Elmbank Junior Middle Academy (Gr JK - 08)
Excellence for all no matter what it takes!
Elmbank Junior Middle Academy, located at the corner of Martin Grove and Finch Avenue West, in the heart of Jamestown, has been a landmark in this neighbourhood since it was built in 1967. The area is very high in its needs and rich in its ethnic, cultural and socio-economic diversity. It prides itself as a model for harmony among the various groups. The school continues to serve as a focal point for the community.
The school serves approximately 600 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 with a variety of educational experiences and diverse needs. Students from the surrounding neighbourhood are joined by those from the nearby Woodbine Centre area (about 1/2 of our school) who are bussed to our school.
Full Day Kindergarden
For the first time Elmbank has 3 classes of full day Kindergarden. It is anticipated that this program will have a major positive impact on student outcomes both socially and academically.
The Elmbank Uniform
Elmbank is a school with a uniform. A uniform assists us with safety by quickly identifying intruders. It also reinforces for students that they are here to work. Uniforms also remove the competition that often arises regarding clothing worn to school thereby further separating those that have more than others.
Student Activities at Elmbank
There is an elected student council.Co-curricular activities include : basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, chess, cricket, video making club, video game club, animation club, photography club, garden club, Green Team, Boys 2 Men, Young Women on the Move, crafts club, French club, art club.
Elmbank administration, to provide needed supports to students and to enhance the learning environment in the school, developed partnerships with Humber College, Parks and Rec, Seneca College, Ryerson University, York University, other agencies so that the school has access to supports, programs, workshops that can enhance student success and support parent empowerment.
Focus on Student Success and Valuing Diversity
At Elmbank we work to achieve exemplary educational outcomes for all of our students. We focus on enhancing student success and on improving student achievement in an environment that epitomizes racial, religious, cultural and social harmony.
We and the community work together to maintain a safe and caring environment. responsibility and a strong sense of teamwork.
Special Programs for Student Support
We are proud to host a number of special programs at our school, including a new Parenting Centre as well as Learning Disabilities, Mild Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Exceptionalities
and one Safe Schools Alternative to Suspension Program.