North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved

At the November 2nd Regular Board Meeting, the recommended boundary option for the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School was approved

See the final action report here.

Background

  • On October 20, 2020, the Ministry of Education approved funding for North Oakville #4 CES
  • North Oakville #4 CES is located in the new residential development area of North Oakville, within the North Oakville East Secondary Plan. The North Oakville community contains many low and medium-density residential developments. Approximately 12,600 residential units, of varying housing densities, are expected from the North Oakville community.
  • Currently, all elementary students within the North Oakville community are being accommodated at St. Gregory the Great CES for JK to Grade 8. However, St. Gregory the Great CES is nearing site capacity and cannot accommodate future students from the North Oakville community. St. Gregory the Great CES is projected to exceed site capacity by 2024 due to development pressures and the potential expansionfrom optional programming demands (i.e. French Immersion program).
  • As a response to the above concerns, Board staff initiated a New Development/Holding Area Administrative School Boundary Review Process involving St. Gregory the Great CES on May 4, 2021.

There were two main goals of the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review Process:

  • Review the school attendance boundaries for St. Gregory the Great CES to establish school boundaries for North Oakville #4 CES;
  • Complete the review with implementation to take effect for September 2022, before capacity is exceeded at St. Gregory the Great CES, and to ensure that elementary students from the North Oakville new development area are directed to their home school, North Oakville #4 CES, once it opens for the 2022-2023 school year.

What Does This Mean?

As of September 2022, students from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Elementary School that reside in North Oakville east of Sixth Line will be directed to their new home school, North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School, once it opens. See Appendix B of the Action Report for approved school boundaries.

Please note that students attending Grade 7 at St. Gregory the Great CES in the 2021-2022 school year, and who live within the new North Oakville #4 CES boundary will be grandfathered for the 2022-2023 school year for Grade 8. For more information on the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review, please visit the HCDSB School Planning website.

Thank you again for interest in the North Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School Boundary Review. 

Claudia PalucciNorth Oakville #4 Catholic Elementary School ~ Recommended Boundary Option Approved