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Birch Cliff Public School's Mission Statement

Birch Cliff P.S. is a school steeped in the history of Scarborough. Mrs. Reece, the first principal at Birch Cliff, left a journal dating back to 1916. Entries provide a glimpse of life at the school; successes at the Agincourt and New Market School Fairs, watching children perform in concerts, spelling bees, plays and contributing to the war effort in WWII.
Our school focus on academics, athletics and the arts parallels the school’s vision of almost a century ago! We recognize the part our school played in the history of the community and know that the tradition of high expectations has remained steadfast at Birch Cliff. As a partnership of staff, parents and students, we will continue a great heritage. 

Our Community

In 1916, Birch Cliff Public School was constructed at the corner of Birchcliff Avenue and Stop 7, Kingston Road. The first room of the original four rooms was completed for September 5, 1916. Over the years, rooms and wings have been added. The first class consisted of 43 students with Mrs. Ellen Reece, Principal. Today we serve over 360 students, many of whom are second or third generation Birch Cliff students. In 1991, over 1,600 former students returned for the school's 75th anniversary.

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Student Life - Where You Belong


 Our focus is on the four A's: Arts, Academics, Athletics and Attitude.We approach these goals through innovative classroom lessons, use of technology, houseleague, a variety of extra curricular activies (sports, theatre, crafts, music), excursions to many interesting places and guest speakers. The school program is generously supported by a very active Parent Council cementing a partnership between school and community and thus enhancing student engagement. At Birch Cliff we truly are a family.


community relationship as defined by our active parent
extra curricular - athletics,robotics, chess, craft, theatre auditions, clay mask- sports and arts
pioneering full day kindergarten
autism program
innovations with technology
strategies - developing and utlizing innovativeteaching strategies, inquiry based learning, accountable talk, to keep abreast of current
partnerships between elementary and secondary


 Parents, here's some things to get involved in!
- Business support of our school events
- Ontario Arts Council
- Junior Achievement /Skills Canada
- Support of Birchmount Community Centre Food Drives
- School use of Birch Cliff area facilities: Birchmount Community Centre, library, parks
- Active School Council/Home and School
- Regular parent volunteers assist in the school's library and in classrooms and fundraising events