Students who reside within the City of Toronto have the right to attend a school which is designated to serve their residential address. The "Find Your School" section of the website will assist you in determining your local TDSB school. 

Students also have the opportunity to access schools outside of the school that is designated to serve their residential address by applying on optional attendance. Acceptance at these schools is subject to space availability and program suitability. The procedures, conditions and timelines relating to optional attendance are described in the TDSB Optional Attendance Policy.

Optional Attendance status for Mary Shadd Public School for 2019-2020 is
•Regular Program: Limited

A school classified as limited can accept students on optional attendance. A limited school is not obliged to accept all students who apply on optional attendance. Acceptance is conditional upon space being available in the appropriate grade and program. Please note that the optional attendance status is updated every December for admission in September of coming school year. Many schools that are limited have their available spaces filled in the spring. If you have any questions about optional attendance, please contact the school directly.