Broadacres Junior School (Gr JK - 05)
Broadacres Junior School, situated north of Burnhamthorpe Road and west of The West Mall, first opened in 1959. The school is a single-story facility hosting approximately 300 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5. Grade 4 and Grade 5 Gifted Program classes for this area, are also a part of our school, and in September 2012 we began to offer Early French Immersion. We participate in the "Fit for Life" program and actively promote a healthy lifestyle. A nutritious morning snack is provided daily. On-site Before and After School Programs provide an extended day for some of our students. We are fortunate to have a strong and very supportive parent and school community.
The Ontario "Early Learning Program"
Strong Arts Focus
At Broadacres, qualified music teachers work with all classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3. Our Primary and Junior Choirs perform at assemblies and concerts both large and small. Our Junior Choir participated in Kiwanis last year. Many of our teachers are trained to teach Orff music and recorder. We have co-curricular Dance and Arts and Crafts Clubs. Drama is integrated throughout the curriculum and our students enjoy creating and performing in role.
Healthy, Active Living
At Broadacres we promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Our Nutrition Program provides a morning snack to all students. All classes participate in Daily Physical Activity (DPA) and have "gym" at least 3 times per week. Our annual skating program (Gr. 1 - 5) is sponsored by our School Council. A wide range of co-curricular activities keep students active at lunch time.
The Gifted Program
We are pleased to house the Gifted program for students in Gr. 4 & 5 in central and southern Etobicoke. Children who attend have been identified as "Intellectually Gifted" through the IPRC (Identification, Placement and Review Committee) process in their various home schools. Read more about The Gifted Program
Before and After School Care Programs
An extended day is offered at reasonable cost to Broadacres students through our Before and After School Care Programs, which make it possible for children to participate in supervised activities from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and/or from 3 to 6 p.m. The program also runs on Professional Activitiy Days (PA Days) during the school year.
Early French Immersion
In September 2012, Broadacres began to offer Early French Immersion. A full-day Senior Kindergarten class opened this fall, and a new grade will be added each year. Registration for SK 2013/14 will be open to Junior Kindergarten students from Broadacres and neighbouring schools.