Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retirement or an opportunity to buy your first home, Stittsville could be the place to do it. For this month’s neighbourhood spotlight we’re heading west of the capital to visit the popular growing community of Stittsville.
With over 40,000 residents, Stittsville has become a very family-friendly community, and that is expected to continue with the construction of three new elementary schools and a new secondary school by 2023.
Stittsville has all the amenities you could want but prides itself on having a village feel where neighbours get to know one another, evidenced by its active Village Association.
Even though Stittsville is within easy reach of Kanata and downtown Ottawa, there’s little you can’t find in the community itself. It has plenty of sports fields, play structures, indoor and outdoor hockey rinks, swimming pools, a library, splash pads, an off-leash dog park, and a wide variety of retail and dining options.
When you’re looking for peace and tranquillity, you can take a nature walk along the trans-Canada trail, which winds its way through Stittsville.
And, if you like a bit more action, the Canadian Tire Centre, a large sports and entertainment venue, is close by.
Stittsville Real Estate
Stittsville has a blend of older and newer homes, with a mix of single-family estate homes, townhomes and condos.
Stittsville’s Community Design Plan focuses on the Main Street area and can be found here.
Neighbourhood schools are always an important consideration for families moving to a new area. With Ottawa’s many school boards and French Immersion programs, finding a school can be confusing.
The interactive map above allows you to restrict your search to a specific school type to make the process a bit easier for you. To use this function, click on the icon found on the top left of the map. A menu will slide out on the left-hand side, and you can scroll through the list and check the box of the schools you’d like to see on the interactive map.
If you’re interested in buying a home in the area, type the address into one of the school locators below to see which schools serve that location.
- Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB): school locator
- Ottawa Catholic School Board: (OCSB): school locator
Find the boundary maps for each of the school boards here:
- English Public (OCDSB): boundary map
- English Catholic (OCSB): boundary map
- French Public School Board (CEPEO): boundary map
- French Catholic School Board (CECCE): boundary map
For an explanation of the elementary school language options in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, click here. For secondary school options, see this link. Find a description of how French is taught in the Catholic Board here.
English Public (OCDSB)
In the west end of Stittsville, A Lorne Cassidy Elementary School is a dual-track school for students in JK to grade 8 with 591 students. It also offers a Middle French Immersion option for grade 4 to grade 8. Currently, students at this school go on to South Carleton High School in Richmond.
Stittsville Public School is also a dual-track school and has 657 students in JK to grade 6. After completing grade 6, students move on to Goulbourn Middle School.
Westwind Public School opened in 2011 and has an enrollment of 669 students. It offers a dual-track program for grades JK to 6. Students go on to attend Goulbourn Middle School.
Some Stittsville residents attend John Young Elementary School, located east of Terry Fox Boulevard. When the new Fernbank school is completed, the students will come primarily from this school to help ease its overcrowding issues.
A new Fernbank elementary school is being built and will open in September 2022. The school will have the capacity to house 628 elementary students.
Information on the school’s proposed boundaries is here.
Goulbourn Middle School has an enrolment of 369 students in grades 6 through 8. It’s a triple-track school with a regular English program, Early French Immersion and Middle French Immersion. After grade 8, most students go on to South Carleton High School, but this will change with the opening of the new secondary school in Stittsville.
South Carleton High School, with 1,150 students, is one of the largest high schools in Ottawa, but that should ease with the opening of the new Stittsville High School in 2023.
A new high school will be built in Stittsville, which will house 1,353 students in grades 7 through 12. The school will open in September 2023.
Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Program offers “flexible schedules, workplace opportunities, smaller classes and self-paced learning” to students whose traditional high school model is not suited to their needs.
English Catholic (OCSB)
Sacred Heart High School is the designated secondary school for this area, offering a Catholic education for grades 7 to 12.
French Public (CEPEO)
Maurice-Lapointe is an elementary and secondary school in one, offering a French education to kindergarten to grade 12.
A new French public elementary school is being built and will open in September 2023. The school will have a capacity of 475 students and will help relieve the overcrowding at Maurice-Lapointe.
French Catholic (CECCE)
Saint-Jean-Paul II Catholic School opened in 2006 and offers a Catholic education to Francophone students from kindergarten to grade 6 in this neighbourhood.
Paul-Desmarais Catholic School opened in 2015 with a capacity of 759 students. It offers a French Catholic education to students in grades 7 to 12.
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