As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value
- each and every student;
- a strong public education system;
- a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
- the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
- the commitment and skills of our staff;
- equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
- learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.
ESL Most students can read and write in their first language when they arrive in Canada but may have limited English skills. English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Development(ELD) programs help students learn English so they can participate fully in the curriculum and school life with their English-speaking classmates. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are for students who have had age-appropriate schooling in their home country.
MID Programming The elementary Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) Special Education Class placement is characterized by a smaller class size, Educational Assistant support and a lunchroom supervisor to provide support during lunch. Instruction is targeted to address the full range of a student’s academic and adaptive skills, as well as emotional and social development. Planned opportunities for successful integration with regular school day and programs are an important component.