In 2007 the Ministry of Education implemented a "hard cap" on the size of primary class sizes. The TDSB submits a report to the Ministry each year [hyperlink] to confirm that:
- 90% of primary classes have 20 students or less;
- 100% of primary classes have 23 students or less; and,
- 24 is the average junior/intermediate class size.
Full Day Kindergarten
Full Day Kindergarten started in 71 schools throughout the TDSB in 2010 and by September 2012 a total of 190 schools offered the program.
Special Education Programs and Services
Special Education Programs and Services helps enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society. A wide range of special education supports and services are available to students and their families through their local school. The range and type of support is determined by the level of strengths and needs of the student.
In 2012, the TDSB renewed its commitment to inclusion in our schools. By 2014 our vision is that students with varying abilities are working and learning together, supporting each other and valuing everyone's contribution in a more inclusive environment. Four town hall meetings were held across the city in the fall to hear directly from parents and guardians and to inform the strategy that will support this vision.
Special Education Annual Report