About Us

Scott Central Public School is located in the town of Sandford, north west of Uxbridge. The school was built to amalgamate several small, rural schools serving the adjacent communities of Zephyr, Udora and Leaskdale. Scott Central P.S. has a population of 275 students and a staff of approximately 30 caring, dedicated professionals consisting of teachers, educational assistants, administration, secretary, and custodial staff.

Mission statement

Scott Central represents the values and expectations of the community. We promote and encourage academic excellence within a caring and responsible school environment. We are truly “Together in Education” with our parents and students.

Principal’s message

As we head into the long-awaited Spring Break we are currently practising Radical Acceptance of Circumstances which “allows you to deal realistically with the facts of the situation and sitting with the discomfort of the present moment instead of insisting it shouldn’t be happening.” (Angela Watson)


Right now, there is much uncertainty, but our staff here at Scott Central, Mr. Drake, Ms. O’Donahue (Yes, she’s back!), Mrs. Weir, and our entire educator team are working hard to maintain a space that provides consistency, check-ins and maintenance of well-being, learning, and joy.


Please keep your eyes on your email, School Messenger, our Scott Central PS Parent Page on Facebook, our Instagram and our Twitter feeds, as we work to keep you updated on the ongoing changes.   In the midst of all this, we are in the early planning stages for the 2021-2022 school year. As we continue to receive new student registrations, our class organization remains fluid. There are many factors which are taken into account when placing students, including academic strengths/needs, learning skills, social connections, among others. Multi-grade classrooms are a reality in all elementary schools, and Scott Central will have several such classes next year. Should you have concerns of an academic or social nature, we invite you to send them in writing (or email) to Ms. Gibson by late May.


The onset of Spring has brought renewed spirit to Scott Central. We’re better able to use the outdoors as an extended classroom, Ms. Wiche and Ms. Kay have devised the Spring Fling to create spirit and support our Grade 8 grads for the week after the break, and recess is free of the restrictions of layers of outerwear needed to keep us warm.


Please check out our newsletter to see what we’ve been up to, review the Health and Safety protocols that allow us to be together, and to learn about events that are happening at Scott Central and within the Durham District School Board.


We wish everyone a safe and healthy break, while recognizing there are many stresses to consider.  If you do need support, please don’t hesitate to reach out  to Ms. Cole or me and remember there are  emergency supports that are always available.


Together in Education,


L. Gibson


 Scott Central Public School