Elementary Education


Approximately 1.4 million students attend Ontario's 4,000 publicly funded elementary schools. The focus in these early years is to build a foundation in key areas that will help unlock each student's potential.

Strong literacy and numeracy skills are the critical foundation for all other academic achievement and for a lifetime of success. The government's goal is to have 75 per cent of students achieving the provincial standard (equivalent to a B grade) in reading, writing and mathematics.

Links

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School Information Finder

Search for any publicly funded elementary school in Ontario and learn more.

Parent and child

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Quick, easy tips to help your child learn.

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Elementary Curriculum

Curriculum documents, exemplars and other policy documents for all subjects for kindergarten to Grade 8.

Schools on the Move

Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat works with schools and school boards to boost elementary student achievement in reading, writing and math.

Special Education

Special education programs and services to help all students benefit from their school experience.

Class Size Tracker

Find class sizes in primary grades.

School Year Calendar

Key dates in the school year.

EQAO

The Education Quality and Accountability Office is an arm's-length agency providing accurate and reliable information about student achievement.

Combined Grades

Information about classrooms with children from two or more grades.

French as a Second Language

Learn more about the requirements and options for English students studying French as a Second Language.

Ontario Schools Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2011

Learn more about the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario.