Applying to ESA

Please check out Audition Requirements including the “How to Audition” videos that have been created by each department as well as Frequently Asked Questions We are in the process of updating these requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year.


Grade 8 Student Information Afternoon 
Date:  November 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm to 3:10 pm.

Students will have the opportunity to see a live performance of current ESA students and visit up to 2 different arts majors to learn about the program and the audition requirements. Students who are only interested in one arts major will have a session of Life at ESA from Guidance Counsellors, Student Council and other extra-curricular activities such as athletics and clubs.

12:30   Arrival and registration

1:00     Move to performance or arts major

1:15     Performance/Arts major session starts

1:45     Move to performance or arts major

1: 55    Performance/Arts major session starts

2:35     Move to second arts major or Life at ESA session

2:40     Arts Major Session/Life at ESA session starts

3:10     End of Open House

Please register at:  


Grade 8 Parent Information Evening
Date: November 6, 2018

The evening consists of 3 sessions to learn about our arts departments (including audition requirements) and watch the live performance by current students in the auditorium (all 3 performances and sessions are the same)

6:00   Session #1/Performance starts

6:30   Travel to auditorium or another department

6:45 Session #2/Performance starts

7:15 Travel to auditorium or another department

7:30  Session #3/Performance starts

8:00 End of Open House

Students currently in Grades 9, 10, and 11 and their parents are also welcome to attend.

Please see the following link: to reserve your free ticket for your choice of performance.  


Personal information contained on this form or general information collected on behalf of the Toronto District School Board regarding the student is collected under the authority of the Education Act and in compliance with sections 14, 31 and 32 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for education, transportation and health and safety purposes. For further information, please contact Vice-Principal Wendy Luck at 416-394-6910 x 20011 or