Today's Parent Sixth Annual Top Schools in Canada



    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Today's Parent releases it's annual Top Schools
list recognizing the best elementary and middle schools across Canada. From
environment responsibility, community commitment, special clubs to arts
programming, each of these schools offers something extraordinary that puts
them at the top of the class.

    The process:
    The 20 schools featured in Today's Parent were chosen from hundreds of
nominations submitted by readers. We carefully poured over each submission,
looking for the "wow" factor. The top 20 are presented in 10 categories.
    The full story is available in the September issue of Today's Parent on
newsstands today, and online at todaysparent.com.

    
    The Top 20 Schools:

    COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

    George H. Luck Elementary School
        -  Edmonton, 425 students, K-6

    Minto School
        -  Minto, Man., 44 students, K-8

    St. John Bosco Catholic School
        -  Brockville, Ont., 380 students, JK-6

    REAL RESPECT

    Christmas Park Elementary School
        -  Beaconsfield, Que., 300 students, K-6

    Cedarvale Community School
        -  Toronto, 220 students, JK-6

    ONE OF A KIND

    Summit Learning Centre
        -  Mission, BC, 500 students, K-12

    Ben Calf Robe -St. Clare Catholic Elementary/Junior High School
        -  Edmonton, Alta., 160 students, K-9

    Briargreen Public School
        -  Nepean, Ont., 330 students, JK-6

    CLUBS THAT KICK

    Father Lacombe Catholic School
        -  Lacombe, Alta., 170 students, K-8

    Pioneer Park Public School
        -  Kitchener, Ont., 316 students, JK-6

    PUNCHED-UP PROGRAMMING

    Ecole du Sacré-Coeur
        -  Sherbrooke, Que., 587 students, 1-6

    Montgomery Public School
        -  Saskatoon, Sask., 190 students, K-8

    PASSIONATE PRINCIPALS

    St. Patrick Elementary School
        -  Pincourt, Que., 290 students, K-6

    Villanove Junior High
        -  Conception Bay South, NL 604 students, 5-8

    TERRIFIC TEACHERS

    Castlefrank Elementary School
        -  Kanata, Ont., 315 students, JK-8

    MEETING A CHALLENGE

    St. Paul Elementary Community School
        -  St. Paul, Alta., 395 students, K-5

    SERVING SPECIAL NEEDS

    Ecole Saint-Enfant-Jésus
        -  Montreal, Que., 237 students, Pre-K-6

    John Dolan School
        -  Saskatoon, Sask., 35 students, ages 3-21

    ALL-ROUND COOL

    Ecole Gardenview School
        -  Ville St-Laurent, Que., 846 students, K-6

    Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School
        -  Waterdown Ont., 500 students, JK-8
    

    About Today's Parent:

    As Canada's #1 parenting magazine, Today's Parent is committed to helping
parents build happy, healthy families. Speaking to moms and dads of children
from birth to 14, articles tackle the complete range of parenting issues,
including health, education and behaviour. Todaysparent.com is Canada's
leading family website, covering topics from preconception to teen. It
provides a variety of interactive web tools and features, plus a vibrant forum
community. Visit www.todaysparent.com.





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Wedmann at (416) 764-2069, lisa.dunnwedmann@tpg.rogers.com

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