Ionview Public School (Gr JK - 08)
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" M. Gandhi
Ionview PS is a K – 8 school located near Birchmount Road and Eglinton Avenue in Scarborough. The school opened in 1953. While some families have been connected to Ionview for many years our Settlement Worker also welcomes many new Canadians each year. Our school is committed to educating every student in our care by providing a learning environment that promotes the development of academic excellence, the growth of self esteem, personal responsibility and a connection to our local and global community.
A Greener School
Ionview PS has earned the gold level of Eco Schools by participating in the reduction of paper and energy consumption, litterless lunches, 1,000 acts of green and involving students in caring for our local environment and understanding global issues.
The Music Program
The Ionview PS music program offers students an opportunity to experience, listen to, create, compose and perform music from many cultures and musical genres. Our students have participated in the Toronto Symphony program, watched a student orchestra from Venezuela, participated in a world drumming program and appreciated the gumboot performance from South Africa. Students have the opportunity to take part in choirs and the strings and band program from Grade 5 -8.
Working in collaboration with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, and a dedicated team of volunteers, Ionview PS is able to offer a morning snack to all students. Our present records indicate this program is very successful as participation is close to 95% for this program and no child is denied the opportunity to participate due to financial need.
Caring, Community and Culture
Ionview PS has a vibrant community with more than 20 languages spoken in our school. While many of our students have been born in Canada over half of them speak a second language at home. Our goal is to continue to investigate ways to engage families in school life by offering many community events and to ensure our activities are responsive to our local cultures. Read more about Caring, Community and Culture
Support is presently provided for our Grade 8 students to make informed choices on their high school options through our information meetings for Grade 8 to 9 in the fall, visits to local high schools and through our guidance counselor. Read more about Pathways
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
At Ionview PS we have many ways to support our young children entering school. Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Support Centre offers a two week program in July to support our Junior Kindergarten children and their parents with entering school for the first time. The Ontario Early Years program offers preschool and readiness programs in the school throughout the year. Read more about Getting Ready for Kindergarten