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Empire’s Report Card: Riverland 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 Riverland homeowners in the Kitchener area navigate their way through their new school options, we’ve put together this guide on all things education. If you’re planning on visiting each school, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your research.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Our Riverland community in Kitchener falls under the Waterloo Region District School Board. Here’s everything you need to know about the school options, including size, extra-curricular activities and sports.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Breslau Public School

  • Address: 58 Joseph St, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
  • Phone: 519 648-2242
  • Principal: Marcia Lubert
  • Size: 615 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 2 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Reading club, Basketball, Volleyball
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Mackenzie King Public School

  • Address: 51 Natchez Rd, Kitchener, ON N2B 3A7
  • Phone: 519 – 745 – 8694
  • Principal: Kathryn Haddock
  • Size: 240 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 7 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Glee club, Running Club, Track and Field
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Lackner Woods Public School

  • Address: 151 Zeller Dr, Kitchener, ON N2A 4B1
  • Phone: 519-894-1150
  • Principal: Maria Lotimer
  • Size: 450 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 9 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Reading club
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Crestview Public School

  • Address: 153 Montcalm Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 2R6
  • Phone: 519-893-1140
  • Principal: Pauline Shiry
  • Size: 400 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 11 minutes
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Middle SchoolS

Stanley Park Public School

  • Address: 191 Hickson Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 2H8
  • Phone: (519) 578-3750
  • Principal: Sandy Dawson
  • Size: 450 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 7 – 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 10 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Winter Carnival, Arts’ Night, Talent Show, Student Council, French Immersion Program
  • Sports: Track and Field

Sunnyside Public School

  • Address: 1042 Weber St E, Kitchener, ON N2A 1B6
  • Phone: (519) 896-1130
  • Principal: Jeff Lovell
  • Size: 480 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 7 – 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 13 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Band, Student Council, GSA, Improv, Dance Club, Art Club, Green Team, Homework club
  • Sports: Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field

Secondary School

Grand River Collegiate Institute

  • Address: 175 Indian Road, Kitchener, ON N2B 2S7
  • Phone: 519-576-5100
  • Principal: Mr. J. Woolley
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 14 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Alpha Kai, Anime Club, Book Club, DECA, ECO club, FED Prov, Game Developers, Games Club, Grad Committee, GSA, Improv Club, Me to We, Photography Club, SAC pac, Ukulele Club, WAYVE
  • Sports: Girls’ Basketball, Cross Country, Girls’ Field Hockey, Sr. Varsity Football, Tennis, Boys’ Volleyball, Alpine Skiing, Jr. Boys Basketball, Sr. Boys Basketball, Curling, Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Swimming, Girls, Volleyball, Wrestling, Badminton, Rugby, Sr. Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field

Eastwood Collegiate Institute

  • Address: 760 Weber St. E., Kitchener, ON N2H 1H6
  • Phone: 519-743-8265
  • Principal: Jeff Klinck
  • Size: 1300 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 14 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Cabinet, Cheerleading, IMPACT, Multicultural Club, Radio Club, Robotics, Rebel Rousers, Tech Crew, Band, Improv, Dance
  • Sports: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Skiing, Wrestling, Slo-pitch, Rugby, Track and Field, Badminton

Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute

  • Address: 301 Charles St. E., Kitchener, ON N2G 2P8
  • Phone: 519-578-8330
  • Principal: Ray Teed
  • Size: 1800 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 15 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Art Council, Athletic Council, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Team, Debating Team, DECA, EcoSchool Team, French club, Gaming club, Improv Club, Programming Club, Science Club, Table Tennis Club, Triathlon Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Game Club
  • Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Hockey, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Wrestling, Curling, Rugby, Track and Field, Slo-pitch

 

Catholic School:

Woodland Christian High School, pertaining to the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS)

  • Address: 1058 Spitzig Rd, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
  • Phone: (519) 648-2114
  • Principal: John VanPelt
  • Size: 330 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 4 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Choir, Band, DECA, Math Contests, Drama
  • Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Badminton, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate

St. Mary’s High School, pertaining to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB)

  • Address: 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener, ON N2C 2S2
  • Phone: (519) 745-6891
  • Principal: John Dietrich
  • Size: 2200 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 15 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Art club, Chess Club, Band, DANCE Team, DECA, Fitness Club, Link Crew, Math Team, App Development Club, Ping Pong Club, PRISM, Science Olympic Club, Tech Crew, Welding, Student Activities Council, SMH Investing
  • Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Curling, Swimming, Wrestling, Badminton, Rugby, Track and Field, Softball

out of boundary Education

Normally a student attends the school located within the boundary where they reside. It is important that boundaries are adhered to whenever possible and that there is consistency across the system, however principals have the ability to take into account special considerations that would allow students to cross boundaries. To request out of boundary education, use the attached forms for Elementary Schools or Secondary Schools. Please note that approval is at the discretion of the Principal.

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.