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Summer Canada Classroom for International Students

Make some connections to support your success. Join a 2, 3, or 4 week program in July 2019 for morning ESL instruction and afternoon cultural activities! Contact us about this exciting opportunity!

Reach ahead or build skills in Summer School 2019

Register today! Our Summer School offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these great summer learning opportunities. 

OCSB Online Guide to High School Courses 2019-2020

Completely mobile-friendly, our online resources will help students and parents plan the path to graduation together. Start exploring your options today and make your selections using MyBlueprint.

Register your child for Kindergarten in September

Born in 2015? Then it's time to register for Kindergarten! Visit any OCSB school to begin the process. Learn about the Kindergarten program at your child's first school and get excited together

OCSB Notices

Open the tabs below to stay connected with important notices and alerts related to how our Board operates as a school district.

Notice of Proposed Amendment to EDC By-Law No. 01-2019

On March 29, 2019, the Province lifted the Education Development Charge cap. School boards are now in a position to amend their by-laws to reflect the calculated charges in the Background Study, and ensure that adequate revenues are collected to meet future obligations. Read more.

New Principals and Vice-Principals for the 2019-2020 school year

At the Board meeting of April 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the appointments and transfers of several Principals and Vice-Principals effective September 3, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. View the complete list here. 

Proposed calendar dates for the 2019-2020 school year

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has submitted its proposed calendar dates for the 2019-2020 school year to the Ontario Ministry of Education for approval. The dates cannot be considered until final approval is granted by the Ministry in May 2019. The approved dates will be posted to this webpage. View the dates at

Keep connected with the OCSB Blog

Catch a glimpse of what’s buzzing in the OCSB community. Do you have news, an idea or story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it. Email your story or idea to

Brighten an OCSB employee’s day today!

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is full of talented, dedicated, and innovative employees who regularly go above and beyond in everything they do. Over the next 30 days, I invite our entire OCSB community to celebrate these impressive employees by participating in our first ever #BeOCSB project.

This special project allows us to pause, observe, and recognize the outstanding employees who build community, model wellness and foster innovation in our schools and departments. At the end of this project, the names of all the nominated employees will go into a draw for some wonderful prizes.

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April 9, 2019 News From the Boardroom

St. Peter SHSM program connects Ottawa with Los Angeles, California

Students in the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program complete a variety of certifications with industry professionals. These further expand partnerships within various industries and provide experiential learning opportunities for students. The Arts & Culture SHSM program at St. Peter High School shares a unique relationship with the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans.

Deborah Kealey, Principal of St. Peter High School, along with staff and students offered the Board a glimpse into #Be Innovative: Partnerships from Los Angeles to Ottawa. The presentation highlighted how students are being innovative as they explore a multi-year partnership with former student Arturo Perez Jr. and his wife Jayne. Both Arturo and Jayne are accomplished actors and directors now based in Los Angeles, California.

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March 26, 2019 News From the Boardroom

Immaculata High wins provincial video contest

Each year, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) invites students in the province’s Catholic schools to submit short-videos for their annual contest. The 2018 short-video contest theme was “Community Builders”. This year, Immaculata High School won the OCSTA provincial student contest in the secondary school category. Their video focuses on how the NBE3U course (English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices) at their school builds community with Indigenous peoples. Students and staff involved in the project shared their experiences with the Board at the March 26, 2019 Board meeting.

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