Summit Heights Public School (Gr JK - 06)
139 Armour Blvd, North York, ON
Summit Heights is a small, dynamic school of approximately 350 students and 40 staff members. Most of our students walk to school. Approximately 100 students come from neighbouring schools and are bussed to Summit daily for our Gifted and Developmentally Disabled programs. The small size of our school allows for school administration and staff to get to know our students on a personal level very quickly. Our small school atmosphere also affords us the opportunity to develop ongoing positive relationships with families, school council and community agencies. Teaching staff at Summit Heights are committed to providing the very best learning environment for their students.
Learning at Summit Heights
Our grade six student results on province-wide assessments has remained consistently high. Our grade three results have provided us with an opportunity to identify students areas of strengths and needs. We are in the process of putting in place the necessary curriculum supports and resources to help all students achieve at or above the provincial level by the end of grade six. We believe all students are able to reach high levels of achievement and as a school we are committed to developing our knowledge and skills to support all learners.
As a school community, our goal is to create an inspiring place where children can learn, grow and gain the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for the future. To support this focus, the Summit Heights school community has partnered with the School Advisory Council to purchase Smartboards, technology tools and computers for all classrooms, Kindergarten through Grade 6. We have a dedicated computer lab to accomodate full classes at one time. Teaching staff regularly engage in professional development to support this school-wide commitment to innovative approaches to cross-curricular literacy.
Summit Heights teachers and staff participate in a variety of professional development opportunities in order to provide effective programs to meet their students needs. This year the focus is on reading and making connections to the text. As a school we are investing in short stories and non-fiction text.
This year at Summit Heights we will continue our school-wide focus in mathematics on problem-solving. Grade 3 and 6 teachers will be teaching students to express how they arrived at mathematical answers. Students will be engaged in problem solving by representing their mathematical thinking in different ways and working cooperatively with peers.
Safe and Caring Schools
Summit Heights has an active Safe and Caring Schools Committee. Our goal this year is to continue to enhance the school learning environment by creating a safer, healthier and inclusive community. This will be achieved through: Eco-schools, Student Leadership, extra-curricular opportunities, and partnering with and fundraising for community agencies and groups.
Summit Heights offers many opportunities for students to engage in the Arts. Last year we received a $5000 music grant from Music Counts. This has allowed us the opportunity to offer additional extracurricular music opportunities for students. Our annual school musical will take place in May.