Maps (School Attendance Boundaries)

Which school do I attend?

School attendance is determined by your home address. Each school has a boundary associated with it (also known as zone, catchment area or attendance area). Occasionally school boundaries change through a process called a boundary study or an accommodation review (school closure review).

You can use the School Eligibility application to find out which school boundary you live in and whether you are eligible to ride the bus to school (in accordance with Student Transportation Policies and Procedures).

How do I request a boundary exemption/make an out of boundary request?

Normally a student attends the school located within the boundary in which the parents and/or legal guardian reside. It is important that boundaries are adhered to whenever possible and that there is consistency across the system. Principals have the ability to take into account special considerations that would allow students to cross boundaries. For the most part, these would address program needs or would be based on compassionate grounds. The Board has Administrative Procedures to address these requests:

Maps by Municipality

(Please note: You will have to zoom into areas on these maps to view street detail, these are not interactive maps.)

To determine address eligibility, please use the School Eligibility application.

Secondary School (High School) Boundaries

Secondary School Boundaries for System Designated Specialized (Magnet) Programs

Elementary School Boundaries (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8)

School

Municipality

Grades

Status

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A.R. Kaufman Public School Kitchener JK-8 A.R. Kaufman
Abraham Erb Public School Waterloo JK-6 Under Boundary Study Abraham Erb
Alpine Public School Kitchener JK-6 Alpine
Avenue Road Public School Cambridge JK-8
Ayr Public School North Dumfries JK-6
Baden Public School Wilmot JK-8 Future boundary change pending (Sept. 2015)
Blair Road Public School Cambridge JK-6
Breslau Public School Woolwich JK-8 Boundary change effective Sept. 2014
Bridgeport Public School Kitchener JK-6 Future boundary change pending  Bridgeport
Brigadoon Public School Kitchener JK-6 Future boundary change pending  Brigadoon
Cedar Creek Public School North Dumfries JK-8
Cedarbrae Public School Waterloo JK-6 Under Boundary Study Cedarbrae
Centennial Public School Cambridge JK-6
Centennial Public School Waterloo 7-8 Under Boundary Study
Central Public School Cambridge JK-6
Chalmers Street Public School Cambridge JK-6
Clemens Mill Public School Cambridge JK-8
Conestogo Public School Woolwich JK-8
Coronation Public School Cambridge JK-6
Country Hills Public School Kitchener JK-6  Country Hills
Courtland Avenue Public School Kitchener 7-8
Crestview Public School Kitchener JK-6 Grand River South Development Area added 2014  Crestview
Dickson Public School Cambridge   Closed as of August 2014
Doon Public School Kitchener 5-8 Grade 5-6 boundary added for Sept. 2014. Future change pending
Driftwood Park Public School Kitchener JK-6  Driftwood Park
Edna Staebler Public School Waterloo JK-8 Under Boundary Study  Edna Staebler
Elgin Street Public School Cambridge JK-6
Elizabeth Ziegler Public School Waterloo JK-6  Elizabeth Ziegler
Empire Public School Waterloo JK-6  Empire
Floradale Public School Woolwich JK-8 New boundary for Sept. 2014
Forest Glen Public School Wilmot JK-8
Forest Hill Public School Kitchener JK-6  Forest Hill
Franklin Public School Kitchener JK-6  Franklin
Glencairn Public School Kitchener JK-6  Glencairn
Grand View Public School Cambridge JK-6
Grandview Public School Wilmot JK-6
Hespeler Public School Cambridge JK-8
Highland Public School Cambridge JK-5 Gr. 6 to be added Sept. 2018
Hillcrest Public School Cambridge JK-6
Howard Robertson Public School Kitchener JK-6  Howard Robertson
