Queen Alexandra Middle School is a diverse community of learners who will be prepared to meet the academic challenges of the 21st century. All members will be empowered to be global citizens by thinking critically and acting collaboratively. Queen Alexandra has both an English stream and an Extended French and French Immersion Streams.
The school serves 400+ diverse, largely inner-city students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The largest self-identified groups include Caucasian, Indigenous, Latinx, Black, Middle Eastern, and about half the population identifying as East Asian or South Asian.
The staff is committed to building a strong partnership with students and parents in order to provide a productive, relevant learning environment which includes an extensive co-curricular program to engage.
An Early French Immersion started in September 2022 and Middle Immersion starting in September 2023 which will lead to Grades 6, 7 and 8 classes in both French Immersion streams. Our two Extended French programs (Early and Late) are simultaneously phasing out until the last Extended French cohort graduates. There is an opportunity to continue in bilingual programs in secondary school.
An Indigenous Language and Culture program is also an option for self-identified Indigenous students. There are opportunities to continue in Ojibwe programs in neighbourhood secondary schools.
There is a focus on inquiry-based learning, and community service. Indigenous Education and Equity issues are embedded throughout our curriculum.
Queen Alexandra has been part of the Model Schools for Inner City initiative but is transitioning out as the local demographics change. Despite this we continue to work towards the goals of the initiative such as:
- Innovative teaching and learning practices.
- Support Services to meet the social, emotional, and physical well-being of our students.
- Continuing the outreach necessary for the school to become the heart of the community.
- Research, review, and evaluation of students and programs.
- Commitment to share successful practices.
Queen Alexandra M.S. also provides English as a Second Language program (ESL), as well as a range of Special Education programs including resource support, enrichment, and intensive support programs for students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities, or Autism (accessed through IPRC placement).
Queen Alexandra Middle School's mission is to build a community of learners that embraces compassion and fairness. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that nurtures their academic, emotional, social, and physical growth. Queen "A" is committed to motivating students to set goals and reach their full potential. The main purpose of our safe, diverse and inclusive school is to create a culture of responsible students, who maintain their uniqueness and passion for learning.
We are learning to meet the academic challenges of the 21st century by thinking critically, acting collaboratively and contributing in a socially responsible and innovative way to the global community. We value inquiry based learning, and evaluate using success criteria based on citizenship, critical thinking, communication, character, creativity and collaboration.
There is also a strong focus on math, Science, STEM and robotics at Queen A. We have a dedicated Science room with a Specialist teacher and we've recently invested in upgrading our technology including a number of robotics kits.