Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, named after the poet and entertainer Emily Pauline Johnson, opened in 1969. We are part of a tri-school campus which includes John Buchan Senior Public School and Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute.
Located in the Birchmount/Sheppard area, we presently serve over 290 students. We offer regular programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Our students come from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Approximately sixty-eight percent of our students speak a language other than English at home, while seventy-six percent of our students were born in Canada.
Diversity is our greatest asset and we are continually examining ways to capitalize on this virtue. We've enjoyed many incredible culturally-focused events such as Lunar New Year celebrations, Black History Month festivities, and spring Cultural Evenings showcasing student talent and food from around the world.
Our school's focus is literacy and numeracy in a kind and caring environment. In this school year, we are particularly focused on mathematics. We are proud to have achieved a Gold rating as an EcoSchool and take our commitment to our planet very seriously.
The school accommodates a YMCA childcare program which provides before- and after-school care for children attending Pauline Johnson Jr. P.S.