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, Manitoulin Island and Shining Tree. We bring learning to life, enabling students to fulfill their aspirations.


Rainbow District School Board covers a geographic area of more than 14,757 square kilometers in the heart of Rainbow Country.

Rainbow District School Board provides quality programs and character education to students in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin and Shining Tree.

The Board also offers educational programs at Barrydowne College (a re-engagement school at Cambrian College), the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, the Children’s Treatment Centre, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, Frank Flowers School and Cecil Facer Secondary School.

Director of Education Norm Blaseg
Chair Doreen Dewar
Founded 1998
Students 13,109
Elementary Schools 33
Secondary Schools 9
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Our Values

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

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Broader Public Sector (BPS)

Access the Board’s business plans and other financial documents.

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Organizational Chart

Access the Board’s Organizational Chart for 2017-2018.

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