Toronto District School Board

Schools for International Students

Elementary Schools

Elementary schools provide Kindergarten programs (for children aged 4 and 5) and programs for Grades 1 to Grade 8.

Placement in school is based on the address of the custodian or parent in the City of Toronto and is subject to availability of space and school.  To identify a home school for student, two proof of address are required:

  1.  Original current rental lease or property tax bill
  2.  Original current utility bill (Hydro, Water, Gas or Cable) or home telephone bill or bank letter

In the Ontario education system an elementary student is placed in a grade according to age. The Toronto District School Board reserves the right to determine final school and grade placement.

Secondary Schools

Secondary schools offer programs from Grade 9 through to Grade 12. To receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, students need to complete at least 30 credits in secondary school (one credit is normally one course). Students planning to attend university can include the required six preparation courses in their senior level of studies to meet university entrance requirements.

There are 28 TDSB secondary schools currently accepting international students. Students may indicate their top three school preferences on the application form. Placement depends on space and programming. We do reserve the right to make the final decision regarding the student's placement. If no preference is indicated, the student will be placed in the most appropriate school.

Map of School Locations

For TDSB Secondary School locations, please refer to the map of schools available to International Students.

Secondary School List

The following secondary schools accept international students. These schools may change each year. The current availability of each school is indicated in the second column. Please click on PDF to get school profile information for each school.

Secondary School

Availability for February 2018
(updated September 06, 2017)

School Profile

Albert Campbell CI Registration Closed PDF
A Y Jackson SS Registration Closed PDF
Birchmount Park CI Registration Open PDF
Bloor Collegiate Institute Registration Closed PDF
Central Toronto Academy Registration Open PDF
Central Technical School Registration Open PDF
Don Mills CI Registration Closed PDF
Dr Norman Bethune CI Registration Closed PDF
Emery CI Registration Closed PDF
Etobicoke CI Registration Closed PDF
George Harvey CI Registration Open PDF
Georges Vanier SS Registration Open PDF
Jarvis CI Registration Closed PDF
John Polanyi CI Registration Open PDF
L'Amoreaux CI Registration Open PDF
Martingrove CI Registration Closed PDF
Monarch Park CI Registration Open PDF
Newtonbrook SS Registration Closed PDF
Northview Heights SS Registration Closed PDF
Silverthorn CI Registration Open PDF
Sir John A MacDonald CI Registration Closed PDF
Stephen Leacock CI Registration Open PDF
Victoria Park CI Registration Closed PDF
West Humber Collegiate Institute
Registration Open PDF
Western Technical-Commercial School Registration Open PDF
Woburn Collegiate Institute Registration Closed PDF
York Mills CI Registration Closed PDF

Secondary School Programs

Many subjects are available in TDSB secondary schools including:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer and Technology Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English
  • English as Second Language (ESL)
  • Family Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Languages
  • Law 
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Physics
  • Visual Arts

Universities/colleges will look for evidence of successful studies in the major field in which the student applies. All English-language universities in Canada require high levels of proficiency in English. In choosing a program, students should have in mind their educational plan.

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