Does it cost anything for my child to attend school in Ontario?

There is no tuition cost to attend publicly-funded schools in Ontario. Generally, you have to pay to send your child to a private school.

In Ontario there are 4 publicly-funded school systems. There is no tuition cost to send your child to one of these schools. Generally, students do not have to pay for textbooks. You are responsible for buying paper, binders and other materials your child needs to study. You may have to pay for school trips.

For more information, contact your local school board.

You have the option of sending your child to a private or independent school. These schools also offer elementary and secondary education. They do not receive government funding, and usually students must pay to attend them.

The Ministry of Education maintains an up-to-date list of private schools in Ontario.

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

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Last updated: October 28, 2015 4001213