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Sheppard Public School's Mission Statement

Sheppard Public School is located at Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West across from Downsview Park, Canada's 1st National Urban Park. The school was officially opened in 1958.

More than half of our students speak a primary language other than English. Over 35 different languages are spoken. The most common languages spoken are Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tamil, Urdu, Punjabi, Persian, Spanish, Gujarati, Mandarin and Swahili. Many of our students or their parents have immigrated to Canada. This diversity enhances and enriches our school community.

At Sheppard Public School, we are committed to providing a safe, caring and nurturing learning environment in which each student is valued as an individual and is encouraged to strive for the highest level of achievement.  Our school-wide literacy and math focus ensures a systematic approach to student learning.
This year we will be focusing attention on issues associated with ethno cultural equity and inclusive educational programs that promote racial tolerance, understanding and harmony.
We are implementing school-wide literacy and numeracy plans including school wide literacy and numeracy plans.  Assessment data will be used to drive decision making and to guide instruction.

School-wide literacy and numeracy programs

We ensure a safe and successful learning environment for all students, staff and community members. through promoting our Code of Conduct and social skills programs.
 We attend to issues associated with ethnoculutral equity and inclusive educational programs that promote racial tolerance, understanding and harmony.
 We are implementing school-wide literacy and numeracy programs. Our teachers developed school-wide literacy and numeracy plans. We use assessment data to drive decision-making and to guide instruction.  Science, social studies and the arts are integrated across the curriculum.

More Information About Sheppard Public School

Parenting and Family Literacy Centre

At Sheppard P.S. we have a very active Parenting Centre.  Parents' caregivers and children ``from babies to 6 years learn and play together in their local school.  The Centre has helpful information about other community resources, such as housing, health care, dental care, legal and employment services, plus libraries and more.

Special Education Programs

We have 3 self contained special education programs in our school.  They are the Kindergarten Intervention Program, the Primary and Junior Behaviour Mild Intellectual Disability programs.

The Arts at Sheppard

To enrich our student's lives with the Arts, not only do we have choirs and an intinerant vocal music teacher, but we also have music, dance, concerts and performances.  We have a visual artist on staff who mentors aspiring artists. We have instrumental music in our classes and partner with the Hammerband to provide free violin lessons to our grade 4s and 5s.

Sports at Sheppard

Sheppard students are incredibly active and the Sheppard Dolphins represent us in various sports tournaments for example basketball and floor hockey.

Additional Features

  • Bright classrooms
  • Dedicated teachers
  • Extra curricular programs
  • Interactive whiteboard technology
  • Library and mini computer lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Safe and caring environment
  • Large school yard and field

Student Life - Where You Belong


At Sheppard Public School, students are involved in many extracurricular activities.  All students can participate in the Terry Fox Run and House Leagues.  Our intramural sports include 3-Pitch, Ball Hockey, Baseball, Floor Hockey and Soccer.  We also have school teams in Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Soccer as well as Track and Field.  Our clubs focus on art, reading, computers, knitting and games.  At Sheppard we are fortunate to have an itinerant Music Teacher who comes in to our school each week to teach three vocal music classes.  International Heritage/Language classes are held one day a week after school.


Sheppard Public School is a medium sized school with an involved parent community. It is seen as the "community school", where the majority of students live in the community. We have performers who come to our school for special assemblies.
Imagine a school where learning starts the moment your children walk through the front doors.  Imagine a school where the principal leads by example.
We value your child.  We know that when parents choose a school for their child, they are looking for caring and supportive staff that honour the values of the family and provide a strong academic and creative focus.
We provide your children with the individual attention they deserve and require.  Our caring and talented teachers support your child in developing their creative, social and academic abilities.  Your children will not forget their teachers.
Our commitment to your child is to ensure a safe, nurturing learning environment in which each student is valued as an individual and is encouraged to strive for the highest level of achievement. 


Community Builders / CAST for Kids Daycare Centre / Close liaison with a number of institutions including York University, the University of Toronto (Faculty of Education), George Brown College, and the Delta Family Resource Centre / Use of community facilities including Downsview Park, Downsview Public Library, York University and the Royal Ontario Museum / Partnership with the Toronto Police Department (31 Division) / Parks and Recreation / Public Health / Toronto Association for Community Living / Collaboration with social agencies including Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Adventure Place, Community Care Access Centre and Geneva Centre / Toronto Fire Department / Welcome Back Barbeque, Curriculum Night,  Kindergarten Information Evening / Our School Council is active in its role as advisor to the Principal. / Parent volunteers assist with field trips, fundraising and breakfast program.