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The Dunblaine School

Grades Gr. 1 TO Gr. 8 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

The Dunblaine School:

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Gr. 1 — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    5 — 7 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    19 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 21 Deloraine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 2A8 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see The Dunblaine School

Dunblaine was founded in 1969 by concerned parents of children with needs that weren’t being met within the public school system. They wanted a safe environment, run by staff that understood, clearly, the needs of the students; one that offered an opportunity for them to grow academic skills, life skills, confidence, respect, and self-advocacy. And, for almost 50 years, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing. The current location is also the one that best represents what Dunblaine is all about: it’s a house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The faculty maintain close communication with parents on all aspects of the students’ experience within the school. The staff represents the full range of all the right expertise, instructional and therapeutic. Frankly, this is what it’s all about. It’s a great school as well as a great example of what education should be about. If you have a chance to speak with a parent of a student of the school, by all means, do it. If you don’t, ask the staff to put you in touch. It will be the best introduction to the school, and its successes, you could hope to have.

School's Perspective

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How The Dunblaine School sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"The Dunblaine School has a proud history of supporting students with learning disabilities. Our commitment to providing a nurturing environment is reflected in our newly renovated building, which features state of the art design to support student learning. Our school community works together to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can thrive. Through our collective efforts, we work to empower our students to reach their full potential and become confident, capable learners."

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Our instructional approach is based on the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum, ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education. We utilize Direct Instruction, together with innovative uses of technology to support tiered intervention model tailored to each student's unique learning goals, ensuring personalized support and progress. Beyond academics, we recognize the importance of holistic support for our students. Our dedicated team of professionals includes a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist who work closely with students to address their needs. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that students receive comprehensive support that addresses both their academic and developmental needs."

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities

Athletics facilities

Arts facilities



Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see The Dunblaine School

Video reviews of The Dunblaine School

Parent, Glenn Woods (2023)

Watch our parent interview with Glenn Woods to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend The Dunblaine School.

Parent, Irene Chan (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Irene Chan to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend The Dunblaine School.

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Charleen Pryke, Principal
Hons. B.A., B.Ed., Special Ed. Part 1 & 2, Primary Specialist, Special Educator

Charleen Pryke is a dedicated and caring leader of the multi-talented team of expert and experienced staff members. Charleen has always been interested in discovering new teaching techniques and methodologies to complement each student’s learning potential. She is also involved in professional organizations, such as Ontario Federation of Independent Schools(OFIS), and Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario(LDAO). Charleen is pleased by the integral involvement of students, parents and staff who make a difference to education, and proud to be a part of the many successes experienced at Dunblaine.

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