Highfield Junior School (Gr JK - 05)
85 Mount Olive Dr, Etobicoke, ON
Highfield Junior School's motto is 'Be the Best That You Can Be'.
Highfield Junior School, originally built in 1845, is located in the North Albion community in the West Region 1 quadrant of the TDSB.
With over 800 students from Kindergarten through Grade 5, our school believes in the highest quality of holistic education through both academic and co -curricular success.
Our mission at Highfield Junior School, home of the Better Beginnings, Better Futures project, is to empower all learners to become creative problem-solvers and responsible global citizens in our diverse society, by ensuring an engaging, supportive and safe environment which integrates school, family, students and community as one team!
From 3 To 3®
Highfield JS's primary classes benefit from the From 3 To 3® program which applies current research to take a comprehensive approach to children’s language, social understanding and literacy competence. Four stages, from age 3 to the end of grade 3, are designed to ensure that children have: the language ability necessary to communicate and to learn; the theory of mind or social understanding to think about what other people think, assess inferences, and interpret the perspectives of others in order to reason and judge the meaning of communication, reading and writing. Read more about From 3 To 3®
Highfield Community Enrichment Project
The George Hull-Highfield Community Enrichment Project is an integral part of the Highfield JS community. It is part of Better Beginnings, Better Futures which is one of the most ambitious research projects on the long-term impacts of early childhood development programming ever initiated in Canada. It has three main components; in-school support, family support and community partnerships. For more information, we invite you to visit
bbbf.queensu.ca and www.georgehullcentre.on.ca/Preventionand EarlyInterventionServices
Platinum Certified EcoSchool
Congratulations to all students, staff and community partners who, together, helped Highfield achieve the highest Eco-School status! Our student Eco-Team and dedicated staff continue to promote litterless lunches, energy conservation and global stewardship. Highfield's new wing is unique in that we are the only school across the TDSB to be heated by Geo-Thermal energy!
National Award Winning Phys.Ed Program
Highfield is very proud of our engaging Physical and Health Education program which was recently awarded the Elementary Platinum Recognition Award from Physical and Health Education Canada! This award is a testament of the creative and inclusive approach of our dedicated teaching team which ensures that all students are set up for success!
Since the spring of 2009, Highfield students have worn uniforms of black pants, white shirts and maroon vests/sweaters with the Highfield crest. Uniforms are mandatory for all students in Grades 1 to 5. Many parents choose to buy a crest for $5.00 which they sew onto a white shirt. Parents can get details regarding purchasing a full uniform from our school office.
Highfield Heroes and Character Development!
Highfield's 5 Expectations fosters pro-social choices:
- Be safe
- Show respect
- Be responsible
- Solve conflicts peacefully
- Keep your hands to yourself and your feet on the ground.
Students receive positive feedback through our "SuperSlips" and have an opportunity to be a "Highfield Hero"!