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Admissions and Registration - New Students 
CommunitySchoolLocator.jpgToronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) elementary schools are open to all students who meet the criteria for admission.
All TCDSB elementary schools have fixed attendance boundaries. The Community School Locator is an interactive program that identifies your elementary community school based on your residential address and grade. Community School Locator also identifies your closest French Immersion and Extended French schools based on your residential address and grade entered.
You can find more information about the Community School Locator
The Board makes every effort to accommodate students at the school of their choice. Placement will be offered based on the physical capacity of the school, local demand and program availability. Please be advised that living within a school's fixed attendance boundary does not guarantee placement. When placement is not possible in the school requested, students will be offered a placement at the nearest TCDSB school with space and program availability. Transportation may be provided in accordance with our Transportation Policy and budget availability.

Elementary Registration for September 2022 (current school year 2022/2023)

Children born in 2018, are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2022!

Important Information 

Registration for 2022
Elementary School Registration for September 2022 will begin on January 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST. Children born in 2018 are eligible to attend Junior Kindergarten in September 2022! Applications for September 2022 must be completed on or after January 19, 2022. Current link to the application is for the current school year enrollment. 

St. Demetrius Catholic School
Please be advised registration requests for St. Demetrius Catholic School are currently closed. If you would like to apply to an Eastern Rite TCDSB school, please select St. Josaphat Catholic School or Josyf Cardinal Slipyj Catholic School​ in your SOAR application​.

Due to current COVID-19 conditions all applications (including the upload of required documents) must be completed online
Parents/Guardians can find general information about the elementary S.O.A.R. application.

Methods to Apply (Online applications only for September 2022):

Criteria for Admission to a Toronto Catholic School

  Elementary School Admissions:
The following original documents (for your child) are required upon registration:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Catholicity (one of the following):
    • Your child's Catholic baptismal certificate
    • The parent's Catholic baptismal certificate
      (note: the Catholic parent must provide proof of residency in the City of Toronto)
    • A letter of enrolment to the R.C.I.A./R.C.I.C. program.
  • Passport/Immigration Documents (if child was not born in Canada)
  • Proof of Address - (two pieces required- a rental/lease agreement, utility bills, proof of purchase) 

*Parents of Toronto school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information directly to Toronto Public Health. For more information please visit City of Toronto website​
Please note: Non-Catholic children of Non-Catholic parents who are not enrolled in the R.C.I.A./R.C.I.C. program are not eligible for admission to a TCDSB elementary school.

Secondary School Admissions:

Note: The online SOAR application for secondary school registration for current school year registration is available until September 1st. If you require placement after that date, please contact the secondary school directly for further information regarding registration.

New Permanent Residentarriving in Canada (14 years of age and older) who would like to be placed in a TCDSB secondary school must contact our Orientation Centre at 
(416) 393-5500 to book an appointment for registration (see Related Links).​

Secondary schools are open to all students residing in the City of Toronto. Students living outside of Toronto (but within Ontario) may apply to a secondary school without payment of a fee. Placement will be offered only if there is space available.
Note: The Admissions & Placement Department is not responsible for student transfers between TCDSB secondary schools. Such transfers are to be arranged by the student and the school.
For further information or assistance please contact: 
  • Admissions & Placement Department:​ or (416) 222-8282  ext. 5320
  • General information: (416)-222-8282 ext. 5314
  • Orientation Centre (for newcomer secondary school students 14 years of age and older): (416)-393-5500