Gordon A Brown Middle School (Gr 06 - 08)
Success Is The Only Option!
G. A. Brown (GAB) is a dynamic and excellent school wherein students, parents and teachers work together to help students reach high levels of achievement. Located in the St. Clair East Community near Topham Park, GAB is proud of its students and the rich and diverse program we offer them. Our feeder schools include Victoria Park, Selwyn, Presteign Heights, O'Connor and George Webster. The school was built in 1949 and has had a number of additions over the years, including a swimming pool.The corner stones of our academic program are literacy and mathematics. Literacy is the common thread across the curriculum as students engage in many opportunities to read, write and communicate orally.
Our school has a deeply rooted sense of community; our excellent facilities serve the students and the community at large. Many of our students have parents and relatives who also attended Gordon A. Brown in previous decades. Our student body includes a number of new Canadians who require English as a Second Language support and encouragement as they acquire a new language and adjust to their new country.
At GAB, We ....
At G. A. Brown, we respect each other and our learning environment. The teachers, students and all members of the G. A. Brown community work together to create an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all learners. Through our committed staff, core curriculum, computer literacy, arts and athletics, we offer a balanced program of academic and social. We believe in student leadership and encourage our students and parents to take a formal and informal role in school activities and their organization.
The school services approximately 500 students in grades 6, 7 and 8.
We are on a ten day timetable in place in order to cover all subjects. Students travel as a class to their core academic subjects which include: English, mathematics, drama and dance, science, history/geography (social studies in grade 6). Other parts of the timetable include: French as a Second Language, physical and health education, visual arts, and music.
We have a diverse school population, both culturally and academically, and are constantly seeking ways to involve everyone in school life. Our classrooms include regular, gifted, and special education support in both integrated (HSP supported regular stream classes) and congregated (small group with limited integration) settings.
Co-Curricular School Life
We offer students a wide range of academic and athletic opportunities for involvement in school. Academic activities include: band, choir, prefects, library monitors, special events committees, PALS (peer mentoring), among others. Athletics offer a wide range including but not limited to: swim team, flag football, team sports (basketball, volleyball, softball), and track.
Our extensive facility, with two large gymnasiums, a pool, and backing onto Topham Park allows us to host a number of athletic tournaments each year. Our Urban Arts Day sees a number of community people enriching instruction and program for our students. The TSO performers attend each year to conduct workshops. We celebrate Black History and Asian Heritage months.