Grenoble Public School is truly like no other school in the Toronto District School Board. We celebrate rich diversity that is reflective and representative of our surrounding community, and the world beyond our doors. We deeply honour the individual lived experiences of our school community and are committed to ensuring that we have caring adults, supports and programs in place to meet the needs of all our students, and to ensure their success. Our school population includes over 960 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Approximately 93% of our Grenoble families have immigrated to Canada. We celebrate in excess of 73 different languages. Grenoble Public School hosts the following specialized programming:
a. LEAP LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Academic Program) is a special program for students aged 11- 18 who did not have the opportunity to attend school regularly before arriving in Canada. LEAP offers these students a chance to gain English language, literacy, and mathematics skills so that they can participate fully in their classes. LEAP is offered in 40 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools. Application to a LEAP class is made through the student's home school.
b. ESL Most students can read and write in their first language when they arrive in Canada but may have limited English skills. English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Development(ELD) programs help students learn English so they can participate fully in the curriculum and school life with their English-speaking classmates. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are for students who have had age-appropriate schooling in their home country.
c. Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery is a literacy program for Grade One students having difficulty learning to read and write. Reading Recovery helps these children develop effective strategies for reading and writing. It is taught by a specially trained teacher (Dianne Scott) who receives ongoing training throughout the year. It consists of a daily, thirty minute lesson that is tailored to build on the child’s unique strengths and support the areas of need. The goal of Reading Recovery is to teach Grade One students to be successful readers and writers.
d. Empower Reading EmpowerTM Reading is a series of evidence-based reading intervention programs that were developed by Dr. Maureen W. Lovett and her team at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids). Each reading intervention program has professional development specific to the program. Empower TM Reading includes decoding, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary programs that transform children and adolescents with significant reading and spelling difficulties into strategic, independent, and flexible learners. The success of the program is proven through the extensive rigorously designed research conducted by the research team.
e. MID Programming The elementary Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) Special Education Class placement is characterized by a smaller class size, Educational Assistant support and a lunchroom supervisor to provide support during lunch. Instruction is targeted to address the full range of a student’s academic and adaptive skills, as well as emotional and social development. Planned opportunities for successful integration with regular programs are an important component. The recommended class size varies by school division: Primary (10 to 12); Junior (12 to 14) and Intermediate (14 to16).
f. Junior Extended French Extended French programs are designed for students who do not speak French at home. The Junior Extended French program begins at the grade 4 level. Students in this program spend 50% of their day in French instruction from grade 4-8 at the Extended French school. The subjects taught in French are French Language Arts, Social Studies and The Arts. English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are taught in English. Designated school pathways exist to ensure that students have a continuation of program from the grade 4 entry to the end of grade 12.
The application process for admission to Junior Extended French begins in January. It is an online application process. It is not a first-come, first-served process. Learn more about the application process and deadlines . All late applicants will be placed on a wait list.