About Avon Maitland

The Avon Maitland District School Board is a full service public English school district in southwestern Ontario, bordering Lake Huron and covering some of the most productive agricultural land in Canada. It covers the counties of Huron and Perth and over 160,000 people call the Avon Maitland District their home.

Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) provides first class education to students and families throughout Huron and Perth Counties. Specialized programs and extracurricular opportunities in technology, music, theatre, trades, sports and culinary enhance the curriculum for students, providing graduates from Huron and Perth with a leading edge.

Avon Maitland provides the most widespread online distance education program in the country and is setting the standards for special education and student success. The Board’s EQAO results continue to be among the best in the province.

Avon Maitland Schools are home to a vibrant and diversified international student program which provides a superior Ontario education opportunity and full English as a Second Language (ESL) support to all international students in all 8 of the District’s Public High Schools. Over the past few years, we have welcomed over 600 students from 20 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, China, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, Denmark, France, Estonia, Switzerland and many more.

Nestled in the heart of Southwest Ontario, Huron and Perth Counties are a study in contrasts. Lush, rural farmland and backcountry roads intersect with historic architecture, arts, culture, and the newest culinary trends.

Residents take pride in their schools, first-class recreational facilities and active volunteer and community life. The counties boast many parks and trails and family-oriented events.

Across towns and villages, along the country roads and shoreline, you can experience art galleries, music festivals, farmer’s markets, brewery tours, parades, rodeos and reunions all in celebration of the incredible heritage, food and creative culture of the region.

Avon Maitland Education Centre

In the geographical center of this thriving region is Avon Maitland’s Education Centre in Seaforth. The Board’s Administrative Offices are located here and they contain the central support for 31 elementary and 8 secondary schools, approximately 1600 teachers and 900 support staff provided in the areas of Corporate Services, Financial Services, Human Resources, Learning Services, Program Services, and School Operations.

Our Motto

Engage, Inspire, Innovate … Always Learning

We aim to engage, inspire, and innovate, in all we do! We are Always Learning! Our work is guided by a four year Strategic Plan and highlights 3 main areas of focus that enable our students and staff to say:

I am prepared. I am well. I am engaged.

AMDSB schools are preparing students for a world that is vastly different than that of their parents and grandparents. This Plan will help guide us through the next four years (2020-2024) and help us instill an attitude of lifelong learning in all of our students and staff.

Further information about the Avon Maitland District School Board Strategic Plan (2020-2024).