Two New DDSB Schools to open September 2026

Posted On Wednesday May 04, 2022

New Oshawa SS build

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is thrilled to share with our community that the Government of Ontario has approved two new schools to open September 2026. They are a north Oshawa secondary school which will be located at Bridle Rd S and Windfields Farm Dr. E and new Pickering elementary school in the Seaton community. 

The new structures will alleviate enrollment pressure on other schools due to rapid growth in the surrounding communities.  

The DDSB identified the need and took many steps to advocate for these new schools as we grow as a community and support families and students.  

Thank you to the Government of Ontario for recognizing this need and moving this project forward. We look forward to starting construction on this site, and welcoming students to the new school in September 2026. 

The Unnamed North Oshawa secondary school to be located at Windfields Farm Dr. East & Bridle Road will accommodate 1,387 student spaces. School space will include 58 classrooms, with 2 Special Education rooms, 1 loaded Resource room, 3 seminar rooms, a triple gymnasium and library. The school will be approximately 16,450 square metres.

The unnamed new Pickering Seaton elementary school 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 6 Full Day Kindergarten rooms, 18 regular classrooms, 2 Special Education rooms, Science, Art and Music room along with a gymnasium and library. The school will be approximately 6,924 square metres.

“We are extremely excited to receive approval for construction of a new secondary school to better serve our rapidly growing region. The approval of this new high school is great news for families in Oshawa and will help address the growing pressures that we are experiencing. We look forward to seeing it open its doors to current and future secondary students. 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.” - Michael Barrett, Darlene Forbes and Linda Stone, Trustees for Oshawa.

“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. As a growing school district, we look forward to providing local quality public education for children to continue their learning success journey. Thank you to the Government of Ontario for this timely investment that will have a positive impact for generations to come.” – Paul Crawford, and Chris Braney, Trustees for Pickering