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Our School

The history of “Broadway Avenue” Public School (now known in the McKellar, Westboro, and Highland Park area as Broadview Public School) has been chronicled since the late 1800’s. Through two fires – 1916 and 1926 – and reconstructions, four additions (1946-47, 1949-51, 1953, and 1975) and a name change (1950), Broadview has become one of the larger school complexes in the city. Difficult as it may seem, over 1400 students attended Broadview in the mid 50’s (almost twice as many as today). About one-third of our current population is housed in the original wing of the school. Broadview plays a vital role in its community, establishing partnerships with local groups and providing a venue for varied activities. Most significantly, Broadview is a true neighbourhood school, with the vast majority of students walking to school.
Our motto is: A Doorway to Learning.

Our Students

Broadview currently has about 950 students (JK-Grade 8). We are considered a community school for the JK-6 students. Our Grades 7 and 8 students come from the broader community, and from several feeder schools, and comprise almost one-third of the student population. Upon leaving Broadview, most students attend Nepean H.S. (right next door), while others go to Canterbury, Lisgar, Bell, Woodroffe, or Sir Guy Carleton.

Our Staff

The 80 staff members at Broadview include teaching staff, educational assistants, office staff, early childhood educators, custodial staff, and a library technician. We are supported centrally by a psychologist, social worker, as well as a speech and language pathologist. The staff is a blend of experienced teachers and those who are relatively new to the profession. It includes many specialists who have had previous careers and work experience which greatly enriches their teaching. Our support staff members are all highly qualified individuals who work as members of various teams to ensure that the school plant and student and school systems function effectively, and to enable our students to access support that will enhance their learning.

Our Community

Broadview Public School families represent a rich diversity of people, drawing from a variety of Ottawa Centre/Ottawa West communities. The many families who are new to Canada or to Ottawa help to create a stimulating social and cultural environment for our students. Our parent volunteers are a valued and integral part of school life at Broadview. The School Council sets up and executes a variety of enriching activities and events for student participation. They also efficiently run several very productive fund-raising efforts, such as the Dance-a-thon and the spring Book Bonanza where students, staff and parents have the opportunity to buy books at great prices. Volunteers participate in many student activities, including arts initiatives, sports days, field trips, classroom assistance, presentations, workshops, the ski program, choirs, and much more.

Mission Statement

Broadview is the doorway to learning.

Our mission is to create an atmosphere of learning and personal enjoyment that is supportive of all students.

Facilities and Resources

  • Large grassy yard with safe play structures, 2 multi-purpose gymnasia, one with stage
  • Fully equipped Science lab, networked Computer lab (35 networked computers)
  • All classrooms have networked computers and Internet access
  • Art and music rooms, Library Resource Center with electronic scanning system
  • On-site daycare (before and after school)
  • Nearby: Dovercourt Community Center with outdoor rinks, Dulude Arena.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Broadview Public School is a dual track school, offering an English program from JK to 8, an EFI program from K to grade 8. We also have a System Learning Disabilities class and congregated Gifted Classes serving students from within and outside of our catchment area. At the intermediate level, all students take instrumental music, visual arts, design and technology.
  • English(Core French): JK-Grade 8
  • Early French Immersion: SK-8
  • System Classes: Junior/Intermediate Learning Disabilities (LD) class
  • Congregated Gifted – Junior/Intermediate
Extended Day Program
At Broadview we offer before and after care for students in grades 1-6 that is staffed by our Early Childhood Educators. Care is available from 7:00 am – 9:00am and from 3:45pm -6:00pm. Students participate in outdoor play, in class activities and ca do homework if they wish. A healthy snack is provided. This program is flexible and children can attend any combination of mornings and afternoons. We do not limit registration and everyone is guaranteed a spot. For more information call the Early Learning Program at 613-596-8256.

Classroom Organization

English Program
  • JK/SK – 3 classes
  • Gr. 1 to 6 – 6 classes
  • Gr. 7 to 8 – 5 classes
  • Gifted Classes – 3 classes
  • Junior/Intermediate LD – 1 class
EFI Program
  • SK – 4 classes
  • Gr. 1 to 6 - 15 classes
  • Gifted 7 EFI - 1 class

Special Education and ESL Programs

At Broadview, special education students’ needs are met through an inclusive model as outlined in the recent Expert Panel report on Special Education “Education for All”. Our regular teachers work closely together with our learning support staff to ensure the needs of all our students are met. Two full time Learning Support Teachers conduct academic assessments, support students in class and through booster groups and coordinate intervention from the OCDSB social worker, psychologist and speech and language pathologist. Two part time Learning Resource Teachers provide support to students in English and in French. ESL (English as a Second Language) support is provided to over 100 students who range from beginner to advanced levels and who are in all grades.

Clubs and Activities

 
  • Primary, Junior, Intermediate choirs, and Intermediate bands, including concert and jazz
  • Numerous junior and intermediate sports, volleyball, soccer, basketball, badminton, cross country running, track & field, touchfootball, bordenball
  • Ski Club, Art Club
  • Students Council, Yearbook Committee
  • HELP Club – social justice club
  • School spirit days
  • Skating at Dulude Arena as part of Phys. Ed program
  • Public Speaking (English and French)
  • Lunch time intramural sports

Safe Schools Initiatives

Broadview has an established Code of Student Behavior that covers both school and Board guidelines and policies. Codes of Conduct and initiatives evolving from them are intended to support a positive school climate and to ensure the safety of our students. Staff and the School Council review school issues on an on-going basis and as directives dictate.

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