PHONE NUMBER: (416) 395-2180

GRADE RANGE: JK to 3

Wilmington Elementary School's Mission Statement

Our school originally opened in 1958 as Cedar Grove Public School. In 1978, we became part of an amalgamation of three schools Wilmington, Cedar Grove and Dufferin Heights Junior High under the name Charles H. Best Elementary and Middle School, East And West. In June 2002, Charles H. Best West became a  school on its own, offering programs for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4. During 2003-2004, the school community completed the TDSB process to change our name to Wilmington Elementary School. In 2018 our school became a JK-Grade 3 School. As well as our vibrant elementary program, Wilmington also houses our fabulous Parenting Centre as well as  Wilmington Best Child Care and the after school International Languages Elementary Program.

21st Century Learning

Wilmington Elementary school has been working to develop our students' and teachers' 21st Century Learning skills. We have been fortunate to receive 120 laptops from the Mobile Computing strategy 2.0 initiative from the TDSB. We also have numerous SMARTboards in our school as well as a class set of ipads and digital cameras. This technology empowers our school community of learners to be inspired to reach learning goals through motivating, timely and engaging ways. Students are learning to code and take part in STEM activities each week. We look forward to tracking the impact this has upon our student success!

More Information About Wilmington Elementary School

School Council

School Council is both your voice in the school, and our place for parents and staff to make Wilmington an even better place for our children to learn and grow. All parents are very welcome to attend as many of our monthly meetings as they wish, and they have the opportunity to meet and work with Principal Trajkovski and our new executive. Please feel welcome to volunteer!

Small, But Mighty

Wilmington has just under 300 students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4.  With the smaller numbers, we are able to make sure every child is known and valued, and has the opportunity to grow personally and academically.
 
We pride ourselves on the quiet, warm and welcoming atmosphere that has been developed with such a wide range of students.

Community Partnerships

We welcome communty members to assist us in meeting the needs of our students.  Our doors are open!!! We have numerous partnerships with Charles H. Best M.S. and are looking to expand our relationships with community members invoved in the arts, sports and health and wellness.Our Motto:  "Together We Are Stronger!"
 

Diveristy of Backgrounds

We are very proud of our families and community.  With just over 300 students, we have families that speak 41 different languages and come from 27 different countries. The Hertitage Language program porvides opportunities for students to learn about the diverse cultures of our school community.
 
It is our breadth of experiences that make us stronger and wiser!
 

Additional Features

  • Student Lead Initiatives, include:
  • School Improvement Planning Gr. 3 l
  • Growing Partnership with CH Best
  • Math club
  • Coding and Robotics
  • Student Voice Initiatives
  • STEM

Student Life - Where You Belong

GO TEAM

Numeracy/Literacy:
Coding and Robotics Club- Math Club - Chess Club - Book Bags - Family Literacy/Numeracy Events - Classes visiting local public library-Welcome to Kindergarten night - Reading buddies - Library Ambassadors-STEM Night-Choir
 
Personal Development:
Playground Pals - B.R.A.S.S.(Behaviour Resource Active Support Services),provides social skills programs for all age groups - Toronto Schools on the Move - Office/Library Helpers - Mindfulness- Healthy Learning Communities (Ryerson Univeristy)-Yoga
 
Co-curricular:
The Playground Pals - Eco Schools -  Hip Hop Dance - Computer Club - Talent Show - Choir - Ukulele - Music and Drama Concerts/Performances - Karate Club - Earth Day - Chess Club - Chapley Arena (skating) -

WHAT SETS US APART

- Parenting and Family Literacy Centre Drop-In (Mon-Thurs. 9am-2pm)
- SEPT - Settlement Worker available
- Joint Early Years Team - partnership with 'feeder' Child Care Centres
- Several Laptops, Ipads, digital cameras and Smartboards enhance program planning and student engagement with the curriculum.
-VIC Reach Program
 
 

PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

- Settlement workers in Russian, Farsi and Korean - Co-op students from Northview Heights Secondary School, Mackenzie Collegiate and Seneca College - Collaboration with community agencies--Hinks Dellcrest Centre, Adventure Place, Metro Police (Community Police Officers delivering special programs), Children's Aid Society (Metro CAS, CCAS and JFCS) -University of  Toronto VIC Reach student volunteers-Teacher Candidates from various Universities
 
- Active School Council with dedicated and involved members - Parent volunteers assisting in classrooms, on trips, reading to students, helping in the library and computer lab - School Community Events (Curriculum night, Corn roast, pizza lunches, end of year BBQ and Fun Fair celebration, fundraising events) - Book Fair - Family Literacy and Family Math evenings - - -