Niagara Street Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
222 Niagara St, Toronto, ON
The Small School with a Big Heart
Niagara Street Public School is a small school where we value a more personal touch and individual attention for each student. The school sits in the heart of one of the largest urban renewals the city has ever seen. Niagara Street Public School is a community in which all members have the right to expect a safe, caring and respectful learning environment. We come from cultural and economically diverse backgrounds and we value this diversity. A few of our families are learning English. Some of our families speak a different language at home and at school. Many of our families come from Canada. Wherever you come from, Niagara Street is a wonderful place to be! Niagara is the "little school with the big heart"
Good Things Come in Small Packages!
Niagara Street is a small but lively school. We consider our size to be an asset since it allows the teachers to know each and every student by name. We work as a team to focus on individual needs. We are able to offer everything that a large school offers including, the arts, sports, environmental consciousness and healthy living. Our parents are important partners in our students' educational experience. We have an open door policy and many parents volunteer in the school. Students flourish in our supportive and creative environment.
The School Community
Niagara Street is home to the Garrison Creek Community Daycare and a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre.
The Daycare is acknowledged to be one of the best in the city. Students from age 2.5 to 11 years encounter a warm and caring staff and exciting programs.
The Parenting Centre is open for parents or caregivers to drop in with their preschoolers for friendship, socializing, information, support and circle time. Children are comfortable coming to school early.
Our school collaborates with both of these centres to form a seamless transition for kindergarten students going to and from childcare. It's all in the same building!
We Are Committed to Academic Excellence
At Niagara Street Public School, we are committed to ensuring that each student achieves to the best of their ability. Our standardized test scores are good, although not always reported due to our size. Parents are our partners in the education of their children and ongoing, regular communication is important to this partnership.
We are Committed to Healthy, Active Students
At Niagara Street, students have Physical Education every day delivered by a Phys. Ed. Specialist. There are also opportunites for team sports, intermural and intramural tournments and games, clubs and even our own Olympics.
We also have a healthy daily snack program for each student. We believe that healthy, active students learn more easily - and happily.
We Are Committed to the Integration of the Arts
We belive that integrating music and arts into all aspects of the curriculum enhances education. Niagara Street students express themselves in drama, dance, band, strings, choir, and visual arts. Visiting artists devise projects to enrich the arts program and which decorate the school. The winter concert and talent show highlight our performance skills.
We Are Technologically Minded
Students at Niagara Street PS are engaged by the use of technology in lesson presentation and by being able to research and prepare in our computer lab. Niagara Street has Smart Boards, Mobis, ITouchs in regular use, and a lab, located in the Library, to help students combine the many ways to use research and access information.