Our Schools

The District School Board of Niagara has 18 secondary schools and 88 elementary schools. 

Secondary Schools

Secondary schooling in Ontario is comprised of Grades 9-12 and student ages are typically 14 – 17 years. The secondary school curriculum leads students to achieving the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) once they have completed all the requirements. Click here to see the OSSD requirements. 

Each secondary school has a variety of curriculum and specialized facilities to provide courses at different levels in subject areas such as English, mathematics, the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), technological studies, fine and performing arts, and physical and health education. In Grades 9 and 10, courses are offered at 2 levels (Academic and Applied) and in Grades 11 and 12, courses are offered at 5 levels (University, University-College, College, Open and Workplace) to prepare students for different post-secondary destinations :university, college or the world of work. 

All secondary schools offer ESL support; however, four (4) secondary schools in particular provide a comprehensive level of ESL support that meets the needs of international students. Students at the beginning to intermediate stages of learning English are strongly advised to attend one of these 4 schools. Click here to view these 4 school profiles.  

 

Click on the following secondary school photos to connect directly to the schools' website.

St. Catharines Collegiate
St. Catharines
Wide range of Applied-level and 
Academic-level courses
Click here for school video
Click here for the International Student video 
(ESL school bus available)
Westlane Secondary School
Niagara Falls
Wide range of Academic-level and
Applied-level courses
Click here for school video 
(ESL school bus available)
   
 Collegiate Westlane Secondary 
   
   
   
Welland Centennial Secondary School
Welland
Wide range of Academic-level and
Applied-level courses
(ESL school bus available)
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
St. Catharines
Wide range of Academic-level and
Applied-level courses
(No ESL bus provided. Students attending Sir Winston Churchill must live within the school's boundary.)
 
Centennial Formatted Sir Winston Bldg.
 

 

 

For a list of credit courses, athletic teams, and after-school clubs in a broader sample of secondary schools,Click here for a sample of  7 school profiles  

For listings of courses offered at secondary school, click here 

For the website address of each secondary school, click here 

For a map of all secondary schools, click here 

 

Elementary Schools

All DSBN elementary schools offer ESL support; however, there are eight (8) elementary schools that offer comprehensive ESL services for international students with onsite ESL teachers. Students at the beginning stages of learning English are strongly advised to attend one of these schools. Click on the following elementary school ESL-site photos to connect directly to the schools' website.

 

Forestview Elementary School
Niagara Falls

 Forestview 
Connaught Elementary School
St. Catharines

 Connaught 
   
James Morden Elementary School
Niagara Falls

James Morden 
Grapeview Elementary School 
St. Catharines
 
Grapeview
 
   
Kate S. Durdan Elementary School
Niagara Falls 

Kate S Durdan
 
Lincoln Centennial Elementary School
St. Catharines 

Lincoln Centennial
 
   
Crossroads Elementary School
Virgil

Crossroads 
Fitch Street Elementary School
Welland 

Fitch Street
 
   

 
 

  For the website address of each elementary school, click here