About Us

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario serving students within a 2,760 square kilometre area known as the city of Ottawa. We are the seventh largest board by school population in the province of Ontario.

We have a vibrant, enthusiastic learning community that benefits from a wide range of programs that promote excellence and meet individual needs. All of our schools are learning communities where our staff support and challenge students to achieve their best in academics, the arts, athletics, and technology. In addition, students requiring specialized programming, both elementary and secondary, have many supports in place to ensure their academic success. Our elementary schools provide English with Core French, Early French Immersion (EFI), and Middle French Immersion (MFI), which are delivered in single, dual, and triple-track schools. Six schools offer the Alternative Elementary Program. Our secondary schools offer a wide variety of programs including French Immersion, Extended French, International Baccalaureate, International Certificate Program, Arts, and High-performance Athlete.

We have over 70,000 students in 147 schools: 116 elementary, including 2 special education sites, 26 secondary including the Adult High School and five secondary alternate sites. The OCDSB is made up of over 9000 full & part-time staff, including 270 principals/vice-principals & 2100 administrative/support staff.

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Business size

500+ employees

Commercial presence