Elementary Education

Approximately 1.4 million students attend Ontario's 4,000 publicly funded elementary schools. The focus in these early years is to build a foundation in key areas that will help unlock each student's potential.

Strong literacy and numeracy skills are the critical foundation for all other academic achievement and for a lifetime of success. The government's goal is to have 75 per cent of students achieving the provincial standard (equivalent to a B grade) in reading, writing and mathematics.


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School Information Finder

Search for any publicly funded elementary school in Ontario and learn more.

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Elementary Curriculum

Curriculum and other policy documents for all subjects for kindergarten to Grade 8.

School Year Calendar

Key dates in the school year.


The Education Quality and Accountability Office is an arm's-length agency providing accurate and reliable information about student achievement.

Combined Grades

Information about classrooms with children from two or more grades.

French as a Second Language

Learn more about the requirements and options for English students studying French as a Second Language.

Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016

Learn more about the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario.