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Fairmount Public School's Mission Statement

Fairmount Public School was built in 1951 at the foot of Fairmount Avenue, now known as Dorset Road. Additions were made to the original 8-room building in 1953, 1956 and 1962. An interesting historical feature of the school is a set of three architectural sculptures designed by the builder, Murray Brown, depicting the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. These are on the outside north wall of the school. Centred in an older neighbourhood, bordering on the Scarborough Bluffs, the school has seen a great fluctuation in enrolment over the years. Currently, the school population is stable as more young families move into the community.   We currently house a Sunshine Daycare.   

We are passionate about creating an environment where students from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 8 lead and learn in collaborative and caring community. We work along side Metro Community Services (Hostel Services Division) to assist families in local family residences and refugee shelters.  Our special school wide projects with Free the Children, help students look outward beyond themselves.  

Defining Arts Based Education

an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.
Students engage in a creative process which connects
an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
© The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


More Information About Fairmount Public School

Reggio...."Nothing without joy." (Loris Malaguzzi)

Our Kindergarten classrooms are inspired by the Reggio Method. We strongly believe in  listening closely to children's theories and ideas and in making this thinking visible through documentation. Above all, the belief is that learning should be authentic, engaging and joyful. We are inspired by such wonderful teachers. 

Free The Children

We are proud to be affiliated with Free The Children.  Since 2007, our students have raised sufficient funds to build a school in Africa.


We are committed to providing our students with experiences using a variety of technological tools. Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers add to the work that our students complete. We continue to build resources for technology each year.

We embrace technology and our students are highly motivated and engaged.  We strive to use technology as a tool for students to deepen their understanding of concepts and inquire.Working with their teachers, students can make decisions about how to improve their learning. 

Positive Climate

At Fairmount we continue to strive for a positive climate where all students feel safe and part of a larger community where all learners have the opportunity to to strengthen who they are as individuals and to build their self-esteem.

Additional Features

  • Safety Patrollers
  • Various Clubs and Activities
  • Library and Computer Lab

Student Life - Where You Belong


Our students at Fairmount are taught to speak out and be involved in their learning. Student voice is an important part of our culture and we value the ideas and suggestions from our grade 1 to 8 Student Council. Our school is a very active place to learn. All students are encouraged to join one of the many clubs or teams that are offered. Our Arts Based approach teaches students to become creative problem solvers. We have many guest artists who come into the school to work with students on special art projects. We  focus on having older students know their own learning styles so they understand the best ways to experience academic success. The older students work with the younger ones as learning buddies. Many of our students are involved in activities outside of the school (i.e. dance, hockey, soccer) so they are learning to balance busy schedules. Our students go on a number of trips and we try to have all of the grade 5 to 8 students attend an overnight outdoor education experience (Kearney & Sheldon). Fairmount students are a well rounded happy group!


When you walk through the halls of Fairmount you can sense something very special.  The atmosphere is warm and inviting and student work adorns our hallways.  Students are valued, included and have a voice!  Our committed, experienced parents and staff work closely in order to meet the needs of our students. Our status as an ABC school allows children the opportunity to not only develop academic skills but valuable learning and life skills.  The arts allow for differentiated instruction and children can learn through their preferred modality. Staff and parents support the arts, sports, literacy and countless other activities such as Scientists in the Schools where we always need extra hands! Fairmount is a very busy, active place with many people coming and going with one thing in mind, the well being of all of our students. We are all committed to raising life-long learners, critical thinkers and responsible citizens. We truly live by and believe that it takes a village to raise children.  Fairmount is that village!


Dedicated parents share their time and abilities within the school community fueled by the desire to make Fairmount the best learning environment that it can be for present and future students.  Parents help our young learners by volunteering in the classroom; lending their professional expertise to projects and special events and literacy programs.  Valuable resources are acquired through successful fundraising events such as our annual book fair and Fall Fair.  Proceeds are poured directly back into the school in the form of technology, manipulatives and other supports to enhance learning.  Hours of work are committed to school council by parents and to extra-curricular activities such as coaching sports, theatre arts, art clubs and more!  The result is a strong, friendly supportive school community which models for students what hard work, fun and teamwork can accomplish.