The Arrowsmith Program in the Toronto Catholic District School Board

The Arrowsmith Program was first offered in the Toronto Catholic District School Board in 1997 and is now offered at the following three elementary schools.

Holy Spirit Catholic School
3530 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough, Ontario M1T 3K7
Principal: Toni Mayer
Telephone: 416-393-5282
Facsimile: 416-393-5572

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
53 Gracefield Avenue, North York, Ontario M6L 1L3
Principal: Michelle O’Dowd
Telephone: 416-393-5271
Facsimile: 416-393-5121

St. Theresa Shrine Catholic School
2665 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1M2
Principal: Phil Accogli
Telephone 416-393-5248
Facsimile: 416-397-6492

TCDSB Eligibility Criteria

The Arrowsmith Program is offered by the TCDSB as a Learning Disabilities – Intensive Support Program class.

If you believe that your child meets the TCDSB’s eligibility requirements below please contact the Principal at your child’s current school to initiate the enrolment Intake Procedure process.

The TCDSB’s eligibility criteria for enrolment in the Arrowsmith Program are:

Students must:

1) Currently be enroled in a TCDSB elementary school

2) Not have severe intellectual, emotional or behavioural disorders that would significantly affect his or her ability to participate in an LD – Intensive Support Program using Arrowsmith focused instruction

3) Not have an acquired brain injury, autism or any other pervasive development disorder

4) Be identified through an IPRC as having a mild, moderate or severe Learning Disability

5) be placed through an IPRC in a Partially Integrated Special Education Class with the possibility for enrolment in a LD – Intensive Support Program using Arrowsmith focused instruction

6) Have a combination of the learning dysfunctions as listed on the Arrowsmith School website