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Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School's Mission Statement

 Parkdale Public School is commonly known as "The Jewel of the South". The school  works in partnership with the Parkdale Community Centre, the George Brown College Childcare Centre, the Parkdale Parenting Centre and the International Languages Program to ensure that our students develop strong literacy and numeracy skills while placing an emphasis on critical thinking, character development and global citizenship. We focus on cross-curricular planning with curriculum that is culturally relevant in order for our students to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible members of our democratic society.




What Our School Is Planning For This Year

To plan and deliver, as a team, interdisciplinary "teaching and learning critical pathways" as a team that emphasizes enduring understandings.
To support student needs through an integrated team approach.
To increase parent and community engagement as partners to optimize student opportunities for success.
To integrate information and multimedia technology into every classroom learning to enhance our student's literacy, communication  and technical skills. 


More Information About Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School

Special Education Programs

Special Education and English Language Learner programs are supported through an integrated support model. Students' exceptionalities are identified through a formal review process undertaken by an Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC).

Co-Curricular Arts Program:

Specialists teaching: Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts, & Visiting Artists.
Dance: Concerts, Performances, Ballroom Dancing and Workshops
Dramatic Arts: Productions, Plays, & Workshops
Music: Band, Choir, Concerts, Workshops, Strings
Visual Arts: Computer/Graphic Arts, Craft, Excursions, Film/Video & Visual Arts Workshops
Visiting Artists


Athletic Groups

track and field,
cross country,
house leagues

Leadership and Support Programs

Leadership:  Eco-Ambassadors, Parkdale Live news team, Morning Announcers, Cafeteria and leadership groups.
Academic: Homework Clubs, Math team, Tutoring Groups
Eco club, art club, dance club, editing and photography groups, gardening group, athletic intramural and interschool teams.

Student Life - Where You Belong


Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers support an array of co-curricular activities that fosters one's creative, social, athletic and academic abilities, ranging from the Sistema Toronto music program, cross-country running to volleyball, our school newspaper to our talent show, to our gardening club. We also host a board game club, art club, yearbook club, and our students have an opportunity to play in our strings and band program. We are also proud to be an eco school which emphasizes the importance of environmental awareness.  Our school also has a student an Eco-council that promotes students' voices as well as to plan a range of events to foster school spirit such as the dance a thon, silent auction and fall fun fair.


Parkdale PS believes that success builds success. We believe that all students can reach high levels of achievement.  In balancing the acquisition of the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy, we place an emphasis on cross-curricular planning that promotes self-esteem and self-reflection through character education and culturally responsive pedagogy. Our programs help our students develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible members of our democratic society.  Our school also promotes a shared responsibility between children, staff and parents to maintain a safe and nurturing learning environment which fosters cooperation, positive character development and respect for both self and others. Our partnership between home, school and community is integral to achieving this goal.  Our motto of Parkdale P.R.I.D.E -Parkdale Respects Individual Developing Excellence- is at the forefront of all our daily and long term programming.


Our partnerships between home, school and community are integral to achieving our goals.
Parkdale School has developed many community partnerships including with our Community Centre, Child care Centre and Settlement Centre. We also have partnerships with Big Sisters/Brothers, Toronto Police, our local Public Library and Public Health. We also host a welcome Back Night, Fall Fair, Winter and Spring Music Night Performances and Family Literacy and Tech. Nights. We offer a weekly family yoga program and collaborate with local agencies to host monthly parent sessions. We have developed a parent resource section in our school library. We are fortunate to have partnerships with businesses in the Parkdale community that support a number of fund-raising events.