The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board encompasses almost 7,000 square kilometres, including the Municipality of Clarington, Northumberland and Peterborough Counties. We serve the communities located in the Kawarthas to the north, and south to Lake Ontario. Hastings County is our eastern border and our western border extends to the City of Kawartha Lakes and to the edge of the City of Oshawa. We have 73 Elementary Schools and 13 Secondary Schools, as well as 3 Adult/Alternative Educational Learning Sites to serve our urban and rural communities.
- Most northerly school: Apsley Central Public School, Apsley
- Most easterly school: Stockdale Public School, Stockdale
- Most westerly school: S.T. Worden Public School, Courtice
We have approximately 32,000 students and 3,500 employees:
- Over 20,000 students are bused to school every day on 500 different bus routes.
- Students for whom language of instruction is not their first language: 2.5%
- Students with First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry: 2.2%
- Primary classes with 23 or fewer students (not including FDK): 100%.
We are also fortunate to receive the assistance of over 8,000 volunteers in our schools.
The Board is governed by:
- 11 Trustees, including a First Nations Trustee
To assist in our students learning, the Board makes use of:
- Over 1 million library books and learning materials
- over 10,000 computers and servers
- a wide area network and wireless Internet access at each school
- Over 500 Smartboards
- Video Conferencing available in every major community in Kawartha Pine Ridge
- a library resource centre in every school
- French Immersion programs in nine elementary schools; students start the Immersion program in Kindergarten
- Extended French programs in five elementary schools; students start the Extended French program in Grade 5
- a range of special services provided to assist schools and teachers in meeting the needs of our students; these include special education, behavioural, psychological, social work and attendance and counselling services
- instruction in the Ojibwa language in five schools as an optional program available to Native and non-Native students
- school councils in every school; these councils are composed of parents, staff, students and community members.