Simply put, the District School Board of Niagara is about student success.
This commitment is ubiquitous throughout our system and is encapsulated
by our motto, “Achieving Success Together”.
Providing students with a quality public education that empowers them
with the knowledge and desire to chase their dreams requires a continuous
team effort. It demands that our teachers, principals, support staff,
senior administration and trustees maintain an unwavering focus on student
In today’s society, it is essential for students to have strong literacy and
numeracy skills. Our staff are diligent in their efforts to support students
and help them achieve success in these core areas. This approach involves
recognizing that all students are unique individuals, assessing their needs,
and then tailoring specific programs to boost their confidence and improve
their skills. We firmly believe that all children can learn, no matter
their background and experience and we work tirelessly to reach every
single student that we are fortunate enough to serve.
This type of work demands a well-trained, energetic and empathetic workforce.
At the District School Board of Niagara, we employ almost 3,000
teachers and more than 1,300 support staff. Whether in the classroom,
on the playing fields, or even in the cafeteria, these dedicated individuals
bring our mission of “working together to inspire and empower all learners
to reach their full potential” to life each and every day.
Of course, learning does not just take place inside a classroom during
school hours. Whether it happens at home, with friends or out in the
community, new life experiences continually shape the way children view
and interact with the world. It is for this reason that the DSBN values its
partnerships. Working with parents, business, community organizations
and government allows students to take full advantage of the wide range
of rich and vibrant opportunities available to them. The DSBN is proud to
have established partnerships with organizations such as the Tecumseh
Centre for Aboriginal Education, the United Way and the Regional Government
just to name a few.
We value relationships, respect and responsibility at the DSBN. It is these
core values that guide us as we work with our partners and develop innovative
new programs and supports to meet the needs of today’s youth.
The Board operates 79 elementary schools and 18 secondary schools in
the 12 municipalities of the Niagara Region. We are proud to serve approximately 43,000 students from JK to Grade 12 each year. The DSBN is governed by a
Board of 11 elected trustees.