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Silverthorn Community School's Mission Statement

Silverthorn Community School is located south of Eglinton, East of Keele. Currently, enrolment is approximately 330 students who are representative of families from an array of cultural backgrounds. As a K-8 school we offer a learning environment where staff, students and the community enjoy learning and growing together.  In addition to our FDK to 8 programs, we offer five Intensive Support Programs and our school is fully wheelchair accessible. At Silverthorn C.S. we work hard to create learning environments that are inclusive, safe, nurturing, positive and respectful. We value equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility. 

In September, 2011, Kane Middle School became Silverthorn Community School following extensive renovations. Students who formerly attended Silverthorn Junior Public School, which is now closed, moved across the parking lot into the former Kane building at that time. Silverthorn Community School now teaches students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Parenting and Family Literacy Centre

Our Parenting and Family Literacy Centre  invites parents with preschoolers to come into the school for a program of activities, which they can enjoy with their young children, while providing them with 
support for their parenting. In addition, families receive information on community resources, support, and education in parenting, and an early childhood development program for their children.

More Information About Silverthorn Community School

After School Boys and Girls Club

Our school is happy to welcome the Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis. The after school program is for children who attend kindergarten to grade 6. It provides a wide variety of enjoyable activities during the after school hours. The program includes nutrition lessons, drama, arts & crafts, homework assistance, and indoor/outdoor activities. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Silverthorn Community School offers a wide range of activities to engage students and foster their interests and passions. Examples include basketball, volleyball, a STEM club, our Student Equity group, our GSA, as well as our Student Council.

Nutrition Program

Each day students are provided with a healthy snack which includes a grain, dairy product and fruit or vegetable. Please reach out to the office if you are interested in getting involved in our program.

Community Connections

At Silverthorn CS we welcome volunteers to help support our students. If you are interested in volunteering please connect with us in the office. We also encourage community members and organizations to permit the use of our facilities so that they can be used when school is out. 

Additional Features

  • Fully accessible school
  • Support for families
  • Thriving arts program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Silverthorn Community School provides many opportunities for student engagement in the life of the school beyond the classroom. Teachers and students work within the school as well as the community building positive experiences for all students. Although teaching and learning are at the centre of learning, the school provides many extra-curricular activities that focus on the development of the individual as a well-rounded student. The Student Council assists with fundraising, building school spirit and acts as the voice of their peers. The strings program is made up of students in grade 6-8 and it provides opportunities for students to improve and demonstrate their musical skills and talents. Students have the opportunity to join various school teams to challenge sport-minded students. To recognize students who have successfully demonstrated the monthly character traits throughout the school community, Character Education assemblies are held. Silverthorn provides something for all types of learners. Our efforts focus on the importance of knowing each student as an individual and mentoring and monitoring them as they develop their academic, social and leadership skills.


At Silverthorn Community School, we emphasize a positive discipline approach by teaching the students what they need to know and how to act. This encourages students to build self-esteem and confidence, respect differences and develop respect between students and adults. We have found that student success comes from engaging students in the planning process and by giving them opportunities for additional practice in areas where they require support. Students are constantly encouraged to set goals and reflect on their learning which empowers them to fulfill their future endeavors.


Our School Parent Council plays an active role in both the daily life of the school and the community. The School Council assists with fundraising activities throughout the year. These activities provide unique opportunities for families to be a part of the school community. Our Fun Fair which takes place in June is a big attraction and something everyone looks forward to attending. We are always looking for volunteers to assist, parents, former students, and community members are welcome.