Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK - 08)
108 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, ON
Alexander Muir (1830 –1906) was a songwriter, poet and school headmaster. A Scottish immigrant, he grew up in Toronto and taught in such places as Toronto, Newmarket and Beaverton. Muir's claim to fame was the song The Maple Leaf Forever, composed in 1867 to celebrate the Confederation of Canada. He was later Principal of Toronto's Gladstone Avenue Public School (renamed after his death in his honour).
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. Read more
We Are a Full Service/ Priority School!
Part of the TDSB Vision of Hope is the idea of Full Service Schools which focuses on whole-child development. Alexander Muir/Gladstone has recently been designated a Full Service School and is working on coordinating the delivery of education, health, prevention and other social services designed to improve the quality of life for students, families and the community. Currently, our community partners include Oasis, Thinking Foward, Kids Now, Go Girls, On Your Mark, Game On and The Drake Hotel.
Integrated International Languages
Alexander Muir/Gladstone is an international language school. Our school embraces a large population of Chinese, Vietnamese and Portuguese students and all students, regardless of ethnic background, have the opportunity to learn either Cantonese or Portuguese during our extended school day with two exceptional language instructors. Some students also remain after school for Mandarin and Vietnamese classes. Many of our students participate in our famous Lunar New Year celebratory performance every winter while other students become involved in our Portugal Day celebration in the spring.
At AMG technology is used widely to enhance the curriculum and support students in their learning. AMG has an upgraded library computer lab with enough work stations to allow full access to an entire class where students learn fundamental and new skills. Our school also has 5 interactive whiteboards, 30 netbooks and a class set of Ipads. Read more about Technology
AMG is a TDSB Model School
As a model school, we understand that not every family in our community has access to the same economic opportunities and social supports. Through this program our students and families have access to free community resources and our teachers receive ongoing professional development which supports innovation and collaboration in all classes. Read more about AMG is a TDSB Model School
Art at AMG
The Arts are a vital part of the education of all students at AMG. Our music specialist ensures that students at every grade level learn music through the Orff approach, integrating voice, instruments and movement while emphasizing excellence in musicianship. Our front foyer features a mural created by all the students that reflects the divsersity of our school community. Read more about Art at AMG
Collaborative Teaching and Learning
All teachers at AMG participate in regular professional learning meetings. Resarch has shown that collaborative inquiry has a positive impact on student acheivement. Teachers work together to develop plan, assess and improve learning for students. Our successful results in EQAO are evidence of how effective this approach has been for our teachers and students. Read more about Collaborative Teaching and Learning