Provincial and Demonstration Schools
Date: August 10, 2022 | Categories: provincial and demonstration schools branch
The provincial and demonstration schools offer the Ontario curriculum at the elementary and secondary levels as well as specialised integrated programming.
Provincial and demonstration schools provide individualized education in the identified areas with appropriate resources, giving students with special learning needs the opportunity to fully participate in the total school experience including, sports, music, recreational and leadership opportunities.
- Provincial School for the Blind and Deafblind provides specialized programs for students from K- 12 who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind. The school offers the Ontario curriculum and parallels credit and non-credit courses provided in district school boards. Programming includes all areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum such as direct orientation and mobility supports and braille instruction in an inclusive, accessible environment.
- Provincial Schools for the Deaf provide instruction for students from K-12. The schools offer the Ontario curriculum and parallels credit and non-credit courses provided in district school boards. The schools provide a bilingual-biliteracy school and student lodging program which facilitate students’ language acquisition, learning and social development through American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
- Demonstration Schools provide a one year program for students diagnosed with a severe learning disability. Students are accepted for one year with a possibility for a second year in certain program areas.