New schools opening in fall of 2026 in Oshawa, Pickering

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Published May 27, 2022 at 11:43 am

Two new schools are opening in Durham the fall of 2026, including a new high school in north Oshawa.

The Durham District School Board announced earlier this month that the Province has approved a new high school at Bridle Rd. S and Windfields Farm Dr. E, as well as a new elementary school in Pickering in the Seaton community.

The still un-named schools will alleviate enrollment pressure on other schools due to rapid growth in the surrounding communities.

The Oshawa high school will accommodate 1,387 student spaces. School space will include 58 classrooms, with two Special Education rooms, one loaded Resource room, three seminar rooms, a triple gymnasium and library. The school will be approximately 16,450 square metres in size.

“We are extremely excited to receive approval for construction of a new secondary school to better serve our rapidly growing region,” said Oshawa trustees Michael Barrett, Darlene Forbes and Linda Stone in a joint statement. “The approval of this new high school is great news for families in Oshawa and will help address the growing pressures we are experiencing. Building learning environments, like this one in north Oshawa, that support student achievement and well-being puts our students on a strong path to success.”

The new school in Seaton will be located at Burkholder Drive and Azalea Avenue. The school will accommodate 634 student spaces including a four-room child care centre. It will include six full-day Kindergarten rooms, 18 regular classrooms, two Special Education rooms, Science, Art and Music room along with a gymnasium and library. The school will be approximately 6,924 square metres.

“The approval for construction of a new elementary school in the Seaton community is great news for students and families in Pickering and for the Durham District School Board as we continue serve more students and advocate to support them,” said Pickering trustees Paul Crawford and Chris Braney. “As a growing school district, we look forward to providing local quality public education for children to continue their learning success journey.”

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