Welcome to Grandview School!
This program combines each student’s academic and therapeutic goals in a small class setting.
All students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and are supported by an education team made up of an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and Registered Early Childhood Educator’s (RECE’s). Students learn inside and outside the classroom setting in the accessible playground and yard. The school team encourages all students to strive to meet their individual best.
If you are interested in the program, please call the school for a tour. If interested in the school program, please see the criteria below. Please read the 2023-2024 Special Education Report for a more in-depth look at our program.
The Grandview School Authority is established under Section 68 of the Education Act to provide, in accordance with the Act and its regulations, the educational component of Grandview Children’s Centre’s therapy program. All students attending Grandview School are clients of Grandview Children’s Centre (GCC), whose home school boards are the Durham District School Board, the Durham Catholic District School Board, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, the French Catholic School Board and the French Public School Board.
Grandview School exists within the Grandview Children’s Centre (GCC) to provide an education for those children under the age of 21 who require treatment such as individual or group therapy. It is the Board’s goal to provide appropriate programs to children admitted to Grandview School and to assist the integration of these children into community school programs when and as possible. Educators, including teachers, Early Childhood Educators, and therapists, work as a team to combine education and therapy in order to meet the unique needs of the children.
Grandview School students are accepted for a one-year placement. Parents are supported through the student’s transition into Grandview School and then on to the home school board, with the assistance of the liaison teacher and other education and therapy staff.
Special Education Placements
Grandview School Authority has one school, Grandview School, with four classrooms. The classes are mixed groupings of children with multiple exceptionalities and those with a wide range of speech and communication needs. The students enrolled each year usually range from first-year Kindergarten to Grade One age. Frequently, students with speech and communication needs require occupational therapy for fine motor and visual motor difficulties that become apparent during the year. Grandview School accommodates post-surgery clients who need a short-term placement to receive intensive physiotherapy.
An IEP is completed for each student. The student’s strengths and needs are discussed by the parents and the Grandview School team at the interview before the first day of school. The Ministry of Education IEP template is used. Only accommodations to the regular program are needed for most of the students at the Kindergarten level. Some students require modifications to the program or an alternative program. A Transition Plan is included in each student’s IEP to inform parents about the process for integration into the home school board.
Referrals and Admission
Referrals are submitted, by the prime therapist, to the Admission Committee by January 31. The Admission Committee reviews each application and decisions are made by April 1st . During the Admission Committee process, children are ranked according to the levels of their need for therapy and their perceived ability to respond to therapy. A final review will determine those children recommended for acceptance to the school program. There are many more referrals received than can be accommodated in the Grandview School program. The Admissions Committee also meets throughout the year to review early transition into and out of the school program and also to continually review the Admission process. A child may also be admitted during the school year, for a short period of intensive therapy following surgery. Referral must be from the treating therapist at Grandview Children’s Centre.
In order to be considered for school admission, each child must meet all of the following criteria:
- Must be eligible for at least the Junior Kindergarten Program (4 years old by Dec. 31)
- Must be a client on Grandview Children’s Centre caseload.
- Must have the ability to participate in and benefit from the treatment program provided by the therapeutic services.
- Must require the development of strategies and/or adaptive equipment to function in the community classroom setting.
- Parents / legal guardians must be in agreement with the Grandview School admission policy regarding attendance at school, and demonstrate their acceptance of this by signing the Admission Policy Agreement.
Monday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
600 Townline Rd. S.
Oshawa, ON L1H 0C8