Welcome to Silverwood Heights School; home of the lightning! We are a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 school that strives for excellence! We are proud of the quality education offered to each of our students, and the daily learning and growth that takes place for all. As a smaller school, our staff, students, parents and community members know each other extremely well, and work together diligently to create a vibrant, welcoming, and positive environment that is recognized by all who enter our building.
Our school is nestled into the lovely Silverwood Heights neighborhood. We are located just a few blocks away from the beautiful Meewasin Trail, and are fortunate to have a huge, newly landscaped city park as our back yard! This affords us many fabulous opportunities to take our learning and activity outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature.
At Silverwood Heights School students participate in a wide range of rich academic opportunities. Literacy for Life initiatives and celebrations continue to foster the love of reading and writing, and target the development of exceptional literacy skills. In addition to implementing excellent curricular instruction in all subject areas, Silverwood Heights School boasts the expertise of Fine Arts and Physical Education specialists. Through their leadership, students and staff are regularly “In Motion”, and given opportunity to develop skills and passion in the area of the arts. Staff at SHS implement current Assessment for Learning practices, which include actively involving students in creating criteria for their work, establishing and maintaining learning portfolios, reflecting on learning, recognizing and celebrating successes, and setting goals for growth. Our students are engaged and active participants in their learning!
Extra Curricular activities are another important and valued component that makes SHS a special place to be. Many of our students choose to participate in activities such as cross country, volleyball, basketball, track and field, house leagues, Student Leadership Committee, choir, theater/musical performances, and talent night.
Silverwood Heights’ School Community Council (SCC) and Parent Council are actively engaged as partners in supporting student learning. Our students have been afforded numerous educational opportunities and resources because of the hard work and generosity of parents and community members who participate on our SCC and Parent Council. We work hard together, and have a lot of fun together too!
We are pleased to have the SHS Cooperative Preschool located in Silverwood Heights School. As well, we are also delighted to house the SHS Before and After School Program, which operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For any information about any of the above, please contact us through the front office at 683-7450