Sinclair Laird School was built in 1956 and first opened its doors on January 30th 1957. Located in the heart of Park Extension, the school was named after Sinclair Laird (1884-1954), the former Dean of School for Teachers at McDonald College and McGill University from 1913-1949. Today, the school continues to grow as it welcomed a new extension in 1999 to better serve its population: children from Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 6.
- We believe that all children can learn
- Learning must be made relevant, meaningful and enjoyable so that each child will have the desire to learn not only today but throughout his/her lifetime.
- The development of mind and body are equally important.
- Teaching should take into consideration each child’s needs and abilities and allow self-discovery of strengths and interests.
- Learning is an enriching experience in which each students is challenged and praised for continued effort and progress.
- Children learn best in a safe and secure environment.
- Parents, teachers and students must respect each others’ diversities in language, religion, academic and physical abilities.
- Ethnicity, culture and lifestyle must be respected.
- Parents, teachers and community share in the responsibility for the child’s learning and development of life skills.