Boundary Review For Riverside South HS Wednesday

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board will be holding a public consultation meeting regarding the new high school to be built in Riverside South. The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the Steve MacLean Public School gymnasium, 4175 Spratt Rd, Gloucester.

The school will be located at the southeast corner of Earl Armstrong Road and Spratt Road, east of the Vimy Bridge connecting the Riverside South and Barrhaven communities.  The school site is just over 19 acres in size.  Site planning and building design work for the new secondary school is underway.

Over the past few months, a locally-formed working group has been meeting to discuss a potential boundary and opening grade structure for a new secondary school located in the Riverside South community. 

A public consultation meeting will be held to seek feedback on the proposed boundary and opening grade structure. Input received at the public consultation meeting will assist staff in preparing recommendations to the Board.

Some of the specific areas the OCDSB will be seeking feedback on include:

  • The proposed Riverside South Secondary School attendance boundary
  • Opening grade structure of the new secondary school
  • Impacts to students and families
  • Grand-parenting methodology of impacted students

In fall 2020, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board received confirmation of capital funding from the Ministry of Education for the construction of a new secondary school in the Riverside South area. The school will serve 1,516 grade 7 to 12 students.

Riverside South got its first high school, St. Francis Xavier, more than a decade ago, serving students in the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Students in the public school board have been bused to a number of different schools throughout the years, including Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School in Barrhaven, Merivale High School in Nepean and South Carleton High School in Richmond.

At the meeting there will be a brief overview by Board staff, followed by an opportunity to answer your questions. Staff will be available to answer questions on an individual basis following the meeting. An information package providing details of the review and the proposals will be available at the meeting.

Additional information about the review can be found at: