Equinox is a Toronto District School Board alternative school and as such is open to anyone residing in Toronto. Junior Kindergarten (JK) admission is based on a lottery process, and you can apply the year your child will be starting (child turns 4 that year). We start taking JK applications for the 2016-2017 school year in January, the registration form (below) is our application. Completed applications can be dropped off, mailed, faxed to 416-393-9553, or emailed before the lottery deadline on February 19, 2016, 3pm.
For all other grades you can apply anytime and you will get added to the current waitlist for your child’s grade. The sooner you apply, the closer you are to the front of the waitlist. Only those applicants who call back in January of each year are moved forward to the next year’s waitlist, so please mark your calendar if you think you’ll still be interested in future years. All applicants are notified of their position on the waitlist in March.
The waitlist varies from year to year, but just to give you an idea, there are more than 70 JKs on the waitlist this year (those who did not get in during the lottery process). The SK waitlist numbers are at 30. Each grade has its own waitlist, and the waitlist numbers tend to drop as the grades get higher.
Equinox is not able to accommodate visit requests at this time. We receive a large number of requests to tour and observe the school but due to staff time constraints, and also to maintain the integrity of the program and the privacy of our students, we have had to limit the number.
For more information about the school, please visit the TDSB site, and look under Equinox:
The general school email address is:
Thank you for your interest.