Park Lane Public School first opened its doors in 1968 to serve the Bridle Path-Post Road community. Due to declining enrollment, it was closed as a public school in June 1980. Subsequently, various private schools were housed at Park Lane. Central Ontario College provided year-round schooling for students in grades 11-13 who were primarily from Hong Kong and Malaysia. It later became The Toronto Learning Centre, serving the needs of students with Learning Disabilities.
In 1990, Park Lane School reopened as a special education facility under the auspices of The Metropolitan School Board. It was transferred to the North York Board of Education in 1995 and is now part of the Toronto District School Board.
Park Lane caters exclusively to children with Developmental Disabilities which span a variety of areas including physical, intellectual, behavioural and medical needs. The staff are a caring and cohesive group of people who work diligently to provide enriching experiences for the special needs students they work with. In addition to the classroom staff, students are also supported by other experts including social workers, speech and language specialists, occupational and physical therapists, behavioural specialists, and nursing staff are on the site for those who need their support.
The families of Park Lane students are integral in helping us to provide a comprehensive education for the children. Parent support and involvement in the many festivities, fund raisers, special events, school council and volunteer activities make it easy to offer a variety of experiences for the students. We greatly appreciate the wonderful parent community at Park Lane.
Some highlights of our school programs are:
- Developing communication skills is a school focus
- We are proud to be a Platinum Eco School
- We have an Arts focus in the school
- Weekly Integration with students from Bedford Park Public School and Leo Baeck
- Vision cart, which provides sensory equipment for students to explore a variety of visual stimulation
- Snoezelen and Life Skills Rooms for sensory engagement and opportunities to learn life skills
- Swimming at Sunny View Junior and Senior Public School, Beverley Public School, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre which enhances gross motor stimulation and tactile exploration
Welcome to our amazing school!