Mountview Alternative School


The Community School

Mountview is a community of five classrooms.  The small community fosters deeper and more meaningful relationships. In this interactive setting, the aim is for each student to share their unique abilities and perspectives with each other. For our collaborative staff, the tight knit setting also allows us to gain multiple perspectives on the strengths and needs of each student.

We are always looking for ways to foster our community not only within the individual classrooms and in the school, but also how we can reach out to the broader local community and the world.

 A New Chapter 

We have moved to our new home in Runnymede Collegiate Institute, which makes us only one of two elementary schools to share a building with a high school in the TDSB.    

What We Do

  • Community Circle:  The school gathers each morning for daily announcements.
  • A Community of Classrooms:  Teachers collaborate with each other and each student to support both individual learning needs and to build school community.  Teachers will rotate classrooms on a weekly basis to work on enrichment and project-based learning.
  • Equity:  Our school is diverse and integrated, enrolling students through a lottery based system, aimed at creating a school which is reflective of the community we serve.  
  • Self-Directed Learning:  Based on the individual needs, backgrounds and strengths of every child, we collaborate with students to design individually tailored, high-interest projects.
  • Parental Involvement: Parents are an integral part of our school community, and they have opportunities throughout the year to contribute to the school community through cross-grade friendship assemblies, field trips, school concerts and volunteering in classrooms.
  • Building and Developing Community Partnerships:  For example, RCI, King George, Nursery School, Warren Park