Charlton P.S. is named after John Charlton, one of the original farmers in the area. Our school motto is Safety, Respect, and Learning. Our school mascot is the cheetah.
Charlton P.S. was officially opened in 1988. An addition was placed on the original school in 2002. A child-care centre, owned and operated by the YMCA, is located at Charlton P.S. Charlton P.S. hosts a Thornhill Ontario Early Years outreach location.
As with each school in the York Region District School Board, Charlton P.S. support student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and many other co-curricular activities. We are very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
- Bullying Prevention Programs
- Ongoing and informal social skills counseling
- Progressive Discipline Model
- 'Kilometres for Kids' fundraising for charity
- Future Aces 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, Charlton P.S. supports the development of character education in the York Region District School Board through the Future Aces Program. This program focuses on the Future Aces Creed. Students are given positive recognition for achievements that reflect the creed. A positive attitude, cooperation, setting a good example, and sportsmanship are just some of the traits for which students are recognized.