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West Preparatory Junior Public School's Mission Statement

The original school, located in the Forest Hill community, was built in 1941. Over the years there have been many changes, additions and renovations to keep this school current.

The school presents a welcoming environment and works hard at positive partnerships to enhance student learning. As of September 2013, West Preparatory has more than 540 students, one third of whom have been in Canada less than seven years. The students represent 45 different countries of origin and 25 different linguistic groups.


In addition to regular classroom programs, support in learning is provided in a variety of ways. Our team of dedicated teachers and support staff implements programs in English as a Second Language/English Skills Development (ESL/ESD) and Early Literacy Booster Reading. Special Education Resource teachers and home school staff work closely with classroom teachers in order to present a balanced program for all students.
In September 2012 we enrolled in the ECO school program. Students, Staff and parents are engaged in activities to promote environmental awareness to the school community.  For the last several years, West Prep has received Gold status with our eco initiatives; our goal is to reach Platinum.

West Prep Children's Centre

The West Prep Children's Centre that operates year-round is a non-profit, parent-organized child care centre that provides programs for Pre-School, Kindergarten, and school-age children.  For more information, please contact

More Information About West Preparatory Junior Public School

Itinerant Music

We welcome itinerant band and string teachers to work with our junior students to develop their love of music through an introductory band and strings program. 

Enriched Arts Program

We have an enriched arts program focusing on music, dance and drama. Kindergarten and Primary students participate in music with dedicated music teachers, where the love for the arts is explored and encouraged.  Junior students participate in recorder, ukulele, choir, band or strings. Primary classes and Junior students are encouraged to participate in our yearly musical.

Active School Council

West Preparatory has an active School Council that meets regularly throughout the school year. The School Council provides input and  feedback on various issues throughout the school year. The School Council organizes various activities throughout the school year such as pizza lunch, subway lunch, dance-a-thon, movie nights, bingo night and our very popular fun fair.


At West Preparatory we are advancing our use of technology in the classroom. Our entire school is wifi enabled. Our Kindergarten -Grade 2 learners use iPads to document and enhance their learning, and a 1-1 device-student ratio enables online learning from Grade 3 up. With family support and an involved tech committee we continue to integrate technology at West Prep.

Additional Features

  • Dance-a-Thon
  • Pizza Days
  • Fun Fair
  • Lunch & After-School Programs
  • Parent Workshops
  • Scientists In the School
  • Bingo Night
  • Read-A-Thon

Student Life - Where You Belong


In addition to excellent classroom instruction, students  have a variety of co-curricular activities from which to choose. They include a variety of musical opportunities, numerous athletic opportunities, various clubs, lunch and after 4 programs. There are also numerous opportunities to build leadership and community including Library Ambassadors and the Newcomers Ambassador's Club. We also have a rich Library/ Resource Centre with various text and media resources to support and enrich student learning.


At West Preparatory we embrace the community, school and home partnership so vital to education. We have a community that enriches us with diversity by adding to our school a wealth of knowledge from countries all over the world.
The "Three A's" are very important to us. They include excellence in Academics, Athletics and the Arts. Teachers share their talents, skills, and passion for the arts, sports and academic endeavours and provide students with opportunities to succeed in many ways. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities to enhance and compliment their whole school experience.
Our wonderful school library is equipped with a computer lab. Our experienced staff  supports students with Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.


- Public Library class visits - Mentor Program from Forest Hill Collegiate - York University Teacher Training Centre - Various Faculties Of Education in Ontario, Norway and the United States - School Advisory Council with parent, teacher, and community members - Regular parent volunteers to assist in all classroom programs - Computer, science, literacy and safe arrival programs