’s food services department. Healthy and affordable lunches are served every day in the cafeteria.