General Policies for All Elementary Programs

ELIGIBILITY: The International Languages & Skills Development program is open to ALL students; however Non YCDSB students will require a Birth Certificate, Passport or Canadian Citizenship to verify their information.
Students registering for the International Languages program must be age 4 before December 31; proof of age is required

PAYMENT: Payments for classes with associated fees can be completed on our registration website ( using a major credit card through our secure merchant portal, PayPal.  No PayPal account is necessary; you can proceed with checkout as a guest.

All consumable fees are non-refundable and due upon registration. Students will not be allowed to attend the program unless all fee payments have been received prior to the start date. An additional fee will apply to Visa Students registering for any Ministry funded program.

RECEIPTS: Receipts will be issued by email for fee-paying programs only. We do not issue receipts for consumable fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The YCDSB reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment and/or teacher availability. Refunds will be issued if class is cancelled.
Please check the Continuing Education webpage frequently and especially before the class starts.

REFUND POLICY: Participants requesting a refund must do so BEFORE the class begins, but a non-refundable administration fee of $30 will be withheld. No refund will be given to students who have attended more than one class. Non-attendance is not accepted as a withdrawal notice from any course. Please allow at least (3) weeks for refund to be processed. No cash refunds.

CLASSROOM SUPPORT: The York Catholic District School Board is committed to making programs accessible and supportive to students of all abilities. Continuing Education Department programs are not mandatory. It is necessary that parent’s disclose their child’s learning ability or medical condition to further support their learning experience. Children with special needs will be accommodated through differentiated instruction. This is an approach whereby teachers/instructors adjust their instructional and assessment strategies to maximize the learning of all students with no additional support workers. If you require further information, please contact the Elementary Principal of the Continuing Education Department prior to registering your child.

EMERGENCY CLASS CANCELLATIONS: Should classes be cancelled due to an emergency of some type; staff, students, parents and adults will need to refer to the YCDSB website or call the Continuing Education Department at 416-221-5051 extension 13609. Every effort will be made to communicate any class cancellations. You will be notified if any fee-paying classes are re-scheduled for another day or to a new location. There will be no refunds.