New Stittsville Secondary School Study

Update – 28 January 2020!  Working Group Meeting #2

On January 27th, 2020, the New Stittsville Secondary School Study working group met for the second time.  Staff provided the following information to the group members to foster discussion and receive initial feedback:

Meeting #2 - Agenda
Meeting #2 – Information Package

Working group members will inform their communities and collect input to bring back to the next meeting, which will be scheduled in the near future.  


Update – 29 November 2019!  Working Group Meetings

The working group is comprised of Board staff and representatives from each of the study area schools.  Community associations located in the study area have also been invited to participate.  Area school board trustees are invited to attend all meetings.

The role of the working group is to provide localized input and advice with regard to proposed options, community and neighbourhood alignments, and parent and family preferences as they relate to student movement.  Representatives will also update their school councils regarding the study and its process.

On November 27th, 2019, the New Stittsville Secondary School Study working group held its first meeting.  Representatives from the following schools were in attendance:  A. Lorne Cassidy ES, Castlefrank ES, Glen Cairn PS, Goulbourn MS, Katimavik ES, Richmond PS, Stittsville PS, Westwind PS, A.Y. Jackson SS, Earl of March SS, and South Carleton HS.

Staff provided the following information to the working group members:

Meeting #1 - Agenda
Meeting #1 – Information Package 

Next Steps:  The working group will meet several times over the winter in advance of a Public Consultation Meeting tentatively scheduled for April 2020.


New Stittsville Secondary School Study

In March 2018, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board received confirmation of capital funding from the Ministry of Education for the construction of a 1,353 pupil place secondary school to serve grade 7 to 12 students in the Stittsville area.

 At its meeting of October 22, 2019, Board approved a timeline and consultation process to determine the program, attendance boundary, and opening grade structure for the new Stittsville secondary school, and make other associated changes. 

 The school is scheduled to open to students in September 2022 and will be located at the southwest corner of Robert Grant Avenue and Cope Drive, in the western portion of the Fernbank Community.  The school site is just over 16 acres in size.  Site planning and building design work for the new secondary school is now almost complete.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2020.

 The approved consultation process will commence in November with the formation of a local working group.  The group will meet several times over the fall and winter prior to a Public Consultation Meeting tentatively scheduled for April 2020. 

 Your input is important and welcome throughout the consultation process.  Parents/guardians and all other members of the public are invited to attend the Public Consultation Meeting to provide feedback on proposed option(s) that will be presented that evening.

 Staff recommendations are anticipated to be brought forward for approval to Committee of the Whole and Board in June 2020.

 Additional information regarding the review will be posted over the next few months.  Please keep checking this webpage for further updates and information.

 Please see Report No. 19-078 New Stittsville SS Study – Approval of Timeline and Consultation Plan, which provides more background information regarding the study.  For more information regarding the construction of the new school and other capital projects in progress, please use the following link:


Additional Information
Report No. 19-078
General Location Map
Notice of Proposed Public Consultation

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