School history

Glen Orchard Public School (GOPS) opened in 1958, due to the closure of one-room schools in Glen Orchard, Foot’s Bay, Minett, Port Sandfield, Southwood, Torrance, and Walker’s Point.

More than just bricks and mortar, the school that started with some opposition quickly became a place that brought together children from all over the region and united a community.

Located on a 50-acre property, GOPS is able to offer educational activities, such as outdoor education, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and outdoor survival skills.

The school has benefited greatly from the Wahta First Nation community. The community was instrumental in helping with the additions to the school, such as the gymnasium.

Today, the school continues to progress. It has undergone over $600,000 worth of upgrades and maintenance work, including renovations to classrooms, new heating systems, air exchange systems, and exterior work.

School mission

‘Working together’ our school learning community (students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members) will foster an environment where all will achieve their full potential academically, socially, and environmentally.

uilding on a foundation of mutual respect and shared responsibility, our school will provide opportunities for all to succeed within our unique learning environment.

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Glen Orchard Public School

3954 Muskoka Road 169, Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0

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School Schedule
Entry to school
8:40 a.m.
Block 1
8:40 - 10:40 a.m.
Nutrition break
10:40 - 11 a.m.
11 - 11:20 a.m.
Block 2
11:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Nutrition break
1 - 1:20 p.m.
1:20 - 1:40 p.m.
Block 3
1:40 - 3 p.m.
3 p.m.

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