General Information for Newcomers

Welcome to the York Region District School Board! This website has important information for new families about our school board. We believe that it is important for schools, families and communities to work together.

We are committed to student achievement and through resources and quality teaching, we deliver the Ontario Curriculum. The York Region District School Board has a number of federally funded settlement workers in our public schools. Learn how these workers assist in our schools.


Language and Employment Skills

Looking to improve your English? Need to complete your High School Diploma? We can help!

Visit Continuing Education for information about:

  • English as a Second Language Courses
  • Secondary School Courses for Adult Learners
  • Mature Student Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (MPLAR)
  • Specialized Programs
    • Adult Literacy and Basic Skills
    • LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
    • Citizenship Day and Evening Classes
    • International Programs
    • GED (Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate)
​New to Canada? New to Ontario? New to York Region?