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  • April 07, 2014

Building a New School in Peterborough Riding

Ontario Continues Supporting Student Success


Friday April 4th, 2014

For Immediate Release


Ontario has approved the building of 1 new school in the Peterborough Riding to provide students with modern and improved places to learn while creating local construction jobs.


Local project: EEC/ESC Peterborough


  • A new elementary school with Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud to be built in Peterborough Riding.
  • This is a new elementary and secondary school to address French Capital Transitional Policy, accommodation pressure and facility condition
  • This project is anticipated to open in 2015-16


Building new schools and modernizing learning spaces is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths — its people and strategic partnerships.




“Our government is supporting the construction of safe, modern facilities that meet the needs of students and school staff in Peterborough Riding. When we help our local school boards improve and expand their infrastructure, we’re helping teachers and support staff focus on what matters most — student growth and success.”

— The Honourable Jeff Leal, MPP


“By continuing our support for new school buildings and renovations across Ontario, we are providing our children with better places to learn. This contributes to student success in school and beyond and creates construction jobs in local communities.”

— Liz Sandals, Minister of Education


“We are pleased that the Ministry of Education (EDU) has acknowledged the need for a French Catholic high school in the region that to date had been underserved.  The CSDCCS is honored that the francophone community will now be able to exercise its right to publicly funded French-language Catholic secondary education in Peterborough.”

- Nathalie Dufour-Séguin, Chair of the CSDCCS


“A JK to Grade 12 school will significantly allow students to remain in our school system, starting at the elementary level right through to high school.  Currently, the nearest French Catholic High School is ÉSC Saint-Charles-Garnier in Whitby and it is located at about 90 km from Peterborough, so students need to travel a long distance to get to school.”

- Réjean Sirois, Director of Education









  • The CSDC Centre-Sud has received more than $194.5 million in capital funding since 2003.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $12 billion in school infrastructure, including nearly 650 new schools and over 620 additions and renovations.
  • Eighty-three per cent of students graduated high school in 2011-12, up from 68 per cent in 2003-04.




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