Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement
For over eighty years, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute has been an important part of the North Toronto community. From the school's inception, Lawrence Park's teachers, students and families/caregivers have worked together to support academic excellence. The school remains committed to providing a rich and varied program with many opportunities for students to become involved in extra-curricular clubs and activities that help develop strong leadership skills.
We are very proud of our students and their achievements while continuing to encourage and support academic growth and improvement. Many of our graduates receive university scholarships and more than 60% are Ontario Scholars.
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Lawrence Park fosters the development of leadership skills with our students through the activities of various councils: Buddies, Music, Drama, Visual Art, Classics, Student Council, Lawrence Park Athletic Council (LPAC), Black Students and Allies Association, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Lawrence Leaders.
Our students have many opportunities to acquire and practice their leadership skills.
Equity & Well-Being
LP's students have access to a wide array of initiatives, clubs, councils and opportunities that promote equity, diversity, multiculturalism & belonging. Well-being and mental health is promoted and supported.
Co-Curricular - Arts & Physical Education Programs
LPCI offers diverse co-curricular programs including: drama festivals and productions, music festivals, May Lyrics, the Dance Show, and the 24 Hour Challenge. Students enjoy workshops and excursions and are able to participate on many teams including ice hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, golf, etc.
Clubs & Competitions
To encourage team spirit, Lawrence Park also hosts several clubs and participates in many competitions including: Art Club/Council, Cooking Club, business competitions, ECO Club, French Film Club, Jewish Culture Club, Photography Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Yearbook Club, and University Math, Computer Science and Science competitions.
- Modern Computer Labs
- Impressive Resource Centre
- Award Winning Music Ensemble
- Swimming Pool and Ice Rink
- Strong Extra-Curricular Programs
Student Life - Where You Belong
"Panther pride" - our infectious school spirit - is evident in the vast variety of available co-curricular activities. Lawrence Park has something for everyone beginning with events such as Spirit Week, run by the Students' Council, to Artbus and May Lyrics which showcase students' artistic and musical talents. Students are encouraged to participate in the rich variety of activities in order to connect with new friends, discover and display their talents beyond the classroom and become young leaders.
Lawrence Park is a student driven school. Inspiration and passion at Lawrence come from its students who take up the challenge of creating a community that embraces mutual respect and support for others. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue their interests whether they be organizing assemblies, tutoring peers, or participating in any of the many existing clubs and activites within the school and celebrating them with our community.
Our mission is to motivate students towards excellence in academics, athletics and the arts in order for them to develop the knowledge and skills essential for success.
WHAT SETS US APART
1. The Perfect Size
Our student population is the perfect size -- large enough to offer a variety of courses while being small enough to create a community feel. At LPCI, a student is more than a face in the hallway or a number in a book. Each student is a valued contributor to our community.
2. Academic Strength
LPCI students are well prepared for their post-secondary education. Lawrence Park teachers are committed to helping students reach the highest achievement possible.This ensures that each student has the support to realize his or her potential.
3. LEPA (Lawrence Elite Performing Artists/Athletes)
Lawrence Park has a LEPA Program, for students who apply and qualify. Teachers accommodate students who are professionally involved in the performing arts or in athletics outside of school when they need time to attend auditions, rehearsals or competitions. This allows elite students academic accommodations which enable them to achieve success in both their academic and chosen field outside of school.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The Lawrence Park School Council is very involved with school life. It plays an advisory role, consulting with parents of students enrolled in the school and reporting to the school Principal or Toronto District School Board on a variety of issues. Each year, the Council also organizes several evening presentations and workshops for parents and community members. Topics have included sessions on eating disorders, drug-prevention programs, drinking and driving, university-application process, student evaluation and managing life with a teenager.