About Us


Overview of Mountview Alternative School:

1. A small school with a community of classrooms
2. Developing compassionate, collaborative critical thinkers
3. A focus on developing self-directed, independent learners
4. Cross-Curricular, project-based learning
Please click on this Google Site link to learn more about our school.

Before and After School Program

 Mountview is pleased to work in partnership with Macaulay Child Development Centre to offer Before and After School Programs.  Macaulay is a non- profit organization established in 1932 and are a multi service agency, offering various services such as: Licensed childcare centres; Early-On programs; Parent education and support; Speech and language services etc.


Licensed Before and After School Program for kindergarten  and school age children, ages 4 - 12 years

Research‐based programs that promote children’s development in cognitive, physical, social, communication and emotional areas

Nutritious snacks are provided daily

Qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators

Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

- Full day programs for PA Days, March Break,  Winter Break and Summer Break available

- To register, please visit www.macaulaycentre.org  and fill out a Parent Inquiry Form or call  (416) 780-2720 for all other inquiries

In the past, Mountview Alternative school has had a site-based application process with an internal lottery process. Now the applications will be done centrally through random selection.  As part of the TDSB’s commitment to ensure equitable access, admissions, and opportunities for all students and to support implementation of the Board decision regarding elementary alternative schools (May 26, 2021) and the revised Alternative Schools Policy (P062), the TDSB has developed a new centralized application process and online application form for elementary alternative schools.

The centralized application process and online application form will be in place for students and families to request admission for September 2023. Staff and families will be able to access information related to elementary alternative schools on the TDSB website and the application period will open starting January 16, 2023.  

 Families may select up to two (2) schools and must rank their choices.  Due to the volume of anticipated applications, if the student is selected for their first choice, they will not be considered for their second choice.  If a student is selected for their second choice and decline, they will not be considered for their first choice.

How To Apply

Applicants will apply online through a central application that will be posted on the Out-of-Area Admissions website.

  1. www.tdsb.on.ca
  2. Click on Find Your School and then scroll to the bottom to click on Out of Area Admissions for more information:
    Toronto District School Board > Find your... > School > Out-of-Area Admissions (tdsb.on.ca)

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please get in touch with Mountview by emailing our Office Administrator, Patricia Tovar at patricia.tovarromero@tdsb.on.ca

2022 Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Tuesday: Eco Club @ 12:00 Room 128 (every other week)
  • Wednesday: Gr. 1-8 Choir, 12:00 - 12:35, Room 128 (every other week)
  • Thursday: Gr. 4 -8 Hackergal Coding, RCI tech lab

Mountview Alternative School (GR. JK-08)

Building Community Together
Mountview Alternative is a K-8 school who shares space with Runnymede Collegiate Institute and Humbercrest Nursery School. The school has approximately 100 students.
Mountview is a community of five classrooms. The small community fosters deep, meaningful relationships. Here, the aim is for each student to share their unique abilities and perspectives with one another. For our collaborative staff, this close setting allows us to gain multiple perspectives on the strengths and needs of each student.
We are committed to fostering a true joy of learning through creative, responsive and ongoing collaboration with all students, staff, parents and wider community members.    
Read More about Mountview Alternative School
Phone:(416) 393-9037
Address:569 Jane St, York, ON, M6S 4A3
Principal:Albert Cho
Vice-Principal(s):Shauna MacKendrick
Office Staff:Patricia Tovar Romero
School Council Chair(s):Anna La
Carla Granger
Superintendent:Erin Altosaar
Learning Network:LN20
Trustee:Debbie King
Ward:Ward 7