Cedarvale Community School (Gr JK - 08)
Vice-Chair Joanne Bernstein
Vice-Chair Joanne Bernstein
145 Ava Rd, York, ON
Cedarvale Community School is located in the Cedarvale Community near Bathurst and Eglinton Streets. The school first opened on September 5th, 1950. Cedarvale is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school. Our motto is "Committed to Excellence".
Our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people dedicated to achieving to the best of their ability. As an IB World School, we have an additional commitment to developing internationally-minded students who demonstrate intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and respect for others.Read more
Planning for this Year
We have been pleased with the overall results of the Cedarvale grade 3 and 6 students in the Province-wide EQAO testing and assessments. Although each year there has been a lot to celebrate, it has been equally as important to review the results and identify areas of strength and needs. Through the review process, a plan of action is developed, implemented, reviewed, revised, and continually updated. We believe that it is imperative that we continue to review our programs to ensure that we provide the very best academic programming for each student.
IB World School
We are an International Baccalaureate World School (Primary Years Program). The Mission Statement of the IBO "encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right." More information can be found at www.ibo.org Read more about IB World School
Lanaguage Arts: Partners in Action; library available to staff, students and parents all day; First Steps reading, writing, and oral language programs; Reading Buddies program; Reading-at-Home book bag program for Primary Division students; daily, nightly reading for Junior Division students; parent and community volunteers to listen to Grade one readers
Read more about Strategies: Literacy
Linking mathematics to communication by teaching all students to express how they arrived at mathematical answers; expectation that students, in every grade, will explain, describe, and justify their mathematical answers; a variety of assessment techniques including authentic assessment and demonstrations.
Read more about Strategies: Numeracy
IB - Primary Years Program
IB - Primary Years Program - The PYP uses the existing knowledge that the child brings to new experiences, and emphasizes the importance of children making connections between their experience and the incremental pieces of new information they encounter. Inquiry is the leading, but not the exclusive, pedagogical approach of PYP.
Inquiry can mean: exploring, wondering, questioning, experimenting, researching, collecting data, reporting findings, making predictions, testing theories, and elaborating on solutions to problems. In addition the PYP encourages students to be internationally-minded and to look at ideas and issues from a global perspective i.e. being socially responsible and caring.