John A. McDougall is a Pre Kindergarten to grade six school located in a high needs area close to the city center. Our school is a multicultral hub with majority of students being English Language Learners. John A. McDougall School works closely with the City Centre Catchment Schools, a variety of community agencies, and with support from our All in for Youth team we support children and families in our community. We strive to offer a comprehensive literacy model school where multi-tiered intervention allows us to support all at risk sudents in an inclusive school environment. The main purpose of this work is to reduce the impact of socioeconomic circumstances and to maximize the learning opportunitities for our students.