Ontario’s Education System
Vibrant communities and a prosperous society are built on the foundation of a strong education system. Today, Ontario’s publicly funded education system – recognized as one of the best in the world – partners with parents, guardians and communities to develop graduates who are personally successful, economically productive and actively engaged citizens.
Ontario is committed to the success and well-being of every student and child. Learners in the province’s education system will develop the knowledge, skills and characteristics that will lead them to become personally successful, economically productive and actively engaged citizens. All Ontario public schools, and most private schools, follow the Ontario Curriculum which has specific requirements about knowledge and behaviours to be learned, while allowing flexibility in how curriculum is delivered.
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Education in Our Region
The three Counties that make up our region have a number of schools and a variety of programs designed to meet each child’s unique needs and career path. This includes 4 school boards that provide: French Immersion Programs, Special Needs Programs, Catholic Education, some private and Christian schools, a Francophone school and a range of secondary education programs including Ontario’s Youth Apprenticeship Program, Specialized High Skilled Majors, and Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) approach to education.
A Regional Overview of Education
Covers 8,673 square kilometres within Bruce and Grey Counties with 39 elementary and 9 secondary schools. With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff the school board offers a range of programming including French Immersion, Early Years Learning (full day kindergarten), Ontario’s Youth Apprenticeship Program, and Specialized High Skilled Majors programs. To learn more about programming and school locations, visit:
Catholic Schools represent one of four publicly funded school systems in our province, making Ontario among the best in the world. The Catholic faith is not only part of the curriculum, it is a way of life and being. Prayer is infused in teachings throughout each day and in response to life’s celebrations and challenges. Catholic teachings are embedded in every subject area and delivered by our professional Catholic academic staff. There are 13 elementary and secondary schools in the region, with a Focused Math Strategy, French as a Second Language from Kindergarten to Grade 12, boardwide Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math programs and innovative classroom environments. For more information on programming and school locations visit: www.bgcdsb.org
Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB)
AMDSB covers the counties of Huron and Perth. A full service, public, English school district in southwestern Ontario, the AMDSB’s Education Centre is located at 62 Chalk Street North, in Seaforth. The board’s administrative offices are housed here, attached to Seaforth Public School, and provide central support for 31 elementary and 9 secondary schools, 16,000 students and 2,200 staff. To learn more about programming and school locations visit:
Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB)
The HPCDSB has a rich 165-year history of providing quality Catholic education to students. Located in mid-western Ontario, the board encompasses Huron and Perth Counties. The board’s administrative offices at 87 Mill Street, Dublin, provide central support for 14 elementary and 2 secondary schools, approximately 4,500 students and 500 staff members. To learn more about programming and school locations visit: www.huronperthcatholic.ca