Danforth Gardens Public School (Gr JK - 08)
20 Santamonica Blvd, Scarborough, ON
Danforth Gardens P.S. is located in an established neighbourhood adjacent to the Albert Campbell Public Library, Danforth Gardens Park and a shopping plaza. We have over 520 JK to grade 8 students and a dedicated staff of 40. At Danforth Gardens P.S. staff, students, parents and the community are committed to working together to provide a well balanced experience for all students. We value this partnership and its importance in creating a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
Danforth Gardens works in cooperation with the City of Toronto to provide a beautiful play space for the community. One of each of the soccer fields, playgrounds and baseball diamonds is on city property and one is on school property. All benefit the community of Danforth Gardens.
Character attribute education encourages students to set high standards for behaviour, to make decisions that are personally empowering and to create quality relationships. At Danforth Gardens we focus on one character trait per month. Students and staff work together to discuss and model each attribute. Students and staff are recognized at monthly recognition assemblies for exemplifying each trait. Check out our recent Danforth Gardens recognition award winners posted in the main floor hall.
Danforth Gardens students are fortunate to have the opportunity to join in a wide variety of activities. Thanks to the enthusiasm of their teachers, students can join over 45 clubs, teams and activities. Everything from arts, athletics, music, and games to leadership, student council, social justice and environmental activism is available at Danforth Gardens.
Model Schools for Inner Cities
We are excited to be a part of Model Schools for Inner Cities (MSIC).
Our support team consists of a Lead Teacher, Coach and a Community Support Worker that support our school with the goals of innovative teaching and learning practices, supportive services to meet the social, emotional and physical well-being of students and making the school the heart of the community.
Celebrating Our Differences
Our students collectively speak 41 languages and come together from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. We celebrate the richness that this diversity provides and offer our students opportunities to make connections between their cultural backgrounds, the curriculum and co-curricular activities, both inside and outside of the classroom.