Toronto District School Board
Toronto District School Board

Toronto District School Board

School district office in Toronto, Canada

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is a caring, supportive and diverse community. TDSB offers a world-class education and unique opportunities to become engaging global citizens within Toronto, Canada?s largest city.

The Toronto District School Board is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. It serves approximately 247,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto. The mission of the school is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society. TDSB takes great pride in the academic excellence of its schools and students. The talented community of educators and support staff are dedicated to enriching the lives of our students and helping them achieve success.

TDSB has one of the most robust international education programs in Canada. Its dedicated staff, teachers and guidance counselors understand the needs of our students and know that they often require help adjusting and integrating to life in Toronto.


TDSB Ranking

The Toronto District School Board, formerly known as English-language Public District School Board No. 12 prior to 1999, is the English-language public-secular school board for Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The public schools of Toronto are rated as one of the high-end schools for delivering middle and high school education to students from 9th to 12th grades. 

Location and Campus

Main Campus


  • The students from any country can apply for schooling in the Toronto District School Board and can study middle school or high school programs.
  • Students who study at Canadian high schools for more than three years have better opportunities to apply to Universities and colleges without IELTS. After studying for three years in Canada, the IELTS requirement is waived off.
  • Learning at Toronto District School Board public schools helps students learn more about Canadian culture and gives them a better understanding of the Canadian Education system. 
  • The students can choose from 31 TDSB international schools to apply for middle school or high school programs.

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Application fees

The application fees for Toronto district school board is  CAD $350 . The Application Fee is non-refundable.


Academic Fees

Full Year: CDN $16,000.00 (Sep to Jun or Feb to Jan)
One Semester: CDN $8,000.00 (Sep to Jun or Feb to Jun)


Programs Offered

Secondary Schools (Grade 9 to 12)

Secondary students can attend high school while preparing for post-secondary attendance at either a Canadian college or university. Two academic streams are available. More information can be obtained by contacting the guidance department of each TDSB school designated for international students.

The TDSB secondary schools offer comprehensive support to international students and a full range of academic, language and elective courses., AP courses, extra curriculum activities, clubs, and sport teams. All schools offer a wide range of art programs including music, drama, fine arts and visual arts.

A selection of secondary schools has been selected for hosting international students. These schools are located throughout the City of Toronto in a variety of communities. The spaces available at the designated secondary schools are regularly updated on our website ( Please check the website often in order to have the most up-to-date information. Placements will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Every attempt is made to place incoming international students in their school of choice; however, this may not always be possible.

International students applying to TDSB secondary schools are only eligible to regular-track programs.


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