South Etobicoke’s Best School Districts

Around the Neighbourhood

While it’s not just the schools that make South Etobicoke a great place to raise your family, it’s certainly a huge plus! 

Beyond just their education, your child’s school will be foundational to their personal growth and development outside of the classroom –  so choosing the right one is a pretty big deal. Fortunately, South Etobicoke has plenty of amazing options that cater to all ages, grades, and learning styles.

School Districts in South Etobicoke 

Because South Etobicoke is located within the formal City of Toronto, most schools in the area fall under the Toronto District School Board. As the city’s long-serving public education board, TDSB has a strong reputation for supportive learning environments, friendly and caring teachers, and fun extracurricular activities.

Along with public schooling, there are a few faith-oriented options too. As a number of these schools are Catholic, they belong to the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Local French immersion schools are part of either Conseil Scolaire catholique MonAvenir or Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, which offer both faith-based and secular learning pathways respectively. 

Looking for great family-friendly neighbourhoods in South Etobicoke? Check out these blog posts for local insights. 

Top Picks by Neighbourhood


Sir Adam Beck Junior School

Sir Adam Beck Junior School is one of South Etobicoke’s most unique elementary schools. Catering to grades K through 5, they offer both French Immersion and English programs, providing kids with a fantastic opportunity to learn in either language. 

Lanor Junior Middle School

With a student body of just 300 students, Lanor Junior Middle School is a close-knit and well-respected school that emphasizes creative, hands-on learning. It’s also part of the coveted STEAM program. 

Long Branch & New Toronto

Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School 

Nestled right next to the beautiful Colonel Sam Smith Park, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School provides faith-based learning for grades 9 through 12. It’s widely considered to be one of the top Catholic high schools in Toronto. 

Twentieth Street Junior School

One of South Etobicoke’s oldest schools, Twentieth Street was founded all the way back in 1920. In the century since, they’ve fostered a strong reputation for providing a great education and a strong focus on community. 

Mimico & Sunnylea

Etobicoke School of the Arts

  • Etobicoke School of the Arts or ESA is widely considered to be one of the top fine arts schools in the GTA. Graduates often go on to pursue degrees and careers in art, music, literature and all things creative. 

Sunnylea Junior School

  • Catering to grades K through 5, Sunnylea Junior School is a community-oriented school known for inviting parents to take a role in their kid’s learning. Their main mission is to help students achieve their full academic, physical and social potential. 

South Etobicoke is a great place to raise kids. If you’re looking to buy a home here, you may find some helpful tips in these blog posts!

Family Life in South Etobicoke

Yes, South Etobicoke has some of the best schools in the entire Greater Toronto Area, but that’s not the only reason why it’s perfect for raising a family. With great neighbourhoods and a laid-back suburban atmosphere, it’s the ideal blend of peace, tranquillity, and convenience. Of course, you’re also right next door to all the big-city amenities when you need them. 

If you’re on the hunt for the best place to lay down roots for you and your family, South Etobicoke is a great fit. With that in mind, if you want to buy a home here, you’ll need to partner with a local real estate agent who knows the area like the back of their hand – like me! 

For more than two decades I’ve helped buyers find their dream homes in this special part of Toronto, and I can do the same for you! 

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