Morris Academy is located in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. It has a grade configuration of kindergarten to grade five and is one of 255 schools under the jurisdiction of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. Morris Academy has a current population of approximately 260 students, 28 teachers and 10 support staff. This includes a full-time Principal, an Assistant Principal, a Guidance Counsellor, classroom teachers, and specialist teachers (Music, Physical Education, Instructional Resource Teachers, Reading Specialist, Teacher Librarians and Teaching and Learning Assistants). Eight student assistants, three maintenance/custodial personnel and one secretary also work at the school on a daily basis.
Morris Academy was originally built as a High School in 1963. It was named after Roland Morris, the owner of the land on which the school was built. With the shift in student population and the restructuring of education, Morris Academy has undergone many changes over the years. Morris Academy served as a kindergarten to grade six school for an extended period of time. In September 1999, it became a primary school (k-3) for the first time and then in September 2006, returned to a primary/elementary school with the present k-4 grade configuration. In September 2014, the grade configuration changed from k-4 to k-5.
The programs offered at Morris Academy are based on the curriculum as prescribed by the Department of Education. In kindergarten to grade five the subjects offered are Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health, Religious Education, Art, Music and Physical Education. French is provided for students in grade four and five.
Morris Academy is known for its community atmosphere which functions as a family unit. Morris Academy is a member of Peaceful Schools International and is proud to be considered an "I Care" school.
8:20 am Doors Open / Supervision Begins
8:40 am First Bell
8:45 am Classes / Instruction Begins
10:15 am Recess
10:30 am Classes Resume
12:00 noon Lunch
12:45 pm First Bell
12:50 pm Classes / Instruction Resumes
2:50 pm Dismissal