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Toronto Catholic District School Board

About Us

How We Meet the Diverse Needs of Our Students

Students come to us with a variety of strengths and needs, but they all have one thing in common: they are members of a Catholic community. Our prayer life, our liturgical celebrations, the Sacraments, and our faith and value system form the foundation of our program.

Our code of behaviour policy at St. Leo emphasizes mutual respect, conflict resolution and mediation, and self-discipline. The Safe Arrival program encourages constant home-school communication when a student is absent or late.

Our instructional program is always adapting to meet the particular needs of our students. Students who experience difficulty with regular classroom work are discussed with our School-Based Support Team and instruction is modified, adapted, or individualized as needed. If necessary, we can call on the support and advice of the Joint Team, which includes TCDSB staff such as our social worker, psychometrician, assessment and programming teacher, and other specialized personnel. Parents are always informed and invited to participate in this process. For many of our students, English is a second language, and we have an ESL teacher who works with small groups of students from grades 3 to 8 to help them make the adjustment to the English curriculum.

We also have the Family Parenting Literacy Centre, the Fifth Block and the Junior Literacy Programs and the Kindergarten Literacy Program.  Some of our other classes include a Language Impaired Class and two Multiple Exceptionalities classes.  St. Leo School has an all-day JK and SK program.

 

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