About Us

Grandview School was first opened in 1912 and has endured in our community for more than 100 years! We are a Kindergarten to grade 8 school of approximately 210 students, including an Autism Spectrum Disorder Class and a large intermediate population due to the fact that we integrate the grade 7 & 8 students from Graham Bell School into our school. The school is built on 5 different levels so we are not wheel-chair accessible but if you need assistance to enter the school, please let us know in advance. We also have a before and after school program operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Brantford. Community volunteers distribute healthy snacks to all students every Tuesday and Thursday.

There is a high expectation for student achievement and behaviour. We focus on character attributes each month and educate students on responsibility and strategies to stop bullying. We have a caring and committed staff who are very diverse....sharing their strengths in academics, athletics, technology and school spirit. We are the home of “The Grizzlies” and proudly represent our school in many board sponsored events. We have an active parents group called Parent Involvement Team (PIT) who meet each month and support our students in many ways.


Home and School Connections

Children respond well to routine, and reading is something that you and your child can look forward to every day. By taking the time to read with your child and spend time talking about the content, you are showing that reading is important, valued and fun to do. Try to read with your child as often as possible. With older children, discuss what your child is reading with them. You may also wish to share what you are reading with them. This is excellent role modeling. It is the single most important thing you can do to help your child learn at school. It will also allow you to spend high-quality time together and to develop a strong and healthy relationship that is built on sharing ideas.

Here are some tips:

  • Start reading with your child when he/she is very young.
  • Set aside a special time each day when you can give your full attention to reading with or alongside your child.
  • Choose a comfortable spot to read, where you can be close to your child. Create a “reading area” together.
  • Vary the length of reading time depending on your child’s age, interests, and grade. For young children, several short sessions (10 minutes each) may be better than one long session of 30 minutes that would be more suitable for older children.
  • If you are reading to your child, read slowly so that your child can make a mental picture of what is happening in the story. For a child reading independently, ask them to describe how they are picturing the story.
  • Praise your child for talking about his/her ideas and asking questions.
  • When you and your child are away from home, take along some books, magazines and books-on-tape for your child to read and listen to.
  • After your child has learned how to read, keep reading to him/her. By reading stories that will interest your child but are about his/her reading level, you can stretch your child’s understanding and keep alive the magic of sharing books together.

Daily Schedule

We operate on the balanced day, which includes 2 forty minute nutrition breaks. The school schedule is as follows.

Opening bell: 9:05 AM

Nutritional Break #1: 11.05 – 11:45 AM

Nutritional Break #2: 1:25 – 2:05 PM

School ends at 3:25 PM