E. J. Sand Public School

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E.J. Sand Public School
160 Henderson Ave.
Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 2L5
Coordinates 43°48′42″N 79°24′45.5″W / 43.81167°N 79.412639°W / 43.81167; -79.412639Coordinates: 43°48′42″N 79°24′45.5″W / 43.81167°N 79.412639°W / 43.81167; -79.412639
School type Public, Elementary
Founded 1959
School board YRDSB
Principal J. Wolkoff
Grades JK – Grade 8
Enrollment approx. 300
Language English, French as a second language
Mascot Wolverine

E.J. Sand Public School was founded by Eilert J. Sand, located in Thornhill, Ontario. It is a part of the York Region District School Board. Its graduation ceremonies are held at Vaughan Secondary School.[1][2]


E.J. Sand opened in 1959. It is named after Eilert J. Sand, who was born in Wisconsin, USA on September 26, 1908.[3]


E.J. Sand has a basketball and volleyball team for both boys and girls. The E.J. Sand boys basketball team participated in the area tournament in 2009. In 2013 and 2014, they have had successful results in the Area and Regional Track and Field competitions, with a few students coming in first place. [4]

Clubs and activities[edit]

E.J. Sand has a chess team, which competed at the Markham Chess Challenge 2009. It also participates in Math League, Gauss, and World Maths Day. E.J. Sand had a science fair for the intermediate grade students in February 2009. Many other clubs or teams were recently organized in 2010 involving such things as bandminton,soccer and floor hockey The student council hosts spirit days monthly. The school also has a halloween dance and a valentine's dance in which the student council organizes. [4]

Related schools[edit]

Students who graduate from E.J. Sand usually choose go to Thornhill Secondary School or Thornlea Secondary School.

Notable alumni[edit]