TDSB students have access to specialized programs that offer unique opportunities and focus on a variety of interests. Each specialized program has specific requirements as well as unique admission criteria. Application to Specialized Programs is made directly to each program based on Optional Attendance.
These programs are designed to support students who are passionate about the Arts! These programs consist of intensive programs within select schools as well as specialized schools focused solely on the arts. Students applying to these programs must be interested in focusing their elective courses in the Arts as they work towards their Diploma requirement. Everyone is welcome to come and join our Arts-based communities!
Arts Focused Schools
Visual Arts Programs
Would you like to be part of a project-based, student-driven, enriched environment? Cyber Arts programs integrate artistic expression and knowledge of design with technical experience combining the Fine Arts with Computer Technology and Communication Media.
Are you a provincial or national athlete? TDSB Elite Athletes/Arts programs will accommodate your needs and allow special timetables and unusual arrangements to coexist with coaching and travel schedules.
In this program, students are encouraged to use math, science and tech skills in all subject areas. It encourages students to combine the knowledge of traditional academic disciplines with a problem solving approach to change.
The International Baccalaureate Program is a world renowned graduation diploma, recognized for admission to universities throughout the world. All external examinations, certificates and diplomas are prepared, graded and awarded by the Geneva-based International Baccalaureate Office.
The Leadership Pathway program helps students assume ownership for their leadership development. Students must take the initiative to become involved in a variety of in-school and community leadership opportunities. Students develop and expand their leadership skills through involvement in clubs and councils, specialized classes, additional community involvement hours, guest speaker sessions and workshops.
Math, Science & Technology
Do you have a deep understanding and interest in math, science or technology? These specialized programs may be for you.
Advanced Placement (AP)
AP is a specialized enrichment program that focuses on mathematics, computers, sciences, arts and humanities.