New Catholic Elementary School coming to Barrhaven South Community

Next fall, the OCSB will open a new Catholic elementary school in Barrhaven South, located at 135 Main Halyard Lane. The school will serve students in Kindergarten to Grade 6! This new school will offer French Immersion programming. Extended Day Programs for before and after school care and a potential Pre-School Childcare Centre have been proposed. The new school is scheduled to open in January 2024.

Boundary changes coming to schools in the Barrhaven South community

On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, the Ottawa Catholic School Board approved the New Barrhaven South Elementary School Attendance Boundary and associated boundary revisions to St. Benedict, St. Cecilia and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary schools. These changes will go into effect at the opening date of the new school, currently scheduled for January 2024.

  1. The New Barrhaven South elementary school will open as a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 facility with a full complement of grades.
  2. JK to Grade 6 students attending St. Benedict, St. Cecilia and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton elementary schools, who reside within the approved New Barrhaven South elementary school boundary, will be relocated in a complete block to the new school.

For more details on the changes, you can read the full report  New Barrhaven Elementary School – Attendance Boundary Consultation Final Recommendations.

Thank you for your Feedback

The deadline to share feedback was ​​Thursday, May 26, 2022. We would like to thank our OCSB families for participating in the consultation process through your emails and participation in the virtual public meeting.

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