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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 Legacy homeowners in the Niagara area navigate their way through their new school options, 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. We highly recommend visiting each school to determine what’s best for your kids.

School District

Our Legacy community in Thorold falls under the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN). Here’s everything you need to know about the school options located inside Legacy’s School Boundary. Please note Principals may change mid-year. Download a copy of DSBN’s Legacy School Boundary information sheet here.

Elementary Schools

Quaker Road Public School (Website)
  • Address: 333 Quaker Rd, Welland, L3C 3G7
  • Phone: 905-732-5412
  • Grade Range: JK – Grade 8
  • Size: 290
  • Distance from Legacy: 5-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Robotics, Glee Club, Writing Club, Silver Birch and Read Maple reading clubs
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Three Pitch, Track and Field, Volleyball

Secondary Schools

E.L. Crossley Secondary School (Website)
  • Address: 350 Hwy 20, Fonthill, L0S 1E0
  • Phone: 905-892-2635
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance form Legacy: 6-minute drive
  • Size: 900
  • Extra Curriculars: Chess Team, DECA, EARTH, Interact, ISCF, Model Builders, Ski Club, Student Council
  • Sports: Cross Country, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Curling, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Rowing, Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Track and Field

Out of Boundary Education

There are also several school options outside of Legacy’s School Boundary. In order to enroll students in a school outside of your boundary you must seek Alternate Attendance and gain approval by the Principal. Please note that if students are approved for attendance, there is no transportation provided.

Gordon Public School (Website)
  • Address: 468 Thorold Rd W, Welland, L3C 3W6
  • Phone: 905-734-3730
  • Grade Range: Grade 1 – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 10-minute drive
  • Size: 510
  • Extra Curriculars: Chess Club, Guitar Club, Skip Team, Silver Birch Reading Club, Guitar Club
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Dance, Three-Pitch
  • French Immersion: Primary, Junior, and Intermediate
Fitch Street Public School (Website)
  • Address: 164 Fitch St, Welland, L3C 4V5
  • Phone: 905-732-3683
  • Grade Range: Grade 1 – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 10-minute drive
  • Size: 300
  • Extra Curriculars: Mad Science, Choir, Red Maple and Silver Birch Reading Club
  • Sports: Track and Field, Badminton, Basketball
Glynn A Green Public School (Website)
  • Address: 1353 Pelham St. Fonthill, ON L0S1E0
  • Phone: 905-892-3821
  • Grade Range: JK – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 7-minute drive
  • Size: N/A
  • Extra Curriculars: Book Fair, Yearend trips, Art Attack, Robot Rumble, Choir, Family Reading Programme, Guitar Club, Chess, Library Club, Caribou Math, Coding Club, Lego Robotic Club, Science Fair, Library Helpers, Math Olympics, Me to We, Public Speaking, Student Parliament, Tech Challenge, Yoga Club
  • Sports: Track and Field finals, Golf, Bike Rodeo, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Three Pitch, Soccer, Volleyball
  • French Immersion: N/A
A.K. Wigg Public School (Website)
  • Address: 1337 Haist Street, Fonthill, L0S 1E0
  • Phone: (905) 892-2605
  • Grade Range: JK – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 10-minute drive
  • Size: N/A
  • Extra Curriculars: Book fairs, Dance Club, Choirs, Early Act Club, Educational Field trips, Talent/Variety Show, Techno challenge, Chess tournaments and clubs, Outdoor Education, Go Girls, Eco Club
  • Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Cross country, Track and field, Three pitch baseball, Jump Rope for Heart, Golfing
  • French Immersion: N/A
  • Additional Information: K. Wigg school has access to the Pelham Library, the Pelham Arena and Community Centre as well as the “Way To Grow” Day Care Centre located at A. K. Wigg School.
Welland Centennial Secondary School (Website)
  • Address: 240 Thorold Rd W, Welland, L3C 3W2
  • Phone: 905-735-0700
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Legacy: 9-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Chess Club, Centennial For Christ, Dance Team, Environmental Club, Media Arts Club, Musical Groups, OSAID, Schoolreach, Safe School Team, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Council, Theatre Tech Club, Vocal Groups, Weight Room
  • Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Curling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Extended French Program: Grade 9 – 12
Eastdale Secondary School (Specialized School-to-Work Program) Website
  • Address: 170 Wellington St, Welland, L3B 1B3
  • Phone: 905-734-7458
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Legacy: 5-minute drive
  • Size: 490
  • Extra Curriculars: Anime Club, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chess Club, Drama Club, Environment/Recycling Club, Technical Club, Yearbook
  • Sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Slo-Pitch, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Special Olympics

As one of Empire’s newest communities, we are working with the School Board to establish a smooth and transparent enrollment process for our homeowners and their families. If you have any questions about the schools listed above, we recommend contacting DSBN’s Education Centre at 905-641-1550. For transportation information, please contact Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290.

Catholic Schools

The Catholic school system is also an option. Please note that the enrollment process and criteria may differ slightly from the Public School System. Please contact the Niagara Catholic District School Board for more information at (905) 735-0240.

St. Alexander Catholic Elementary School (Website)
  • Address: 26 Highway #20 Fonthill, Ontario
  • Phone: 905-892-3841
  • Grade Range: ELKP – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 8-minute drive
  • Size: 408
  • Extra Curriculars: Camp Muskoka, Schools Mass/Prayer Service, French Play, Science Club,
  • Sports: Track & Field
  • French Immersion: N/A
  • Child Care: Yes, from JK-Age 12
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School, Formerly Monsignor Clancy Secondary School (Website)
  • Address: 41 Collier Road S. Thorold, ON L2V 3S9
  • Phone: 905-227-4910
  • Grade Range: K – 8
  • Distance from Legacy: 9-minute drive
  • Size: 345
  • Sports: Soccer, Track & Field

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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