When developing school attendance boundaries, the Board sometimes employs the use of option areas, a specifically designated geographical area that provides a choice of schools, in addition to their designated home school. Once a student has elected to attend a particular school in an option area, they must remain at that school for the remainder of their program, unless they move to a new address. These option areas exist to help alleviate overcrowding at area schools, and/or balance enrolment between schools; and/or phase in a proposed boundary change.
One of the responsibilities of the Planning & Facilities Department is to maintain school attendance boundaries on an annual basis. A student's designated school (or "home" school) is determined by their home address and grade level. You can get a geographical overview of the area served by your home school by looking at our detailed School Boundary Maps. You can also view General Boundary Maps, and a map which shows the location of ALL of our current and future Ottawa Catholic Schools.
Questions regarding specific addresses should first be directed to local schools.
Please note that Option Areas are temporary and may be discontinued by the Board of Trustees at any time.