Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK - 08)
350 Parliament St, Toronto, ON
Sir Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Earl of Dufferin (1826 – 1902) was Canada’s third Governor General. Lord Dufferin established the Governor General’s Academic Medals to reward excellence by Canadian students in high schools, colleges and universities, and they are still awarded today.
At Lord Dufferin P.S. we strive to build a Culture of Responsible Students.
Lord Dufferin P.S. is a downtown inner-city school serving families in the Regent Park community. The old building was built in the 1920's with additions in the late 1940's. A new school building was completed in January, 2000. In the fall of 2003, the school yard was landscaped with the addition of a baseball diamond, soccer field, walkway to Berkeley Street and new fencing. In May, 2008, a new play structure was donated and built by the Kids Around the World Organization and the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation.
School Focus For This Year
We believe that our school is an institution that promotes developing responsible students and academic success.
We believe that all staff, parents and community members must work together to accomplish this.
We believe that we are not only preparing students for today, but that we are preparing them for the future.
OUR STUDENTS (As of Fall 2011)
Total number of students: 508
J. Kindergarten-Grade 3 151
Grade 4-6 119
Grade 7-8 238