Below are links to registration for kindergarten, elementary and secondary and more.
If you're looking to transfer your child from one TCDSB elementary or secondary to another, contact that school's principal directly. It is NOT the same process as registering for the first time.
As always, contact the school principal, local school superintendent or your locally-elected trustee if you have any questions or are having issues registering your child.
Please note that several elementary schools have boundaries (due to over enrollment) and registry to specialty-programming may have its own application process (click on links below).
Orientation Centre - for NEWCOMERS to Canada - the Orientation Centre provides school registration and placement services for newcomer families and their children between the ages of 14-20 who wish to attend a TCDSB secondary school.
Child Care Centres serve infant, toddler and preschool children. Some also include child crea programming for school-age children (e.g. schools with Dovercourt Boys nd Girls Clubs).
Children are grouped according to age:
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday | 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fees: Fees are payable to the child care agency directly. Fee subsidies may be available through the City of Toronto Children's Services. Most programs are available during PA Days, Christmas Break, March Break and the summer. Please check with individual child care operators for confirmation.
It is recommended that parents and guardians directly contact the third party licensed child care at the school for more information on registration, hours and days of operation and program fees.
The TCDSB provides early learning and care programs throughout Toronto. Find a location near you.
The TCDSB sites notes that inherent in our beliefs as Catholics is the recognition that all students, regardless of exceptionality, are entitled to education in the most enabling environment. The exceptional student is a unique child of God and has a right to be part of the mainstream of education, to the extent to which it is practical and beneficial.
In order to provide an education in the most enabling environment, the board advocates the principle of inclusion as part of a continuum of services and programs which includes modification of the regular class program, withdrawal and congregated placement, and itinerant services.
As with all other student matters, if your school is not meeting the needs of your child, you should escalate the issue to your local school superintendent and your locally-elected trustee.
You may also contact the Superintendent of Education - Special Services, Maria Meehan - Maria.Meehan@tcdsb.org, (416) 222-8282 ext. 2486.
Annual Plans - NOTE: Your trustee should be consulting parents on both annual plans in advance on voting on them every year, given their critical importance to the academic achievement and well being of some of our most vulnerable students:
Departments and Programs:
A safe and welcoming learning environment should be something that EVERY student experience in their Catholic school.
Should your child be experiencing bullying, and the school and local superintendent are unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction, there is also a Safe Schools Department, and, of course, your locally elected trustee should be made aware and advocate for your child:
Safe Schools Department
The TCDSB Anonymous Alerts App is available for students, parents and staff to report bullying and safety issues in a quick and secure manner.
What is the Anonymous Alerts App?
The Anonymous Alerts reporting system allows students, parents or staff to anonymously report inappropriate behaviours to school staff. The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and Administrators and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or to reveal their identity when submitting a report.
To send reports through a web browser, visit the Anonymous Alerts website.
The Anonymous Alerts mobile app can be downloaded directly from the Apple and Google Play stores. TCDSB supplies students, parents and community members with a generic username and password activation code. Students select the relevant school name and contact group, and send their message.
To send a report from your phone:
Student engagement is contingent to a large degree upon student mental health and well being. Student mental health is inextricably tied to student engagement and achievement.
Mental Health and Well–Being Policy
Marie-Josée Gendron, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Chief of Mental Health Strategy and Staff Well-Being
Phone: 416-222-8282 ext. 2774
Melissa Hanlon, MSW, RSW
Mental Health Leader
Phone: 416-222-8282 ext. 2772
TCDSB and TDSB share buses as part of the Toronto Student Transportation Group (TSTG) to provide transportation for qualifying children.
Elementary students must live 1.5km away from the school and reside within an approved transportation area in order to be eligible for transportation. Transportation is NOT provided for specialty area programming like French Immersion or Gifted.
NOTE: The board has historically spent several millions more in transportation every year than it is funded by the Ministry - money is generally found by making cuts in the classroom (as this is the largest area of over-spend based on Ministry funding).
Families can sign up for alerts to receive notifications about late and cancelled buses.
Visit TSTG for the most up-to-date information regarding school bus transportation.
The TCDSB provides interpreting and translation services for parents. Parents can request translation and interpreting services from the school principal in 49 languages.
You can also contact the interpreting and translation services,directly:
Ericka Aguilera Community Relations Officer Phone: 416-222-8282 ext. 2586 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org