About Us

We are the largest public school board in Northern Ontario.

Rainbow District School Board offers English and French Immersion programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island. We are leaders in learning, inspiring success for all students by reaching minds and touching hearts.


Rainbow District School Board covers a geographic area of more than 14,757 square kilometers in the heart of Rainbow Country, providing quality programs and character education to students in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, Cecil Facer School, N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, Children’s Treatment Centre, O’Connor Park, Applied Behaviour Analysis program, Restart, Simulated Healthy Independent Living Opportunities (SHILO) program, Attendance Centre, Mishko-Ode-Wendam, Northern Support Initiative, Frank Flowers School and Barrydowne College operating at Cambrian College.

Director of Education Bruce Bourget
Chair Bob Clement
Founded 1998
Students 14,069
Elementary Schools 30
Secondary Schools 9
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Our Values

Learn about our vision, mission, values, and priorities, our commitment to accessibility, equity and inclusive education, character education, and sustainability.

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Broader Public Sector (BPS)

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Organizational Chart

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Go Green

Learn how we are making green a vibrant part of our rainbow.

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