Message from the Head of School

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.

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 drives us to help create future-ready students with the skill set to adapt confidently and engage responsibly in that 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. Powerful teacher-student relationships form the backbone of learning and growth, 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 and then reach out to our Admissions department to learn more about the RDS community and the potential for learning and growth that awaits.

Russell Marston

Head of School