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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Middle French Immersion The Middle French Immersion program is an intensive French program which starts in Grade 4. All class activities in Grades 4 and 5 are conducted in French although some specialist subjects (like Health and Physical Education) may be taught in English. In Grades 6 to 8, all subjects will be taught in French with the exception of English Language and Science.
The application process for admission to the Middle French Immersion program 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.