Military Trail Public School (Gr JK - 08)
Military Trail Public School is a vibrant community school. Since 1968 we have served the educational needs of the community bounded by Ellesmere Ave, Highway 401, Morningside Ave, and the hydro field west of the school. We support 500 students from JK to 8 who represent many different cultures. We are fortunate to have strong support for our special needs programs, ESL instruction, a Parenting Centre to help our families that are new to the school or country, and 3 Settlement Workers on site to help families adjust to the rigours of the school environment. We endeavour to attain excellence through academic accountability, arts, and athletics. Our students are proud of the Military Trail uniform and the qualities for which it stands.
Community and Partnerships
We celebrate a strong commitment to community, cultures, and giving to others. Following our World Tour Celebration, the Military Trail community pulled together to celebrate our cultures by publishing the International Flavours Cookbook. We build strength as we establish strong bonds with the U of T, Parks & Recreation, Mornelle Court Coalition, Frontier College, and other organizations that make our school a hub of the community. MTPS takes pride in the work of our School Council and its many members who strengthen the school and the success of each student.
Military Trail Public School offers a balanced literacy program that promotes higher order thinking and a focus on reading and writing initiatives. We support the needs of all students for success and provide opportunities to involve the community in literacy initiatives. After-school support programs and volunteer initiatives support this goal throughout the school environment. Special events such as Family Literacy Night and participation in National Literacy Day celebrations further support this initiative.
At Military Trail we are dedicated to improving EQAO scores and report card results in Numeracy. Extra funds have been dedicated to support staff development, and to acquire written materials and manipulatives to support student achievement. We have seen success by offering after-school mathematics for support and student mentorship opportunities such as License to Learn.
We are proud of our intermediate students at Military Trail and of the initiatives that have supported their academic growth and involvement in the community. Our students have the advantage of working with our guidance department to assist them with making important secondary school decisions.
Early Learning Program (ELP)
The ELP is the Ministry of Education’s provincial initiative that brings full-day early learning to the Kindergarten program for young learners 4 and 5 years-of-age. Military Trail Public School offers a full day kindergarten to the community. Our younger families are also supported through our Parenting Centre and Settlement Workers.
We are integrating the use of multimedia projectors, digital cameras, a computer lab, a language lab, and interactive white boards across the curriculum. Our new Elmos, laptops and Promethean Boards have been well received.