Leaside

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.