We have a family atmosphere in a natural setting. We focus on individual learning styles and encourage all students to achieve their full potential.
Irwin Memorial Public School was named to honour Mr. HE Irwin, a pioneer summer resident in the Dwight area. When property for a new central school was being sought in the 1950s, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Mr. Irwin’s daughter, donated the land for the school site.
This beautiful school was built in 1956 and was renovated in 1986. Irwin Memorial PS sits amid a combination of magnificent pines and shimmering birches. The school property boasts a cross county running and skiing trail.
Irwin Memorial PS is located at the intersection of Highway #35 and #60, next to the skating rink and across the road from the Dwight Public Library and the Township of Lake of Bays’ offices.
A Home and School Association began at the Franklin School on March 26, 1954 and moved to Irwin Memorial PS in 1956, which had been opened to replace small, local schools.
The current School Advisory Council and Home and School Associations are extremely active and work together to support students and staff in their wide variety of educational endeavours throughout the year.
- Regular Instructional programs from Full Day Kindergarten to grade 8
- Rich balance of academics, athletics, arts, and technological opportunities
- Ample opportunities to experience leadership
- Food for Thought
- Character Education
- Service Learning
- Emphasis on technology and the 21st century learning
Events and Activities
- Inter-school sports
- Intramural activities
- Community BBQ
- Winter Holiday Concert
- Onsite winter activities program – cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating
- Dwight/Dorset Winter Carnival