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Danforth Gardens Public School's Mission Statement

Danforth Gardens P.S. is located in an established neighbourhood adjacent to the Albert Campbell Public Library, Danforth Gardens Park and a shopping plaza. We have over 500 JK to grade 8 students and a dedicated staff of 40.  At Danforth Gardens P.S. staff, students, parents and the community are committed to working together to provide a well balanced experience for all students.  We value this partnership and its importance in creating a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.

Character Education

Character attribute education encourages students to set high standards for behaviour, to make decisions that are personally empowering and to create quality relationships. At Danforth Gardens we focus on one character trait per month. Students and staff work together to discuss and model each attribute. Students and staff are recognized at monthly recognition assemblies for exemplifying each trait. Check out our recent Danforth Gardens recognition award winners posted in the main floor hall.

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Co-Curricular Activities

Danforth Gardens students are fortunate to have the opportunity to join in a wide variety of activities.  Thanks to the enthusiasm of their teachers, students can join over 45 clubs, teams and activities.  Everything from arts, athletics, music, and games to leadership, student council, social justice and environmental activism are available at Danforth Gardens. 

Model Schools for Inner Cities

We are excited to be a part of Model Schools for Inner Cities (MSIC).
Our support team consists of a Lead Teacher and a Community Support Worker that support our school with the goals of innovative teaching and learning practices, supportive services to meet the social, emotional and physical well-being of students and making the school the heart of the community.

Celebrating Our Differences

Our students collectively speak 41 languages and come together from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. We celebrate the richness that this diversity provides and offer our students opportunities to make connections between their cultural backgrounds, the curriculum and co-curricular activities, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Ready for School Connects Program

The Ready for School Connects Program is a two-tiered, two-week program that is in high demand here at Danforth Gardens P.S. It has proven to be helpful to both our incoming JK students and their parents. Parent workshops offer practical ways to help support children in their first year of school while children are introduced to a sample kindergarten class in a fun way.

Student Life - Where You Belong


Danforth Gardens has a strong and vibrant Student Council representing the student body.  Along with their staff advisors, the council has social, fundraising and service subcomittees that try to improve school life and impact the community as well.  The council president and vice-president meet bi-weekly to advise the principal of student iniatives and consult on upcoming events.  The council has done fundraising for countries in emergency situations, collected for local food drives and raised awareness of important issues.  They work hard to provide physical activity through house leagues for the younger grades and Jump Rope for Heart.  They have planned, organized and presented fun festivities such as our equity holiday festival and monthly spirit days.
Student Council is one of the keys to the success of Danforth Gardens P.S.


Eco Schools
EcoSchools fosters leadership and teamwork, improves student achievement and contributes to a healthy and caring school community.

The Danforth Gardens Eco Tigers are made up of students and staff. We work as a team to run the school’s recycling program, educate other students about caring for our Earth and help keep our school grounds clean. The Eco Executive is a group of students from grades four through eight who work as leaders to develop ideas and initiatives for our school. Our fundraising activities have enabled us to do things such as purchase large Armour Stones to form an outdoor classroom on the front lawn of the school as well as to adopt a tiger from the Toronto Zoo. Eco Tigers from all grades get a chance to make announcements, offering environmental tips to students and staff each morning.  This year, a focus on our own local littereing has been addressed through a classroom pickup challenge.


Parent and Community Engagement is a key to the success of Danforth Gardens.  With the help of our community support worker we have an active group of parents supporting many iniatives at school including reading with students, nutrition program and parent workshops on technology, positive discipline and First Aid.
Our School Council is involved in fundraising to support our students.  Parents willingly volunteer for special activities, e.g. Library, Book Fair, trips and special classroom events such as Scientist in the School, school wide Lice checks, driving students to sports events.
Our students actively participate in the programs at Albert Campbell Library.  Students benefit from the presentations by the Community Liaison Police Officer. Community businesses are important contributors to our Snack Program. 
Together we make Danforth Gardens Public School a great place to be!