About Us

Altona Forest P.S. is located in Pickering, Ontario and serves students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Mission statement

Our philosophy is to provide each student with the opportunity to achieve success and meet the academic achievement standards established by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Along with providing opportunities for students to excel in the Arts and Athletics, we are committed to delivering rigorous academic programs in literacy and numeracy that provide students with the necessary tools and skills for the future. Parents, students and staff work together respecting our diverse community and learning needs. At Altona Forest caring shows and each learner grows.

Our School Pledge

At Altona, we ACHIEVE with a friendly, positive learning community.

At Altona, we BELIEVE in valuing ourselves and each other. At Altona, we SUCCEED by making difference in our world.

How will you make a difference to others today?

Principal’s message

Welcome to Altona Forest P.S.!

We would like to invite you into a great "forest" of activities at our school which focuses on teaching and learning in all aspects of our day, whether in the library commons, the classroom or gymnasium. Our monthly student assemblies focus on character education while recognizing the strengths your children bring to us each day. Our monthly recognition of the 4 A’s. - Academics, Attitude, Arts and Athletic pursuits give opportunity to celebrate your child's success in his/her educational journey. We are very proud of our staff and student leaders, whether they be in Social Justice, Mission and Outreach, Eco Team and Athletics, whereby our student voice has the greatest impact on creating a warm and welcoming environment in our community. Our school is part of a dynamic community that values our environment as evident in our Eco tribe initiatives. We continue to strive for excellence in all our daily endeavours and thank you for being part of your child’s education through your ongoing support.

We welcome your volunteer efforts at our school, whether in the classroom, literacy support, scientists in the school, co-curricular events and many of our yearly efforts to connect with the community, such as the fitness nights. We invite you to become part of our School Community Council to support our learning directions and goal setting. Take a moment to review our webpage to keep current with our daily happenings and special events.

Education is a journey that allows every individual to achieve, believe and succeed in their future. At Altona Forest, that is our mission. Drop by anytime to become part of our team.  Follow us on twitter @AltonaForestPS

Yours in Education,

Mr. Lew