Highview P.S. was named after the Highview Farm which once encompassed this land. The Jennings family operated this farm, and their original farmhouse remains on the west side of Bathurst Street (built in the 1870s).
Our school mascot is the Highview Hawk which was designed by a Highview student in 1993.
Highview P.S. was officially opened in 1993. A fully accessible "Spirit Playground" was built on the site in 2000, funded by parents, community members, service clubs, local businesses and government agencies.
Community classes at Highview P.S. include: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blind/Low Vision, Development Disabilities, Multiple Exceptionalities and Social Adjustment.
A child-care centre, Highview Child Care, owned and operated by McClellan Community Child Care Centres Inc. is located at Highview P.S.
The school is adjacent to a public park and the Case Woodlot, which has wildlife, walking trails and a pond.
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Highview P.S. supports student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities.
- promotes a safe and supportive learning environment, through the Board's Safe Schools Policy and Procedures and the Character Education Initiatives
- provides Special Education programs
- provides a before and after school program (operated independently: McClellan Community Child Care Centre, 905-841-1638)
- Provides lunch hour programs operated by board staff, and by private companies
- Provides an active sports program (house league and school teams)
We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
- Anti-Bullying Programs
- Guest speakers and workshops
- Ongoing and informal social skills counseling
- Progressive Discipline Model
- Student Leadership program
- VIP program
Safe and Supportive Schools/Character Education/Equity Education
Every student has the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment. The York Region District School Board has a Safe Schools Policy and a defined procedure to implement the policy. Both the policy and procedure support the view that student discipline involves a continuum of support including prevention, intervention and appropriate consequences. The YRDSB remains committed to the inclusion of anti-racist and equity education in its policies and programs.
In addition, Highview P.S. supports the development of character education in the York Region District School Board. The following is an overview of the school's Character Education initiatives:
- participation in the annual "Our Voice" student conference in May
- regular announcements providing examples and points to consider about various character traits