Model Schools for Inner Cities
Welcome to Model Schools for Inner Cities!
The Toronto District School Board’s goal is to make sure all our students succeed. Model Schools for Inner Cities plays a critical part in reaching that goal. The programs and services developed in these schools ensure inner city students grow up with all the positive choices and opportunities they need to thrive in today’s complex world.
- Student Achievement
- Parent and Community Engagement
- Financial Stability
TDSB 5 Strategic Directions:
1. Make every school an effective school
2. Build leadership within a culture of adaptability
openness and resilience
3. Form strong and effective relationships and partnerships
4. Build environmentally sustainable schools that inspire
teaching and learning
5. Identify disadvantage and intervene effectively
1) Innovative teaching and learning practices
2) Support Services to meet social, emotional and physical well being of students
3) School as the heart of the community
4) Research, review and evaluation of students and programs
5) Commitment to share successful practice
Not every family or community has access to the same economic opportunities and social supports, or even to the basics that children need to succeed. Challenges like poverty and language barriers can affect how well children do in school. Model Schools for Inner Cities is an important Toronto District School Board (TDSB) program that supports ALL the needs of the child. By working together with students, families, community and government partners, schools can make a real difference. Learning is not limited to the classroom!
1. Equity: Achieving fairness and equity to ensure the lives and realities of our students are reflected and affirmed.
2. Community: The school becomes the heart of its community with education and school resources acting as pillars of the neighbourhood.
3. Inclusiveness: An inclusive culture that respects and reflects all aspects of the school, its community, students and staff;
4. Expectations: Achievement enhances self-esteem, which in turn fuels achievement. Every child is expected to progress to the highest level of which they are capable, regardless of economic or cultural background.