Willow Park Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
45 Windover Dr, Scarborough, ON
Respect, Responsibility, Success
Willow Park Junior Public School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 community school that opened in 1964 and is located south of Lawrence Avenue between Orton Park Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road. The student population is a diverse representation of many experiences and cultures. One of our most noted traditions at Willow Park is our devotion to social responsibility. The students of Willow Park take great pride in being activists in both local and global issues. At our monthly assemblies, we recognize excellence in academic achievement and social skills. Our school produces a yearly calendar that highlights important dates, policies, procedures and routines that parents and students use for reference.
Model Schools: Ensuring Student Success
Willow Park strives to achieve fairness and equity, to be the heart of our community, to provide an inclusive culture, and to set high expectations for our students. We continue to ensure that students are provided with the tools, resources and opportunities they need to participate fully in school and the community. Our teachers work collaboratively in Professional Learning Teams to set high expectations for students, use data and assessment to guide instruction, provide feedback for students and develop effective lessons and tasks. Read more about Model Schools: Ensuring Student Success
Each member of the Willow Park family - community, home, school - strives to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment where students are encouraged to reach their academic, social and personal potential. Students are given opportunities to take part in authentic real life lessons and learn to be responsible students striving to do their best. Teachers take part in Teaching Learning Critical Pathways to ensure that they understand the meaning and scope of the Ontario curriculum, and consequently develop effective lessons. Together, as the Willow Park family, we ensure that students' needs are being met.
Willow Park Jr. P.S. is a centre of learning and hope for its families and community. The diverse learning needs of children and youth are met by incorporating a comprehensive range of effective educational practices and community partnerships with S.E.P.T., LINC, the Parenting and Literacy Centre, Toronto Public Health, Parks and Recreation and the Toronto Public Library. Read more about Community Involvement
Students and teachers at Willow Park engage in the following:
Concerts, DAREarts, Choir, Excursions, Band, Arts and Crafts Club, Cooperative House League Games, Competitive Teams, Games Club, Computer Club, Eco Team, Library Assistants, Book Club, Boys' Reading Club, Girls' Club, Folkdancing, P.A.L.S., Peacekeepers, Student Council, Student Announcement Crew
Junior Kindergarten - Grade 3: 331, Grade 4 - Grade 6: 153 Total number of students: 484 Gender: Female 258 (53%), Male 226 (43%) Primary language other than English: 300 (58%) Students living in Canada 5 years or less: 72 (14%)
Willow Park, in collaboration with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, offers all students a nutritious snack in the morning, the option of a hot meal at breakfast and lunch and a nutritious snack in the afternoon. All meals/snacks offered are in accordance with Canada's Food Guide.