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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 Riverland homeowners in the Kitchener area navigate their way through their new school options, we’ve put together this guide on all things education. If you’re planning on visiting each school, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your research.

School Districts

Our Riverland community in Kitchener falls under the Waterloo Region District School Board. Here’s everything you need to know about the school options, including size, extra-curricular activities and sports.

Elementary Schools

Breslau Public School
  • Address: 58 Joseph St, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
  • Phone: 519-648-2242
  • Size: 615 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 2-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Reading club, Basketball, Volleyball
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes
Mackenzie King Public School
  • Address: 51 Natchez Rd, Kitchener, ON N2B 3A7
  • Phone: 519 – 745 – 8694
  • Size: 240 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 7-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Glee club, Running Club, Track and Field
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes
Lackner Woods Public School
  • Address: 151 Zeller Dr, Kitchener, ON N2A 4B1
  • Phone: 519-894-1150
  • Principal: Maria Lotimer
  • Size: 450 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 9-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars & Sports: Reading club
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes
Crestview Public School
  • Address: 153 Montcalm Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 2R6
  • Phone: 519-893-1140
  • Size: 400 students
  • Grade Range: Kindergarten – Grade 6
  • Distance from Riverland: 11-minute drive
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Middle Schools

Stanley Park Public School
  • Address: 191 Hickson Dr, Kitchener, ON N2B 2H8
  • Phone: (519) 578-3750
  • Size: 450 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 7 – 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 10-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Winter Carnival, Arts’ Night, Talent Show, Student Council, French Immersion Program
  • Sports: Track and Field
Sunnyside Public School
  • Address: 1042 Weber St E, Kitchener, ON N2A 1B6
  • Phone: (519) 896-1130
  • Size: 480 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 7 – 8
  • Distance from Riverland: 13-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Band, Student Council, GSA, Improv, Dance Club, Art Club, Green Team, Homework club
  • Sports: Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field

Secondary Schools

Grand River Collegiate Institute
  • Address: 175 Indian Road, Kitchener, ON N2B 2S7
  • Phone: 519-576-5100
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 14-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Alpha Kai, Anime Club, Book Club, DECA, ECO club, FED Prov, Game Developers, Games Club, Grad Committee, GSA, Improv Club, Me to We, Photography Club, SAC pac, Ukulele Club, WAYVE
  • Sports: Girls’ Basketball, Cross Country, Girls’ Field Hockey, Sr. Varsity Football, Tennis, Boys’ Volleyball, Alpine Skiing, Jr. Boys Basketball, Sr. Boys Basketball, Curling, Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Swimming, Girls, Volleyball, Wrestling, Badminton, Rugby, Sr. Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field
Eastwood Collegiate Institute
  • Address: 760 Weber St. E., Kitchener, ON N2H 1H6
  • Phone: 519-743-8265
  • Size: 1300 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 14-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Cabinet, Cheerleading, IMPACT, Multicultural Club, Radio Club, Robotics, Rebel Rousers, Tech Crew, Band, Improv, Dance
  • Sports: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Skiing, Wrestling, Slo-pitch, Rugby, Track and Field, Badminton
Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
  • Address: 301 Charles St. E., Kitchener, ON N2G 2P8
  • Phone: 519-578-8330
  • Size: 1800 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 15-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Art Council, Athletic Council, Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Dance Team, Debating Team, DECA, EcoSchool Team, French club, Gaming club, Improv Club, Programming Club, Science Club, Table Tennis Club, Triathlon Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Game Club
  • Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Field Hockey, Hockey, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Wrestling, Curling, Rugby, Track and Field, Slo-pitch

Catholic Schools

Woodland Christian High School, Pertaining to the Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools (OACS)
  • Address: 1058 Spitzig Rd, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
  • Phone: (519) 648-2114
  • Size: 330 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 4-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Choir, Band, DECA, Math Contests, Drama
  • Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Badminton, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate
St. Mary’s High School, Pertaining to the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB)
  • Address: 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener, ON N2C 2S2
  • Phone: (519) 745-6891
  • Size: 2200 students
  • Grade Range: Grade 9 – 12
  • Distance from Riverland: 15-minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Art club, Chess Club, Band, DANCE Team, DECA, Fitness Club, Link Crew, Math Team, App Development Club, Ping Pong Club, PRISM, Science Olympic Club, Tech Crew, Welding, Student Activities Council, SMH Investing
  • Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Curling, Swimming, Wrestling, Badminton, Rugby, Track and Field, Softball

Out of Boundary Education

Normally a student attends the school located within the boundary where they reside. It is important that boundaries are adhered to whenever possible and that there is consistency across the system, however principals have the ability to take into account special considerations that would allow students to cross boundaries. To request out of boundary education, use the attached forms for Elementary Schools or Secondary Schools. Please note that approval is at the discretion of the Principal.


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.

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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