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Cornell Junior Public School's Mission Statement

Cornell Junior Public School draws on the many strengths of a culturally diverse neighbourhood and community. The school serves the needs of 750 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school opened in 1959 with a major addition in 1998, providing more classrooms, a double gymnasium, computer lab, music room and new library.
In September 2014, four purpose-built classrooms were added to house the FDK (Full Day Kindergarten) program.

Student recognition assemblies, curriculum open-houses, special events and co-curricular programs are important traditions at our school.

We would like to acknowledge that Cornell is situated upon traditional territories. These territories include the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation.

The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. We also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.

School Focus

We have set high expectations for our students as we provide the foundation for learning through Cornell's School Improvement Plan.
Priorities include:
• Enabling all students to reach high
   levels of achievement
• Enhancing student success
• Ensuring a safe, secure and
   supportive learning environment
• Promoting personal, social and  environmental responsibility
• Recognizing and celebrating the uniqueness and diversity
   of our students and community
• Increasing parental involvement in all areas of school life

More Information About Cornell Junior Public School


Literacy is the key that opens the door to success for our students.  Initiatives to enhance and promote literacy include: extensive leveled text collection, classroom libraries, library partners program, RAZ Kids, Book Fair, and professional resources for staff.


Mathematics reveals patterns, order and relationships which help us to understand the world around us.  Our programs encourage students to apply mathematics to solve problems, to process information from a variety of sources, and to use mathematical information to make informed decisions utilizing the 5 strands. 

The Arts

Dance, drama, music and visual arts are the four creative strands that make up the arts curriculum.  Developing creativity, communicating, understanding culture and making connections are important goals. Initiatives include:  band, choirs, drama, dance, folkdancing, dramatic productions and guest artists.

Specialized Programs

Cornell's size offers us the opportunity to provide specialized instruction in: Special Education, English as a Second Language, French, Physical Education, Technology, Media, Drama, Music, and Library/Partners.

Additional Features

  • School Settlement Worker
  • Scientists in School Program
  • International Languages Program
  • Daily Snack Program
  • Cornell Kid Awards and Assemblies
  • Outdoor Education Opportunities
  • Safe Schools Presentations

Student Life - Where You Belong


Co-curricular programs provide students with the opportunity to experience growth as an individual and as a team member. Cornell offers a wide variety of programs including:
Arts Programs:
Folk Dancing, Drama Club, Band, Music Concerts/Performances, Visiting Artists 
Basketball, Cross-Country Running, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball
Athletic Teams:
Basketball, Borden Ball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, Track and Field
STATIS (Students Taking Action Together in Society), Recognition Assemblies
Environment Club


Our Students:  Cornell's students proudly reflect our community's diversity. We represent 25 language groups with the largest groups speaking English, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu and Hindi. 
Our Staff:  Cornell's dedicated staff is committed to providing a learning environment that promotes the development of academic skills, knowledge and achievement; the growth of self-esteem and responsibility; and the demonstration of respect, co-operation and equity. Our staff is known for their commitment and willingness to go the extra distance for students. 
Our Parents and Community:  Student opportunities are enhanced by the efforts of supportive parents, hard-working school council and community partnerships.  Together we make Cornell... A GREAT PLACE TO BE!


Parent Involvement:
Cornell's parents are involved through our School Council, classroom volunteers, and  participation in special events.  
Traditions include: Curriculum Night, community barbecues, Remembrance Day, Festival of Lights Concert, Spring Concert, Recognition Assemblies and Talent Show.  

Community Involvement:
Partnerships include: Toronto Police,  Toronto Fire, Public Health,  Parks and Recreation, Public Libraries, and Cedarbrae Daycare. Fundraising initiatives include: Terry Fox Foundation, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (food bank), and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.