Curriculum Night and School Council Meeting – Oct. 4

You will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, experience how children learn at da Vinci, hear about what is planned for the year, as well as special activities or projects.  It is a really fun and informative evening.  We look forward to meeting you! We regret that we are unable to provide childcare […]

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Using the Web Site

Welcome to our new website!  We are really excited about having this great way to spread the word about da Vinci School and to be able to improve communications in our community. We hope that you spend a little time looking around the website and reading some of the helpful information and enjoying the photo […]

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Education Day – from TDSB Chair Chris Bolton

Good morning, The growth of our province depends on high-quality, publicly-funded education. Education is the second largest item in the provincial budget and with the upcoming fall election, it is important that our community have the facts needed to make an informed decision on October 6.   To raise awareness about public education issues the […]

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Potluck and Parent Council Meeting

On Thursday, September 15, 2011, there will be a Da Vinci Potluck dinner in lieu of the Lord Lansdowne Welcome Barbecue which had to be cancelled, unfortunately.  We invite all Da Vinci families to attend.  Please bring a main dish, salad or dessert as you are able.  The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. in the […]

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Foundations Studies – from the Rudolf Steiner Centre

Foundation Studies for Downtown Participants – from the Rudolf Steiner Centre People have told us they wanted to take our Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy program but it wasn’t possible for them to travel up to Thornhill to do it. We have listened, and starting in September we will be presenting a second edition of this […]

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da Vinci School Schedule

Please note that for the 2011-2012 school year the morning entry time is 8:45am and the lunch entry time is 12:25pm. To ensure that you drop off and pick up your child on time, please review the current schedule on our curriculum page.

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A place for nurturing

My daughter needed a warm environment that would nurture her tremendous spirit, creativity, and voice.  I believe her education to be attended when she is a participant in it.  Da Vinci allows her to succeed in her areas of interest by providing an inclusive and arts integrated curriculum.  When confronted, within a choice of public […]

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A better environment for my children

The summer before Da Vinci opened, I knew I had to find a different environment for my children to go to school.  I heard about Da Vinci through word of mouth, a new school that was about to open that was inspired by Waldorf.  I registered my children not knowing what that meant, but set […]

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Inspired by the meeting of public education and Waldorf

It has been my wish for as long as I have been a parent to send my daughter to a school like da Vinci.  I have the deepest respect for the wisdom of Waldorf education and am also a great supporter of public education – the meeting of these two worlds is very exciting to […]

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My introduction to Waldorf

My introduction to Waldorf pedagogy coincided with my discovery of the da Vinci school. I knew very little about Rudolph Steiner and Waldorf education when I first heard about da Vinci, but the thing that really drew me into the school were the parents. Everyone I talked to really seemed to share many of the […]

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