The new McKee Public School, completed in 1998, is located just south of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue in the expanding Yonge Street Corridor. We are adjacent to Mitchell Field Community Centre. We offer programs for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Five. McKee Public School currently serves over 735 students and is diverse in its makeup. English as a second language support assists many of our students. McKee McKids offers daycare programs for our students and a nursery program for preschool children. From its inception in 1927 to its present period of rapid growth, McKee Public School has always maintained a community focus. McKee is a wheelchair accessible building.
At McKee,we are dedicated to providing a challenging program for our English speaking population as well as for our very large English as a Second Language students. Each term we follow a teaching learning critical pathway with a focus on non-fiction reading material. We have a dynamic Media Literacy Programme where students apply critical thinking skills using technology.
Student Life - Where You Belong
McKee provides extensive opportunities for our students to participate in a rich variety of extra curricular activities. Our Physical Education Programme is enhanced by extensive co-curricular activities such as: cross-country, track and field, baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and dance team. There are many leadership opportunities for our McKee students. They can be prefects, school ambassadors, hall monitors, kindergarten helpers, library helpers and peer mediators. Clubs for origami, art, chess and computers are very popular with our students.
What Sets Us Apart
McKee fosters a love of learning and the development of the whole child. Students are exposed to the Arts through Prologue Theatre, Choir, Recorder Club, Dance Club and Art Club. Many cultural celebrations at McKee honour our diverse community. All of our students from Grade 1 to Grade 5 participate in an annual Musical Performance. Healthy living is an important part of the curriculum at McKee. Our Grade 5 students experience authentic outdoor challenges during their 3 day stay at a TDSB Outdoor Education Centre. Our Character Education Programme is showcased in monthly assemblies that reflect student accomplishments. Students at McKee care for their environment. Many students participate in the Eco-Kids club. Staff and students have all embraced a positive eco-culture and we are proud of our accomplishments in becoming a certified Platinum Eco-School.
Parent and Community Engagement
Our close association with the McKee McKids Enrichment Centre, our cadre of community volunteers, our teacher candidates, and our Earl Haig co-op students all contribute to providing a rich and varied program for our students. We have over 400 students attending our weekly International Language Classes. Through Continuing Education we offer classes in: Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Farsi and Hindi. McKee Public School has a dedicated School Council that strive to represent the diverse school population. Traditionally over two hundred parents volunteer their services to the school in a variety of ways (library assistance, etc.). Fundraising for McKee is ongoing throughout the school year and puts a focus on community events such as pizza lunches, Welcome Back Barbeque, and Dance-a-thon. Our School Council has funded a number of enrichment activities for our students.