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Howard Junior Public School's Mission Statement

Howard Public School is located in the High Park/Roncesvalles community.

It began as a small country school in 1874. The present building was constructed in 1970 as an "open concept" school with three "houses": Anderson House, Maison Neuve and Clarke House. Each house has a common area surrounded by six individual classrooms.  The three Kindergartens and music room are in separate classrooms.

  • The school has approximately 370 students.
  • Howard Public School is a dual-track school offering an English program from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and an Early French Immersion program from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Each program enhances the other.
  • The school shares space with a daycare centre.

Howard has a well appointed Library Resource Centre that houses a small Instructional Technology lab. The "Howard Habits", our behaviour code, is school-wide. There are 21 teachers with part time Music specialist and Physical Education Specialist Teachers. There is an active School  Council. Extensive arts opportunities are offered for all students, Kindergarten to Grade 6. We have an incredible new playground for our students to both play and learn in throughout the day. 

More Information About Howard Junior Public School

Student Life - Where You Belong


Howard students may choose from a wide array of extra-curricular activities such as book clubs, library helpers, chess and board games, juggling club, French club, and playground buddies. Our after-four programme varies each year and includes activities such as board games, baking, soccer, dance, and arts and crafts.


Music and the Arts
- Full-time music specialist
- Primary, junior and chamber choirs
- Annual participation in Kiwanis Festival
- Annual performance of the national anthem for Blue Jays at Rogers Stadium
- Full-scale, bi-annual musical production
- Strings and band programmes
- Visiting musicians and opera nights
- Performances organised by the Howard Arts Council
- Visiting artists in every class


The school collaborates with community/social agencies, e.g., local church, Earlscourt Counselling Services, Roncesvalles Business Association, Redwood Shelter. - Co-op Students from Humber College, Humberside Collegiate, Ryerson and George Brown volunteer or complete placements in classrooms. The Home and School Association is actively involved in the publication of Howard Happenings a bi-monthly newsletter. - A large number of regular parent volunteers assist in classrooms, the gym, the library, the music program and regular special events. The Annual Fall Fete which involves dozens of volunteers is the highlight of the first semester and brings the community together. It is usually held in Mid-October and attracts several hundred people. Parents organise regular thank you luncheons for staff to show their appreciation.