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Sydenham welcomes you!
Nestled close to Kingston's downtown, Queen's University and beautiful Lake Ontario, Sydenham Public School is one of Ontario's oldest continuing schools. Opened in 1853 (as the then Kingston County Grammar School), our school is an intimate and vibrant community of students, staff, families, and an active and supportive Parent Council. We host students from kindergarten (full-day) to Grade 8, including a core French program which begins in Grade 1.
The new logo for our school focuses on the significance of its architecture, its place in history and its role in community building. With Sydenham being the oldest elementary school in Canada, it can be said that its roots run deep, both in a historical and community context. Using the front facade of the school as the main element pays tribute to the importance of the heritage building itself, but also allows the charming main entrance to be front and centre - a sign of welcoming to everyone. The ‘roots & shoots’ imagery symbolize how deeply rooted this school is in the city and its community, and how these deep roots help the students of Sydenham to grow and flourish. It also suggests a strong connection to nature and the environment. This concept is supported with the accompanying school motto ‘Deep Roots From Which to Grow’.