TDSB Alternative schools offer students and parents something different from mainstream schooling. Each alternative school, whether elementary or secondary is unique, with a distinct identity and approach to curriculum delivery. They usually feature a small student population, a commitment to innovative and experimental programs, and volunteer commitment from parents/guardians and other community members. While the schools offer Ministry approved courses, these courses are delivered in a learning environment that is flexible and meets the needs of individual students.
Each alternative school is a school of choice and has its own distinct culture. With such a wide range of alternative schools representing a host of different program delivery models, it is important for students and their families to visit a variety of alternative schools before choosing one that best meets their individual needs.
Applications for secondary alternative schools are received at each secondary alternative school. Please contact the secondary alternative school for more information on programs and to schedule a tour.
To learn more, visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/alternativeschools/SecondarySchools