The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School (JICS Lab School) welcomes applications from all interested families residing in the City of Toronto. Children come to the Laboratory School from across Toronto and are admitted through a waitlist process. The preliminary application form and our admissions policies will assist you in indicating your interest in joining our school community.

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Unfortunately, we are unable to invite all interested families to visit JICS during our school year.

We will contact you to meet with us and see the school when there is a space available for you to consider.

After submitting your online application, you will receive an email acknowledgment that your application has been received by the Laboratory School.

Applicants would next hear from the JICS Laboratory School when we have a potential space in view.

It is policy at JICS Laboratory School to admit children to the Nursery without screening in the order in which their applications are submitted and to fill Junior Kindergarten – Grade 6 attrition spaces so as to retain balanced classes.

We cannot consider special requests.

The fee schedule can be found on the Current Families Portal.

Please note there is a program for tuition support. 

Student teachers work alongside experienced mentor teachers at the JICS Laboratory School. Our student teachers are graduate students who are selected for their academic, personal, and professional experience with young children. They make valuable contributions to children’s learning.

Parents are asked for annual permission for each child’s involvement. Parents or children may decline particular studies. JICS Laboratory School families know they are choosing a research-based school experience when they choose the JICS Laboratory School.

The JICS Laboratory School accepts applications anytime after the child is born.

No, the JICS Laboratory School only accepts applicants who live in Toronto.

No, we accept applicants in the order they apply.