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The Toronto Catholic District School Board has 165 elementary schools (junior kindergarten to grade 8), 29 secondary schools (grades 9-12) and 2 combined (elementary and secondary) schools. Each of our schools offers a well-rounded, Christian curriculum. In addition, some schools offer comprehensive programs for students with special talents.
 
For those interested in pursuing the arts:
 
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is offered in three of our secondary schools, St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School in the east, and Michael Power/St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School and St. Mary Catholic Academy in the west. This rigorous academic program prepares students to succeed in their post-secondary studies while giving students to opportunity to explore international themes through balanced and comprehensive courses of study.
 
While all TCDSB secondary schools can offer the opportunity to write Advanced Placement exams in the senior year, Bishop Allen Academy, Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre​, Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School, St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre, Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School and St. Joseph College School offer the Congregated Advanced Placement Program beginning in grade 9, offering enriched courses that offer both the Ontario Curriculum and prepare students to write exams in Advanced Placement in their grade 11 or grade 12 year. Brebeuf College School offers a similar Enriched Programme in English, mathematics, history, and science beginning in Grade 10. These accelerated courses will prepare students for AP exams in Grade 12.
 
Advanced Placement (AP) gives highly motivated secondary students the opportunity to enrich their studies with first-year university material.  Under the direction of the College Board and their AP Coordinators, students can choose from thirty-five courses and exams.  The exams in each course are written by the students under the supervision of the AP Coordinator and assessed by the College Board.  Students’ examination scores can lead to exemption from a first year university course.
 
Education with a focus on Ukrainian heritage and language can select from three elementary schools: St. Demetrius, St. Josaphat, and Cardinal Josyf Slipyj Catholic School (kindergarten-grade 8).
 
In our spirit of innovation, we offer a program of self-directed learning at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School (grades 9-12).
 
Specialist High Skills Major Programs are offered in all TCDSB secondary schools. To learn more about SHSM, visit our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) website.
 
The TCDSB has a number of schools that employ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) ​inter-disciplinary work. Student cohorts collaborate on assignments and projects to enhance the Catholic Graduate Expectations and the Global Competencies.
 
Full day programs are available for adults, while French immersion and extended French programming is available at many elementary and secondary schools throughout Toronto.   A listing of centres for academically gifted children is also available.
 
Please Note that schools with Board established attendance boundaries do not permit registration of students outside those defined attendance areas. There is no wait list for these particular schools.
 
For the latest school news and special events, please visit the News section of our website.
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