PHONE NUMBER: (416) 394-7070

GRADE RANGE: JK to 5

Millwood Junior School's Mission Statement

Millwood School became a dual track school in 1983, offering regular English programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 and French Immersion programs from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5. Full day Kindergarten began in September 2014.  Our mission is to ensure that our students achieve their highest levels of academic and personal development. As an interactive group of energetic and committed staff, students, parents and community partners, we create a supportive and safe learning environment, focused on a superior foundation for life.

Student Activities

Millwood students are provided with many activities over the course of the year.  Primary and Junior students are able to choose from a variety of extra curricular activites, depending on the term.  Some of these activities include: Recorder club, Silver Birch, Robotics, Chess Club, intramurals, Junior Choir, etc.  These opportunities are intended to help students to develop confidence, responsibility and maturity.  

More Information About Millwood Junior School

Sports

Millwood students have a wide variety of interschool sports in which we participate.  Primary students are able to tryout for Cross Country in the Fall and Track and Field in the Spring.  In addition to the above sports, Junior students (Gr 4 + 5) are able to try out for: Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball. 

Curriculum

Millwood teachers collaborate with each other and with School Board support personnel to remain current in their own professional practice and to establish best teaching practice.  English and French students and teachers in each panel are integrated to facilitate learning.

Community Involvement

Millwood has a very active School Council and Home and School.  Both groups meet monthly.  The Home and School hosts the fall parent BBQ and our parents are key contributors to schoolwide projects and provide many opportunities for students.   We have parent coaches to assist with coaching and organizing sports teams.

Social Awareness

The Millwood ECO Club has a number of initiatives.  -Walk or Ride to School - regular waste audits - environmental awareness  
We also have a school wide focus on social justice and our goal is to help students become socially conscious by promoting awareness of and support for local groups in our own community and throughout the world. 

Additional Features

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

Millwood students have a very active environment, both inside and outside the classroom.  There is a buzz in the air as students collaborate in various school projects and in extra curricular activities (eg: students can be seen working in the halls with a partner, or stretching and warming up for physical activities, waiting for space availability).  Our graduating students all have a chance to visit the feeder Middle School - French Immersion students to Hilltop M.S. and English students to Bloordale Middle School.  Every year all the Grade 5's go on an overnight excursion to an outdoor centre which provides an opportunity to bond with their peers.   There are a number of initiatives provided to all students to make the curriculum more meaningful and provide real-life experiences, such as Scientists in the School and a variety of excursions outside the school. 

WHAT SETS US APART

Throughout the year, Millwood students learn about social and environmental issues which inspire them to organize a variety of events or initiatives to support various causes (eg: Terry Fox Run, Royal Legion Poppy Fund, Canned Food Drive, etc.) 
Our parent and community members are  very connected to the school and they actively support Millwood programs in many different ways.  This year, the Home and School has made a concentrated effort to reach out to parents in the community to have them particpate in their child's learning.  This will be particularly important when we have the Bi-annual Millwood Fun Fair, which requires many parent and former student volunteers to make the day a success. 
Millwood Junior School has a current website.  

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community volunteers assist with classroom reading programs.   Co-op students from the local high school and Ryerson University assist in classes.  Students from the Faculty of Education programs are provided with mentoring and teaching experience to prepare them for employment.  Community groups use facilities on a permit basis to hold meetings and organized activities. Parents are involved in the School Council and Home and School and help to coordinate school fundraising activities such as QSP program,s Pizza lunches, Fun Fair, etc. Parent volunteers are involved in the school's library, the classrooms,  Fun Fair, field trips and extra-curricular activities.