Principal's Message

Shirley Street Public School is located in the vibrant community south west of Dundas and Brock Streets. It was first built in 1881 as a two-room school. The present building was constructed in 1963. The school serves nearly 200 students with over two-thirds of the population coming from homes where English is not their first language. The two largest non-English speaking groups are Cantonese and Portuguese with a recent increase in Vietnamese.

Shirley St. P.S. is an OPAL school.  The school is also home to a vibrant Early On Parenting Centre.  Equity, Community, Inclusiveness and High Expectations are the cornerstones of the programming at Shirley St. PS.

Our mandate is:

  1. to ensure rich academic, technological, as well as personal and social development for all students;
  2. to expand collaborative opportunities for staff involvement;
  3. to increase parents' satisfaction and involvement in school initiatives and decision-making;
  4. to expand direct opportunities for community involvement in school.


  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • English as a Second Language Support
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Co-Ed Soft Ball
  • Film Club 
  • Math Club
  • Chess Club
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  •  Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Choir
  • Cross Country Running