Islington Junior Middle School (Gr JK - 08)
Islington Junior Middle School is a unique school which was established in 1832 and is the second oldest elementary school in Toronto. We are proud of our international character and the diversity of our students. Over 40 languages are spoken at Islington JMS. We strive to ensure that each learner has opportunities to develop as a positive, open-minded contributor to society in a welcoming environment with high expectations and academic excellence. We also provide opportunities for student leadership and service and work hard to promote equity, equality and understanding. At Islington we also combine our strong academic focus with an extensive extra-curricular program in music, drama, dance and sports.
Our Mission Statement:
At Islington , we continue to use the many exemplary practices and celebrate and share our success through our scheduled Common Planning Time for teachers and students. We will focus on the continuation and improvement of our Professional Learning Communities through a balanced literacy approach. Professional Learning Communities will focus on instructional growth using a school wide common 'Big Idea' of Environmental Awareness, Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship integrated into all subject areas through the use of the Teaching and Learning Critical Pathway.
Character Education , Equity and the Environment
At Islington Junior Middle School, we have incorporated the TDSB Character Education Attributes, Environmental and Equity initiatives into our daily curricular program and leadership groups. The student run Environmental and Equity Ministries regularly present to our primary/junior and intermediate divisions at assemblies.
Islington Junior Middle School transforms into many landscapes ranging from lush African Jungles to exotic Agrabah. Students present
musicals such as Lion King, Aladdin and our 175th Anniversary Pageant. Students receive dance instruction from professional dance teachers and theatre companies. We direct the main cast actors and teach songs in preparation for the event.
We are strongly committed to instilling high expectations for students both behaviourally and academically. Student Leadership is an integral part of our school climate. Members of our Student Parliament, Peer Mediators, Conflict Managers, All Rights Committee and Ambassadors work hard to promote equity, equality and understanding.
Our students participate in a variety of activities which promote health, fitness and co-operation. At Islington, our Athletic Teams consist of Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country Running, Track and Field, Soccer, Football and Cricket for both boys and girls. Students also participate in The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence : Grade 5 Hockey Academy.