J.F. Carmichael Public School Kitchener JK-6  JF Carmichael
J.W. Gerth Public School Kitchener JK-4 Future boundary and grade changes pending (Sept. 2016)  JW Gerth
Jean Steckle Public School Kitchener JK-8 Grade 8 added for Sept. 2014  Jean Steckle
John Darling Public School Kitchener JK-6  John Darling
John Mahood Public School Woolwich JK-5 Development area assigned 2014, grade and boundary changes pending
Keatsway Public School Waterloo JK-6  Keatsway
King Edward Public School Kitchener JK-6  King Edward
Lackner Woods Public School Kitchener JK-6 Future boundary change pending (tentatively Sept. 2017)  Lackner Woods
Laurelwood Public School Waterloo JK-8 Under Boundary Study  Laurelwood
Laurentian Public School Kitchener 7-8
Lester B. Pearson Public School Waterloo JK-8  Lester B. Pearson
Lexington Public School Waterloo JK-6 Future boundary change pending  Lexington
Lincoln Heights Public School Waterloo JK-8  Lincoln Heights
Linwood Public School Wellesley JK-8 New boundary for Sept. 2014
MacGregor Public School Waterloo 7-8 Future study proposed
Mackenzie King Public School Kitchener JK-6 New boundary for Sept. 2014  Mackenzie King
Manchester Public School Cambridge JK-6
Margaret Avenue Public School Kitchener 7-8 Future study proposed
Mary Johnston Public School Waterloo JK-6 Under Boundary Study  Mary Johnston
Millen Woods Public School Waterloo JK-6  Millen Woods
Moffat Creek Public School Cambridge JK-8
Meadowlane Public School Kitchener JK-6 Meadowlane
N.A. MacEachern Public School Waterloo JK-6  NA MacEachern
New Dundee Public School Wilmot JK-6 Under Boundary Study
Northlake Woods Public School Waterloo JK-8  Northlake Woods
Park Manor Public School Woolwich 6-8 Will become Gr. 7-8 in Sept. 2016
Parkway Public School Cambridge JK-6
Pioneer Park Public School Kitchener JK-6 Future boundary changes pending (Sept. 2016)  Pioneer Park
Preston Public School Cambridge JK-6
Prueter Public School Kitchener JK-6  Prueter
Queen Elizabeth Public School Kitchener JK-6 Wildflowers Development Area added 2014  Queen Elizabeth
Queensmount Public School Kitchener 7-8
Riverside Public School Woolwich JK-5 Relocation of school planned for Sept. 2016, grade and boundary changes pending
Rockway Public School Kitchener JK-6  Rockway
Ryerson Public School Cambridge JK-6
Saginaw Public School Cambridge JK-6
Sandhills Public School Kitchener JK-6  Sandhills
Sandowne Public School Waterloo JK-6  Sandowne
Sheppard Public School Kitchener JK-6 Future boundary change pending (tentatively Sept. 2017)  Sheppard
Silverheights Public School Cambridge JK-8
Sir Adam Beck Public School Wilmot JK-6 Under Boundary Study
Smithson Public School Kitchener JK-6  Smithson
Southridge Public School Kitchener JK-6 Wildflowers Development Area added Jan. 2015  Southridge
St. Andrew’s Public School Cambridge 6-8 Will become Gr. 7-8 in Sept. 2018
St. Jacobs Public School Woolwich JK-8 New boundary for Sept. 2014
Stanley Park Public School Kitchener 7-8 New boundary for Sept. 2014, Future boundary change pending (tentatively Sept. 2017)  Stanley Park
Stewart Avenue Public School Cambridge JK-8
Suddaby Public School Kitchener JK-6  Suddaby
Sunnyside Public School Kitchener 7-8 Future boundary change pending (tentatively Sept. 2017)
Tait Street Public School Cambridge JK-6
Three Bridges Public School Woolwich   Closed as of August 2014
Trillium Public School Kitchener JK-6  Trillium
W.T. Townshend Public School Kitchener JK-6  WT Townshend
Wellesley Public School Wellesley JK-8
Westheights Public School Kitchener 7-8  Westheights
Westmount Public School Kitchener JK-6  Westmount
Westvale Public School Waterloo JK-6  Westvale
William G. Davis Public School Cambridge 7-8
Williamsburg Public School Kitchener JK-6  Williamsburg
Wilson Avenue Public School Kitchener JK-6  Wilson Avenue
Winston Churchill Public School Waterloo JK-6  Winston Churchill
Woodland Park Public School Cambridge JK-8

