St. John CES is WCDSB’s fastest growing elementary school. It is one of the largest schools and has one of the smallest sites, at 2.9 acres. The school has a capacity of 502 pupil places and enrolment is currently at 641 students. Enrolment is projected to continue increasing and may reach 886 students by 2024.

A request for capital funding to support enrolment growth at this school has been submitted to the Ministry of Education, but as there is no guarantee our request will be approved and because enrolment continues to grow, planning for September 2020 and beyond is required.

As a result, on October 28, 2019 the Board of Trustees initiated a boundary review involving Holy Rosary CES, Our Lady of Lourdes CES, St. John CES, and St. Nicholas CES, with the purpose of reducing enrolment pressure at St. John.

The preferred option (shown below) focuses on balancing enrolment between all four schools. Specifically, it proposes to:

  • Move sub-areas D and G (110 students) from St. John to Holy Rosary;
  • Move sub-areas E and B (61 students) from St. John to Our Lady of Lourdes; and,
  • Move sub-areas X and Y (140 students) from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Nicholas.

It is anticipated that the review will be completed no later than April 27, 2020.


For more information, please click here: St. John CES Boundary Review


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