Kensington Community School (Gr JK - 06)
401 College St, Toronto, ON
Kensington is located centrally on College Street, just east of Bathurst Street in downtown Toronto. We are very near Kensington Market,this being one of many of Toronto's interesting sites that our classes visit easily on field trips. We offer Kindergarten through Grade 6 and are very proud of our excellent academic and co-curricular programs. At Kensington School we provide a learning environment that stresses a balance among disciplines and program areas. We develop our student's literacy and numeracy skills and offer a Physical Education program through our gymnasium and on-site swimming pool. We have a large, current library, and our teachers provide rich instruction in the arts.
School with a Heart
Kensington Community school offers a personalized, safe and caring environment for your child. Students benefit from the attention and feeling of community that comes when everyone knows your name, and your interests. Staff and parents benefit from the close community feeling that has developed over many years. Many families live and/or work in the neighbourhood, and are able to walk their children to school. Teachers, parents and students work together to create and maintain a safe and orderly learning and working environment.
At Kensington Community School we use the Ontario Curriculum, teacher assessment of student progress and EQAO results to set academic goals for the school. This year we are focussing on developing our students’ ability to read carefully for meaning, and to use higher-order thinking skills (e.g.inferring) to understand and solve problems in all curriculum areas.
We have a swimming pool in our school. We are proud to offer our students K-6 the opportunity to learn how to swim.
International Language Program
We embrace and celebrate our diversity and offer International Language instruction to our students (Grades 1-6) in Mandarin, and Portuguese for 150 minutes per week.
Kensington Community school is a community hub. At this time, adult ESL classes are offered Monday-Thursday mornings. Our pool is used by neighbouring schools and, along with the gym, is available for evening permits.
Kensington Community School hosts a daycare onsite which provides full-day care for infants, toddlers, pre-school and before/after school care for JK/SK children.