Our School

Viola Desmond is a new school in north Ajax that opened in September 2018.  By the spring of the first year there were 670 students attending. This year there are about 780 students enrolled.   As new homes continue to be completed, in the next couple of years, it is expected that the student population will continue to grow.  The school itself is a very innovative and spacious design with 3 common student areas, joining classrooms and a large learning commons that includes a makerspace.  The focus at our school is to “Do things the Desmond Way” just like Viola Desmond the inspirational Canadian civil rights icon and entrepreneur that it is named after.

For parents

The DDSB parent portal provides specific information about your child's education.

Transportation, pick-up and drop-off

Viola Desmond is designated as a walking school.  This year due to health and safety regulations to allow for social distancing the drop off and parking will be closed to parents. 

Questions and concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience at school, begin by contacting your child's teacher through REMIND, email or phone call.  The office is closed to in person inquiries.  We ask you to call the school with questions and to book any appointments that may be required.  Again this is due to health and safety protocols.