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Board Gets Go-Ahead for New Catholic Elementary School

June 25, 2021

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The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board received approval this week to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School.

The $16.8 million project to be located at 386 Holden Street in Kingston will be a dual stream school once opened, providing ALCDSB students with outstanding opportunities for learning in both French and English, within a state-of-the-art facility. This project is part of the province's capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.

Highlights of the Kingston West Catholic Elementary School will include:

• 481 elementary student spaces.

• 73 new licensed child care spaces.

• 4 new child care rooms.

• 3 new EarlyON Child and Family Centre rooms.

“We're exceptionally proud that our new Catholic school will be equipped for dual stream learning literally from the ground up." Said Director of Education David DeSantis. “As part of our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, we've committed to elevating French Immersion opportunities for students across our board, as we've recently done at our K-12 campus at Nicholson Catholic College. We're delighted to receive this approval to tender, and grateful to all our local stakeholders for their advocacy and input on this exciting project. We thank the province for their productive collaboration, and significant investment in our Catholic school board and its students."

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board serves over 11,000 elementary and secondary students, employs over 1,300 full-time equivalent staff and covers a geographical area of more than 16,000 square kilometers.  

The ALCDSB builds faith-filled learning communities where each member is loved, inspired, and successful. 


  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.