Top 10 Schools in Toronto

Jul 17, 2020

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and is the capital of Ontario. Migrants have flocked to Toronto for more than ten thousand years for the search of land and livelihood. Its huge population reflects the reason behind it. The education system in Toronto is at par with the world's educational environment. TDSB  or The Toronto District School Board (previously known as English-language Public District School Board No. 12) is the English language public secular school board of Toronto. It originated as MTSB (Metropolitan Toronto School Board ) on January 20, 1953. Four hundred and fifty-one elementary schools, a hundred and five secondary schools, and five adult learning centers are run by TDSB. The other three public school boards are CSV (Conseil Scolaire Viamonde), TCDSB (Toronto Catholic District School Board), and the CSCM (Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir).  CSV and CSCM have French as the first language and TDSB and TCDSB have English as the first language. The following are the list of top 10 schools in Toronto.

1: Name of the school:

Ossington/Old Orchard Public School

Location:

West End

Description:

The Ossington PS and The Old Orchard PS joined hands in 1983 and  The Ossington/Old Orchard Public School was formed. The school has 315 students and the classes include from kindergarten to grade six. The picturesque and exciting learning environment involves vegetable gardens, apple orchards, and tree hillsides. The school has built play structures and fields among them. Ossington/Old Orchard Public School is a community school and the teachers take special care so that students develop a healthy habit, pursue the knowledge and skills of education, have confidence in themselves, and finally reach success in life. Teachers take special measures to build a caring school condition so that students and staffs have a friendly bridge of appreciation.

Address:

380 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 3A56234, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/ossingtonoldorchard/

Email:

Ossington_OldOrchard@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-0710.


2: Name of the school:

Pape Avenue Public School

Location:

East End

Description:

Founded on April 10, 1899, Pape Avenue School started its journey with only four classrooms, two teachers and the principal. Three of them taught students from first grade to the sixth grade involving six classes per day. Originally though the students had British origins, today various students from miscellaneous national, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds study in the school. Apart from education, the school concentrates immensely on co-curricular activities of the students and that includes water polo, volleyball, karate, and tennis. The parents are kept updated weekly on the progress of the students, be it scholastic or non-scholastic. The school has a substantial library where students can read books on various subjects. One should visit the Parenting and Family Literacy Centre of the school (babies up to 6 years). The Centre is an integral part of the school which offers fun programs that help children to get ready for education. Parents get to know more about the school and eventually meet teachers and other parents for exchanges of thoughts. And most important, it is free of cost.

Address:

220 Langley Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3H9, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/papeavenue/

Email:

Pape@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-9470


3: Name of the school:

Swansea Public School

Location:

West End

Description:

The Swansea Public School opened its doors in 1890. During its journey, the school has modified itself with the advancement in education. New buildings and classrooms have been added as the number of students increased. The state of the art programs on English and French are its key factors. Apart from language students also enjoy the rotary subjects that are taught in the school like music, physical education, and information technology. The school has a well-organized library where students explore their search for knowledge. The physical education is aided with a double gym and a double field. The Swansea Public School is situated in the heart of nature with dense forests and a beautiful pond, nearby. Responsible and caring staff always take care of the students so that they grow and learn in a beautiful atmosphere, despite their origin and community.

Address:

207 Windermere Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3J9, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/swansea/

Email:

Swansea@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-9080


4: Name of the school:

Crescent Town Public School

Location:

East End

Description:

The teachers, students, and their families, and other members of the Crescent Town Public School join hands together to create a caring atmosphere for learners so that apart from educational subjects they inherit the qualities of living together peacefully. The school is proud of its uniqueness in diversity. Certain co-scholastic activities like physical education, health education, and arts are given equal importance as academics. The school's uniqueness lies in promoting rich activities od students in the school. at home and overall in the community. The Crescent Town Elementary School is a platinum-certified eco-school. Here green team students are the leaders who promote reducing waste and energy use by reusing materials and recycling.

Address:

4 Massey Square, East York, ON M4C 5M9, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/crescenttown/

Email:

CrescentTown@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-396-2340


5: Name of the school:

Orde Street Public School

Location:

Downtown

Description:

Orde Street Public School is located in central Toronto. The school began its journey in 1914 and catered to accommodate innumerable immigrants in the community. Still today it continues to represent the diverse population of the global communities of Toronto.  From over thirty countries people keep on coming to Toronto in search of livelihood speaking different languages and belonging to diverse cultures. Although the main language of instructions of the school is English it offers instructions in Mandarin and Arabic on Mondays after school for children coming from these regions. The school takes an integral part in activities at the Toronto Japanese School on Saturdays, having more than 200 students with a Japanese origin. Orde Street Public School emphasizes on physical education called the DPA (Daily Physical Education) and has a strict twenty minutes period for it. The school feels that students need to be physically fit to learn academic subjects profoundly. The school provides various co-scholastic extracurricular activities for its students. Cross country, track, and field running, softball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, Boy's Football are few to mention. The school’s vision is simple, which is Consistency, Simplicity, and Continuity.

