JPPS school to move elementary students to Bialik building

The JPPS-Bialik School has sold its building on Van Horne Ave. to The Donald Berman YALDEI Developmental Center for children with special needs, and JPPS students will now attend school at the Bialik campus.

The JPPS-Bialik School has sold its building on Van Horne Ave. to The Donald Berman YALDEI Developmental Center for children with special needs. The building housed JPPS elementary students, who will now be moving to the Bialik High School campus in Cote St. Luc.

The new location will be more convenient for the many JPPS families who have recently moved to boroughs and cities further west of the Decarie Blvd., including in the West Island, said the school’s Chief Administrative and Educational Director Maureen Baron.

The Yaldei Developmental Center offers educational, recreational and therapeutic programs for children with special needs and will continue to do so, just in a bigger space.

Part of the Bialik building has been renovated to accommodate the new elementary section. The renovated space will include a fenced-in outdoor play area and jungle gym, basketball courts, green spaces and a new indoor gym. The classrooms will feature dry-erase whiteboards along with standing desks and bicycle desks. And students will have access to the high school’s cafeteria, theatre and library facilities. The move is scheduled to take place by the spring. JPPS-Bialik High School is located at 6500 Kildare Rd. in Cote St. Luc.

For more information, call 514-731-3841 or visit jppsbialik.ca/en/jpps.