Yorkview Public School's Mission Statement
Yorkview Public School is located in the Willowdale community, east of Bathurst Street and south of Finch Avenue. The school was built in 1955 and classes began in 1956. We are proud recipient of the Platinum Certification as an Eco-School for the past 8 years, and were chosen as an Eco Demonstration School.
We honour inclusion, community building and student voice, and we strive to embed these in the daily learning and teaching environment. We continue to focus on eco literacy, building student leadership and capacity with strong connections to Global Citizenship and Equity.
- Yorkview is a dual track school offering both regular English ( JK-5)and Early French Immersion (JK-5) programs.
- A large library resource centre, computer lab, two gymnasiums, and two newly renovated courtyard gardens which serve as outdoor classrooms form part of the facility.
- A thriving childcare centre is housed in the school building.
- Our school serves over 400 students representing over 30 different language groups.
- About 65% of our students speak English as a second language.
At Yorkview we are committed to provide our students with a quality programming based on the curriculum documents as mandated by the Ministry of Education. We follow a pattern of focused instruction based on the identified needs of our students. Different subject matters are integrated to allow students to grasp the concepts taught in a meaningful way.
More Information About Yorkview Public School
Yorkview is an Eco school
As an ECO school, we are the proud recipient of the platinum certification 8 years in a row, which is the highest recognition a school can achieve. Our staff, students and community are very committed to keep Yorkview PS an environmentally responsible school through very strong recycling and composting programs.
Students at Yorkview may participate in a variety of student leadership opportunities: Eco Club, Office Helpers, Intramural and Competitive Athletics and as well as various interest clubs. Students undertake many initiatives to enhance school spirit and to make life at school a very engaging and rewarding experience for all.
Technology is embedded in our daily curriculum and is used to accommodate the different learning styles of our students to promote academic achievement. Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and a computer lab are available to support teaching and learning. Grade 5 students are part of the one-to-one program. Our students make global connections using STEM and coding.
Yorkview Kids Care is a City of Toronto run daycare located within the school. It services pre-school children as well as school-age children up to 10 years of age. It offers before and after school programs, depending on availability.
Student Life - Where You Belong
Students at Yorkview are regularly involved in community service projects. Last year, fundraising activities were taken to support many organizations: Terry Fox, Sick Kids Foundation, Sleeping Children around the world as well as supporting families in our own community.
Many extra curricular activities are available to our students including Track & Field, Cross Country, Softball, Basketball, Choir, Reading club, Eco Club and many others.
WHAT SETS US APART
A very active School Council organizes various fundraising initiatives e.g., Family Movie Nights, Pizza Lunches, Hallowe'en dances, and Fun Fair (in collaboration with Churchill PS). Our School Council collaborates with staff in neighbouring schools and the community to organize workshops for parents. Parent volunteers assist on field trips, pizza lunch and during special events throughout the school year.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Community volunteers assist in the school's naturalization project and eco-school team during the off-school months. We support partnerships with Faculty of Education students and local secondary school co-op students and encourage collaboration with community/social agencies such as Jewish Family and Child Services, Adventure Place, Willowdale Early Years Centre, Parks & Rercreation, Toronto Public Health and Dental Clinic. We also have Settlement Services who provide 1 day a week at the school to help connect our school community when needed