Newton’s Grove celebrates the individual. Our programs enable students to achieve personal excellence academically, artistically, athletically and socially. Our curriculum is tailored to students’ needs and exceeds Ministry of Educations standards.
The Newton’s Grove three Rs:
Reason Our inquiry-based programs emphasize critical thinking and creative approaches. We engage our students intellectually and expect them to apply their knowledge in original ways. Our students are challenged to look at the world through different lenses and to see solutions where others see problems. As a result, our students learn to think for themselves.
Respect As a caring community of teachers, parents and students, we strive to instill fairness, courtesy and kindness into all of our interactions. Every member of our community is valued, and we celebrate our rich diversity in race, culture and religion. Respect is the quality that characterizes our students as the model citizens they are.
Responsibility Our students are given responsibility for homework, for studying, and for preparing assignments to the best of their ability. They are encouraged to speak up and take responsibility for their own issues as well as to be advocates for others. Our students learn that when they assume responsibility for those around them then they have embraced the most essential quality of leadership.
At Newton’s Grove School, we grow students through a culture of reason, respect and responsibility. We know our philosophy is working – because we can hear it in the way our students talk about their school.
“Without [Newton’s Grove School] shaping my personality, I don’t think I would have gotten the success I do have. I don’t think I would have gotten to where I am today.”
— Kelvin Ramlochan
“Everything we do somehow benefits us. There are so many different components and when you put it all together, [Newton’s Grove School] makes the ideal school.”
— Amrita Sidhu
On our fortieth anniversary, we moved into our new permanent home at 6850 Goreway Drive. Our school is designed to engage students, welcoming them into a bright, modern, inspiring space. The central atrium has living trees and student gardens, ones they can plant, care for, and even harvest. Every classroom has robust fibre-optic connections, available wi-fi, and the infrastructure to support innovative teaching. Our fully equipped science labs, computer labs, and learning commons encourage our students’ exploration of STEM. The visual arts room, the drama room and stage, the music room which houses our signature instrumental music program, all showcase our outstanding programming in arts. This is a place where students can grow.
Paul Coffey Park wraps around our campus, giving us access to green space unrivalled in the GTA. Our students enjoy over 100 acres of fields, playgrounds, and trails, with softball stadiums, soccer pitches, tennis courts and even a cricket pitch right in our backyard. Students are supervised as they relax and play in the park throughout the seasons. Field studies, nature hikes, fitness runs, and a wide range of athletic activities are all part of our outdoor programming, with the capacity to do even more. This natural, healthy environment is what Newton’s Grove students experience every day.
We’re now accepting Registrations for the 2018/19 school year.
Our teachers are the connection between the curriculum we’ve developed and the love of learning fostered in your child. They are the difference makers. Our teachers are the people your children will value and remember most. At Newton’s Grove School, our focus is on developing well-rounded students, so our teachers come from a broad range of disciplines and fields of expertise. They also bring a passion for sharing and nurturing growth. Our teachers ensure that their students have the grounding in the fundamentals and the higher-order thinking skills to excel in the next phase of their education.
“Building a culture of excellence is the role of the school’s Director, Gabrielle Bush. For students to thrive, they must be fully engaged, and the team at Newton’s Grove understand this. For over 40 years, Newton’s Grove has established a reputation based on first-rate teaching, outstanding university placement, and excellence in academics, the arts and athletics. Our new campus builds on all of this, providing our students an ideal environment in which to learn, to participate and to grow.”
“Dr. Hassanein is an entrepreneur and scholar with extensive experience in corporate affairs. He has a PhD in engineering and a MS in Finance from the University of Illinois. Dr. Hassanein’s invaluable experience has guided us through the development of all phases of our new campus. He is committed to expanding the range of our programs and providing new opportunities and new partnerships as we continue to grow. Dr. Hassanein’s vision is for Newton’s Grove to be a leader and model in preparing students for the demands of the 21st century.”
“Jas Mathura comes to Newton’s Grove with extensive financial background and experience in private schools and charitable organizations. As part of the financial team, Mrs. Mathura is responsible for the day to day financial management of the school, and she is working closely with the development team to build upon our solid financial foundation in our new campus.”
“Mr. Edwards is ultimately responsible for the success of our students, both personally and academically. He is entrusted with ensuring that our students understand what it means to be a good citizen and to uphold the values and principles of Newton’s Grove. Assisted by our leadership team, he oversees the delivery of our academic program, making certain that our students acquire the knowledge, analytical ability, and skills necessary to thrive in later years. The success of our leadership team is reflected in the fact that our graduates consistently find acceptance in the post-secondary studies program of their choice.”
“Nick Zero has always worn two hats, as the Head of Student Success and as the Athletic Director. He will find both of these roles expanding as he integrates new programs in our athletic facilities. Mr. Zero’s vision for the future is to offer elite levels of coaching, while ensuring sports remain part of the fabric of our school for students of all ages and abilities. At the same time, he is committed to meeting student needs, informing, guiding, and assisting our students in their individual road to success.”
“Every student wants to succeed. We, as teachers, are entrusted with the important job of helping each and every child to do so. My goal as an educator is to create an environment conducive to learning, exploring and discovering. I want the students I teach to develop a love of knowledge, to be curious about the world around them, and to grow both intellectually and as a contributing member of a society. Our goal is to spark an excitement for learning – in all areas of the curriculum.”
“Mr. Alonso runs our signature music program, characterized by outstanding performances in a number of school bands. He is very excited about our new music room, one in which superior acoustics allows students to develop a more complex and nuanced sound. Our students have opportunities to develop the qualities that are the legacy of a superior program: self-discipline, leadership, and a life-long love of music. Mr. Alonso sees our students reaching for new heights as he continues to challenge them by exposing them to the power and joy of music.”
“Mrs. Mehra is a key member of our science department, overseeing our two fully-equipped, modern science labs. She delivers a challenging program which provides hands-on learning and opportunities to rigorously apply the scientific method. Her students learn through experimentation, and they receive the training and skill development which allows them to go beyond the Ontario curriculum. Our commitment to STEM is reflected in the quality and commitment of our science teachers like Mrs. Mehra and the programs they deliver.”
“Our multi-purpose performance space allows us to expand the number and quality of performance opportunities for our students. Lighting and sound equipment on site, extensive costume and prop storage, and a fresh new studio space attached to the auditorium stage allows us to showcase our student performers. Mrs. Hewitt inspires our students through major school productions, improv troupes, and presentations of student written and directed pieces. She sees Drama as a means to explore character, express complex emotions, and overcome inhibitions.”
“A key member of the Newton’s Grove administration team, Beatrice Chachel looks after the needs of all members of our school community. From little scrapes to big questions, Mrs. Chachel handles everything. She assists with the admissions process and new student orientation, making sure that all of our students and their families feel welcome and valued at Newton’s Grove. Mrs. Chachel will continue to foster a welcoming and caring community in our new campus.”
“Mrs. Langer has recently returned to Newton's Grove in her new capacity as a program co-ordinatior. She will be assisting with admissions, public relations and working as a student success advisor. Her responsibilities will include overseeing students with I.E.P.s, providing support and ensuring their accommodations are in place. Similarly, Mrs. Langer will be working with E.L.L. students, helping them in their transition to our community and assisting them as they gain essential language skills. Mrs. Langer’s goal is that every student succeed at Newton’s Grove.”