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Claude Watson School for the Arts

Welcome To Claude Watson School for the Arts


Claude Watson School for the Arts appreciates your interest in applying to our school. We strongly encourage all participants to carefully review the Audition Information Session video. Please see the links below.

Recording of Grade 3 Information session:

Recording of Grade 4-7 Information session:

Please also use the following links to access slide decks with instructions on how to upload your video files to the Google form on Saturday afternoon.

Upload using an iPhone or Apple device:
Upload using an android device:

Lastly, please use the following link on Saturday between the hours of 9-6 if you need direct assistance during the audition.



December 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit our website for links to the open house:


Address:130 Doris Avenue, North York ON, M2N 0A8


Please click this URL to join.

Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA) is a Grade 4 to Grade 8 school dedicated to providing students with an arts education. Each year we audition students from across the city of Toronto for entrance into our program.

If you are interested in having your child attend CWSA please review the following information.

Welcome to Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA).  CWSA is a dynamic school which offers an enriched arts education to students in grades 4 - 8.  Each year we admit 60 students into our grade four program.  Students spend approximately half their day on the academic curriculum (language, French, math, science, social studies, health and physical education).  The other half of their day is spent immersed in the arts.  All students participate in dance, drama, music and visual arts.  In Grade 5 students are introduced to digital arts.

Claude Watson School for the Arts is proud to operate as part of the Toronto District School Board.  CWSA is a publicly funded school and does not ask families to pay tuition.  Each year there is significant interest in families applying to our program.  The only prerequisite for applying to our program is to live within the city of Toronto.  Families interested in applying are encouraged to check out the "Future Students" section of this website.  Each year we audition approximately 500 children for entrance into our program.



The Claude Watson Secondary Arts Program is based out of Earl Haig Secondary School.  Their website is