About Us


Board Profile


Board Profile

As a teaching and learning organization, the Algoma District School Board exists to help all learners reach their fullest potential as “confident learners, caring citizens.”  We are dedicated to providing a pathway for every learner in a public education system that is open, accessible and welcoming to all.
Through our strategic priorities of Achievement, Well-being and Engagement, as well as character education, our students develop a sense of respect and responsibility for themselves and others while becoming caring citizens who respect diversity, contribute to society and who actively engage in making their schools and communities safe, healthy and caring places.

The Algoma District School Board serves a geographic area of 70,534 square kilometers and encompasses communities along the north shore of Lake Huron from Spanish to Sault Ste. Marie including Serpent River, Elliot Lake, Blind River, Iron Bridge, Thessalon and the communities of Central Algoma with Bruce Mines, Desbarats, St. Joseph Island, Laird and Echo Bay and along the east coast of Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie to Hornepayne which includes Wawa, Chapleau, Missanabie and White River.

The Algoma District offers quality of life particularly for outdoor enthusiasts. Surrounded by freshwater lakes, rivers and streams and mixed forests of coniferous and deciduous trees, this four seasons playground provides immediate access to magnificent scenery. The area is rich in history featuring sites of ancient native significance and offers both land and water access for exploration of historic voyageur routes. Creative arts and culture are important components of our communities with many active theatre groups and internationally acclaimed artists.


 Our Board Motto is:

"Confident learners, caring citizens."

Annual Budget is approximately $146,000,000.



6141 - Elementary Students (Headcount)

3243 - Secondary Students (Headcount)

403 - Adult and Continuing Education



39 - Elementary Schools

10 - Secondary Schools

6 - Adult Education Centres

5 - Late Schools

3 - Developmental Programs

3 - Field Schools

5 - Child Care Centres

4 - Parenting & Family Literacy Centres



2100 - Permanent and Casual


Special Programs/Initiatives (alphabetical):


ABCD (Action for Building a Community that is Drug-free)

Apprenticeship Training (Level I) in 3 sectors

Autism Pilot

Character Education

Dual Credit opportunities for Grades 11 and 12

Early Reading/Early Math


English Language Learners (ELL)

Enhanced Learning

Field Schools

First Nations Mentoring

Four 7-12 Intermediate Programs

French Immersion

Full Day Early Learning Program

International Baccalaureate Program

New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP)

Specialist High Skills Majors

Strict Discipline Project


Student Success Teachers at all ADSB secondary schools

Transition Programs at all ADSB secondary schools