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Toronto District and Curriculum
Toronto schools use the Ontario Curriculum which provides an organized framework for all the subject areas. This curriculum is used throughout the province to prepare all students for their future pursuits. The curriculum provides a guideline for what needs to be learned in order to master the core subjects. The standardized assessments which students participate in during their school years monitors individual proficiency and whole-grade gains in the skills and knowledge in English and Math. These tests are aligned to the Ontario Curriculum and organized in a style similar to the curricular framework.
Schools in Toronto include:
Banting and Best Public School is located on 380 Goldhawk Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1V 4E7, Banting and Best Public School covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Banting and Best Public School at (416) 396-5800. This elementary school strives to exceed the goals set by Ontario’s curriculum in Arts, English and Literacy, French, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography. In addition, their plans include providing a nurturing and safe environment to enhance every student’s academic, physical and mental growth. With a variety of opportunities provided to develop different types of skills in these areas, students are guaranteed to be prepared for any future challenges. For athletic teams, this school provides opportunities in Cross-country, volleyball, badminton, ball hockey, borden ball, and slo-pitch softball. Each of these teams are divided into junior and intermediate levels due to the large range of age of students attending this school. Furthermore, this school provides chances to allow students to showcase their talents through a talent show and including a group of students to participate as junior journalists. To help your child develop their English skills to make an impact in their school as junior journalists, check out our page here.
Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute is located on 125 Chatsworth Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1S1, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute at (416) 393-9500. This high school strives to exceed the goals set by Ontario’s curriculum in Arts, English and Literacy, French, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities. Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute is also known for its very successful students as 97% of tenth grade students have passed the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Since over 95% of students graduate from this school since attending in ninth grade, most students are offered various scholarships in university to aid further studies. To ensure your child is meeting the standards set by Ontario, check out our tutoring service here. These universities also look at each students’ application in regards to extracurricular activities that help them gain social skills that cannot be taught by attending class. Students are provided various opportunities to fulfill this goal including student leader societies, art and physical education programs, clubs, and competitions to provide students with challenges that will keep students active and engaged.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Toronto District Curriculum
The Elementary Grades Program in Language emphasizes literacy and communication skills through the development of language awareness and proper usage, vocabulary acquisition strategies, decoding skills, and instruction in writing for different purposes. In Secondary School, the English Curriculum assumes the responsibility of teaching the more advanced literacy and communication skills students will need for college and career. Writing is an essential element to the curriculum and students are expected to use the language properly in all types of written expression.
Using the elementary foundation in Math and Science, once students are in grade 9 they take a foundational math course that introduces advanced topics in algebra, geometry, and data analysis and a foundational science course introducing the principles of biology, chemistry, and physics. Following that, students will be able to take year-long courses in these topics. Opportunities to pursue advanced and engaging coursework is provided through the curriculum within their program offerings.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Toronto Educational News
- Seneca Hill Public School - Students at Seneca Hill Public School worked together in their literacy efforts to read 400 books! All the books were read by the students in 1st and 2nd grade. With this accomplishment, the book publisher Scholastic, Inc. donated 100 books to children in need.
- Armour Heights Public School - An area school, Armour Heights Public School was the recipient of a prestigious Excellent School Award. of 480 schools, only 8 were chosen to receive this award.
- Community-wide Effort - This spring, the entire educational community is welcome to participate in a 5K run to support healthy lifestyles. Students, families and staff may participate in this event planned to occur at Downsview Park. Details on start times and locations can be found on the district website.
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About Toronto, Ontario
As the capital city of the province in Ontario, Canada, the city of Toronto is the largest city in Canada by population. With a population of a whopping 2,731,571, majority of residents live in the Greater Toronto Area (or the GTA for short). Toronto is the anchor of what is known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With its whooping population and size, it is no doubt that the city of Toronto is a global one and is the centre of business, finance, arts and culture. Also nicknamed as the “The Six” by the famous rapper Drake (as it was hometown) the City of Toronto is also recognized around the world as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Not only a famous tourist destination, the diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role in the world making it a important destination for immigrants/refugees that come to Canada to start a new life. Over the past decade, the population of Toronto has definitely skyrocketed. With more and more people, immigrating to Canada the population has group 4% between 1996 to 2001, 4.3% between 2006-2011 and 4.5% between 2011-2016. With this continuous population growth, 14.5% of residents in Toronto are 14 years and younger and those that are ages 65 year or older made up 15.6% of the population. Due to its large population, the city of Toronto is proud to say that it one of the most diverse in the world with foreign-born residents making up 47.5% of the population.
