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Schools play a major role in the growth of your family, and are often one of the most important considerations when buying a new home. To help our homeowners in Thorold navigate their way through the new school options available to their growing families, we’ve put together this guide on all things education.


In our experience, nothing compares to an actual visit. Sometimes reports and stats don’t take into account the amazing teachers and staff or overall atmosphere of a school. At the end of the day different kids connect with different environments and what works for one family might be different for the next. Spend the time visiting, meeting and talking to families who already attend the school and use our info as a launching point to find the school that’s right for you. If you’re planning on visiting each school, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your research.

School District

Our Calderwood community falls under the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN).

Elementary Schools (Public and Catholic)

Ontario Public School
  • Address: 550 Allanburg Road, Thorold, L2V 1A8
  • Phone: (905) 227-2851
  • Grade Range: JK – Gr8
  • Distance from Calderwood: 2-minute drive
  • Extracurriculars & Sports Teams: Talent Show, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball,Softball and Volleyball
  • French: N/A
Thorold Secondary School
  • Address: 50 Ormond Street North, Thorold, L2V 1Z1
  • Phone: (905) 227-1188
  • Grade Range: 9 – 12
  • Distance from Calderwood: 9-minute drive
  • Extracurriculars: Art Club, Band, Chess Club, House Council, Intramural Ice Hockey, Musical Theatre, Outdoor Club, Writing Club, Yearbook, Youth For Change
  • Sports Teams: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf Team, Slo-Pitch, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
  • French: N/A


The Catholic School system is also an option; the Niagara Catholic District School Board can help you navigate the enrollment process for Catholic schools in Thorold. Contact them at (905) 735-0240.


Local Schools Include:


Niagara’s strong commitment to French-Canadian culture is reflected in the local French school options. Empire Calderwood is zoned to the Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir and has the following options for French-Catholic education:


  • École élémentaire catholique Saint-Antoine
  • École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier

Please note: this information is subject to change. Reference the school board’s website to ensure each school’s details are still up-to-date.


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