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Orde Street Public School's Mission Statement

Orde Street P.S. is located in central Toronto, just east and north of Chinatown. Our school was built in 1914 to accommodate the influx of immigrants into the community and it continues to represent the diverse population of the global community that is Toronto. Students come from over 30 countries, representing many different languages and cultures. Orde Daycare is located on-site and provides excellent before and after school child care. Orde offers instruction in Mandarin and Arabic on Monday's after school. Our school is used by our local community for many activities such as the Toronto Japanese School on Saturdays with over 200 students. 

We currently have a Digital Lead Learner working in our school as the Teacher Librarian, modelling the use of technology to educators across the Toronto District School Board and she has turned our library into a Learning Commons which integrates the new and the old in a seamless physical and virtual
space, in which all formats can be assimilated
and studied. The Learning Commons liberates
the exploration of ideas and concepts,
encouraging inquiry, imagination, discovery and
creativity through the connection of learners to
information, to each other, and to communities
around the world.

Inclusive Education

We believe in: providing a positive and safe learning environment for everyone; respecting and valuing all races, languages, cultures, and religions; upholding the TDSB Human Rights Policy in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free school; emphasizing a developmental program which focuses on each child's strengths and abilities; providing opportunities for children to achieve their highest academic potential; continuing to strengthen our home/school partnership.

More Information About Orde Street Public School

Our Partnership with AGO

Orde St. P.S. has a unique partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.  As a member of the AGO's Community Access Program, we benefit from free teacher-guided visits to this wonderful gallery. Students also have the opportunity to attend Art Camp during the March Break and for 2 weeks in the summer.

We Learn Mandarin Simplified

Orde St. P.S. has an International Languages Integrated Day Program.  Since the predominant international language at Orde is Chinese, we have opted to have Mandarin Simplified taught to each of our Grade K- 8 classes.  Our students benefit from learning about the Chinese language and culture which enriches their educational experience at Orde.  

Quality Daily Physical Education at Orde

We provide our students with quality physical education. On days when physical education is not scheduled, they participate in other daily physical activities. We believe that children who are physically fit are better prepared to learn.  We also offer a variety of extracurricular sports with many opportunities for our students to get involved.

Enriched Music Program

Orde Street School has a diverse and well-supported (thanks to School Council) music program that boasts band, strings, vocal and music technology (STREAM) programs for ALL student in Kindergarten all the way up to grade 8.

Additional Features

  • After School Chess Institute Club
  • After School Coding Programs
  • After School My Artlab Art Program
  • Knitting Club
  • STEAM Club
  • Forest of Reading Club
  • Scholastic Book Connection
  • University of Toronto Athletes

Student Life - Where You Belong


The students of Orde Street School enjoy a full educational program, combining rigourous academics, social experiences, quality daily physical education and opportunities for extra-curriculur involvement.  There are numeous sports teams: cross-country, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball and track and field. Students can take part in an Instrumental Music and Technology programmes.  This year we will be offering Folk Dancing after school in the Spring.


At Orde Street School we continue to implement instructional practices that promote student success and achievement.  We have a strong focus on literacy skill development based on a balanced literacy.  Students are regulary assessed in kindergarten, DRA in primary and CASI in the junior grades.  These assessments guide our school improvement plan and help our teaching staff tailor instructional strategies for our students.


Lillian Smith Public Library; Book Bank; The Children's Museum; The Art Gallery of Ontario; The Royal Ontario Museum; University Settlement House; Community/Social Agencies, Toronto Police Services ; U of T student volunteers; Active School Council and School Committees; Regular parent volunteers that assist in classrooms, library, and classroom field trips; Multicultural Celebrations; Community Concerts; Activity Nights; Regular Parent/Community Events, allow us to stregthen our commitment to parents as partners and build our community connections.