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Bessborough Drive E & MS


Bessborough Elementary and Middle School
211 Bessborough Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3K2
School phone: 416.396.2315
Safe Arrival: bessborough@tdsb.on.ca (email) or 416.396.2319 (phone)
Bessborough Childcare Centre: 416.467.0389
         Principal:     Patricia Broderick 
Vice-Principal:    Etienne Mercieca 
Office Staff:           Danielle Martin
                                     Felicia Anagnostopoulos
Learning Network 1, Learning Centre 1 
Leila Girdhar-Hill, Superintendent of Education 
Email: Leila.Girdhar-Hill@tdsb.on.ca
Tel: (416) 396-9014 Fax: 396-9165

Gerri Gershon, Trustee
Email:  gerri.gershon@tdsb.on.ca
Tel: (416) 395-8408
Twitter: @GerriGershon
Website: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ward13


We've Gone Cashless!

We are now a ‘cash-less’ school! Payments for all school activities can now be made on-line. Information about this can be found on the reverse side of the first page of your package.  Please review this sheet if you are having difficulties. You can sign up or sign-in here:



Bessborough’s Mission Statement


Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value 
  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.

Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school and please visit often.