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Greenland Public School's Mission Statement

Greenland is a small, neighbourhood school with a true community feeling. Our goal is to create a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment where all students pursue excellence through balanced and challenging programs. 
Greenland is a multicultural school that reflects the diversity of Toronto. We have two on-site childcare facilities: Playhouse Daycare and GRASP Before and After School Program. The staff and parents/guardians at our school value education and share a strong commitment to providing a caring and respectful atmosphere. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities including sports teams, the Ambassadors' Program, Chess and Art Clubs and K-Kids. Greenland is a great place for learning and growing together!

Greenland Recreational After School Program (GRASP) provides childcare to school age children living in the Don Mills community. It operates out of the portable located at the west side of the school and makes use of several shared spaces in our school. GRASP also runs a fun and diverse program throughout the summer, on Professional Activity Days and during Winter and March Breaks.
Playhouse Daycare operates out of the main school building and provides care for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and our Full Day Kindergarten students.

A Brief History of Greenland

Greenland Public School is located south of Lawrence Ave. and east of Don Mills Rd. It was opened in 1956 as part of Don Mills, the first planned community in Toronto.  Greenland's roots can be traced to early pioneers who settled in this area. A building bee was organized to build the first Don School a mile north of Lawrence Ave., on Don Mills Rd. in 1837. The second and third schools were built on the northeast corner of Don Mills and Lawrence. As more families moved into the area more schools were needed. Greenland School was organized in September 1955.

More Information About Greenland Public School


Greenland students are committed to giving back to their community.  Every year they raise money for a number of worthy causes, including the Terry Fox Run, Jump Rope for Heart.
We also care about the environment. As a certified Eco School and supported by our Eco Club, students are committed to reducing waste and conserving energy.

Student Council and Giving Back to the Community

Our active Student Council provides many opportunities within the school for student leadership and voice. At our school we enjoy participating in Spirit Days, Pizza Days and Bake Sales. We look forward to giving back to the community by participating in initiatives such as Bags2Schools, Toy Drives and Food Drives.

SCHOOL COUNCIL - Supporting Student Success

Our School Council has an enthusiastic, committed executive and active parent members. It provides advice and the parent perspective to the school principal.
Members bring our community together by organizing fundraising events, such as Craft Night, The Talent Show and Pizza Lunches. Proceeds buy resources and fund events to enrich the school experience for students.


Greenland is committed to helping students become the best they can be by enhancing character development and modelling mutually respectful relationships. Leadership opportunities help our students learn the importance of being responsible and we celebrate their academic growth, achievement and positive behaviour and attitudes, in our monthly assemblies. 

We have high expectations for all of our students academically, behaviourally and socially.  We value the positive climate and culture of our school.

Additional Features

  • Scientists in the School
  • Early Reading Intervention
  • Family Literacy & Math Nights
  • Junior Mentoring Opportunities
  • Student Clubs e.g., Chess/Art/Eco
  • IntraMurals
  • Student Council

Student Life - Where You Belong


Students at Greenland are engaged in learning all day, every day. Our teachers help make the curriculum come alive. Students also learn from a variety of visiting experts such as scientists, authors and performing artists. They have enjoyed hands-on science with Scientists in Schools and watching Prologues. There are opportunities for student leadership through Student Council, the Eco-Club, including Office Helpers and Student Announcers.  Our Junior students also provide support to younger students through Reading Buddies and as Full Day Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers.
Excursions to the Don Mills Public Library, ROM, Roy Thomson Hall, Forest Valley Outdoor Education Centre and the Toronto Zoo, provide students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the curriculum material.


Our small size is our strength. The bonds we form with each other as a community provide a strong and nurturing environment for students. Students learn best when they feel safe and respected. At Greenland students learn with the knowledge that everyone at Greenland CARES about their feelings and about their success. 
Our staff is committed to continued professional growth. Teachers meet regularly to support each other and discuss ways to enhance student learning. We also have an excellent collection of Literacy  and Numeracy materials and a well utilized computer lab as well as ipads for each classroom to use.
Student learning is enriched by all the wonderful opportunities at Greenland. We are proud of the range of activities available at our school. From Cross-Country, Basketball the Chess Club, Office Helpers, Student Council, Choir and Ukulele students are encouraged to explore their interests and develop new skills.  
At Greenland, we are committed to providing students with an enriching educational experience and memories to last a lifetime.


Through phone calls, student agenda, newsletters, conferences etc., teachers and parents/guardians discuss and share current happenings in the classroom. Our doors are always open to discuss  curriculum and student progress. We believe that a solid home/school partnership enhances student learning and growth.
At Greenland, parents/guardians, community volunteers collaboratively with our staff to support student learning. Whether it is reading with a grade one student, shelving library books, serving pizza at Pizza Lunches, or escorting students on a trip to the Toronto Zoo, we value all our volunteers. Members of the Greenland community are always willing to lend a hand. They help make Greenland a special place in which to learn.