Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School

Out-of-Area Admissions Application Process (formerly Optional Attendance)


The former Optional Attendance Policy was updated in Spring 2022 to the new  Out-of-Area Admissions Policy (P013). As part of the new policy, the application process is now managed centrally and the application form is an online form.


The Elementary application is available on the  Elementary Out-of-Area Admissions web page . The Secondary application is available on the Secondary Out-of-Area Admissions web page .

§  Both the elementary and secondary applications open today: Monday, January 9, 2023. 

§  The Secondary application will close on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.  

§  The Elementary application will close on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 


Parents/Guardians/Caregivers who require assistance with the application or access to technology can contact their current school for support. Resources available to support the completion of these applications are also available on the  Out-of-Area Admissions Resources website








Grade 7 Open House Information Nights

For families with children going into Grade 7 next year (2023-24), and looking for information on alternative schools programs, please refer to the Open House Information Nights calendar found here. Open Houses take place in January/February, and Out-of-Area Admissions application forms are due February 10, 2023

Elementary Alternative Schools Online Application

TDSB has a wide range of elementary alternative schools available to students. Families are encouraged to research schools and programs to learn about the educational philosophy and distinct pedagogy. Students may apply for up to two elementary alternative schools. The online application for admission for September 2023 will be open from Monday, January 16 at 4 p.m. to Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 4 p.m. 

To learn more about the application process, please attend an Elementary Alternative Schools webinar. Registration is required.

Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Registration link:

If you missed the webinar, a recording will be made available afterwards and posted on the Elementary Alternative Schools webpage.

Parents/guardians/caregivers are asked not to contact schools directly for selection results. They will be notified by email in accordance with the timelines.




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