Education

For relocating families, finding a school with the programs and services that fit the needs of the children is often a deciding factor in choosing a new neighbourhood. Be sure to educate yourself.


Colleges

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology algonquincollege.com
1385 Woodroffe Ave. Nepean, ON K2G 1V8 (613) 722-9999
Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology camcriancollege.ca
1400 Barrydowne Rd. Sudbury, ON P3A 3V8 (705) 5

Private Schools

Appleby College appleby.on.ca
905-845-4681
ARS Armenian Private School arsdayschool.ca
416-491-2675
Trafalgar Castle School www.castle-ed.com
905-668-3358

Public Schools & Boards

Private Schools - Moving To Magazines

Monday, July 20, 2009

Private schools, which accept students from all areas, are also an option. Many of Ontario’s independent schools are located in Toronto and offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, as well as before- and after-school care; some have religious affiliations.

Public Schools - Moving To Magazines

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Toronto has two tax-supported public-school systems: a nonreligious public board and the Catholic separate-school board. Families may choose between the two but your home address will determine your school district. Under the Optional Attendance Program, a school’s principal can admit students from

French Language Programs - Moving To Magazines

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

French Immersion at a TDSB school or enrollment in one of two French-language school boards.  French Immersion is an optional program offered in over 40 Toronto public schools, and is designed for students whose first language is not French. In the Early Immersion program, French is the language students first learn to read and write. French is used exclusively in the classroom until Grade 4, when English instruction is gradually introduced. In the Middle Immersion program, students are taught entirely in French for Grade 4 and 5, then English instruction begins in Grade 6. Both programs have been developed to continue through Grade 9 to 12. Students who complete 10 credits in subjects where French is the language of instruction are eligible for a Certificate of Bilingual Studies. Students may also enter the French Immersion program upon enrollment in high school.  The two French school boards – public and Catholic – serve children of French-speaking parents in Toronto.

School Daze - Moving To Magazines


Learning about Toronto’s many schooling options is an education in itself!

-Moving To Magazines

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For relocating families, finding a school with the programs and services that fit the needs of the children is often a deciding factor in choosing a new neighbourhood. Be sure to educate yourself on Toronto’s schools before you make the move. When Maeve Doyle Catomeris’ husband Paul, a clinical biochemist working in Windsor, Ontario, was headhunted by MDS Diagnostics in Toronto, they had three weeks to move. At the time, eldest child Conor had just turned five and was ready for Junior Kindergarten. But because the move happened so fast, choosing the right school before finding a new home wasn’t possible

“It was very stressful to make the life-altering decision of where to put Conor in school. Children spend so much time at school and their development is impacted so much by the people they’re around. Conor had been in a great daycare program at the University of Windsor, where I worked, so I hadn’t yet gone through the JK experience and didn’t even know what schools were in the neighbourhood we moved to. I just had no idea where to start.” Fortunately, Doyle Catomeris and her family moved to Toronto in mid-summer, giving her time to find a school in her neighbourhood. However, when they moved to Mississauga two years later, she “looked into schools more intelligently,”

First choosing the one her children would attend, then finding a home in that school’s district. School plays a huge role in a child’s life, but it’s not all about academia; services like day care, lunch programs and extracurricular activities are important parts of a family’s childcare plan. Before you commit to a new neighbourhood and load up the moving truck, it pays to learn more about your family’s educational options in Toronto.

Public or private, it’s a good idea to get involved in your child’s new school. Set up an interview and take a tour with the principal. Ask about average test scores, attendance rates, special programs, teacher-student ratios, extracurricular activities, bus services and carpooling. Inquire about copies of the student handbook, school policy and report card to familiarize yourself with school rules and how children are evaluated

Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique Centre-Sud www.csdccs.edu.on.ca
416-397-6564/1-800-274-3764
French-language Catholic schools provide education for over 12,000 students in 41 elementary schools and eight secondary schools. The board covers the area from the Niagara Peninsula to Peterborough, and from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay.
Conseil Scolaire Public de District du Centre-SW www.csdcso.on.ca
416-614-0844
Toronto’s French public schools are non-denominational, serving French-language students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in 29 elementary schools and eight secondary schools across southern Ontario.
Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board www.dpcdsb.org
(905) 890-1221
Durham Catholic District School Board www.dcdsb.ca
(905) 576-6150
Durham District School Board www.ddsb.durham.edu.on.ca
905-666-5500
Halton Catholic District School Board www.haltonrc.edu.on.ca
905-632-6300
Halton District School Board www.hdsb.ca
(905) 335-3663
Peel District School Board www.peel.edu.on.ca
905-890-1099
Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) www.tcdsb.org
416-222-8282
In addition to following the provincial curriculum, TCDSB offers religious Catholic education to nearly 90,000 students in 201 elementary and secondary schools in Toronto. All TCDSB secondary school students must wear a uniform; for elementary school students a dress code is in effect.
Toronto District School Board (TDSB) www.tdsb.on.ca
416-397-3000
TDSB is Canada’s largest school board and one of the world’s most linguistically diverse. Students speak over 80 languages as a first or second tongue. Two hundred seventy thousand students are enrolled in programs at 555 elementary and secondary schools. In addition to the regular curriculum, the board offers specialized programs including special-needs and gifted programs, technical education, international baccalaureate and after-school language courses. Call or visit their website to find out which TDSB school serves your address or to check if schools are accepting students under the Optional Attendance Program.
York Region Catholic School Board www.ycdsb.ca
Tel. 905-713-1211
York Region School Board www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca
(905)727-3141
Private Schools

-Moving To Magazines

Private schools, which accept students from all areas, are also an option. Many of Ontario’s independent schools are located in Toronto and offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, as well as before- and after-school care; some have religious affiliations.

Public Schools

-Moving To Magazines

Toronto has two tax-supported public-school systems: a nonreligious public board and the Catholic separate-school board. Families may choose between the two but your home address will determine your school district. Under the Optional Attendance Program, a school’s principal can admit students from

French Language Programs

-Moving To Magazines

French Immersion at a TDSB school or enrollment in one of two French-language school boards.  French Immersion is an optional program offered in over 40 Toronto public schools, and is designed for students whose first language is not French. In the Early Immersion program, French is the language students first learn to read and write. French is used exclusively in the classroom until Grade 4, when English instruction is gradually introduced. In the Middle Immersion program, students are taught entirely in French for Grade 4 and 5, then English instruction begins in Grade 6. Both programs have been developed to continue through Grade 9 to 12. Students who complete 10 credits in subjects where French is the language of instruction are eligible for a Certificate of Bilingual Studies. Students may also enter the French Immersion program upon enrollment in high school.  The two French school boards – public and Catholic – serve children of French-speaking parents in Toronto.

School Daze

-Moving To Magazines


Learning about Toronto’s many schooling options is an education in itself!

For relocating families, finding a school with the programs and services that fit the needs of the children is often a deciding factor in choosing a new neighbourhood. Be sure to educate yourself on Toronto’s schools before you make the move. When Maeve Doyle Catomeris’ husband Paul, a clinical biochemist working in Windsor, Ontario, was headhunted by MDS Diagnostics in Toronto, they had three weeks to move. At the time, eldest child Conor had just turned five and was ready for Junior Kindergarten. But because the move happened so fast, choosing the right school before finding a new home wasn’t possible

“It was very stressful to make the life-altering decision of where to put Conor in school. Children spend so much time at school and their development is impacted so much by the people they’re around. Conor had been in a great daycare program at the University of Windsor, where I worked, so I hadn’t yet gone through the JK experience and didn’t even know what schools were in the neighbourhood we moved to. I just had no idea where to start.” Fortunately, Doyle Catomeris and her family moved to Toronto in mid-summer, giving her time to find a school in her neighbourhood. However, when they moved to Mississauga two years later, she “looked into schools more intelligently,”

First choosing the one her children would attend, then finding a home in that school’s district. School plays a huge role in a child’s life, but it’s not all about academia; services like day care, lunch programs and extracurricular activities are important parts of a family’s childcare plan. Before you commit to a new neighbourhood and load up the moving truck, it pays to learn more about your family’s educational options in Toronto.

Public or private, it’s a good idea to get involved in your child’s new school. Set up an interview and take a tour with the principal. Ask about average test scores, attendance rates, special programs, teacher-student ratios, extracurricular activities, bus services and carpooling. Inquire about copies of the student handbook, school policy and report card to familiarize yourself with school rules and how children are evaluated