Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Junior School (Gr JK - 06)
Hawthorne II is unique. It is the only bilingual and the largest alternative elementary school within the TDSB. The original Hawthorne School was a private school located at Vaughan Road and Bathurst Street. Hawthorne II opened in September of 1977 with 30 students.
- Its current enrolment is about 200. Most of the students are Canadian-born whose first Language is English. Children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 receive daily instruction in French. This consists of twenty minutes per day in JK and gradually increases with each grade to 120 minutes in grade 6. Parents and staff at this school are committed to teaching French and ensuring that pupils realize that French is a living language.
Hawthorne II is a school where each person is accepted and valued for who they are and are inspired to learn the best way they can. The goal is to create a safe, positive educational experience with high expectations using a wealth of exciting personal, social and academic opportunities. All members of our school community are important members of our team and have a voice.Read more about School Vision
This year's EcoSchools initiative is focused on a a boomerang lunch and the Green Club and continuing our successful school recycling program.
This year's Peaceful School initiative is focused on developing a co-operative anti-bullying environment We are looking at partnerships with the STOP and working on a school garden.
Application for Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative
Hawthorne is an Alternative School. Entry into Hawthorne is done through Optional Attendance. Interested parents should attend the information session this year on Jan. 21st (6-7:30pm). We also have school visits Jan. 21st 9:30-11 am/1-2:30 pm and Jan. 22nd 9:30-11 am. Optional Attendance forms must be handed in by 4pm on Feb. 14, 2013. Lottery 1st week of March.
Hawthorne II offers an enriched program with Art, Drama, and Music performances, workshops and lessons throughout the year. The Enrichment committee (parents and teachers) assesses our Enrichment needs and brings artists and other resources to the classrooms using dedicated School Council funds.