Rose Ave. P.S. is a vibrant downtown inner-city school located in the centre of St. James Town. Our diverse student population is drawn from the 22 apartment towers, housing over 27,000 people in one of the most densely populated and multicultural communities in North America. The school has a student population of over 650. More than 85% of the students have English as their second language, representing about 50 language groups. We have a strong instructional focus on literacy, numeracy, the arts, and the environment. As well, we have embarked upon a multi-year arts partnership with Manulife, Inner City Angels, and Mariposa in the Schools with the theme, "Hold up the Sky." We are proud recipients of the Indigo Love of Reading Grant.