Back to School (2022-2023)
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Who we are
Programs (what we offer)
We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of our students. Check out a few examples below! For a full list of programs and services offered at the Elementary level click here, and for our Secondary programs and services, click here.
Our Kindergarten teams provide safe, nurturing environments that promote cognitive, social, and emotional development. Classrooms are carefully designed to include materials and experiences to encourage collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving.
We offer French Immersion programming in Stratford at three Elementary schools: Bedford Public School, Anne Hathaway Public School and Stratford Intermediate School, and one Secondary school: Stratford District Secondary School.
Young students learning English are supported through our Multilingual Language Learner Support (MLL) and English Literacy Development (ELD) programs.
Our Indigenous Education Lead guides programming related to the Ontario Indigenous Education Strategy, which aims to support students who identify as First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Our schools also participate in a number of activities that enhance Indigenous learning opportunities.
Our Mental Health and Well-being team, along with community partners, provides a wide variety of resources for our students and educators around stress and coping and building resilience. Our Mental Health Counsellors work directly in our schools to promote mental health and well-being and guide student-led teams as they develop school-specific plans for their peers. For those who may need extra support, we work in partnership with local community providers like Huron Perth Centre for Children and Youth, Rural Response for Healthy Children, Tanner Steffler Foundation, and Choices for Change, to ensure students have access to the support that they need. After collecting feedback from our School Councils, we learned that the most commonly mentioned ‘star’ of our Strategic Plan was the focus on mental health and well-being. Visit our Mental Health and Well-being page to learn more.
Welcome! Register at your local school or online on our School Registration page. Our English as a Second Language (ESL) Team supports school teams with ESL programming for students as applicable. If students or families need supports settling in Canada, we can facilitate connections to YMCA Settlement Services and the Huron County Immigration Partnership.
We value equity, diversity and inclusivity. Our schools provide a caring, welcoming and inclusive community for our students. We complete an annual survey to assess belonging and school culture and use those results to develop student-led initiatives. We promote a safe environment for all students and regularly educate our students about bullying and how to be supportive of one another. We demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity by flying the Pride flag in June, recognizing Orange Shirt Day, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month and many others. We value menstrual equity and as of September 2021 we provide free products in washrooms used by grade 4-12 students in all schools.
All of our schools offer experiential learning opportunities to help students realize their skills and interests and gain valuable career experience. We offer FunTECH activities to Grade 6 students, and for our secondary students, Cooperative Education, Dual Credit courses with Conestoga, Fanshawe, and Lambton Colleges, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, Specialist High Skills Majors, and more. Learn more at amdsb.ca/pathways.
Our classroom teachers focus on universal design for learning and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. Special education programs and services at AMDSB support classroom teachers in meeting the needs of our diverse group of learners with special education needs. Our services support learners with reduced hearing or vision, gifted learners and those who need extra support. Visit our Special Education page to learn more.
There are 31 elementary and 8 secondary schools in the Avon Maitland District School Board, as well as the Avon Maitland District eLearning Centre and the Avon Maitland Remote Learning School (AMRLS). AMRLS was developed prior to the 2020-2021 school year as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compared to some surrounding school boards, many of our schools are small and the communities close-knit. Students and their families are able to build relationships with school staff and other families. For secondary students, this can translate into valuable community service or co-op placement opportunities.
See a list of all of our schools.
Not sure which school your child should attend? Use our School Finder tool.
Register your child at one of our schools today!
See these videos to learn more about what each of our secondary schools has to offer (videos will open in a new tab):
Central Huron Secondary School (Clinton)
F.E. Madill Secondary School (Wingham)
Goderich District Collegiate Institute (Goderich)
Listowel District Secondary School (Listowel)
Mitchell District High School (Mitchell)
South Huron District High School (Exeter)
St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational Institute (DCVI) (St Marys)
Stratford District Secondary School (Stratford)