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Since its founding in 1995, The Rosedale Day School has grown into a thriving educational community with over 170 students and 30 dedicated, creative teachers and staff. Our classrooms foster student engagement through innovative pedagogical practices and creative, authentic units of learning. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, RDS enriches each student’s learning experience by making use of our surrounding community with access to world-class facilities such as The Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the University of Toronto athletic facilities.

I would like to acknowledge that this land, on which the Rosedale Day School operates, is situated on traditional territories of first nations, including the Wendat (wen-dat), Anishinabek (ah-nish-nah-bek) Nation, the Haudenosaunee (ho-den-oh-sho-nee) Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis (may-tee) Nation. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the privilege to work, study, and live on this land.

Recognition of and striving towards the authentic character and potential of each student has always been at the centre of the RDS ethos; teachers and students work together to strive for their individual best, looking ahead to the future beyond grade 8 and an ever-changing, evolving world. The RDS Vision, Mission and Values drive us to help shape future-ready students with the skills needed to adapt confidently and engage responsibly in their world. The four school values of integrity, diligence, respect and involvement guide student relationships and are integral to shaping the learning environment at RDS.

At the core of RDS is the warm sense of community and support that surrounds each student as they grow. Powerful teacher-student relationships form the backbone of learning and development, and a strong partnership between the school and parent community ensures that every RDS student builds the confidence and independence that is critical for success in high school and beyond.

I invite you to explore our website, read our 2021 - 2026 Strategic Plan and reach out to our Admissions Department to learn more about the RDS community and the potential for learning and growth that awaits.

John Reid

Head of School