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The Waterfront School's Mission Statement

Our school serves the community bounded by York Street on the east, Stadium Road on the west between Lakeshore Blvd and Queens Quay West.

We are a diverse population including grades from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. 
Ours is an inclusive approach to education and schooling, for which we have received recognition from the Toronto Community Living Association and the Director of Education of Canada's largest school board.

Our building also houses City School Alternative Secondary School, Harbourfront Community Centre and St. Stephen's Childcare Centre.

Our Mission

High expectations for all of our students. We believe they can all be successful.

We have a positive school culture where well-being is a priority for students and staff.

We ensure that we listen to student voice and value the identity of each student.

We have built strong relationships with our parents in supporting our students’ learning and we appreciate the collaboration of our School Council in supporting student success.

More Information About The Waterfront School

Character Education

Each day we highlight a character trait from The Waterfront Code of Conduct which was co-created with our students, staff and community to build on our positive environment. We are reminded of the privilege we have to learn and teaching at The Waterfront School. We all have a role in creating our community of gratitude and reciprocity with our words and actions.

Curriculum Goals

Daily mindfulness in every classroom
Access to integrated technology for all students 
 Professional Learning Communities that focus on Student Learning
Balanced and effective literacy programs
Balanced and effective mathematics program
Culturally relevant learning 
Enhanced up-to-date learning  resources focusing on Equity and Indigenous Learning


Kindergarten is a big step in your child's life.  We make the transition a wonderful experience for your child and a reassuring decision for you.  A safe and welcoming Kindergarten, coupled with balanced academic and social programs, provides the best foundation to nurture your child's abilities.

Registration for Kindergarten begins in February. Fill out the kindergarten registration online and then call the school office to make an appointment.

Feed a Student Nourish a Mind

At Waterfront we provide a nutritious morning meal nutrition program to all students.  A child needs to be nourished in order for the mind to learn.  Supported by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, we also request monthly contributions from our parents as well as donations from our community partners.  Every child, every day receives a morning snack.

Additional Features

  • Fully accessible and barrier free
  • Multicultural and Diverse
  • Active Parent School Council
  • Monthly Recognition Awards
  • Smart Board Technology
  • Dynamic and Enthusiastic
  • Family Oriented Atmosphere
  • Toronto Schools on the Move

Student Life - Where You Belong


The Waterfront School supports the arts through many different venues.  Visual arts, dance, drama and music instruction throughout the curriculum in all grades as well as through field trips.
Students are engaged in ECO activities throughout the year as well as the The Terry Fox Run, Food Drive for Fort York Food Bank.  Our athletic teams include basketball, cross-country, soccer, volleyball and track and field. 


The Waterfront School has been recognized by the Toronto Occasional Teachers Local as the as the School of Excellence.
These awards recognize the support and respect shown to the Occasional Teachers who work in our school. 
As soon as you walk through the front doors of the school, you are aware of our warm, welcoming, family atmosphere.  


Our active School Council collaborates with us to increase student success.  Their moto is: "Together We Are Better."   We welcome volunteers to help with our Morning Meal program.  We are very appreciative of our parent volunteers.  

Some of our community partners include: Waterfront Regeneration Project, Fort York, The Music Garden, local co-ops, CFMT-TV, Metro and Marine Police, Parks and Recreation, The Pier Museum, Toronto Raptors, The Waterfront Neighbourhood Community Centre, St. Stephen's Childcare, City School Alternative Secondary School, Harbourfront (Arts) Centre, Arcadia Co-op, The National Ballet, Toronto Public Health and Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood.