About

davinci-logo_sm.pngBackground & Philosophy

da Vinci Alternative Public School was initiated by a proposal from several parents who wanted an Waldorf – inspired approach to be available within the public system. After extensive community consultation, the Toronto District School Board passed a recommendation in March, 2009, to start the school, based on the following mandate:

“The da Vinci School will be a Waldorf-inspired school, following the ideas and ethical principles of the almost 950 Waldorf schools in 60 countries.

The foci of the da Vinci School include the following:

A stimulating learning environment with integrated subjects, hands-on learning and a structured school day
Co-operative learning strategies in place in all subject areas
A high level of parental involvement to help create a positive, creative and encouraging close-knit school culture
A technology and commercial-free environment in the early grades to stimulate creativity and imagination
A supportive and responsible Code of Conduct for students”

We are currently working as a community of teachers and parents, with the support of our superintendent, trustee and the TDSB staff, as well as a mentor from the Waldorf community, to build the school as a caring community and a place for holistic learning.

Jr. & Sr. Kindergarten Jodi Smith
Address:
33 Robert St, Toronto, ON
M5S 2K2
 
Phone #:
416-393-8204 (am)
416-393-1350 (pm)
 
Fax #:
416-393-8107
Kindergarten ECE Bernadette Spain
Grade 1 Patricia Heibein
Grade 2 Jolan Canrinus
Grade 3/4 Elizabeth Pasternak
Grade 5/6

Peyton Leung

Science, Social Studies Kasia Kania
French, Health Stephanie Guy
Principal Beth Mills  
Vice-Principal Carol Shea  
Office Administrator (am) Samantha Gauthier  
Head Caretaker Angelo Giovannelli