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September 2018 Entry

Claude Watson School for the Arts is now accepting application to audition for September 2018 admissions.  Children born in the year 2009 are eligable to audition for admission to Grade 4 in September 2018.  Children born in the years 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 are eligable to audition for admission to the upper grades depending on availability in the program.  Timelines for the 2018 audition process have now been posted and can be found here.  More information can be found here.  CWSA will be holding an information session on Monday November 13, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM at Earl Haig Secondary School.  Click here for information on this session.  



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.

Apply to CWSA

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.  

The online application system is now open (click here).  The online application system will close on Thursday December 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  CWSA is unable to accept late applicants.


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