Schools in Thornhill

The community of Thornhill is one of Ontario’s most attractive places to call home. This quaint and storied area not only enjoys proximity to Toronto, it also enjoys a wide range of excellent educational opportunities.

Elementary and Secondary Schools Programs

Rosedale Heights Secondary School in Thornhill

Rosedale Heights High School in Thornhill

The York Region District School Board operates 178 elementary schools and 33 high schools. Thornhill is home to 28 of these elementary schools and 5 high schools. All of Thornhill’s public schools offer a wide selection of programs that include:

Secondary School programs

✓ Arts and Athletic Programs

✓ Advanced Placement

✓ Co-operative Learning

✓ French Immersion

✓ School to Work Transitions

Elementary School programs

✓ French Immersion

✓ Outdoor Education

✓ International Languages

✓ Arts and Athletic Programs

For more information about the various York Region District School Board programs, their criteria and where they are offered, please visit: http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/Pages/default.aspx.

Private Schools

In addition to the public schools located throughout the Thornhill area, there is also a wide selection of private schools. These schools are accredited by the Province of Ontario and some of Thornhill’s independent schools have been recognized as the top private institutions in the province.

St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill

St Elizabeth Catholic School in Thornhill

For a list of private schools, their locations as well as an overview of each school, please visit: http://www.ourkids.net/thornhill-private-schools.php.

York Region District School Board

All of Thornhill’s public elementary and high schools are part of the York Region District School Board(YRDSB). The board is the third largest school board in Ontario with an enrollment of 120,000 students. The YRDSB is also the fastest growing school board in the province and the third fastest growing board in Canada.

York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing. Much of that success can be attributed to the Board’s active role in education as well as its values and mission statement.

The mission statement of the YRDSB is:

“To advance student achievement and well-being through public education which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and build community.”

The school board aims to achieve its mission statement by adhering to the following values that are exemplified in all of their public schools. These values include:

✓ Inclusivity

✓ Innovation

✓ Responsibility

✓ Engagement

For more information about the York Region District School Board, school locations, the school calendar and how to register, please visit: http://www.yrdsb.ca/Pages/default.aspx.

Post-Secondary

There is a wide selection of post-secondary opportunities available to residents of Thornhill. In addition to the colleges in the area, some of Ontario’s most prestigious universities are only a short commute away.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University was established in 1948. It is the most applied to university in Ontario, and home to over 40,000 students. Ryerson proudly offers 60 undergraduate programs as well as a wide range of Masters and PhD programs. For more information about Ryerson, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/.

York University

York University, founded in 1959, is the second largest university in Ontario and the third largest in Canada. York University is home to 46,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. It boasts 7,000 staff and has 6,000 international students in attendance.

York University offers 200 graduate and undergraduate programs and is a top ranked school in both business and psychology. 91% of York graduates get a job within 2 years. For more information about York University, please visit: https://www.yorku.ca/index.html.

University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of higher learning. The university has a student population of 90,000 and offers 900 different programs of study at 3 separate campuses — Downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough. For more information about the University of Toronto, please visit: https://www.utoronto.ca/.

Educational Opportunity and Choice

The wide selection schools and the unique programs available in the York Region School Board provide plenty of incentive and opportunity for young families thinking about moving to the Thornhill area. The broad scope of educational possibilities that abound in the area is just another reason why Thornhill is a great place to call home.

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