Special Needs & Exceptionalities

‚ÄčWelcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas Special Needs and Exceptionality Department.  

 The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board prides itself on creating inclusive school communities and classrooms.  St. Thomas Aquinas is leading the way in this endeavor.  All students at STA are given the opportunity to get involved in the school community, as well as in the classroom. in a variety of ways. 

Ontario is taking steps to support children and youth with Special Needs and Exceptionalities.  To get the timely and effective services they need at home, at school, in the community and as they transition to adulthood.  St. Thomas works in collaboration with community service providers, classroom teachers and the best staff of Educational Assistants ever assembled to make the educational experience at St. Thomas Aquinas the best it can be.

Below is a list of the many programs we have here that makes the educational experience 
for all students at STS the best!!!!
  • Academic Pathways
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • CO-OP placements
  • Life skills
  • IPRC and Integrated Transition Planning
  • Popcorn Thursdays
  • Breakfast Club
  • Peer Helpers
  • Community Support Agencies

Resources for Families

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Information for Parents

Individual Placement Review Committee (IPRC) Guide for Parents

Transitioning from Elementary to Secondary School

Transitioning from Secondary School to Post-Secondary Education