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Empire’s Report Card: Imagine Schools

Tags: Niagara, Schools

Schools play a major role in the growth of your family, and are often one of the most important considerations when buying a new home. To help our Imagine homeowners in Niagara navigate their way through their new school options, we’ve put together this guide on all things education. If you’re planning on visiting, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your tours.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Our Imagine Community falls under the District School Board of Niagara. Here’s everything you need to know about your school options, including size, extra-curricular activities and sports.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Kate S. Durdan  Public School

  • Address: 6855 Kalar Rd, Niagara Falls, L2H 2T3
  • Phone: 905-356-0488
  • Principal: Ms. J. Kerr
  • Grade Range: English JK – Grade 8
  • Distance from Imagine: 2-minute drive
  • Size: 350 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Ambassadors, Craft Club, Garden Club
  • Sports: Soccer, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Badminton, Flag Football, Three Pitch.
  • French Immersion: Grade 4 – 8
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes
  • Other Learning Opportunities: English as a Second Language (ESL) Program; Parents and Family Literacy Centre: The literacy centre is open from 8:30 am-12:30 pm to all families and their non-school age children.

 

The following Elementary Schools also include a French Immersion option for students:

John Marshall Public School

  • Address: 3910 St James Ave, Niagara Falls, L2J 2R3
  • Phone: 905-358-3711
  • Principal: Janice Slade
  • Grade Range: JK – Grade 8
  • Distance from Imagine: 12-minute drive
  • Size: 350 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Lego Robotics Competition Team, Cariboo Math Competition, Chess Club, Puzzle Club, Craft Club.
  • Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Cross Country, Three Pitch.
  • French: French Immersion Grade 1 – 3, Core French Grade 4 and up
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Prince Philip Public School

  • Address: 3112 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls, L2J 2Z7
  • Phone: 905-356-0521
  • Principal: Lynn Tisi
  • Grade Range: French Immersion Grade 4 – 8, English Grade 7 – 8
  • Distance from Imagine: 10-minute drive
  • Size: 500 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Terry Fox, Me to We Club, Choir.
  • Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Rugby, Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Track & Field.
  • French: French Immersion Grade 4 – 8, Core French Grade 4 and up

 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Westlane Secondary School

  • Address: 5960 Pitton Rd, Niagara Falls, L2H 1T5
  • Phone: 905-356-2401
  • Principal: Matt Wilson
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Imagine: 5-minute drive
  • Size: 1,300 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Book Club, DECA, Math Clinic, Breakfast Club, Art Club, Music Club.
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Curling, Football, Golf, Boys Hockey, Rugby, Girls Slo-Pitch, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball.
  • Programs: Art, Business, Canadian and World Studies, Co-operative Education, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science, Student Success, Technology.
  • Language Courses: French, Spanish, English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

N. Myer Secondary School 

  • Address: 6338 O’Neil St, Niagara Falls, L2J 1M7
  • Phone: 905-358-5753
  • Principal: Johanna Provost
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Imagine: 10-minute drive
  • Size: 1,100
  • Extra Curriculars: Ambassadors, Anime Club, Brick by Brick, Booster Club, Business Club, Casino Niagara Marathon, Christian Fellowship, Club Français, Courtyard Crew, Fashion Show, Interact Club, K.E.Y Club, Math Club, M.S.A.I.D, Santa Claus Parade Float, School Reach, Social Committee, Stair Climb for Cancer, Tech Crew, Think Bowl, Yearbook Club, Dance Team, Concert Band, Music Ensembles, Talent Show, Drama Club.
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Curling, Dance, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Rowing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling.
  • Programs: Arts, Business & Computer Science, Canadian & World Studies, English, Co-op, Math, School to Community, Science, Social Science, Physical Education, Technology.
  • Languages: French, Italian

Stamford Collegiate (Specialized School-to-work program)

  • Address: 5775 Drummond Rd, Niagara Falls, L2G 4L2
  • Phone: 905-354-7409
  • Principal: Ann Gilmore
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Imagine: 8-minute Drive
  • Size: 572 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Anime Club, Business Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club, Choir, Computer Science Club, Concert Band, Cosmetology Club, Dance Team, Drama Club, Eco Freaks, Green Hornets, GSA, Mock Trial Team, Native Studies, White Pine Reading Club, Woodworking Club, Yearbook, Student Ambassadors, Athletic Council, Arts Council, Student Council.
  • Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling.
  • Programs: Technology, Green Industries, Hospitality & Tourism, Transportation, Arts, Business, Canadian & World Studies, Drama, English, Music, Mathematics, Moderns, Physical Education, Science, Social Science.

 

Catholic Schools

The Catholic School system is also an option. Imagine is part of the Niagara Catholic District School Board and has two accessible options for Catholic School education for elementary and secondary education.

Our Lady of Mount Caramel Catholic Elementary School

  • Address: 6525 Carlton Street., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5K4
  • Phone: 905 354 2423
  • Principal: Domenic Massi
  • Grade Range: JK – 8 (Early Kindergarten Literacy Program included), French Immersion Grade 1 – 4
  • Distance from Imagine: 8-minute drive
  • Size: 374 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Chess Team
  • Sports: Basketball, Badminton.
  • French: French Immersion Grade 1 – 4, Core French Grade 4 and up
  • Full day Kindergarten: Yes

Saint Michael Catholic High School 

  • Address: 8699 McLeod Road., Niagara Falls, ON. L2H 0Z2
  • Phone: 905 356 5155
  • Principal: Ken Griepsma
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Imagine: 2-minute drive
  • Size: 940 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: Battle of the Bands, Athletic Club, Dance Club, Drum Circle and Line, Film Club, Mathletes, Model UN Debating, Painting Club, Photography Club, Auto Club, Chess Club, Starvathon, Amnesty International Club, Book Club, Debate Team, Anime Club, Astronomy Club, Peer Acceptance Club, Pilgrimage Committee, School Reach, Video Game Club, Student Council, Art Club, Drama Production, Eco Action Team, Languages Contest, Band and Choir, Newspaper Club, Peer Tutors, Robotics, Tech Crew, Social Justice Club.
  • Sports: Soccer, Rugby, Soccer, Track & Field, Football, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Cheerleading, Tennis, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Rowing, Badminton, Ski Club, Figure Skating, Wrestling, Hockey, Curling, Lacrosse.]
  • Languages: French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin)

 

In our experience, nothing compares to an actual visit. Sometimes reports and stats don’t take into account the amazing teachers and staff or overall atmosphere of a school. At the end of the day different kids connect with different environments and what works for one family might be different for the next. Spend the time visiting, meeting and talking to families who already attend the school and use our info as a launching point to find the school that’s right for you.