Ryerson Community School (Gr JK - 08)
"Ryerson Community School...Where you belong"
Egerton Ryerson, the founder of Ontario's public education system, founded Ryerson Community School in 1877. Ryerson studied various education systems in the U.S., England, and Europe and combined the best of these to develop his own system in Ontario. Today, Ryerson Community School is a vibrant and diverse K to 8 school, both culturally and linguistically. We are the 1999 recipients of the Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh Award for excellence in community based programming. In 2008, Ryerson received the prestigious Anne Hope Award for our commitment to promoting social justice, human rights, and anti-racist education. We celebrated our 125th Anniversary Celebration in 2002. Our motto is "Ryerson Community School...Where you belong."
Ryerson Community School, together with families and communities, strives to provide a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment that empowers and challenges our diverse school population to reach its full academic and social potential. Every Ryerson student is valued, respected, and has opportunities to succeed and become a responsible, contributing member of our society...
Vocal Music Academy (VMA)
Students will develop musical knowledge, creativity and confidence through choral singing and the creation of their own music. Students will have numerous opportunities to participate in a variety of glee clubs, large ensemble singing groups, musical theatre, small groups, chamber ensembles and solo performances in the school and their community across the GTA. Students will be part of a culture that balances academic excellence with personal leadership, character development and innovation.Read more about Vocal Music Academy (VMA)
Literacy / Numeracy
We will continue this year to improve student achievement in literacy through Teaching Learning Critical Pathways, Professional Learning Communities, and innovative co-teaching. This year we invested in brand new literacy resources for the Kindergarten and Primary grades.Read more about Literacy / Numeracy
Parenting and Family Literacy Centre
Our Parenting and Family Literacy Centre helps parents and grandparents prepare their youngsters for school through reading, stories, playing, and singing.
George Brown Fashion District and Jing Bao Daycare
This daycare, a lab school, offers a new toddler program, an enriched Pre-school/Kindergarten program for 2 -1/2 to 5 year olds, and an exciting before and after school program. All programs develop a love of learning. The play-based curriculum offers many opportunities for problem-solving, seeing patterns, making predictions, testing them, and evaluating the results. Read more about George Brown Fashion District and Jing Bao Daycare
Integrated International Languages Program
We have an integrated International Languages Program with students enrolled in one of the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, Swahili/African Heritage, and Arabic. We also have a Saturday School International Languages program with over 600 students attending.