Island Public Natural Science School
Three programs share the school space: Island Public School operates as a Full Day Kindergarten to Grade 6 public school day program that serves Toronto's Ward and Algonquin Islands (Island-side) and Harbourfront community (City-side); Island Natural Science School is a overnight outdoor education program for visiting TDSB students in Grades 5 and 6; and finally the Gibraltar Point Day Nursery which is a pre-school aged daycare program.
Students attending the Island Public School from the City-side are transported to the school by Toronto Island Ferry and TDSB school buses. Students attending the Natural Science outdoor education program are from TDSB city schools and spend 3 days and 2 nights living in dorms, and studying natural science and outdoor education.
The school was built in 1999 with an environmental focus. The building includes a general purpose room, library/commons/resource centre, science labs, gymnasium, common room and a greenhouse. The inner garden court yard area for further garden to table plant growing and food harvesting learning. The outdoor classroom allows for students to particiapte in outdoor learning on a daily basis. The Toronto Islands are utilized for etensive additional programming options for both the day school, outdoor education and the daycare.