Infographic on Ontario's School System

If you are new to Canada, you may find that the education system in Ontario is different from the one in your home country.

The infographic below outlines the different school systems in Ontario. While English public education is the most popular, many parents choose to enrol their children in French language or Catholic public education. 

Ontario public schools are free and offer good quality education. You can also register your children in a private school if you are able to pay the tuition fees. Alternatively, some parents choose to educate their children at home, although this is not very common.

Have a look at the infographic below to better understand what type of schooling your children could receive in Ontario.

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School Systems in Ontario - Infographic

For More Information

  • Local School Boards - A list of local school boards across Ontario. From the Ministry of Education.
  • Private Elementary and Secondary Schools - Search for a specific private school or get a complete list of all private schools in Ontario. From the Ministry of Education.
  • Who does what in Ontario's public education system? - This tip sheet has information about the people involved in Ontario schools, including the school board, the EQAO, school council, teacher and principal. Available in more than 10 languages. From People for Education.
  • Newcomer's Guides to Education - These guides explain what parents can expect from the Ontario education system and how you can help your child succeed both socially as well as academically.
Last updated: December 28, 2016 4001633