PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-9535

GRADE RANGE: 6 to 8

Queen Alexandra Middle School's Mission Statement

Queen Alexandra Middle School is a diverse community of learners who will be prepared to meet the academic challenges of the 21st century. All members will be empowered to be global citizens by thinking critically and acting collaboratively.  

  • The school serves approximately 400 diverse, largely inner-city students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The largest self-identified groups include Caucasian, Indigenous, Latino/a, Black, Middle Eastern, and about half the population identifying as East Asian or South Asian.
  • The staff is committed to building a strong partnership with students and parents in order to provide a productive, relevant learning environment which includes an extensive co-curricular program to engage.

  • An Extended French program is offered in Grades 6, 7 and 8 where students study half of their timetable in French (as well as a "late start" Extended French program that starts in Grade 7). Early French Immersion planned will begin in September 2022 and Middle Immersion in September 2023. There is an opportunity to continue in bilingual programs in secondary school.
  • A pilot of an Indigenous Language and Culture program will continue this school year. 
  • There is a focus on inquiry-based learning, and community service. Indigenous Education and Equity issues are embedded throughout our curriculum.
  • Mission Statement

    Queen Alexandra Middle School's mission is to build a community of learners that embraces compassion and fairness. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that nurtures their academic, emotional, social, and physical growth. Queen "A" is committed to motivating students to set goals and reach their full potential. The main purpose of our safe, diverse and inclusive school is to create a culture of responsible students, who maintain their uniqueness and passion for learning.

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    Queen "A" Learning Goals

    We are learning to meet the academic challenges of the 21st century by thinking critically, acting collaboratively and contributing in a socially responsible and innovative way to the global community. We value inquiry based learning, and evaluate using success criteria based on citizenship, critical thinking, communication, character, creativity and collaboration.

    Commitment to Social Justice

    As a school community, our focus on a wide variety of equity and social justice issues is embedded within the curriculum and our co-curricular activities. Our goal is to foster a learning environment that celebrates diversity and enables all students to see themselves reflected within the curriculum. We offer a rich range of experiences and opportunities to students.

    At Queen "A", our programs have reached out to engage our students in the many topics that surround social justice issues. The Young Women's Equity and Empowerment Group have fostered discussion about global and local issues and the power of your future. The Young Men's Forum linked the importance of education, goal setting and a positive sense of self to future successful pathways. Our assemblies and workshops addressing anti-homophobia, racism, discrimination, harassment, building healthy relationships, and bullying all support our school Code of Conduct and mission statement. We continue to strive to create an inclusive and dynamic learning environment that engages all students. 

    Celebrating the Arts

    Our arts programs offer a rich opportunity for our students to find their creative selves, appreciate the talents of others and experience the extension of learning. We have a beautiful, large double-artroom, stage, and music rooms offering vocal music, as well as an opportunity to participate in strings, band, ukulele, guitar and steel pan programs. 

    To engage our students, many performances are offered both in our school and at the theatre. This year the students will be enjoying live performances in drama, dance and music, as well as attending live theatre. These experiences serve to bring these topics to life allowing our students to appreciate the art of performance, link directly to the issues in the curriculum as well as the creative world.

    Queen "A" is on the Move!

    We know that physical activity leads to active minds and healthy bodies. Every student participates in physical and health education classes, including swim classes in our pool. Our students engage in activities that support fitness and skill building. The school has two gyms, a pool, an outdoor soccer field, basketball courts, track, and baseball diamond.

    Our program is designed to build skills in swimming, fitness, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, football, rugby, ultimate frisbee as well as track and field. Students are encouraged to participate actively will expand their teambuilding skills and knowledge about safety. The curriculum in health educates our students about substance abuse, healthy lifestyle and nutrition as well as growth and development. The Queen "A" extra-curricular program reflects these sports throughout the year and there are also opportunities for drop-in sports (e.g., Tuesday drop-in basketball). We are also one of only two elementary schools in the TDSB with a competitive Lacrosse team. 

    Additional Features

    • Partnering with Community Agencies
    • Extra Curricular Sports and Clubs
    • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
    • "Drop-in" sports
    • One-On-One Mentoring
    • Breakfast/Snack Nutrition Program
    • After School Programs
    • Toronto Dance Theatre

    Student Life - Where You Belong

    GO TEAM

    Queen Alexandra provides a wide array of extra curricular programming geared to the varied aptitudes and interests of all our students. These programs offer students and opportunity to further develop their self-esteem and social skills. Students can participate in a number of activities such as: sports teams, choir, Journalism Club, ECO Club,  and many other clubs. Students can engage in leadership through groups such as Student Council. In conjunction with our school-based programming, we also offer a host of programs in collaboration with local community agencies. 

    WHAT SETS US APART

    Queen Alexandra M.S. started a program at our school to support at-risk  students through our  “One Caring Adult” (OCA)  program.  To initiate the program, teachers put forward names of students who are at risk for any number of reasons.  Adults in the building who wish to participate in the OCA program are matched with these students.  Together, the adults and students plan their meeting schedule – whether it’s help with homework after school, or 10 minutes weekly to clean out a locker.  Each schedule looks different depending on the needs of the student.  The Caring Adult becomes a safe and caring “touch stone” adult for the student. The OCA program is currently in its second year of operation and is still going strong. Queen Alexandra uses twitter to communicate regularly with students and parents: @queenA_ms  

    PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    At Queen A we believe in regular communication and partnerships with local agencies (e.g., 55 Division Community Officers,  Big Brothers/Big Sisters).  We have an ongoing partnership with Dundas Public School, Wandering Spirit (formerly First Nations School of Toronto), and SEED Alternative Secondary. Our staff is involved with Ontario Studies in Education at U of T , York University's and Waaban Teacher Education Program. We pride ourselves on our open-door policy for parents/guardians. We have regular communication with our parents through email, and Twitter, along with paper communication.