In Ontario, all children aged 6 to 16 are legally required to attend school. Elementary schools provide junior kindergarten and kindergarten classes for children aged 4 and 5, and classes for grades 1 through 8 for children aged 6 to 13. Secondary schools (also called high schools) offer grades 9 through 12 for young people aged 13 to 18.
You may have many questions when it comes to enrolling your child in school. The Ontario Ministry of Education will provide answers about how the school system works in Ontario.
Elementary schools provide kindergarten programs (for children aged 4 and 5) and programs for grades 1 to 8. Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) can be half-day or full-day programs. Some schools and school boards do not have JK programs.
Secondary schools, often called "high schools," provide programs from grade 9 to grade 12. To earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), students must complete at least 30 credits (normally, 1 course = 1 credit). Students must also do 40 hours of community service and pass the literacy requirement.
Children must attend school in the neighbourhood that they live in. Once you arrive in your new home in Timmins, there are several school boards where you can register your child for school.
Learn more about our education system by visiting Settlement.Org, which provides information and suggestions on how to help your children in school. You can find information about registering your child in school, school policies, what students learn, and how students are graded.
The city of Timmins has 4 school boards, which offer English, French and French immersion programs. Two community colleges and a French university are located within the city.
English Public School
District School Board Ontario North East
153 Croatia Avenue
Tel: (705) 360-1151
Fax: (705) 268-7100
English Catholic School
Northeastern Catholic District School Board
101 Spruce Street North
Tel: (705) 268-7443
Fax: (705) 267-3590
French Public School
Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario
111 Wilson Avenue
310, avenue Algonquin C.P. 3600
North Bay, ON
Tél: (705) 472-3443
Toll Free: 1-888-591-5656
Téléc: (705) 472-5757
French Catholic School
Conseil scolaire catholique de District des Grandes Rivières
896, promenade Riverside
Tél: (705) 267-1421
Téléc: (705) 267-7247
Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
Porcupine Campus P.O. Box 3211
Highway 101 E
Tel: (705) 235-3211
Fax : (705) 235-7279
395, Thériault Boulevard
Tel: (705) 267-5850
Fax (705) 267-6673
Université de Hearst à Timmins
395, Thériault Boulevard
Tel : 705-267-2144 ou 1-800-887-1781
The education system in Timmins is distinguished by a willingness to provide individualized instruction. Schools have adapted their programs to meet the needs of this community, while maintaining strict adherence to government standards.