École Sir Adam Beck Junior School is located in the Alderwood community just south of the Gardiner Expressway and west of Browns' Line. The school is a partner in the Alderwood Centre along with the Toronto Public Library, Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Alderwood Daycare. École Sir Adam Beck Junior School is a dual track school offering both Early French Immersion and regular English programs in an exciting learning environment for kindergarten (French senior kindergarten) to grade five. Our mission is to promote a community of learners who demonstrate self- confidence, academic proficiency and social responsibility within a supportive environment.
As originally published by Sir Adam Beck Junior School
Around 1920, Alderwood was first planned as an extension of the newly incorporated Town of New Toronto. Alderwood was still part of the original Etobicoke township. Although Alderwood did not undergo significant growth until after the Second World War, many industries moved into the area along Brown's Line during the war years. After the war, increased immigration, particularly from eastern Europe, led to the rapid urbanization of the area which continued until the end of the 1960s. Alderwood is characterized by single family homes, many of which were constructed at the end of the Second World War.View Neighbourhood