In Canada, education is a provincial responsibility. The Ontario Ministry of Education website provides an in-depth description of elementary and secondary education, including curriculum and expectations for each grade level and subject, a school board directory, and an elementary and secondary school finder.

If you are an international student, please check our tip sheet on how to register your child in school.

Public Schools

In Ontario there are publicly funded non-denominational schools and publicly funded Catholic schools. Click on the links below to visit each board's website.

Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Peel District School Board
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
York Region District School Board
York Catholic District School Board
Durham District School Board

Durham Catholic District School Board
Halton District School Board
Halton Catholic District School Board

French Language Schools

Conseil scolaire Viamonde
(French Public District School Board, including the Toronto area)

Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud
(French Catholic District School Board, including the Toronto area)

The Toronto French School
The Toronto French School is a bilingual, co-educational and nondenominational school, offering kindergarten, elementary and secondary education.

French Language Schools in Toronto and Mississauga
A list of public, private and Catholic French schools.

Schools On Campus

The Institute of Child Study

University of Toronto Schools

Please note that both schools have very specific admissions requirements.

Private Schools

Canadian Association of Independent Schools

Private Elementary and Secondary Schools

Our Kids Canada's Private School Guide

Religious Schools

Many private schools in the Greater Toronto Area approach their curriculum from a religious perspective. The Family Care Office can help you to find the right school for your child. You can also link to the Government of Ontario's Private Elementary and Secondary Schools page and specify the appropriate faith.

Homework Clubs

The Frontier College

Toronto Public Library