Our Schools

The District School Board of Niagara has 18 secondary schools and 79 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 compulsory subjects are taken leading to the completion of the O.S.S.D. 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, including credit course offerings, athletic teams, and student clubs.

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

St. Catharines Collegiate
St. Catharines
Click here for school video
Click here for the International Student video 
(ESL school bus available)
Westlane Secondary School
Niagara Falls
Click here for school video 
(ESL school bus available)
 Collegiate IMG_2911 
Welland Centennial Secondary School
(ESL school bus available)
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
St. Catharines
(No ESL bus provided. Students attending Sir Winston Churchill must live within the school's boundary.)
IMG_2878 Sir Winston Bldg.

For listings of courses offered at DSBN secondary schools, click here 

For DSBN secondary school profiles, click here

Elementary Schools

All DSBN elementary schools offer ESL support.   For DSBN elementary school profiles, click here

  Crossroads  Forestview  Grapeview