Don Valley Junior High School (Gr 07 - 09)
"Where All Can Learn/Y Vivre Pour Apprendre"
Don Valley Junior High School is a dual track school, offering instruction in English and French. We are a school with a rich diversity of cultures whose traditions, languages, and perspectives provide our students with a myriad of opportunities to interact, communicate and collaborate to achieve academic success. We offer a challenging, friendly and safe environment where students can develop not only their academic skills, but also their social and emotional skills. Our commitment to excellence, strong academic programming, rich programs in the Arts, Technology and Athletics create an atmosphere which supports our motto: "Where All Can Learn/Vivre Pour Apprendre."
Seventy countries in the world are members of the francophone community. The French language opens doors worldwide. Le français ouvre des portes à travers le monde. At Don Valley JHS, French Immersion students receive 50% of their instruction in French in a variety of subjects. Opportunities for overnight excursions to Quebec are available. By the time they leave Don Valley, they are fluent in both of Canada's official languages. Grade 9 students have the possibility of gaining community hour credit for peer tutoring in French. Suivez votre passion en français! Read more about French Immersion
Special Support Programs
Formal support is provided for students who have ESL, LD, DD and HSP requirements. These students experience specialized programs in a small classroom setting with caring teachers and educational assistants who provide individualized programming designed to build upon their strengths. In our Language Lab, students use various software to improve language skills.
Computer labs dedicated to Grade 7 and 8 students enable them to learn correct keyboarding technique as well as learn current software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel) in order to complete homework/assignments and prepare for the transition to secondary education and the workplace.
Students enjoy music in various forms at Don Valley. Vibrant Strings and Band programs are run by specialized teachers. Morning announcements play current music while students prepare for class. If you enjoy singing, you can join our choir. Music Nights in December and May feature Grade 7, 8 and 9 student performers.
Don Valley JHS has received platinum recognition from the Ontario Health and Physical Education Association for quality programming. Specialized Phys. Ed. teachers help students develop and improve their skills in a wide range of competitive and non-competitive team sports.