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School Transfer Policy

Please note this policy only applies to Fee Paying International Students. For any other transfer inquiries, please see the Guidance Counsellor or Administration at your current school.


School Transfer Policy

New Students

Grade 9-12 students must attend their assigned school for 1 full year before requesting a transfer.

International students should retain the services of a homestay that is within a reasonable travel distance from their assigned school. Transfers will NOT be granted based on travel distance upon arrival in Canada, or a change of homestay during the student’s time with TDSB.

Current Students Attending TDSB

School transfer requests from Grade 9-12 students will only be considered for the following reasons:

  • Programming availability (excluding AP, IB, and specialized programs)
  • In exceptional circumstances to support student achievement or well being

Any transfer requests must be made at least 1 semester in advance. Last-minute transfer requests will not be considered.

Transfer requests must be reviewed by the Guidance Counsellor for International Students (GCIS) at your school. Please meet with your current GCIS to discuss the school transfer process. GCIS Contact Information:

JK-Grade 8 students should request change of school if the residential address of parent or custodian has changed. Proof of new residential address should be submitted to the International Students and Admission Office for placement confirmation.

Please note students CANNOT request to transfer to a different school district.