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Winona Drive Senior Public School's Mission Statement

Winona Drive Public School is located south of St.Clair Avenue West between Bathurst and Dufferin streets. The building was constructed in 1959 as a fourth addition to McMurrich Junior Public School. Although McMurrich and Winona are physically joined, they are separate in terms of administration, teaching staff, and grades/programs offered.
Winona Drive Senior Public School strives to provide excellence in education for the young adolescent. Through partnership with the home, our staff provide opportunities for our students to learn and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Students have clearly outlined responsibilities which accompany their rights. We have expectations of them, and for them, both in the classroom and beyond.

We are fortunate to have a large gym, a pool, a library resource centre, two specialized music classrooms, a Design and Technology program, a guidance office and a cafeteria.
We have just over 400 students attend daily, representing many cultures and socio-economic groups. The diversity of our community is one of our many strengths.
Teachers who specialize in Math , Science, Instrumental Music, Literacy, French and Physical Education provide intensive instruction in those subjects on a rotary timetable.

Health & Physical Education

We are proud to be able to provide a strong Physical Education program directed by two full-time experienced Health & Physical Education teachers.  Whether it be in the gym, the swimming pool, field space or community tennis courts and beach volleyball court, Winona students participate in Health & Physcial Education classes on a daily basis. 

Our classes are a combination of gender segregated and co-ed classes depending on the unit of study.

Our staff offer a variety of Intramural programs during the lunch hour that offers all students the opportunity to play in a less competitive environment.

Winona has a rich tradition of extra curricular sports teams including Football, Softball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Ultimate, Hockey, Swim Team, Soccer and Track & Field.

Our facilities are second to none; a large gymnasium, swimming pool, outdoor field, baseball diamond, community facilities that include Tennis courts and a Beach Volleyball court.

More Information About Winona Drive Senior Public School

School Council

We have a very active and supportive School Council who meet throughout the year and support the school with fundraising activities, volunteer time and outreach on issues of importance to the school community.

Special Education

We have a number of Special Education programs, including an Intensive Support Program, a Home School Program and Resource room support program all suited to meet the needs of each individual learner.

The Intensive Support Program focuses on addressing students' academic and social skills needs. ISP students are integrated with Grade 7 and 8 classes for Phyical Education, Drama, Family Studies, and Design and Technology.

The Home School Program teacher works in collaboration with the student's regular classroom teacher to address student's needs. The HSP teacher delivers flexible programming, offering more time and attention to complete daily work in a smaller class environment.
The Resource room offers students individual or small group assistance following a lesson in their regular class. Students bring assignments or projects, to be completed under the supervision of a special education teacher or teaching assistant.

Specialized Programs

Design and Technology and Drama are a sample of the specialized programming that Winona offers students. From building machines to acting and singing each teacher provides experiential learning opportunities for all of our students.


Winona’s Music program offers a variety of different choices for our student body. We offer a rich strings program, band program, choir and steel pan programs. Our students are usual participants in music competitions and play regularly throughout the year at several evening presentations.

Additional Features

  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
  • Smartboards
  • Two Computer Labs
  • Cafeteria
  • Design and Technology Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


"Winona is a second home to many of us. We have a number of extracurricular music programs, such as the Concert, Jazz and Tour Bands and Festival Strings. If you love to sing the choir is open to all students as well as the musical that is held every year!
Winona has many teams and clubs. We have so many teams, from volleyball to swim to ultimate Frisbee and everything in between. For those who aren’t interested in competing there are intramurals, a great way to stay fit and have fun! Clubs here include the Scrabble Club, Dance club, Me2We, to name just a few. No matter what type of sport or club you’re into there is definitely something for you here.
We have many trips that we go on. Grade 7 students go to Quebec for a week and grade 8 students have a chance to do an exchange program with a family in Quebec. At the end of grade 8 we go to Camp Arrowhon for an end of the year trip. We also have an extremely fun Winter Activity Day, where we get to pick what we want to do for the day. I chose skiing!

Winona was my choice because all the wonderful programs, sports and opportunities that are offered. I hope that you get to enjoy Winona as much as I do! - student testimonial-


Winona is not just a place for students to come and learn. It is a place where learning is an experience that surrounds you.
We offer students the opportunities and experiences that may have not been afforded to them in the past. The variety of subjects that are offered, from Design & Technology, Family Studies, Strings and Band music programs, Drama, plus a triple track French program, makes our school truly unique. As a result, our students are provided with the opportunity to participate in sports, clubs, visual arts, drama and music, and to journey outside the school to enhance their learning.
At Winona we offer a safe, welcoming, environment that provides for the specific needs of the middle school student. We work hard to facilitate these transitional years by allowing students to discover who they are in a safe and caring environment.


Winona students collaborate with a variety of community/social agencies, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Covenant House, Central Toronto Youth Services, Kids Help Phone, and Toronto Police Services, to name a few organizations.
Our students, with the help of local businesses actively support the Canadian Cancer Society through participation in the Terry Fox Run and the CN tower climb in support of the United Way.
Winona students participate in cross-age connections with Junior School students and transition programs with feeder schools and local high schools. Our student body enthusiastically supports community food banks with student council food drives. The student council works with the Evergreen Foundation and TDSB Eco Schools on initiatives to encourage ecological responsibility and to help "green" our school.
Winona is a proud community member!