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Ontario invests in J.J O'Neill Catholic School

February 03, 2022

​JJON exterior.JPGThe Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to share that Ontario is investing $9.9 million to update J.J O'Neill Catholic School, located in Napanee.

This improvement will include updates for 331 student spaces as part of the province's capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.

Highlights of this project include:

  • 331 elementary student spaces
  • 49 new licensed child care spaces
  • 3 new child care rooms

    β€œThis news is very exciting for our Catholic learning community in Napanee. This school improvement will provide additional opportunities for our students to excel in a modern, accessible and state-of-the-art facility," said David DeSantis, Director of Education. β€œI look forward to working with our team and the school community on this exciting project. We thank the province for the productive collaboration and investment in our Catholic schools."

    More information on this exciting project will be shared with J.J O'Neill Catholic School families, staff and the community as soon as it becomes available.

    The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board serves approximately 12,000 students, employs over 1,400 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.