Which grade will my child enter when we move to Ontario?

In elementary school, children are usually placed in a grade according to age. In secondary school, students usually take an assessment so that they can be placed in the right grade.

Generally, secondary school students who have recently arrived from other countries may have an initial assessment before they can enter a school.

Not all school boards provide a formal assessment, but it is useful to know what to expect. Read more in How is my child assessed to start school in Ontario?

Many community agencies can help you with registering your child for school. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.

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Last updated: October 28, 2015 4001197