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School Mission
Mariposa Elementary School endeavours to provide the instruction and support necessary for its students to achieve the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth they will need to be successful citizens in a dynamic future.

School History
Mariposa ES was built in 1972 and is extremely proud of its 40 year heritage. At the time of its construction, there were numerous one-room schoolhouses in our attendance areas, along with the larger Little Britain and Oakwood schools. These buildings closed to form the consolidated Mariposa Elementary School, appropriately named for the former Mariposa Township whose community it served. Mariposa is also the Spanish word for ‘butterfly’ and our school team logo is the ‘Monarch’.

General Information

  • Geographically located in a largely agricultural area, 2 km south of Oakwood in Central Ontario.
  • Serves a number of dormitory villages whose populations commute to larger urban centres for work.
  • Regular Ontario Curriculum Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program
  • Grade 1 to 8 classes with an integrated special education program
  • Community atmosphere where character counts
  • Very active student body, extensive extra-curricular activities in the areas of music, drama, athletics, and academics
  • Supportive parents with an involved School Council

 

Parent Participation
Parents and staff work closely to ensure that students have many expanded opportunities for academic success. Parent involvement is valued in all aspects of school life.

Programs

  • School wide focus on literacy and numeracy with high expectations for all students
  • Effective school based resource team providing early identification and programming for at-risk students
  • Regular Ontario Curriculum Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten program
  • Grade 1 to 8 classes with an integrated special education program

Events & Activities

  • Variety of fun league and extra-curricular activities focusing on participation and nurturing team sportsmanship skills and a love for the arts
  • Sports teams (cross country, volleyball, basketball, soccer, skipping, track and field, golf)
  • Music Gr 1 to 8 including choirs and school band
  • Staff /student games (Soccer, Basketball)
  • Nutritional snack
  • Terry Fox Fun Run
  • Overnight field trips in Gr 6, 7 & 8.

Enrolment: 365