In the neighbourhood
A snapshot of schools in the leafy enclave northeast of downtown Toronto, around Eglinton East and Bayview
The Junior Middle School: Bessborough Drive E & MS
Total number of students: 512
Approximately 89 per cent of Bessborough’s Grade 3 students performed at or above the provincial standard for mathematics, making this one of the mathiest primary schools in the entire province.
The High School: Leaside HS
Total number of students: 997
This is one of only a handful of public secondary schools in the city that offer continued French immersion.
The Other Junior School: Rolph Road ES
Total number of students: 362
A relatively small school on a quiet, residential street. There’s an independently run daycare on-site.
The Catholic School: St. Anselm
Total number of students: 375
A smaller Catholic elementary school. Its SchoolQ scores are in line with provincial averages.
The Alternative School: East York Alternative Secondary School
Total number of students: 121
This is a tiny alternative secondary school situated on the edge of East York Collegiate Institute’s athletic field. The curriculum is oriented towards arts and social justice.