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Alternative Schools

Alternative schools are safe, highly engaged, smaller school environments. They use non-traditional hands-on approaches to learning the required Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum. Each school has a distinct identity and focus, such as democratic education, holistic learning, physical art, mindful living, entrepreneurship, social justice, community outreach and more. These schools are ideal for students seeking an alternative to mainstream education and who want to take an active role in their own learning.

TDSB alternative schools are open and free to any resident of Toronto. Space in alternative schools is limited and students can apply to attend on optional attendance. The application process is different for each alternative school. To learn more about specific programs and schools, please see the list of elementary and secondary alternative schools below.

Alternative Schools (JK-12)
For the 2020-21 school year, collect the required documentation (see below) and start the online registration process now. Please use the form called "Alternative Schools only - 20202021 TDSB Online Registration"



Map of Elementary Alternative Schools


Map of Secondary Alternative Schools
Secondary Alternative Schools Placemat

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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