Dewson Street Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
65 Concord Ave, Toronto, ON
Dewson School, a dynamic community school, provides quality English and French programs. We receive students into a French Immersion Program at the Senior Kindergarten level. Our mission is to enable each student to reach their individual social and academic potential, acquiring the knowledge, skills and values they need to become members of a democratic society, in an environment which motivates them to practise critical thinking and lifelong learning. We will do this by fostering a strong partnership and mutual responsibility among students, families and staff in a safe, respectful and equitable environment. We provide opportunities for personal growth, and empower students to become active participants of a global society.Read more
Our mission is to enable all students to reach their individual social and academic potential, acquiring the knowledge, skills and values they need to become members of a democratic society, in an inspiring environment that will motivate and enthuse them to practise critical, creative thinking and lifelong learning.
Ecole Dewson School
Dewson is a dual track school, a school that offers instruction in English from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6, and Early Immersion instruction in French from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Although taught in different languages, the students work and play together at recess, in activities, in clubs and on teams.
In the Immersion Progarm, all subjects are instructed in French from senior Kindergarten to Grade 3, even Physical Education. In grade 4 English instruction in the Language curriculum is introduced and by Grade 6, fifty per cent of the student's day is instructed in English.
Ministry Standardized Tests
All students participate in the Ontario Standardized tests, Language and Math for Grades 3 and 6 in the English stream, Math for Grade 3 in in the French Stream and Language and Math for Grade 6 in the French stream. Ministry testing results can be found on the Ministry's website, www.eqao.com.
Parents are an important part of daily life at Dewson. Our parents are active in supporting programming in the classrooms, trips, clubs, fun events, as well as fundraising. The School Council monthly meetings are extremely well attended and are organized so that parents are able to have input on a regualr basis.
Registration for Junior Kindergarten takes place in February at the school. Registration for Senior Kindergarten, French Immersion takes place in January. Please visit the Dewson School Blog at http://dewsonschool.wordpress.com/ for registration dates and a great deal of other activities, announcements and information.
Students have many options for extracurricular activities. We boast a Physical Education Specialist and we have teams from all grades that participate in extra mural and intra mural activities. There is a strong music program (5 choirs), led by a music specialist. The Grade 5 and 6 classes have the opportunity to try out for a Steel Pan Band and a Strings group.