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David Lewis Public School's Mission Statement

David Lewis Public School, named for a prominent Canadian politician, was officially opened in May 1990. On October 8th, 2013 we proudly celebrated our 25th Anniversary.  We serve a culturally diverse community of 488 students from JK to Grade 8 supported by a Junior Y Daycare providing care for 85 pre-school and school age children.  An active school council works co-operatively toward identified school/community goals.  Our school offers an International Language Program on Wednesday evenings. Committed to excellence, David Lewis students continue to excel academically in all areas of the curriculum.  Music, The Arts and Technology broaden and extend learning at our fine school.

We believe that co-operation and dialogue among students, staff, families and the community are integral in the educational process.  We believe that each student is an individual with unique needs, talents and abilities. We believe that our school must model and promote mutual respect and understanding among all cultural and ethnic groups with values that transcend culture and faith while providing a challenging, safe school environment acknowledging and meeting a variety of academic, social and emotional needs.

Mission Statement:

Lead by an experienced, dynamic staff with many diverse talents, David Lewis P. S. is committed to educate every student in its care by providing the skills, knowledge and values necessary for individuals to be capable, active and concerned participants in Canadian society.  We believe that co-operation and dialogue among students, staff, families and the community are integral in the educational process.  We encourage our students to become involved in both school and Community initiatives and to broaden and extend their understanding and involvement in their world as they develop and grow. 

More Information About David Lewis Public School

"Participate with Pride"

Our School's motto is represented by our school mascot, a lion. To foster pride in themselves and their school, we encourage our students to participate in a wide variety of activities, including academics, athletics, leadership opportunities and social, environmental responsibilities. Many activities are school wide and involve students JK to Gr. 8. 

Celebrating Student Successes

We celebrate student successes whether they are large or small, as individuals or groups of students. At the end of the school year, we celebrate academic excellence with gold and silver medallion awards, and we recognize participation through our Lion Awards.  Student success is celebrated through assemblies, special events like Multicutural Day and our Technology Fair.

Each year, school concerts in December and in the Spring are Lewis traditions which highlight our student’s vocal and instrumental musical skills as well as their dramatic abilities. Our School wide Multicultural Fair in November, our Science Fair in February and our school wide buddying program are events which make us proud!

Community And Fundraising Events

Our Read-a-thon and Dance-a-thon is a school-wide fundraising event. Our Kilometre Club runs in the Fall and involves over 300 students running daily promoting physical fitness. Our Christmas Cheer campaign which supports Agincourt Community Services, collections for Unicef and the annual Terry Fox Walk build an understanding for community and social justice awareness. 

Committed and Capable

A committed and capable Parent Council work closely with the teachers and the administration at our school. Six meetings a year, a Community Multicultural Dinner/Talent Show in February and special informational meetings are evidence of the shared goals between our parents and the staff in our fine school.

Additional Features

  • Bette Stephenson Achievement Award
  • Strong transition with Bethune CI.
  • Hilary Weston Award of Excellence
  • Information Technology/ Smartboards
  • Named "School On The Move" 2010
  • Clubs, Teams, Mindfulness, Yoga
  • Well developed Arts programme
  • Healthy Schools Initiative

Student Life - Where You Belong


David Lewis prides itself on providing many opportunities for students to grow in both experiences and personal skills.  A well equipped Information/Computer Centre serves the youngest of our students and challenges our most skilled.  A well designed Web page reflects and showcases both the richness, quality and diverse nature of our school programmes.
Well stocked classrooms containing many literacy materials appeal to and support skill development in our boys, our newest ELL students and our most curious! Math. manipulatives and Smartboards support alternate learning styles in active classrooms.  Our commitments to the Arts is reflected in the superb murals and individual paintings that beautify our halls and highlight student artistic skills.


Life at David Lewis is exciting, inclusive and varied.  Teams, Clubs, bands and special celebrations bring purpose and pleasure to each school day. 
Sports pennants line all of the gym walls reflecting both the interest, commitment and the skill level that is demonstrated by the teacher coaches and the students who achieve excellence in all areas of school life.
Teachers, students and their families work together as a family on a daily basis to meet the identified needs of every child at David Lewis Public School.  Students are proud to attend our fine school! As a Gold Eco School students discuss and learn about the shared responsibilities to reduce our carbon footprint!


- Teacher training placements from Institute of Child Study at University of Toronto and York University - Co-operative student placements from Seneca College and Bethune Collegiate - Junior Y Daycare Program - Peer Helper Program with Bethune Collegiate - Safety Patrol Program / affiliated with Police department - Environmental conservation and preservation within the community - Link with Bridlewood Community Mall for Special events to support Literacy and Social Development - School Community Council with a small group of very concerned active parent members - Home/School communication through agendas, Parent Council Meetings and online.