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 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, providing quality programs and character education to students in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin.

The Board 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 13,517
Elementary Schools 32
Secondary Schools 9
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Our Values

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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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