Address:

18 Orde St, Toronto, ON M5T 1N7, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/ordestreet/

Email:

Orde@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-1900


6: Name of the school:

Rosedale Public School

Location:

Midtown

Description:

Rosedale Junior Public School provides a high level of academic and artistic environment, and community connection for the children of Rosedale and nearby areas and they have been following these guidelines over a century. The school was founded in 1891, and the junior school provides education and guidance from the kindergarten to the sixth grade. The guardians of the students work closely with the staff of the school so that they remain happy and healthy in both school and home environments. The school has a virtual library so that any student can access it with an internet connection. A learner hence can read books of the school even from home. The school encourages extra-curricular activities like Dance, Music, and Visual Arts. It also takes special care of students who have flair for the English language, science, software programs, athletics, and social science. Various clubs like the art club, literacy club, maths club, or chess clubs are also present in the school to encourage students in their interested fields. The vision of the school is to make independent learners who one day will become well-informed citizens and responsible leaders. The mission of the school is "integrity and scholarship".

Address:

22 South Dr, Toronto, ON M4W 1R1, Canada.

Website:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/Schools/schno/5271

Email:

RosedalePSJr@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-1330


7: Name of the school:

Owen Public School

Location:

Midtown

Description:

Formerly known as the St. Andrew's Golf Course in the area of York Mills, hosts the Owen Public School. The school provides instruction in both English (JK to the fifth grade) and in French (SK to the fifth grade). The school has a multi-cultural environment where two-third of the children speak English as a mother tongue and one third speak languages other than English at home. TDSB (Toronto District School Board) encourages accepting students with exceptionalities who may have unique strengths and needs and require behavior, communication, intellectual and physical assistance in schools. The school welcome, include and support such students. Various intensive programs and supports are provided by the teachers so that special children do not feel left out. Owen Public School invites parents and students to take active parts along with the teachers for problem-solving methodologies and healthy collaborations and finally, they become essential to the development of effective interventions. The school believes it is its responsibility to make sure that every student has an opportunity to be successful in life and that is why it concentrates much on character education traits.

Address:

111 Owen Blvd, North York, ON M2P 1G6, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/owen/

Email:

owenps@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-395-2740


8: Name of the school:

Blythwood Public School

Location:

Midtown

Description:

Blythwood Public School was built more than eighty-five years ago for providing education to children of the North Toronto residential area. Now it caters to more than four hundred students from JK to the sixth grade. The children come from an English speaking background but have a low rate of mobility. BPS is located near a ravine that is used extensively all around the year for sporting activities. It has a small Early Language Learner population but gradually when students come to higher classes they get involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities like a choir singing, musical concerts, athletics like basketball, ice hockey, soccer, and volleyball. BPS has various clubs like the literacy club or the science club too. The school encourages specialized programs like the ROE (Roots of Empathy) or ELL (English Language Learner) programs. Teachers are committed to providing a positive and enriching learning environment for the students and parents work hand in hand with them.

Address:

2 Strathgowan Crescent, Toronto, ON M4N 2Z5, Canada.

Website:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/Schools/schno/5297

Email:

Blythwood@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-9105


9: Name of the school:

John Ross Robertson Public School

Location:

Midtown

Description:

John Ross Robertson Public School started its journey in 1921 and since has been presenting inspiring academic and improvement programs for the elementary learners. The school's motto is to learn together. John Ross Robertson Public School focuses on high educational standards so that students can reach their full potential. The school's collaborative culture encourages students, teachers, parents, and community members to work as a team.  The mission of the school is to build the best within ourselves and find the good within each other. The school caters to six hundred students from JK to the sixth grade. The teaching of the French language starts in the fourth grade.

Address:

130 Glengrove Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1P2, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/johnrossrobertson/

Email:

JohnRossRobertson@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-393-9400


10: Name of the school:

Selwyn Public School

Location:

Midtown

Description:

Located in the St. Clair and O'Connor area that is next to the Topham Park, Selwyn Public School share a common yard with G.A. Brown Middle School at East York. Selwyn Public School was opened in January 1957 and is a kindergarten to fifth grade 5 school. Apart from academics, the school's unique feature includes its interest in community and culture caring. The school involves students and the teachers to take immense responsibilities on special occasions like the Earth Day activities, School Yard Naturalization projects, Book fairs, EcoSchools certifications, Early Reading interventions to name a few. Selwyn Public School encourages students to take active parts in dance, music, and athletics. Several clubs are formed by the school to encourage students in their co-scholastic interests like the Book Club, Library Helpers Club, Reading Club, and Social Justice Club. Certain curricular enhancement programs also take place in the school like the Borrow a Book program, CASI (Comprehension Attitudes Strategies Interests) program, DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) program, etc. The mission of the school is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being by helping them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they necessitate to become responsible so that they can be contributing members of a democratic and sustainable society.

Address:

1 Selwyn Ave, East York, ON M4B 3J9, Canada.

Website:

https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/selwyn/

Email:

Selwyn@tdsb.on.ca

Phone:

+1 416-396-2455

Summary

In this article we provided you with the latest results of various surveys among institutions regarding the best schools of Toronto and its districts

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