The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22, 2018. Our understanding is that their service will continue to operate but with rotating, localized, short-term disruptions. Delivery of all mail issued by any TDSB site, including cheque payments, may be delayed as a result of the possible service disruption. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as necessary.

Apply to Audition

CWSA is now accepting appliations to audition for September 2019.

Who can apply?

  • Students born in 2010 can apply for Grade 4 entrance.
  • Students born in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 can apply for entrance into Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 depending on availability of space.

For information on our program click here

For information on how to apply click here

For the auditions 2018 - 2019 timeline click here

For frequently asked questions click here

Click Here for Information on how to apply to CWSA

Please note:

  • CWSA is a grade 4 - 8 school.  If you are interested in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 please check out the Earl Haig Secondary School Claude Watson Program - www.claudewatson.ca.

Claude Watson Information Evening

CWSA will be hosting an information evening in November.  This evening will explain the 2018-2019 application and audition process.  Here are the details about our event:

Date: Monday November 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Ave, North York M2N 3R7)

Click here for our event flyer.

The dates for the 2018 - 2019 audition process have now been published -- Click here for the audition process dates.

Claude Watson School for the Arts


Each year hundreds of children from across the City of Toronto audition for a place at Claude Watson School for the Arts.  For information about how to audition, eligibility and the application please check out the Future Students section on our website.  


Welcome To Claude Watson School for the Arts

Welcome to Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA).  CWSA is a dynamic school which offers an enriched arts education to students in grades 4 - 8.  Each year we admit 60 students (30 boys and 30 girls) into our grade four program.  Students spend approximately half their day on the academic curriculum (language, french, math, science, social studies, health and physical education).  The other half of their day is spent immersed in the arts.  All students participate in dance, drama, music and visual arts.  In Grade 5 students are introduced to digital arts.

Claude Watson School for the Arts is proud to operate as part of the Toronto District School Board.  CWSA is a publically funded school and does not ask families to pay tuition.  Each year there is significant interest in families applying to our program.  The only prerequisite for applying to our program is to live within the city of Toronto.  Families interested in applying are encouraged to check out the "Future Students" section of this website.  Each year we audition approximately 500 children for entrance into our program.

Important Pages

Info on how to apply

The Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program is based out of Earl Haig Secondary School.  Their website is http://www.claudewatson.ca.