John A Leslie Public School (Gr JK - 08)
The motto of John A. Leslie P.S. is "living to learn, learning to live."
Our school, John A. Leslie Public School, which opened in 1923, is located at Midland Avenue and Kingston Road. During its history, the school has had 5 additions. Our school is named in honour of John A. Leslie, a local resident who served as trustee and M.P.P. Our school serves 410 Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 pupils. Our students represent a variety of cultures. We are proud of our diversity. John A. Leslie Public School offers regular English programs in all grades, English as a Second Language instruction, Junior and Intermediate special education programs and Extended French. An independent non-profit daycare centre is housed in the building and we have a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre.Read more
Safe and Caring School
We believe that for students and staff to reach high levels of achievement, we must create a safe, caring and equitable learning environment. To this end. we establish monthly Value and Recognition Assemblies in order to help the students build self-esteem and develop a positive attitude, as well as to foster a sense of unity in the school as a whole. Read more about Safe and Caring School
John A. Leslie has a beautiful natural butterfly garden of indigenous plants on our front lawn and an active recycling team to maximize our recycling efforts. We also have a outdoor classroom in our backyard with seating on natural stones, surrounded by shade trees. This classroom and the garden are both projects of our School Yard Naturalization Committee