To determine which school a student is eligible to attend, please contact a school in your neighbourhood or use our handy online School Locator tool. A student’s designated school (or “home” school) is determined by their home address and grade level. You can get a geographical overview of the area served by your home school by looking at the detailed maps below. You can also view General Boundary Maps, and a map which shows the location of ALL of our current and potential future Ottawa Catholic schools. Questions regarding specific addresses should first be directed to local schools.
School boundary maps
|School Name||School Boundary Maps|
|All Saints High School||View Map|
|Assumption School||View Map|
|Chapel Hill Catholic School||View Map|
|Convent Glen School||View Map|
|Corpus Christi School||View Map|
|Divine Infant School||View Map|
|Dr. F.J. McDonald Catholic School||View Map|
|Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School||View Map|
|Georges Vanier Catholic School||View Map|
|Good Shepherd Catholic School||View Map|
|Guardian Angels School||View Map|
|Holy Cross School||View Map|
|Holy Family School||View Map|
|Holy Redeemer School||View Map|
|Holy Spirit School||View Map|
|Holy Trinity High School||View Map|
|Immaculata High School||View Map|
|Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School||View Map|
|Monsignor Paul Baxter School||View Map|
|Notre Dame High School||View Map|
|Our Lady of Fatima School||View Map|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel School||View Map|
|Our Lady of Peace School||View Map|
|Our Lady of Victory School||View Map|
|Our Lady of Wisdom School||View Map|
|Prince of Peace School||View Map|
|Sacred Heart High School||View Map|
|St. Andrew School||View Map|
|St. Anne School||View Map|
|St. Anthony School||View Map|
|St. Augustine School||View Map|
|St. Benedict School||View Map|
|St. Bernadette School||View Map|
|St. Bernard School||View Map|
|St. Brigid School||View Map|
|St. Brother André School||View Map|
|St. Catherine School||View Map|
|St. Cecilia School||View Map|
|St. Clare School||View Map|
|St. Daniel School||View Map|
|St. Dominic School||View Map|
|St. Elizabeth Ann Seton||View Map|
|St. Elizabeth School||View Map|
|St. Emily School||View Map|
|St. Francis of Assisi School||View Map|
|St. Francis Xavier High School||View Map|
|St. Gabriel School||View Map|
|St. Gemma School (formerly McMaster)||View Map|
|St. George School||View Map|
|St. Gregory School||View Map|
|St. Isabel School||View Map|
|St. Isidore School||View Map|
|St. James School||View Map|
|St. Jerome School||View Map|
|St. John Paul II School||View Map|
|St. John the Apostle School||View Map|
|St. John XXIII School||View Map|
|St. Joseph High School||View Map|
|St. Juan Diego School||View Map|
|St. Kateri Tekakwitha School||View Map|
|St. Leonard School||View Map|
|St. Luke School, Nepean||View Map|
|St. Luke School, Ottawa||View Map|
|St. Marguerite d'Youville School||View Map|
|St. Mark High School||View Map|
|St. Martin de Porres School||View Map|
|St. Mary School||View Map|
|St. Matthew High School||View Map|
|St. Michael School, Corkery||View Map|
|St. Michael School, Fitzroy||View Map|
|St. Michael School, Ottawa||View Map|
|St. Monica School||View Map|
|St. Mother Teresa School||View Map|
|St. Patrick School||View Map|
|St. Patrick's High School||View Map|
|St. Paul High School||View Map|
|St. Peter High School||View Map|
|St. Philip School||View Map|
|St. Pius X High School||View Map
|St. Rita School||View Map|
|St. Rose of Lima School||View Map|
|St. Stephen School||View Map|
|St. Theresa School||View Map|
|St. Thomas More School||View Map|
|Thomas D'Arcy McGee Catholic School||View Map|
Upcoming Boundary Changes
We have a number of new schools being built in various communities throughout Ottawa. The opening of a new school usually results in changes to the boundaries of other schools within the area. The following table shows the newest area in which a school is being built and more information regarding boundary changes.
|Boundary Change Area||Scheduled Open Date||Boundary Changes||Full Details|
|Fernbank Community||September 2023||St. Martin de Porres|
|Barrhaven South Community||January 2024||St. Benedict|
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
|Riverside South Community||September 2024||St. Jerome|
|Findlay Creek Community||September 2024||St. Bernard|
St. Thomas More
General attendance area maps
One of the responsibilities of the Planning & Facilities Department is to maintain school attendance boundaries on an annual basis. A student’s designated school (or “home” school) is determined upon their home address and grade level. The following general attendance area maps provide an overview of the area served by each school. Questions regarding specific addresses should first be directed to local schools. For more detailed information, please view the individual school boundary maps (to the left).
The Greenbelt is a approximately 204 square kilometres of land in Ottawa in which real estate development is strictly controlled. It begins at Shirleys Bay in the west and extends to Green’s Creek in the east. More than half of the land is protected by the National Capital Commission (NCC). The Greenbelt forms an arc (or crescent) through the inside of the city. If you live inside the Greenbelt, you live inside of the arc. If you live outside of the Greenbelt, you live in the larger area surrounding the arc.
Map of all OCSB schools
Take a moment to look at our City of Ottawa map which clearly highlights the locations of all of our Board schools. The map also shows the locations of upcoming new school constructions, and potential future schools sites. Please note that this map displays the general locations only, and does not show attendance boundaries.
When developing school attendance boundaries, the Board sometimes employs the use of option areas, a specifically designated geographical area that provides a choice of schools, in addition to their designated home school. Once a student has elected to attend a particular school in an option area, they must remain at that school for the remainder of their program, unless they move to a new address. These option areas exist to help alleviate overcrowding at area schools, and/or balance enrolment between schools; and/or phase in a proposed boundary change.
