Overlooking the scenic Rouge Valley, the Alvin Curling Public School for the Toronto District School Boards houses 654 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and approximately 40 staff.
Classrooms on both the first and second floors of the two-story building are arranged in series of ‘houses,’ linked by way of the learning commons. The corridor spaces traversing each ‘house’ are generous and provide break-out spaces for flexible programming while courtyards offer alternate play and collaborative work areas. Site lines are maintained throughout the building enhancing not only means for supervision but opportunities for generous natural light penetration.
The program includes five Kindergarten classrooms, twenty standard classrooms, a media learning centre, a science and technology laboratory, a music studio, an arts suite, a double gymnasium as well as two special education classrooms, multiple offices and support spaces.
Abutting the TRCA protected Rouge Park with direct access to the Scarborough Rail Path Trail, the school provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about the natural environment. Designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards, this school was crafted with a focus on energy conservation and boasts warm, durable and rich natural materials.
66,850 sq. ft.