The rapid development of new homes in Barrhaven South is shaping up to increase future enrolment at St. Joseph High School to numbers we can not accommodate. On April 11, 2023, the OCSB approved the commencement of a public consultation process to discuss proposed attendance boundary revisions to St. Joseph High School and St. Mother Teresa High School.
New Boundary Proposal for St. Joseph and St. Mother Theresa High School
We propose redirecting a portion of the current St. Joseph High School attendance area located west of Greenbank Road and north of the Jock River and McKenna Casey Drive to St. Mother Teresa High School. These revisions are meant to open up space for more students at St. Joseph High School, balance enrolment between the two schools in the long term, and make the best use of available classroom space. This boundary revision is proposed to be effective for the 2024-25 school year.
Current St. Joseph high school students enrolled for the 2023-24 school year would be given a one-time option to remain at that school if they live within the boundary area that will be redirected in the proposal.
Proposed Changes to Elementary School Boundaries
Under the proposal, St. Patrick, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Luke (Nepean), St. Andrew, and Monsignor Paul Baxter Elementary Schools would attend St. Mother Teresa High School for grades 7 to 12.
St. Emily, St. Benedict, St. Cecilia, and St. Juan Diego (to open for September 2023) Elementary Schools would attend St. Joseph High School.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding this boundary change
We’ve put together a document answering frequently asked questions from the OCSB community regarding the proposal. Please read through them and share your thoughts!
More information and resources
- Board Memo regarding changes to St. Joseph and St. Mother Theresa High School attendance boundaries
- St. Joseph High School & St. Mother Teresa High School Proposed Attendance Boundary Revisions Consultation Document April 2023
- Proposed Attendance Boundary Map
- Current Attendance Boundary Map (High School and Elementary)
Join Us for the Public Consultation Meeting
We will be holding a Public Consultation Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will take place at St. Mother Teresa High School at 440 Longfields Drive. We really value your input and invite you to join us!
We would love to have the right amount of seating for the event so if you can, please sign up prior to attending the meeting. Collecting this information also allows us to follow up if we need to share new information or ask for more feedback.
Share your Thoughts
We would love to hear from our parent community. The deadline to share feedback is Thursday, October 19, 2023. Please take the time to share your thoughts!
A Public Meeting at a local school regarding the proposal will take place either virtually or in person. We will update this page with more information when a date has been set.