"Get all the education you can; then add the learning."
- Jack Miner
At Jack Miner Senior Public School, in conjunction with the whole community, we promote the development of lifelong learning by providing a wide variety of challenging experiences in a positive, safe learning environment where cooperation, participation, and respect for all are valued. Jack Miner Senior Public School opened in 1970. The school receives its name from Jack Miner, the great Canadian naturalist and conservationist, who promoted the process of banding birds and studying their migratory habits. Jack Miner School is located by the beautiful Scarborough Bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario. The students attending Jack Miner come from a variety of community K-6 schools.
Social Justice and Equity is embedded in all we do at Miner. We are proud of the tremendous work done by our Character Education and Student Council Leaders in promoting equity and giving back to the community.
We provide our students with training in instrumental band and strings. Students and their families are offered the opportunity to lease their very own instruments through a commercial leasing firm. Our staff is enthusiastic about coaching and we offer interscholastic and intramural opportunities in soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball and track and field.
We follow an integrative special education model that allows for flexible support of students with special academic and behavioural needs.