Admissions Process

2022-2023 school year admissions are now closed. 

Families may apply for JK to grade 8 in TDSB elementary alternative schools from January to mid-February for the upcoming school year. Admissions are based on a random selection process held late February due to limited space available. The random selection process is digitally generated and supervised by TDSB staff and alternative school parent/guardian representatives. Admission offers are confirmed in March. Priority admissions are given to Board identified underrepresented groups to help improve equity, inclusivity, and diversity within elementary alternative schools. The number of spots available per grade varies year-to-year and is determined by TDSB.

Your child must be turning 4 in the calendar year you apply for JK.

In January 2023, TDSB will be launching a new centralized online application form and admissions process for all elementary alternative schools’ 2023-2024 school year admissions. Applications and admissions will no longer be managed by the individual elementary alternative schools. Please check back here for more details soon.

If language or other barriers make the application process challenging for your family or anyone you may know, please reach out to the Equinox school administration so they may try to help:

Visit Our School

Equinox hosts one Open House each January. We are unable to accommodate individual personal tours due to staff time constraints and also to maintain the integrity of the program and the privacy of our students. If you would like to learn more about Equinox in the meantime, please watch the video below.

Equinox is a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) elementary alternative school. As a publicly funded school, it is open to anyone residing in Toronto and free to attend. As an “out-of-area” status school (formally known as “optional attendance”), student transportation to/from the school is not provided by the Board.


For more information about the school, please click the button below or visit the TDSB site, and look under Equinox:

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