Our School

Greely ES

We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land.

Our School

Greely Elementary is a Kindergarten to grade 6 school in the rural community of Greely, Ontario. Built in 1972, Greely Elementary School was redesigned and renovated in 2003 to create a bright and welcoming learning environment. The school celebrated its Fortieth Anniversary in May, 2013 with an assembly that included original teachers, a collection of artifacts, a roof-top picture, and the commissioning of a work of art that incorporated the thumb-prints of all our students. We have a small supportive community are proud of our warm and caring atmosphere.

Our Students

Greely has an enrolment of approximately 150 active and enthusiastic learners. Our children enjoy our very large three-acre playground and two play structures. Some of our students head over to Metcalfe Public School for middle french immersion in grade four, while our majority leave after grade 6 to  attend Metcalfe Public School's for the grade 7 and 8 English program. The regular OCDSB high school program is provided at Osgoode Township High School in Metcalfe.

Our Staff

Staff members include 15 OCT teachers who demonstrate a wide variety of skills, interests, and talents. In addition we have other very dedicated staff members including 3 full-time and 1 part-time Educational Assistants, 3 Early Childhood Educators, a part-time library technician, an amazing office administrator, a part-time office assistant, and 2 custodial staff.  We also have an excellent team of OCDSB support professionals who work with our children. At Greely we value the individual needs of all our students.
As caring and dedicated professionals, our staff endeavour to be current and innovative in education. As lifelong learners, staff actively participate in Professional Development, setting a positive example for our students. We have a strong Mentoring Program and welcome teachers in training from various universities. 

Facilities and Resources

Our school is a  clean, well-equipped school with air conditioning throughout. We have a large gym with a stage. A three-acre lot with upgraded play equipment is a great asset for outdoor play and activities. Creative pavement games are available. We have an enclosed kindergarten play area; installation of a new kindergarten play structure was completed in October, 2011. We are in close proximity to Greely Community Center and the Public Library.
Our Literacy and Numeracy Resource Rooms were established and are maintained by teachers to enhance all our programs. A bright, accessible school library learning commons was updated in 2022 and has an abundance of resources for students and teachers. We offer the extended day (before and after school) childcare program at our site.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Greely Elementary offers French Immersion kindergarten year 1 and 2 program, followed by grade 1 to grade 6 English program. Families interested in French Immersion head to Castor Valley Elementary or Metcalfe Public School depending on location. We have a Balanced Day timetable providing longer uninterrupted blocks for learning as well as regular nutrition and exercise breaks for the children. We believe in a differentiated and inclusive program to meet the needs of all our students.

Special Education Programs

Learning Support Teacher (LST)--Our LST consults with teachers, monitors student needs and provides support where needed.

Learning Resource Teacher (LRT)--Our LRT co-teaches in several classrooms to meet the needs of our students.

We have 3 full-time and 1 part-time educational assistants who provide classroom and schoolyard support based on the needs of our students. At Greely we have a team approach with all our staff, services from the OCDSB and the community supporting our students. Greely Elementary School also has an OCDSB Specialized system ASD program. This program is not a direct entry program - our six students in this wonderful class  join us from nearby schools via specialized transportation.

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