The Toronto District School Board has given the green light to Canada's first public elementary school oriented to future activists. The Grove Community School, an alternative school focused on social justice, environmentalism and community activism, will be opening in September, 2009 inside an existing public school, Alexander Muir/Gladstone (AMG).
The public school, which is open to anybody in Toronto, will offer JK-grade 3 in the first year, adding a grade each year until grade 6. There will also be a strong focus on arts infusion. An organizing committee of progressive west-end parents have been working together for almost two years to make the school a reality.
The Grove Community School will be having an open house on Wednesday Feb. 25 from 7-9 PM at AMG (108 Gladstone Ave.), for parents who wish to enroll their children in September or who would like to learn more.
For more info about the school and its mission or to read the application to the TDSB, go to http://www.thegrovecommunityschool.ca.
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