Manhattan Park Junior Public School opened in 1956. The school received its name from the adjoining park located near the centre of the community it serves. In an era when most schools went up to Grade 8, the school originally opened as a Junior School with Kindergarten to Grade 5. Grade 6 was added in the late 1960s.
Manhattan Park is a school with an enrolment of close to 125 students. In addition there are also two Intensive Support Programs: a Primary Diagnostic Kindergarten and a Primary Developmental Disability Class.
The school is in an established community with older homes. Several of the community went to Manhattan Park as a child and later returned to their family home or purchased another home in the neighbourhood. Their children now attend our school.