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Out-of-Area Admissions

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 residential address by applying on optional attendance. Acceptance at these schools is subject to space availability and program suitability. 

The procedures, conditions and timelines relating to optional attendance 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. 

Closed
The school may not admit any students from Out-of-Area.
Only students residing within the school’s attendance area may attend the school.

Limited (Siblings)
Only students with siblings attending and returning to the requested school and students attending a feeder school may apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.

Limited (Siblings & Feeder School)
Only students with siblings attending and returning to the requested school and students attending a feeder school may apply for Out-of-Area Admissions.

Limited
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).  

If you are interested and eligible to apply to attend a school other than your designated school by address, you can submit an online application. Please see the application timelines on the right side of this page.

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.

Out-of-Area Admissions status is updated every November for January applications for admission in September of the upcoming school year.

Optional Attendance Status for 2022-2023

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