New Fernbank Elementary School Consultation Study


Over the past few months a locally-formed working group has been meeting to discuss potential accommodation proposals related to the future opening of a new elementary school in the Fernbank development area.

The planned opening of a new elementary school in the Fernbank development area is currently the highest-ranked capital priority of the Board. Although capital funding for a New Fernbank Elementary School has not yet been received from the Province, completion of the study will be beneficial given the timing of the requirement.

A Public Consultation Meeting will be held to seek feedback regarding a proposed plan.  Input received at the meeting will assist staff in developing recommendations to the Board.  Some of the specific issues we will be seeking input on include:

  • A proposed opening grade structure, program offering, and attendance boundary for the New Fernbank Elementary School;
  • An associated proposed revision to the attendance area for John Young Elementary School;
  • A potential revision to Fernbank area Middle French Immersion attendance boundaries.

Please plan to attend this important meeting to be held:
On:  Thursday May 23rd, 2019 (7.00 pm to 9.00 pm)
At:  John Young Elementary School (gymnasium)
5 Morton Drive, Kanata ON K2L 1W7 

At the meeting there will be a brief presentation by Board staff, followed by a Question & Answer period.  Staff will be available following the meeting to answer questions on an individual basis.  An Information Package providing details of the study and the proposed plan will be available at the meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting you may submit your input via email at or to the Planning Department at 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean  ON, K2H 6L3.

Additional Information
Please be advised that on the evening of Tuesday, January 29th 2019, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board approved a timeline and consultative process to set the opening gradestructure, program offering, and attendance boundary for a future New Fernbank Elementary School. 

The opening of a new elementary school in the Fernbank development area is currently the District's highest ranking capital priority.  It should be noted that the study is being conducted in advance of the Board having capital funding from the Ministry of Education to construct a new school building.  

Please see the report below which provides background information regarding the study, and details the timeline and consultative process which will be followed: 

*Report No. 19-003 New Fernbank ES Study - Consultation Plan Approval*

A locally-formed Working Group will meet on several occasions over the winter and spring of 2019 regarding proposed options for the new school.  

The first meeting of the Working Group was held on Wednesday, February 20th.  The Information Package which was presented at the meeting can be found below: 

*Working Group Meeting #1 - Information Package*

A Public Consultation Meeting for the study has been tentatively scheduled for May 2019 in order to receive your feedback on the option(s) being proposed for the future new school. Your feedback is important.

Please stay tuned to this webpage for updates as the process continues.

Consultation Contact Information:

Contact Us

  • Planning Department

    New Fernbank Elementary School Study
    133 Greenbank Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 6L3
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