News Release

posted Feb 2, 2018, 5:53 AM by Lynn LeBlanc



Funding announced for 30 room addition to

St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven/South Nepean




Ottawa - The Ottawa Catholic School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education is investing $17.6 million dollars to add a 30 room addition to St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven/South Nepean to open in September 2020.


This project will create additional space for 650 students and include classrooms and special purpose rooms. The energy management of the addition will exceed the National Energy Code performance standards by 20%.


“We are pleased that the Ministry has recognized the growth in the southern part of our community. The addition to St. Joseph High School will support innovative, collaborative spaces in a permanent build that is well suited to our deep learning framework.”


  • Denise Andre, Director of Education.


The Board has added similar additions, using the same efficient floor plan, to its high schools for Grades 7 - 12. (picture)


  • St. Francis Xavier addition opened in 2017

  • All Saints, St. Mother Teresa, and Holy Trinity High Schools additions opened in 2007

  • St. Peter and Sacred Heart High Schools additions opened in 2003


For more information, please contact Mardi de Kemp, Manager of Communications, by phone at 613-224-4455 Ext 2326 or by email at mardi.dekemp@ocsb.ca.


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