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Specialized Program Information

Discover some of the exciting programs available to Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) students:

Specialized Programs Summary Chart

Use our Specialized Programs Summary Chart to discover the programs available at our secondary schools.

Schools for the Arts

Admission into the following schools will include an audition or supplementary application form. Please contact the schools for specific application information.

Advanced Placement and Congregated Advanced Placement Programs

Learn more about Advanced Placement (AP) and Congregated Advanced Placement (CAP) Programs at the TCDSB:

Extended French and French Immersion Programs

Learn more about our Extended French and French Immersion Programs.

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is an internationally acclaimed program available in over 2,500 schools worldwide. The program offers a comprehensive 2-year international curriculum, which also allows students to fulfill the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Self-Directed Learning Program

Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School offers an internationally acclaimed program of self-directed learning.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

The goal of STEAM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st century workforce.

High Performance Athletic Program

The High Performance Athletic (HPA) program is committed to nurturing the potential of high school athletes, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel on and off the field.

York University Program Partnership

The York University Program Partnership at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School provides opportunities for high school students to gain first-hand exposure to post-secondary education at York University.

The program supports students who show academic potential for university but who may lack either the confidence or the resources to proceed.

Visit the York University website for more information.