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McMurrich Junior Public School's Mission Statement

At McMurrich We're Building Dreams

In 1912, a new school proudly bearing the name of the first chair of the Toronto School Board opened its doors at 115 Winona Drive. Today, over 100 years later McMurrich  Junior School is a robust thriving community of educators, support staff, parents and highly motivated children. We value student voice, STEAM learning and outdoor play in all weather!  It is a community where students are helped to discover their dreams and aspirations in life.  We offer a comprehensive school program for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.



One Hundred Years of Excellence

For over one hundred years McMurrich School has been welcoming
students and their families. We take pride in our long history of
student success and community engagement. In 2012  we  celebrated our one hundredth birthday. The staff, students, and parent council  welcomed back former teachers, graduates and their families.

More Information About McMurrich Junior Public School

Student Success

McMurrich Junior School is committed to student success. Teachers conduct regular  assessment to ensure programming is  responsive to student needs. The school support team meets monthly to provide support for students and families. Complementing  the regular programs McMurrich has ESL and Special Education programs.


McMurrich School continues to deliver an inclusive education program which fosters acceptance  and respect for human rights within a safe, caring and nurturing environment.

Eco School

McMurrich is an Eco School. Our focus is on increasing the amount we recycle, on reducing the amount of garbage we produce and on becoming more aware of the amount of energy we consume. Students are learning to take responsibility for their decisions and to be advocates for a greener tomorrow.

Social Skills

At McMurrich the safety, security and success of our students is of paramount importance. Through our school wide implementation of  character development, students are learning empathy, impulse control, and problem solving. 

Student Life - Where You Belong


Student life is rich and varied at McMurrich Junior School.
The library is the hub of the school running reading programs for students from kindergarten through grade 6.
The gymnasium is always busy with teams practising for competition or extra curricular activities. The McMurrich teams regularly finish amongst the top teams in Toronto.
In Music the grade  five and  grade six students have the opportunity to learn how to play  not only a band or string instrument but also Steel Pan. The McMurrich Steel Pan  group have  been  regular  participants at the annual  TDSB Panfest.


Community Partnerships
Public library class visits (Gr.1-6)
Collaboration with community/social agencies, e.g., Partnerships with Faculties of Education - teacher candidate program,  and the Northern Secondary School and Oakwood Collegiate Co-op program. 
Partnerships with Child Development Institute providing the Start Right Program  during the school day.  


McMurrich has a dynamic parent community.
We have a School  Council with a core group of 30 parent members leading sub-committees for fund-raising, safety and enrichment.
There is an annual school /community  Fun Fair in June, and  various outreach opportunities throughout the school year.  Parents are welcome to assist on classroom  trips, in coaching and transporting students to events.