Mary Shadd Public School
Free to be... the best of me.
Mary Shadd P.S. opened in 1985 and was enlarged in 1992. Our motto is "Free to be...the best of me" and is intended as a tribute to the spirit of Mary Ann Shadd, after whom the school was named. In the 1830's, Mary Ann Shadd and her family helped slaves escape via the Underground Railroad to Canada. Our school has adopted the train as our symbol.
Mary Shadd P.S. is a large, active school whose students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 participate in a variety of co-curricular activities involving many disciplines. Our students represent 18 nationalities. 76% speak another language as well as English. We offer an after school heritage language program for our Tamil community. We take these factors into account in our school planning.
Our Mission: "Free to be... the best of me"
Mary Shadd P.S. provides all of our students with academic, social, emotional and technological skills to be independent, healthy, respectful, productive, life-long learners and creative problem solvers. We will ensure success by establishing a safe, caring, collaborative environment and equitably delivering a range of effective programs and support services in an inclusive community. We will focus on ongoing evaluation, open dialogue and continuous school improvement planning to achieve high standards as outlined by the Ministry of Education.