Ontario's education system

If you're new to public education in Ontario, reading Who's Responsible for Your Child's Education? is a good place to start.

Here you'll also find information about testing and reports, community use of schools and alternative sources of education.

How Our Schools Are Governed

School Boards

School Administration

Other Ways to Learn

Policy & Resource Documents

The Newcomers' Guide to Elementary School” and “The Newcomers' Guide to Secondary School” help parents understand the Ontario education system. The guides offer helpful information on registration, attendance boundaries, learning English as a second language, the Ontario curriculum and more. The guides are available in English and French.