Our School

Toronto's First Elementary Alternative School

Since 1972, The ALPHA Community has explored a wide variety of unique approaches to supporting our children's development as they “acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society”

Sharing Education

Child Guided Learning

ALPHA belongs firmly to the long tradition of learner-centered education that sees a child’s curiosity as the primary driver for knowledge acquisition. We respect children’s desire to become competent and participate in the greater world.


It's Important to Us

ALPHA is a democracy based on consensus. Consensus is achieved when different points of view are incorporated through discussion. The goal is not compromise but refinement of a proposal until everyone can feel satisfied with a decision.

Virtual Open House February 9, 6pm

Meet with staff, parents and kids for a friendly introduction to all things ALPHA. Explore “a day at ALPHA”, learn about the Parent Group and the various Committees that help to support our philosophies and practices, and hear from administration about TDSB related issues.6-7:30pm on Wednesday February 9th. Zoom Link:

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ALPHA’s turning 50!!!

We Want to Know What You Want! We continue to envision year-long celebratory programming culminating in a grand and joyful event in the Spring of 2023, with both in-person and online festivities. We want to hear from YOU. What would you like to see as part of our big extended ALPHA

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