Beverly Glen Junior Public School
Beverly Glen Junior Public School is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school situated in the northwest portion of the Bridlewood community on Beverly Glen Boulevard. The school first opened in 1972. Presently, the school serves over 450 culturally diverse students in a safe, caring and student-centred environment. As of September 1998, Beverly Glen became a dual track school offering both regular English and French Immersion programs. The parents and students of Beverly Glen have been and continue to be actively involved in the life of the school. We continue to have an active School Council that supports the school in many ways.We continue to develop character in all students and this is a shared responsibility between home and school. There is a need for family, community and schools to engage cooperatively to encourage students' learning and maturing as social beings. Throughout the year, we will continue to focus on the 10 attributes identified at the TDSB and we encourage parents to reinforce these attributes at home whenever possible: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Kindness and Caring, Teamwork, Fairness, Honesty, Co-operation, Integrity and Perseverance.
High Academic Standards
At Beverly Glen our students are taught to be responsible, to acquire the skills, attitudes and knowledge in order to achieve their personal highest potential. We strongly believe that it is important that our students develop the character skills to do what is right, acting morally with wisdom and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others. Through their Beverly Glen experience, we want our students to identify and develop their individual gifts, talents and interests and through this, embrace a lifelong love of learning.
Parents as Partners
The staff at Beverly Glen believe that open communication and an active involvement in a child’s education is vital and can only enhance classroom programs. Parents play a very important part in the success that a child experiences at school. For this reason, the connection between the parents and the school is a significant one.
High Yield Strategies
At Beverly Glen we........
*assess student work collaboratively
*promote a culture of high expectations
*inform instruction with data
*plan large blocks of learning
*focus on developing higher order thinking skills
*provide opportunities for purposeful talk
*emphasize non-fiction writing
Extra Curricular Activities
There are many activities, clubs, leadership opportunities and school teams at Beverly Glen. Our rich co-curricular activities clearly illustrate that the students at Beverly Glen are provided with many opportunities to become actively involved in the life of the school to enrich and enhance learning, social development, and leadership skills.
The study of music supports wonderment, imagination, appreciation and sensitivity. The goals of our band, recorder and choir includes good practice habits, working within an ensemble, rehearsal procedures, and a focus on the essentials of music. Beverly Glen believes that the openmind-edness of younger students allows for a spirit of experimentation and adventure.
• Music is communication.
•It is a language unto itself and allows the student an understanding of something that cannot be found in any other part of life.
• Music allows critical assessment by teaching the student to access factual as well as emotional sides of the mind in the same process.
• Music teaches tenacity and persistence