New schools

Something exciting is always happening at the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)! There are always a variety of projects on the go, whether we're building new schools, renovating older schools or completing additions on existing buildings.  

For more information about how new schools are planned and funded, visit our Capital Planning page. 
Maple Ridge Secondary School

Maple Ridge Secondary School is located in south Barrie at the corner of Prince William Way and Mapleview Drive East. It opened at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Students coming from the Hewitt’s Creek PS, Hyde Park PS and Algonquin Ridge ES attendance areas will attend the new school. View the attendance area maps for September 2021:

Maple Ridge Secondary School - attendance area (effective Sept. 2021)

Innisdale Secondary School - attendance area (effective Sept. 2021)

Nantyr Shores Secondary School - attendance area (effective Sept. 2021) 

Banting Memorial High School replacement school

In January 2022 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a replacement school for Banting Memorial High School. The replacement school for Banting Memorial HS was included as a capital priority due to facility condition at the existing school and continued growth within the community. The total funding approved for the replacement school, which will include a child care centre, is $41.4M.

North Bradford elementary school

In March 2018 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a new elementary school in north Bradford. This elementary school is expected to include 501 pupil places, with a construction value of approximately $12.1M. The new school will help address enrolment pressures in the area.

South Bradford elementary school

In July 2020 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a new elementary school in south Bradford. This elementary school is expected to include 593 pupil places, with a construction value of approximately $13.5M. The new school will help address enrolment pressures in the area.

Orillia elementary school

In December 2021 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a new elementary school in Orillia. The new school is being built to balance enrolment in the western part of Orillia with the rural schools that surround it, and to accommodate growth occurring in Orillia. Funding for the new elementary school  is approximately $9M. 

Oro-Medonte elementary school

In March 2018 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a new elementary school in Oro-Medonte. This elementary school is expected to include 357 pupil places, with a construction value of approximately $9M. The new school will help address enrolment pressures in the area.

Shanty Bay replacement school

In July 2020 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a replacement school for the existing Shanty Bay Public School. The new Shanty Bay elementary school has a construction value of approximately $5.9M and includes190 pupil places. This is funding for the replacement of the current school, which has been deemed prohibitive to repair.

Wasaga Beach elementary school

In March 2018 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for a new elementary school in Wasaga Beach. This elementary school is expected to include 406 pupil places, with a construction value of approximately $10.8M. The new school will help address enrolment pressures in the area.

Killarney Beach PS addition
In February 2022 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for an addition at Killarney Beach Public School. The announcement includes an addition of 184 new elementary student spaces. The estimated construction value is $7.2M.
Lake Simcoe PS addition
In October 2020 the Ministry of Education approved a capital funding request for an addition at Lake Simcoe Public School. The announcement includes an addition of 190 new elementary student spaces along with two new child care rooms. The estimated construction value is $5.4M.
Tecumseth Beeton child care addition
In January 2022 the Ministry of Education approved capital funding for a child care addition at Tecumseth Beeton Public School. The school does not currently have a child care space. The estimated construction value is $1.1M.