Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
London has four public school boards; one secular English, one secular French, one Catholic English and one Catholic French, as well as several private elementary and secondary schools. Public schools are funded through tax dollars and are free to attend. Public schools in Ontario have high graduation rates in a wide range of programs. They are inclusive environments to maximize learning for all students.
Elementary schools (sometimes referred as primary or grade schools) for students aged 4 to 13 years old, includes kindergarten up to grade 8.
Secondary schools (also called high schools) for students aged 14 to 18 years old, includes grade 9 up to grade 12.
- Thames Valley District School Board
- Education in English and
French Immersion programs are available to students in
elementary and secondary schools. Adult education and
English as a Second Language programs are available.
- London District Catholic District School
- Programming for
elementary and secondary students in English and French
Immersion is available. Students are required to take
- Conseil scolaire Viamonde
- French first language
programs are available through the public French school
- Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest
- French first language programs are available
through the Catholic French school board.
Settlement Workers in Schools
Both of the area English language school boards have settlement workers (SWIS) to help newcomers acclimate.
Thames Valley District School Board
London District Catholic School Board - phone or email for more information about the SWIS program