We believe that parents/guardians are the primary teachers of their children. Our goal is to educate every child well and to maximize student achievement and well-being. We will provide ongoing resources through the board and school websites to enable parents and guardians to be better informed and to participate fully in their childs education.
The Ontario Institute for Catholic Education brings together, works with, and assists organizations that share responsibility for English Catholic education in their efforts to promote and maintain publicly-funded Catholic schools animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith.
Welcome to Dufferin-Peel's Catholic schools. Our board is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario. We currently operate 151 Catholic schools (125 elementary and 26 secondary), in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. At Dufferin-Peel, our goal is to provide quality Catholic education, which teaches students necessary life skills and prepares them for post-secondary education, the workplace, and for their role as responsible citizens.
Regular meetings of the board are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Catholic Education Centre at 40 Matheson Boulevard West in Mississauga. Parents and the public are invited and encouraged to attend. Meeting Agendas and Minutes are also available online,
School councils play a vital role in the education system in Ontario. They provide a forum through which parents and other members of school communities can contribute to improving student achievement and school performance.
The DPCDSB offers the full-day Kindergarten program in all 125 Catholic elementary schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton and Orangeville.
Parents/guardians have the option to register online at www.dpcdsb.org or in-person at their designated Catholic school. The online Application Form should be completed prior to in-person school meetings where documentation will be received. If parents/guardians wish to register in-person, they may do so during school hours.
Students registering in DPCDSB elementary schools and/or their parents/guardians, must provide the following:
- an original Roman Catholic baptismal certificate (for child and/or parent/guardian), or;
- an original baptismal certificate (for child and/or parent/guardian) from a church that is in communion with the Holy See of Rome, or;
- an original baptismal certificate (for child and/or parent/guardian) from a member of one of the Eastern Catholic Churches (St. Sofia).
Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) is a consortium, formed by an agreement between the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) and the Peel District School Board, (PDSB) for the purpose of providing a common administration of transportation services for students residing in the Region of Peel.
The Extended French Program begins in Grade 5 and continues up to Grade 12. The program provides students with the means to develop more advances French skills, enabling them to communicate effectively in speech and in writing, as they receive 1,900 hours of instruction by the end of Grade 8.
French Immersion is a Canadian educational program designed to give students whose first language is not French the opportunity to learn in the French language. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer the French Immersion Program starting in Grade 1 at eight school sites. Students registered in this program will spend 90% of their day learning in the French language.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools provide a spectrum of programs and services to meet the needs of all students. Keeping the student at the centre, Special Education and Support Services practice is rooted in the home school community and supports students by promoting accessibility, honouring diversity and mutual respect and by demonstrating transparency and fairness.
Various child care services are available at many Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board schools. All programs are licensed by the provincial government and operated by autonomous child care agencies. Admission policies for all child care programs and the Board's schools are completely separate. Admittance to one does not automatically assure admittance to the other.
Child care centre operators should be contacted directly for information about their programs, including: fees, hours of operation, availability of space and fee subsidies.
School Cash Online allows parents and community members to pay school-related fees online safely, quickly, and easily. Parents can purchase items like spirit wear, lunches, and field trips - anytime, anywhere.