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Queen's University

Public Schools

There are four Public School Boards serving the Kingston District (two English and two French boards):

Limestone District School Board:

The Limestone District School Board is the area's publicly funded non-denominational school board. The LDSB website provides information on overall board policies, programs, and individual schools. The site is divided into "Elementary" (Kindergarten to Gr. 8) and "Secondary" (Gr. 9-12). Many schools also have their own websites, which can be accessed from the board's home page. The Secondary Schools provide Profile pages that offer an interesting inside perspective on the school life.

If you have specific questions regarding you child's education, contact the board office 613-544-6920 and ask for the consultant for elementary or secondary schools.

The Limestone Board has an "Open Boundaries" policy. You may enroll your child in the school of your choice, regardless of where you live. However, if you are not a resident of the school's catchment district, your child may be placed on a waiting list for admission. Busing for out of district students may not be available. If you are considering purchasing a house based on the school district, be sure to contact the board office at 613-544-6920 or 1-800-267-0935, or

Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board:

The ALCDS Board provides publicly funded Catholic education in the Greater Kingston area. Their website provides detailed information on board policies, programs and services. For information on elementary and secondary school programs click on the "our schools" tab. A complete list of all elementary schools and their addresses/contact information can also be found there. For further information contact Christine Martin at 613-354-6257 ext. 448, or toll free (in Ontario) at 1-800-581-1116.

The ALCDS Board operates from the principle that children will attend the school within their residential district. Exceptions can sometimes be made at the discretion of the school principal when there are considerations such as babysitting arrangements; however, decisions are dependent on home district enrollment numbers. To find out the district school for a residential address, contact the board and ask to speak to the transportation office.

Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario:

This is the public French language school board serving Eastern Ontario, including the Kingston area. Language of instruction is French. The board's website provides information on area schools and board policies.

This board has two schools in Kingston:
École Madeleine de Roybon(Elementary)
École Mille-Îles (Secondary)

Lucie Boileau, Communications Officer, can be emailed, or called at (613) 742-8960

Conseil des écoles catholiques du centre-est:

This is the French language, publicly funded Catholic school board that serves Eastern Ontario. For information, visit their website or call 1-888-230-5131.

This board has two schools in Kingston:
École Élémentaire Mgr-Rémi-Gaulin (kindergarten to grade 6)
École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier (grades 7 to 12)

Contact us at: Monica(dot)Stewart(at)queensu(dot)ca, Queen's Faculty Recruitment and Support, Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Queen's University, Richardson Hall, Suite 252, Room 218
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Tel:613-533-3167 Fax:613-533-6263
Last Modified: 2014-04-07 15:23:59

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000