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Guildwood Junior Public School's Mission Statement

Guildwood Jr. P.S. has been a vibrant part of the local community since it opened as a K - 8 school in 1959. The name Guildwood is associated with the historic "Guild of All Arts" which was founded at the Guild Inn. The school has been the centre of an established neighbourhood for over fifty years.

Our school has a computer lab, library resource room, gym with stage, enclosed courtyard and a large playground. There is a daycare centre for school aged and pre-school children in the school.

Our staff consists of a principal, 8 teachers and 5 FTE support staff.  Primary students receive Music and Physical Education instruction from specialized teachers. Itinerant Vocal, Band and Strings teachers provide additional music support. 


Creating Responsible Citizens

Our goal is to provide a safe and caring learning environment so that all of our students reach their maximum potential. We promote responsibility through our character education program and monthly recognition assemblies. We are environmentally aware and have been an ECO platinum school for the past 7 years. We recognize the uniqueness and diversity of our students through announcements, presentations and celebrations. Students have many opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities before school, at lunch and after school. We provide a morning snack program.

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We promote Literacy at home with our Borrow-a-Book program and agenda reading logs. Children take their full reading log pages to the principal's office and enjoy a trip to the treasure box.
We invite authors, storytellers and actors to enhance and extend the literacy program. Literacy evenings provide information for parents to support their children at home.


We are exploring the use of Smartboard technology to enhance student engagement in Mathematics.  Our professional learning has focused on three-part lessons. We have expanded classroom resources and built a shared supply of math manipulatives. We use data to develop and implement improvement initiatives. 

Information Technology

Our computer lab is part of our Library and has 28 computers for student use. We have Interactive Whiteboards in all of our classrooms. We currently have a 1:1 student to electronic device ratio with our K-3 students have iPads and our 4-6 students having Chromebooks. We are using Read and Write Gold software to enhance student achievement in literacy. 


At Guildwood, we provide a balanced delivery of the five science strands: life systems, matter, energy, structures, and earth and space.   Each class enjoys two half-day investigative workshops by Scientists in School.   

Additional Features

  • Community Partners include:
  • NYAD Guildwood Childcare
  • Guildwood Childcare
  • Guildwood Satellite
  • OISE Teacher Candidate host
  • Proud host of co-op students
  • Environmental leader
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


At Guildwood, students can participate in a large range of extra curricular activities in the morning, at lunch and after school. There are many clubs and sports teams that appeal to all interests. We also invite a range of presenters to enhance our programs from musicians, and storytellers to scientists.
Our student activities include: 
Environmental Activities:
Arbor Day, Community Gardening Days, Spring Flower Planting, Three Sisters Garden, Vegetable Garden, Recycling

Sports Teams and Houseleagues:
Basketball, slo pitch, soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and field, kilometre club, flag football, floor hockey
Board games, dance, enviromental


Other Activities
Folk dancing, Winter and Spring Concerts
Student Leadership Opportunities:
Door monitors, kindergarten helpers, office helpers, library helpers, student announcers, recyclers, special event MCs
At Guildwood we also offer a Morning Snack Program


Guildwood Jr. P.S. is the centre of a vibrant community which has a history of enthusiastic involvement. Despite our small size we offer our students a huge range of clubs, sports and activities. Our parents are warmly welcomed into the school. We have an active school council which works hard to provide special events and financial support. We create connections with our community partners. Currently a group of seniors from the PROBUS group volunteer in the morning to read with our primary students. The volunteers record the books the students read together in their reading logs. Once a page is filled, the students has earned a trip to the treasure box. The seniors and students both love the experience. We welcome many partners into the school including students from OISE University of Toronto, Centennial College, Seneca College and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate. Guildwood is a truly kind , caring and welcoming school that is at the heart of our community.


Guildwood School Council meets almost every month. They advise the principal  and staff and assist the school with Borrow-A-Book, library, hot lunches, fundraising, special events, author visits, Scientists in School and excursions. Parents are welcomed to evening workshops, Family Math Nights, and Family Literacy events.Our School Council members organize an annual Fall Fest which engages the whole community and raises additional funds for the school.
Our community partners include: Not Your Average Daycare (NYAD), Guildwood Childcare and Guildwood Childcare Satellite. We team up with Sir Wilfrid Laurier C. I.,  Sir Mowat Collegiate, Centennial and Seneca Colleges and OISE. We visit the Guildwood branch of the Toronto Public Library regularly and participate in Guildwood Days.  Big Brothers/Big Sisters run an after school program every Wendesday.