The Toronto Catholic District School Board is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ. We educate students to grow in grace and knowledge and to lead lives of faith, hope and charity. At Toronto Catholic we transform the world through witness, faith, innovation and action.
We have a long and distinguished history of providing excellence in Catholic education for the Toronto community. Catholic Social Teachings and the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations are foundational to our exemplary approach to teaching and learning in the 21st century.
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proud to be a significant part of the fabric of publicly-funded Catholic education in the Province of Ontario. We serve more than 93,000 students in our 201 Catholic schools, and represent close to 475,000 Catholic school supporters in this city.
Catholic schools in Ontario have been educating students in mind, body and spirit in Ontario since before the birth of the province. For nearly 170 years, they have provided educational excellence, in a school culture imbued with the Gospel values of Jesus Christ. Catholic education has been the foundation for millions of students to develop their full spiritual, academic, physical and social potential.
Ontario’s Catholic education system produces high levels of student achievement as evidenced by the most recent results from EQAO testing. Further, graduates are taught the virtues and values of the Catholic faith including community, responsibility, accountability, collaboration, caring and family, making them not just good students, but good citizens.
While our schools adhere to Ministry of Education requirements, we do so from a Catholic perspective. The curriculum is enhanced by Gospel values. Teachers are professionally trained and committed to serving in Catholic schools. At the heart of Catholic education is the person of Jesus. Faith development is integral to every part of Catholic education, as students are called to respect the dignity of all human persons in a caring community.
TCDSB also prides itself on the strong partnership that exists among the home, the school and the parish. Through participation in the community and involvement with the parish, students are guided by the Gospel values, principles and standards that reach into every facet of school life.
Toronto Catholic District School Board
80 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, ON M2N 6E8
416-222-8282; Fax: 416-229-5345
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is an inclusive learning community rooted in the love of Christ, that educates students to grow in grace and knowledge and to lead lives of faith, hope and charity.
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with heart &
Faith, Hope and Charity
The official symbol of the Toronto Catholic district School Board combines the cross, the anchor, and the heart representing the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. It is based on the cross and anchor symbol used by the early Christians in the catacombs, the added heart representing humanity.
The symbol was designed by the internationally-recognized design artist, Mr. Allan Fleming.
Elementary - 60,285
Secondary - 29,940
Total - 92,034
Teachers - 5,997
Support/Academic Staff - 2,806
Principals/Vice-Principals - 356
Administration - 202
Elementary - 167
Secondary - 30
Combined (elementary and secondary) - 3 (Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, St. Michael's Choir and Francis Libermann Catholic High School)
Total - 200
Catholic School Supporters: approximately 475,000
Estimated Budget: $1.2 billion for 2015-20165
Board Meetings: are held at 80 Sheppard Avenue East .
Community use of schools: school facilities are available to community groups for use after regular school hours. For information, call 416-222-8282, ext. 4370
, or log onto the online permit system at http://permits.tcdsb.org/facilities/
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is governed by 12 Elected Trustees
who serve for a four-year term. Each year one secondary school student is selected to serve on the Board as a student trustee
. The policies of the Board are administered by the Director of Education and his designates.
A list of administrative departments
is provided on this site, complete with department overviews, contact names and telephone numbers.
The complete TCDSB Policy Register
is also available on this site.
Visit our Trustees section for more information.
|Director of Education
||416-222-8282, ext. 2296|
|Associate Director, Academic Services
||416-222-8282, ext. 2641|
|Associate Director, Planning and Facilities
||416-222-8282, ext. 2349|
||416-222-8282 ext. 5331|
||416-222-8282, ext. 2274|
|Board Recording Secretary
416-222-8282, ext. 2293
Area of Responsibility
|21st Century Learning, IT, E-Learning Leadership Strategy
||416-222-8282, ext. 2294|
||Dr. Jim Saraco
||416-222-8282, ext. 5371|
|Comptroller, Business Services
||416-222-8282, ext. 2337|
|Curriculum & Accountability, Staff Development, International Languages
||416-222-8282, ext. 2490|
|Early Years, Special Education
||416-222-8282, ext. 2486|
||416-222-8282, ext. 2341|
|Full Day Kindergarten, Child Care
||416-222-8282, ext. 2263|
|Governance, Policy, FOI & Archives and Records
||416-222-8282, ext. 2274|
||416-222-8282, ext. 2304|
|Nurturing Our Catholic Community
||416-222-8282, ext. 2263|
|Parent Engagement and Community Relations
||416-222-8282, ext. 2267|
|Safe Schools, Msgr Fraser, Continuing Education, International Education
||416-222-8282, ext. 2374|
|Student Success/Equity and Inclusive Education, First Nations Strategy
||416-222-8282, ext. 5370|