Since the school's beginning in 1958, Bayview Middle School has had a well-deserved reputation for planning and delivering balanced programs in the academics, arts and athletics. At Bayview, our Mission Statement is: to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to become responsible members of society. We have specialty facilities such as sound-proof music practice labs, design and technology science labs, a large library resource centre and computer labs and a fully equipped Visual Arts room.
More Information About Bayview Middle School
Our library is staffed by a qualified teacher-librarian working with our students and staff to build on the curriculum being taught in the classroom. Academic assistance for our second language learners is provided through English Language Learners (ELL) self-contained and integrated classes.
Additional Student Support
We have teachers who are subject specialists delivering a variety of subjects. Bayview is lucky enough to have in-class, small group and individual counselling made available by a teacher-counsellor. Support for our new Canadian families is provided in Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Korean and Mandarin through the Settlement and Education Partnership (SEPT). Character Development that infuses into the curriculum and practices the ten TDSB identified character attributes. We offer a range of exciting co-curricular clubs, teams and intra-mural sports, as well as a vibrant Performing Arts Series that includes drama, dance and music.
Here at Bayview we continue to focus a lot of our efforts on Character Education. We make daily announcements, our students are working on an Anti-Bullying Program in conjunction with our Guidance Counsellor and Settlement Worker.
Respect each other
Everyone can live together
Put yourself in others’ shoes
Make others feel good
Anyone can have empathy!
You have to think about others’ feelings
Realizing your faults
Earning other people’s trust
Saying sorry for mistakes
Proving yourself worthy
Sticking to your promises
In control of yourself
Look out for others
Everybody deserves to be treated the same
● Music Program
● Drama Program
● Visual Arts Program
Student Life - Where You Belong
Students are actively involved here at Bayview. We have bands, clubs, sports teams and a student initiative, the Student Council. Students are encouraged to voice their ideas and opinions on what activities they would like to take part in and what organizations to raise funds for. Each grade team is planning curriculum related field trips to enhance the classroom experience, including to the new aquarium in Toronto, to our local secondary school to see a play and concerts as well as other experiences.
What Sets Us Apart
Partnering with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to provide individual support by settlement workers in several languages as part of the SEPT program. An email communication system is being used to keep parents and guardians updated on school activities.
Parent and Community Engagement
A supportive and active School Council engaging the Bayview parents/guardians in many initiatives.We have several joint staff-parent committees that address our areas of focus. Parents volunteer in a variety of roles (e.g., Safe Arrival, judges for Writing Contests, drivers for athletic events, selection of Grade 8 Valedictorian, etc.).