Students who reside within the City of Toronto have the right to attend a school which is designated to serve their residential address. The "Find Your School" section of the website identifies the designated schools for each residential address.
Students also have the opportunity to access schools outside of the school that is designated to serve their home address by applying for Out-of-Area Admissions. Acceptance at these schools is subject to space availability and program suitability.
The procedures, conditions and timelines relating to Out-of-Area Admissions are described in the Out-of-Area Admissions Policy and the Out-of-Area Admission Operational Procedure . The TDSB will not be responsible for providing transportation for students admitted through Out-of-Area Admissions. Transportation is the responsibility of the applicant.
Each year in November, schools are classified Out-of-Area Admissions based on the space they have available for the upcoming school year.
The school may not admit any students from Out-of-Area.
Only students residing within the school’s attendance area may attend the school.
Only students with siblings attending and returning to the requested school may apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.
Limited (Siblings or Feeder School)
Only students with siblings attending and returning to the requested school and students attending a feeder school in the same program may apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.
All students may apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.
The school may admit students from all of the priorities, as space is available.
To find a particular school's Out-of-Area Admissions status, click on the first letter in a school's name below to go to the appropriate table. (For example, click the S link in the Elementary section for the table containing Sir Adam Beck Public School).
To apply to attend a school other than your designated school by address, please submit an online application. When applying for September 2023, applicants may submit up to two (2) applications. The online application will be available on January 9, 2023.
For more information and to access the online application form, please visit: Elementary Out-of-Area Admissions and Secondary Out-of-Area Admissions.
Students can apply for Out-of-Area Admissions in Regular programs and Intensive French programs. Please note that the Out-of-Area Admissions application cannot be used to access Special Education Intensive Support Programs (where Identification, Placement and Review Committee placement is required), Caring and Safe School Programs or Centralized Programs or Schools.
- Students self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit are not required to apply through Out-of-Area Admissions to attend a school of their choosing. For more information, visit the Supporting Students Outside of Out-of-Area Admissions web page.
- Students can apply for Out-of-Area Admissions in Regular programs and Intensive French programs. For more information on accessing Intensive French programs as a TDSB or non-TDSB student, visit the French Programs web page.
- Please note that the Out-of-Area Admissions application cannot be used to access Special Education Intensive Support Programs (where Identification, Placement and Review Committee placement is required). For more information, visit the Special Education and Inclusion web page.
- Please note that the Out-of-Area Admissions application cannot be used to access Caring and Safe School Programs or Central Student Interest Programs. To learn more, visit the Central Student Interest Programs web page.
Out-of-Area Admissions status is updated every November for January applications for admission in September of the upcoming school year.