Future Schools

Check out our “New Schools” page for the most up-to-date information regarding new school construction

  • Chicopee Hills P.S. (New Grand River South) JK-8 – Lackner/Fairway, Kitchener (Revised Tentative opening Sept. 2017)
  • New South Kitchener (225 Thomas Slee Drive, Kitchener N2P 0B8) JK-8 (Revised Tentative opening Sept. 2016) – JK-8
    • School attendance boundary set under the Doon South Boundary Study (Report and Recommendations are available here)
  • Vista Hills P.S.  (new 314 Sweet Gale Street, Waterloo N2V 0B3) JK-8 (Tentative opening Sept. 2016)
  • New 410 Falconridge Drive (JK-6) – 410 Falconridge Drive, Kitchener (Approved by Board, awaiting Ministry funding, opening date TBD)

Development Areas

Please be advised that from time to time the Board assigns students in new development areas to holding schools on a temporary basis until a new school or school addition is built in the community; or all or a portion of a Development Area can be incorporated into a new or existing school’s attendance area.  If you are planning on purchasing a home in a new development and are interested to learn more about future accommodation strategies, please contact Planning.

We have recently received calls about the following developments:

  • Wildflowers Community, Kitchener (Mattamy Homes)
    • First phase (Registered Plans 58M-562 to 565) assigned to Queen Elizabeth Public School (JK-6), Laurentian Public School (7-8) and Huron Heights Secondary School (9-12). Please check address and transportation eligibility here
    • February 10, 2014 – Development Areas School Boundary Assignments Report
    • Second phase (Registered Plan 58M-579) assigned to Southridge Public School (JK-6), Laurentian Public School (7-8) and Huron Heights Secondary School (9-12). Please check address and transportation eligibility here
    • January 26, 2015 – Development Areas School Boundary Assignments Report
  • Huron Woods, Kitchener (Freure Homes)
  • Grand River South/Riverwood, Kitchener (Various Builders)
    • Newest phases (including River Ridge St, Spring Creek St, Stillwater St, and River Ridge Crt) assigned to Crestview Public School (JK-6), Sunnyside Public School (7-8) and Grand River Collegiate Institute (9-12)
    • February 10, 2014 – Development Areas School Boundary Assignments Report
  • Vista Hills, Waterloo (various builders)
    • JK-6 students have been assigned to Cedarbrae Public School (please check address and transportation eligibility here)
    • 7-8 students have been assigned to Centennial Public School (please check address and transportation eligibility here)
    • 9-12 students have been assigned to Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School (please check address and transportation eligibility here)
    • A JK-8 elementary school for this community was approved for the 2013 Capital Priorities Grant from the Province. For more information click here.
  • Country Club Estates (Finoro Homes), Elmira
    • Initial phases have been assigned to John Mahood Public School (JK-5), Park Manor Public School (6-8) and Elmira District Secondary School (9-12). Please check address and transportation eligibility here
    • A JK-6 elementary school for this community (replacement of Riverside P.S.) was approved for the 2013 Capital Priorities Grant from the Province. For more information click here

Background Information/Important References

  • Board Policies:
    • Board Policy 4012 – School Attendance Areas
    • Board Policy 3002 – Elementary School Size and Configuration
  • Administrative Procedures:
    • Administrative Procedure 4991 – Boundary Studies
    • Administrative Procedure 4260 – Student Transportation
    • Administrative Procedure 4992 – Temporary Accommodation for Development Areas

Disclaimer

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has provided the following maps for the convenience of WRDSB parents for illustrative purposes only. While the WRDSB makes every reasonable effort to keep information on the maps accurate, the WRDSB cannot guarantee their accuracy or precision. Furthermore, the maps are only updated periodically and may not reflect construction of new streets, boundary changes, etc. These maps should not be used to determine school attendance or transportation eligibility. Under no circumstances shall the WRDSB be held liable for any actions taken, decisions made, or actions not taken from reliance on any information presented in these maps or consequences from any such reliance.

For further information, please contact the WRDSB Planning Department 519-570-0003 ext. 4419 or email