As well as being the financial and economic center of finance for the province of Ontario, the city Toronto is also one of the largest cultural and historical centres as well. Due to the presence of an extremely diverse population, the residents of Toronto are from various cultural and professional background making its economy and culture highly diverse. This is what makes Toronto different from any other city in the world. Below are a few attractions that are a must visit in the city of Toronto.
Located on 100 Queen’s Park in Toronto, Ontario the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM for short) was first founded in 1914 and stands to showcase the art, history, culture and nature from all over the world. As one of the top cultural institutions in the North America and as Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museums, the ROM stands to provide a place and home to showcase 13 million artworks, specimens and cultural objects from all over the world. The Royal Ontario Museum also acts as one of the places that the country uses for field research and new discoveries. Having underwent a major renovation, the ROM came back bigger than ever opening the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal making it the new distinctive symbol of Toronto. With a new exhibit that is only available for a limited amount of time every year makes the ROM a must visit place for not only tourists coming to the city but also for the residents as well. For more information about the museums hours of operations and the cost of admissions please visit their website located here.
The CN Tower is a 553.3 metre high communication and observation tower that is located in Downtown Toronto. Completed in 1976, the CN Tower stands on the grounds that used be known as Railway Lands. Its name “CN” stands for Canadian National which is the railway company that decided to built the tower in the first place. The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free standing tower for 32 years until 2007 where is was overtaken by the Canton Tower and Burj Khalifa. Now it is ninth tallest free standing tower in the world but remains the tallest free-standing tower in the Western Hemisphere. It was also in 1995 that the CN Tower was declared as one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers and belongs to the World as well as belonging to the World Federation of Great Towers. Now, the CN Tower remains as an iconic part of Toronto’s skyline and attracts over 2 million visitors annually. For more information about tours and cost of admission please visit their website located here.
Toronto is located by the north shore of Lake Ontario and is the largest urban centre in all of Canada. Shortly after the ice age, people began to reside in the area that is now called the “City of Toronto”. The urban community of Toronto began back in 1793 when the “Town of York” was founded by the British colonial officials. At the time of its finding, the “Town of York” was on the Upper Canadian frontier. The “City of Toronto” was established in 1834 with the growth of the backwoods village. Toronto rapidly evolved and expanded to become one of the most urban, multicultural livable areas in the whole world.
Toronto is home to Centre Island. The cool thing about this Toronto Island is that is rests on top of a nine hundred acre long floating sand bag. Babe Ruth, a professional American baseball player, hit his very first professional home run on this island. The fun activities and cool sights that are present on the island provide the urban oasis image that are observed by residents and tourists. Centre Island is also the biggest car-free network in all of North America.
Toronto is considered the safest metropolitan city in all of North America. In 2017, 78.4 violent crimes were marked. In comparison to other areas of North America, this number is quite small. In Detroit, there were 2,122.9 crimes. The EIU claims that Toronto is the fourth most livable city in the whole world. The term “livable” considers the factors of safety, public transit and cleanliness.
Toronto is known for its film festival. The Toronto International Film Festival, also known as TIFF, is considered the second most prestigious film festival in the world, the first being Cannes. The Toronto International Film Festival was founded in 1976 and is inclusive of various forms of productions. This includes local films, independent films, famous Hollywood blockbusters and etc.
Toronto can be described as a multicultural city. You can walk down the streets of Toronto and hear over 180 different languages. Over a third of Toronto’s population is multilingual and can speak another language in addition to English or French. The diversity in cultures that is present in Toronto can be seen through the culturally classified areas such as Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Italy, Little Portugal and etc. These areas often have street signs that consist of writing in English as well the language representing the area.
Toronto is not only unique on top of the ground, but also underground. Toronto is home to the underground walkway called PATH. This walkway is now considered the biggest underground shopping complex. The largest underground sidewalk sale in the whole world exists in this underground walkway and the items for sale are very unique and creative.
Chalk Talk: Tips to Get into College
With the number of teens applying to school, it is helpful for a teen to know what they can do to grab the attention of the admission office. Colleges like to see that a student is willing to challenge themselves while working to keep good grades. With this in mind, Advanced Placement courses are also encouraged. To the colleges a B in an Advanced Placement class is better than an A in a standard course. If the teen has some learning issues they may benefit from taking an extended timed SAT or ACT. Finally, demonstrate to the teacher interest in learning and improving skills, not just about receiving high marks. Ask what they can recommend for other reading. With these hints, the student will be well on their way to making an impression in their high school and at the college admission office.