Orde Street Junior Public School (Gr JK - 06)
18 Orde St, Toronto, ON
Our History: School for Children with Tuberculosis
Orde St. Junior P.S. has an open third floor space which was created in the early part of the 20th century to be used for children who had tuberculosis. It was believed that sick children could still go to school if they could be taken outside on their gurney to benefit from some time outside in the fresh air.
As a former 'School on the Move', we believe in: providing a positive and safe learning environment for everyone; respecting and valuing all races, languages, cultures, and religions; upholding the TDSB Human Rights Policy in maintaining a discrimination and harrassment free school; emphasizing a developmental program which focuses on each child's strengths and abilities; providing opportunities for children to achieve their highest academic potential; continuing to strengthen our home/school partnership.
Our Partnership with AGO
Orde St. P.S. has a unique partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario. As a member of the AGO's Community Access Program, we benefit from free teacher-guided visits to this wonderful gallery. Students also have the opportunity to attend Art Camp during the March Break and for 2 weeks in the summer.
We Learn Mandarin Simplified
Orde St. P.S. has an International Languages Integrated Day Program. Since the predominant international language at Orde is Chinese, we have opted to have Mandarin Simplified taught to each of our Grade K- 6 classes. Our students benefit from learning about the Chinese language and culture which enriches their educational experience at Orde.
Quality Daily Physical Education at Orde
We provide our students with quality daily physical education. On days when physical education is not scheduled, they participate in DPA (daily physical education) for a 20 minute period. We believe that children who are physically fit are better prepared to learn. We also offer a variety of extracurricular sports with many opportunities for our students to get involved.