Toronto District School Board
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
With more than 588 schools, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the English education school board for the city of Toronto. As the fourth-largest school board in North America, it is home to a number of high-performing high schools with numerous Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs, French Immersion programs, AP courses, and International Baccalaureate Diploma schools.
Facilities vary from school to school, but state-of-the-art classrooms are consistent throughout the district. Most schools have on-site athletic facilities as well, including playing fields and outdoor running tracks.
SPORTS AND ARTS
There are plenty of athletic opportunities for students to engage in throughout the three athletic seasons. There are plenty of mainstream sports such as hockey, soccer, and track and field, as well as more unique sports, like dragon boat racing (invented at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute) and ultimate frisbee.
The district also has a variety of fine and performing arts. Fine arts examples include ceramics, photography, and painting, while performing arts include band, chorus, and theatre.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
TDSB’s high schools have received an extensive amount of recognition for academic, athletic, and extracurricular excellence. Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute has a very strong business program, and has represented Canada at the DECA International Business Competitions, winning first place in 2009.
The most populous city in Canada, Toronto is a world-class metropolis. Located on the banks of Lake Ontario, it is a global center for business, finance, and art, including the world-renowned Toronto Film Festival. It is home to nearly 3,000,000 residents, and remains an important destination for people immigrating to Canada, as it is extremely diverse.
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