Montrose Junior Public School's Mission Statement
Montrose Public School is located in a multicultural area of downtown Toronto near College and Grace Streets. Montrose is a community-based school which values the contributions of its multi-ethnic, multi-generational community. The school has a population of about 190.
The school building is shared by Montrose Daycare, an infant through school-age day care centre, and Delta Alternative Senior School. Montrose Public School has a variety of After School Programs such as Robotics Club, Art Club, Chess, and Sports.
We also have our International Language Programs after school with language instruction in Japanese.
Our students are involved in experiencing education outside of the classroom. We have a vegetable garden and outdoor classroom. We have parent volunteers help with bulb planting. Our students also take field trips to High Park and to TUSC (Toronto Urban Studies Center) to learn about nature and animals in our communities.
More Information About Montrose Junior Public School
Our mathematics program focuses on inquiry, problem solving and development of metacognitive strategies. Meaningful math tasks, using hands-on manipulatives, is part of our students' daily lessons. We incorporate technology in all areas of the curriculum including mathematics.
Parent and Community Engagement
We have a Welcome to Kindergarten Orientation in May
Parents support school fundraising initiatives (weekly pizza lunches, etc)
Parents are invited to attend School Council meetings, Curriculum Night, Parent-Teacher Interviews, Montrose Spring Picnic, concerts and the grade 6 graduation.
Our Kindergarten program has access to Ipads to help support our inquiry based program. Our grade 5 students have access to the one-to-one device program. All other students have access to chromebooks daily. Many of our classrooms have interactive whiteboards and use a variety of online learning tools to support the curriculum.
Continuous hands on science workshops and outdoor education opportunities
School wide health and well being focus
Strong arts focus to further enrich students
- Daily nutritious snacks
- Many extra curricular programs
- Pizza Lunches
- Visiting Scientist & Artist
- Safe and caring environment
- Montrose Daycare
Student Life - Where You Belong
Students are involved in a variety of extra curricular activities. We have afterschool programs which include Robotics Club, Comic Club, Chess Club, and Art Club. We also have an International Language Program after school. There are also many teams that we have, including basketball, cross country, soccer, and track and field.
WHAT SETS US APART
Montrose has a large focus on intergenerational relationships. We have our yearly Grandparents Day and we spend the day with our grandparents. Due to Covid this has been suspended but we at Montrose hope to bring this wonderful event back to our school.
We are an Eco School. Students, along with sponsoring staff, conduct annual waste audits, and campaign to make others aware of the importance of reducing, and recycling.
We have created an outdoor classroom located at the front of the school. This includes a vegetable garden and a special area for shrubs. Students are able to plant bulbs, vegetable seeds and do drawings among other activities.
We also provide a health morning snack to every student at our school through the generous support of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TSFF) and family donations.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Montrose Public School is a community-centred school. We have extensive fundraising for enrichment activities and community events. Our Community events include a Pot Luck Supper, Family Picnic and Grandparents' Day. Montrose has an infant through school-age daycare facility on site. We also have partnerships with Ryerson University, OISE, and George Brown. We encourage regular volunteers to assist in classrooms, library, nutrition programs, on field trips, with reading, and with fundraising.