Park Lawn Junior Middle School's Mission Statement
Park Lawn, a community focused school of about 450 students, is located in a quiet residential area. Opened in 1951, we continue our tradition as a proud supportive partner in education. We strive to ensure that each learner has opportunities to develop as a positive, open-minded contributor to society. We offer a welcoming environment with active community involvement. In addition to our pursuit of academic excellence we partner with Toronto Parks and Recreation as well as the privately owned Park Lawn Preschool. Our school, being an accessible facility, allows us to be physically inclusive for all members of our community.
It is our belief that during the time spent in school, all students should develop qualities, which will ensure that they live and learn in an environment that is safe, positive, and nurturing. It is expected that these behaviours will be in effect for students while at school, will be demonstrated at home, and will become a natural part of their lives as they become responsible adults.
Tribes/ Character Education
Park Lawn Junior Middle School as a TRIBES school assures the healthy development of every student so that each has the knowledge, skills, and resilience to be successful in a rapidly changing and diverse world. Tribes is a community building process which promotes a positive learning and working environment for both the students and staff. We value and instill in our school culture the 4 TRIBES agreements: Mutual Respect; Appreciation; Attentive Listening; Participation
Our Goal is to engage all staff (teachers, principal, vice-principal, office personnel, care takers, educational assistants, child & youth workers, and other support staff), students, and families in working together as a learning community that is dedicated to caring and support, active participation, and positive expectations for students.
We celebrate through our Student and School Success monthly assemblies where we recognize the positive Character attributes of the Park Lawn student body. Each month the TDSB has a directed focus including; Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Kindness & Caring, Teamwork, Fairness, Honesty, Co-operation, Integrity and Perseverance as a character development in action initiative.