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Halton Catholic District School Board

Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB)
802 Drury Lane, Burlington, ON, L7R 2Y2, Canada
Milton, Ontario
Oakville, Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
Georgetown, Ontario

District information
Chair of the board Jane Michael
Director of education Paula Dawson
Schools 45 Elementary
9 Secondary
3 Adult Learning Centres
Budget CA$361.6 million (September - June, 2015-2016)
Students and staff
Students Over 31,000
Other information
Website .org.hcdsbwww

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) serves over 31,000 students at its 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools and 3 continuing education facilities. The HCDSB serves the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville, and has its main Board office (Catholic Education Centre) in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

The Halton Catholic District School Board is the Catholic (Separate) English language school board for the Halton region.


  • History 1
  • About the Board 2
  • Schools 3
    • Continuing Education 3.1
    • Families of Schools 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The Halton Catholic District School Board traces its roots back to 1856 when the founder Robin Smith and Father Morgan Rex-Ryan founded St. Mary’s School – the first Catholic elementary school in Oakville to establish education programs for Catholic children in the town of Oakville. The Oakville Separate School Board was formally established in 1856. Over the next 102 years, other school boards were established in Halton and by 1958, there were four municipal school boards:

These amalgamated into the single regional structure called the Halton Roman Catholic Separate School Board, which officially emerged on January 1, 1969, as a result of provincial legislation that mandated the consolidation of school boards throughout Ontario. In the years following amalgamation, the Board witnessed, not only the physical growth of its English language schools, but also the development of French language schools, and the eventual establishment of a French Language Section of the Board to govern the three French first language schools in 1986. The amalgamation of the four municipal school boards into one regional structure also opened the school system to special needs students, and as a result the Special Education Department was created. This was formalized in 1980, when Bill 82 was enacted, ensuring that school boards were to provide Special Education programs and services for all exceptional students. In the late 1970s, the school board ventured into the area of secondary education, and, assisted by the legislative provision for full funding to Ontario's Catholic secondary schools in 1986, established five secondary schools, later adding four more:

  • Assumption Secondary (1977)
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary (1982)
  • Bishop P. F. Reding Secondary (1986)
  • Notre Dame Secondary (1989)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary (1990)
  • Christ the King Secondary (2002)
  • Holy Trinity Secondary (2002)
  • Corpus Christi Secondary (2008)
  • Jean Vanier (2013)

In 1986, the new department of Continuing Education Services was created, which first operated out of a portable classroom at the Board's Drury Lane Catholic Education Centre. Over the same years, the Board dealt with unprecedented growth - particularly in the southern half of Halton Region - culminating in increased demands on the education system and numerous changes in the education field itself. In 1998, under the Ministry of Education's province-wide restructuring of school boards, the "Halton Roman Catholic Separate School Board" became the Halton Catholic District School Board.[1]

About the Board

The Halton Catholic District School Board is recognized as both a model learning community, as well as distinctively Catholic. The Board provides educational experiences and services to over 31,000 students of all ages. It runs 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville.


Continuing Education

  • Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education (Burlington)
  • Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education (Milton)
  • Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education (Oakville)

Families of Schools

City Secondary School Associate Elementary Schools
Burlington Assumption CSS
  • Ascension Catholic Elementary School
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School
  • St. John Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Paul Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Raphael Catholic Elementary School
Burlington Corpus Christi CSS
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Anne Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School
Burlington Notre Dame CSS
  • Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Mark Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School
Oakville Holy Trinity CSS
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School
  • St. John Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Marguerite D'Youville Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Michael Catholic Elementary School
Oakville St. Ignatius of Loyola CSS
  • Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Joan of Arc Catholic Elementary School
  • St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School
Oakville St. Thomas Aquinas CSS
  • Holy Family Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School
  • St. James Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Luke Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Mary Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School
Milton Bishop P.F. Reding CSS
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
Milton Jean Vanier CSS
  • Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School
  • Lumen Christi Catholic Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary School
  • Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School
Halton Hills Christ the King CSS
  • Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Elementary School
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary Schools
  • St. Joseph (Acton, Ontario) Catholic Elementary Schools

See also


  1. ^ *

External links

  • Halton Catholic District School Board

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