Ontario has publicly funded school systems throughout the province. Elementary schools provide junior kindergarten and kindergarten programs (for children aged 4 and 5) and programs for grades 1 through 8 (for children from 6-13).
Secondary schools offer programs from grade 9 through to grade 12. All children between the ages of six and 18 must attend school.
In this section you can find information about the school system in Ontario and how to enrol your children. You can also learn about English as a Second Language programs for children. This section also covers: pre-school and child-care programs and general information on children and youth services.
Preschool and Child Care
Child Care and Home Care
- Information and resources about child care and home care options in Ontario
- Child care options: child care centres
- Introducing your child to child care
- Frequently asked questions about child care in Ontario
- Child care options: home child care
- Ontario’s Early Years Centres offer programs and activities for children up to age six
- Ontario Child Care Supplement (OCCS) for Working Families
Learn about the immunizations your child needs to go to school. To read more, select your language from the drop-down menu above. Information provided by Settlement.org
Elementary and Secondary Schools
- Finding a school or school board in Ontario
- High school diploma requirements
- School forms and applications
- A guide to the education system in Ontario for immigrants
- Information for children in elementary school
- Information for children in secondary school