- Example: Kindergarten to grade 6 students residing in the Barrhaven-on-the-Green area can attend their home school, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, or have the one-time option to attend St. Patrick Elementary School. Both schools are directed to St. Joseph High School for grades 7-12.
- Example: The designated home school for the Barrhaven-on-the-Green area is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, but students residing in this area have the “one-time option” of attending St. Patrick Elementary School, instead of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. If the student chose to attend St. Patrick Elementary School in junior kindergarten, they would be expected to remain at St. Patrick Elementary School until graduation in Grade 6 (unless they moved to a new address) and would not be permitted to transfer to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in mid-stream.
Elementary Option Areas (JK to Grade 6)
- The northern part of the St. Anne School boundary has the option to attend St. James School.
- The Barrhaven-on-the-Green area can attend their home school, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, or have the one-time option to attend St. Patrick Elementary School. Both schools are directed to St. Joseph High School for grades 7-12.
- The Convent Glen South area can attend their home school, Divine Infant Catholic School, or have the one-time option (based on space availability) to attend Convent Glen Catholic School. Both schools directed to St. Matthew High School for grades 7-12.
- The Kilborn/Smyth area can attend their home school, St. Luke Ottawa School, or have the one-time option to attend St. Gemma School. Both schools are directed to St. Patrick’s Intermediate School (grade 7-8) and St. Patrick’s High School (grade 7-12). There is also a one-time option to attend Immaculata High School for grades 7-12.
- The north part of the Davidson Heights area can attend their home school, St. Andrew School, or have the one-time option to attend Monsignor Paul Baxter Catholic School. Both schools are directed to Mother Teresa High School for grades 7-12.
Intermediate/Secondary Option Areas (Grades 7 to 12)
- The St. Daniel School feeder school area can attend their home school, Notre Dame Catholic High School (grade 7-12), or have the one-time option to attend either St. Paul Catholic High School (grade 7-12) or Frank Ryan Catholic Senior Elementary School (grade 7-8) and St. Pius X High School (grade 7-12).
- The St. Gemma School feeder school area can attend their home schools, St. Patrick’s Intermediate (grade 7-8) and St. Patrick’s High School (grade 9-12), or have the one-time option to attend Immaculata High School (grade 7-12).
- The St. John XXIII School feeder school area can attend their home schools, Frank Ryan Catholic Senior Elementary School (grade 7-8) and St. Pius X High School (grade 9-12), or have the one time option to attend St. Paul High School (grade 7-12).
A cross-boundary transfer allows a student to attend an OCSB school that is outside their “home” school boundary. These transfers are not guaranteed and are conditional on space availability.
Reasons for requesting a cross-boundary transfer
Although these reasons do not guarantee the approval of a cross-boundary transfer, here are some reasons a transfer between schools may be approved:
- Childcare for an elementary student (JK-6) is outside their “home” school boundary
- A course is offered at one school but not at another
- A medical professional recommends in writing that it is in the best interests of the student to attend a different school
- A student attended their elementary school on a cross-boundary transfer and wants to remain in that family of schools as they enter high school
- A student is in their final years of high school and moves outside their “home” school boundary and would like to stay at their school
- Other compassionate grounds which are determined on an individual basis
Unacceptable reasons for a cross-boundary transfer
- Extra-curricular activities are offered at one school but not another
- A student’s group of friends is at another school
- A student participates in after-school community-based activities outside their “home” school boundary
- Dissatisfaction with school policies, procedures or facilities such as: split classes, uniforms, portables, music or drama rooms, etc.
- Requesting a cross-boundary transfer
How to request a cross-boundary transfer
Contact your child’s “home” school and work with them to complete and sign the appropriate form (see link below) unless your reason for the transfer is related to childcare (JK-6). If your reason for requesting a transfer is childcare-related (JK-6), contact the “receiving” school and work with them to complete your request. You can use our school locator to find your “home” school.
Once you’ve completed the form, your request will need to be recommended by your “home” school Principal, the “receiving” school Principal and approved by the “receiving” school’s Superintendent. If the reason for your request is childcare-related (JK-6), it will only need to be recommended by the “receiving” school’s Principal and approved by the Superintendent. For more information, consult the Cross-Boundary Transfer Requests Administrative Procedures.
Important things to know about cross-boundary transfers
- Transportation is the parent’s responsibility and will not be provided across boundaries, except for reasons of childcare for students in grades JK-6.
- Cross-boundary transfers are automatically renewed on a yearly basis while the student attends the same school.
- The school principal may cancel a cross-boundary transfer due to lack of academic progress, excessive absences/lates, school safety issues, or changes to the address of the caregiver upon which approval was granted.
Appealing the denial of your cross-boundary transfer
If your cross-boundary transfer is not recommended by your “home” school Principal, they will inform you of the reason, and you will have the right to appeal the decision with your “home” school Superintendent.
You will also be notified of the reason if the “receiving” school Principal does not recommend the transfer request and you can then appeal the decision with the “receiving” school Superintendent.
School Boundary Maps have been provided on this website to the public for for illustrative purposes only. While the Planning and Facilities Department makes every reasonable effort to keep information on the maps accurate, the Board cannot guarantee their accuracy or precision. Furthermore, the maps are only updated annually and may not reflect the construction of new street networks. These maps should not be used in isolation to determine school attendance or transportation eligibility. Under no circumstances shall the Ottawa Catholic School Board be held liable for any actions taken, decisions made, or actions not taken from reliance on any information presented in the maps or consequences from any such reliance.
School Boundary Information
Phone: 613-224-4455 ext 2321