Queen Alexandra Middle School (Gr 06 - 08)
Queen Alexandra was founded in 1889 as Hamilton Street School. Destroyed by fire in 1904, a new school named after King Edward VII's wife opened a year later on our current site. The present school was built in 1957 and expanded in 1969. We celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2006 and continue to be the hub in our community.
- The school serves approximately 330 students in Grades 6, 7 and 8 with more than half of the population of east Asian backgrounds.
- Queen Alexandra staff is committed to building a strong partnership between students, staff and parents in order to provide our adolescents with a productive, relevant learning environment as well as a rich, extensive co-curricular program to engage our largely inner-city population.
Model Schools for Inner City
Queen Alexandra Middle School's mission is to build a community of learners that embraces compassion and fairness. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that nurtures their academic, emotional, social, and physical growth. Queen "A" is committed to motivating students to set goals and reach their full potential. The main purpose of our safe, diverse and inclusive school is to create a culture of responsible students, who maintain their uniqueness and passion for learning.
Queen "A" Priorities for Excellence
Our goal is to provide a balanced literacy program for all students to engage them to become lifelong readers and writers. The development of literacy skills is integrated across the curriculum into all subject areas. In math, we group our students by skill level in each grade. As students improve their performance levels, they are able to move up to the next grouping.
Commitment to Social Justice
As a school community, our focus on a wide variety of equity and social justice issues is embedded within the curriculum and our co-curricular activities. Our goal to foster a learning environment that celebrates diversity and enables all students to see themselves reflected within the curriculum. We offer a rich range of experiences and opportunities to support this goal. Read more about Commitment to Social Justice
Celebrating the Arts
Our visual arts, music and drama programs offer a rich opportunity for our students to find their creative selves, appreciate the talents of others and experience the extension of learning. Enrichment is also offered for students interested in learning strings, cello, band and steel pan. We celebrate our students' accomplishments at concerts which we invite you to attend. Read more about Celebrating the Arts
Queen "A" is on the Move!
We know that physical activity leads to active minds and healthy bodies. At Queen "A" every student will participate in physical and health education classes three times per cycle. Our students willl engage in a wide variety of physical activities that support fitness and skill building. To support the program, the school also engages in daily physical activity. Read more about Queen "A" is on the Move!