Glendale School is located in the southwest community of Glendale, serving the community of Glendale and Glendale Meadows.
To provide students an academically rich learning environment where learning requires knowledge creation, exploration of the disciplines and positions success in becoming contributing citizens and lifelong learners.
Glendale School is integral to and reflective of the immediate community. Our mandate is to ensure an active learning environment wherein students are encouraged to develop their individual gifts and talents, explore new possibilities and partake in authentic tasks that require group dynamics and cooperation. A lifelong love of learning is nurtured and promoted. This is achieved through the union of intellectual and creative pursuits, social growth and physical development, and requires curiosity to extend abilities. Learning occurs in an environment where active voices, flexibility, risk-taking , knowledge, tolerance and mutual respect are paramount. In this environment community and personal satisfactions are achieved; all voices are recognized and respected, and the pursuit of learning and knowledge are celebrated. Our vision is supported by an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and open communication between school, students, parents and community. This is achieved when we all agree to share the joy and responsiblity for each and every individual.
To ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment for exploring the rights, responsibilities and experiences needed to be a community member and lifelong learner in a rapidly changing world. This requires that our students undertake a variety of roles: Learner, leader, supporter, decision-maker and contributor.
Roots and Wings. (radices et pennae) The entire school population contributed to the logo design, developed by Aerographics Creative Services of Ottawa, Ontario to mark the school's 50th anniversary. The logo reflects a tree; tree of knowledge, learning tree, and as one student put it "is the pretty tree in front of our school". The roots go deep and artisticall reflect the energized math/sciences as well as those of the smooth flowing liberal arts. The child in the tree is grounded on a banch near the fruit of learning and with out stretched arms is reaching out towards the stars.