How to

Apply to Equinox Holistic Alternative School

2017-2018 Enrolment is now CLOSED. Please contact us to be added to the waitlist.

Equinox is a Toronto District School Board alternative school and as such is open to anyone residing in Toronto. Junior Kindergarten (JK) admissions are based on a lottery process at our school due to limited space available. You may apply for JK the year your child turns four. We will start to accept JK applications for the 2018-2019 school year in January 2018. All applications are due by mid-February. So if your child will be turning four between January 2018 and December 2018, you may apply in January 2018 for the JK program.

Please contact for a current application form or download it here. Completed applications for the 2018-2019 school year can be dropped off, mailed, faxed to 416-393-9553, or emailed back to the office starting in January 2018. Please do not submit before that date.

If you are applying for JK, please complete BOTH an application for your local home school and Equinox.

Download Application Form (PDF)

The application lottery deadline for the 2018-2019 year is mid-February (TBC), any applications sent in after the deadline will be placed at the back of the waitlist.

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 at the start of each year between January and the mid-February deadline are moved forward to the next year’s waitlist. Please mark your calendar if you think you’ll still be interested in future years. This ensures our waitlists stay current. If you miss this important waitlist deadline, you risk loosing your spot and being moved to the end of the waitlist.

The waitlist varies from year to year, but just to give you an idea, there are more than 70 JKs on the waitlist last year (those who did not get in during the lottery process). The SK waitlist numbers were at 25. The waitlist for Grade 1 in September was 19. 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. Once a year, we host an Open House in mid-January  which all are welcome to attend and experience Equinox first-hand.

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

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