Naming of Schools & Dedications Within Board Facilities – APF013

Reviewed/Revised: April 2020


The selection of a school name is a significant step in the process of establishing a new school community. Within a Catholic school community, the school name is intended to forge a connection with a saint or other significant Catholic individual or tradition, whose gifts/meaning will provide a focus for the school and kindle a unique identity and spiritual bond for the students and staff. The purpose of this Administrative Procedure is to provide direction to staff and community members in the selection of school / facility names in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

Additionally, school communities may on occasion be inspired to name an aspect of their facility — be it a particular room, common area or aspect of the property such as the school field or scoreboard — in honour of a particular person or institution. This Administrative Procedure also outlines the process to be followed in such instances.