Ontario has two publicly funded school systems at the primary and secondary school level:
public (non-denominational) and separate (Roman Catholic). The curriculum through out the
Ontario public school system is set by The Ministry of Education and English is the language of
instruction within the school systems. French Immersion programs are offered in the public and
separate school systems, which provide most, if not all, subjects in French. For children of
francophone parents, there is a separate French Language school board.

In Ontario (for most schools), the school year begins in September and ends in June. The grade
a child enters is based on where the child’s birthday falls within the January to December
calendar year.

The school that your child/ren attends will depend on the school zone determined by your home

Elementary school programs (primary) begin at the Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten
level for children who are four years of age. It is important to note that Kindergarten is half day,
either a morning or afternoon session, so additional childcare may be required by the parent.

Rank and Boundary Maps for Top 8 Ranked London Ontario public schools


Fraser Institute School Ratings – High Schools in London Ontario

Fraser Institute School Rankings – Elementary Schools in London Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Education

Public School Board

Thames Valley District School Board



London Public Schools by Neighborhood


Separate School Board

Catholic District Separate School Board


Other Schools

For information on private schools in Ontario, please refer to the website for the Canadian
Association of Independent Schools found at:
The following is a list of private and independent schools that are located in London:
Byron Woods Montessori School
Christian Academy of Western Ontario
Faith Community Christian School
Gibbons Park Montessori School
London Community Hebrew Day School
London District Christian Secondary School
London Islamic School
London Waldorf School
Matthews Hall
Montessori House of Children