Our School

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We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Quick Facts

  • Our school welcomes approximately 250 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 each year.

  • We offer full-day bilingual Kindergarten, and the English program with Core French.

  • Our JK to Grade 6 pupils come primarily from the immediate neighborhood. Grade 7 and 8 students come from the area and our feeder schools: R.E. Wilson, Queen Mary, Rockcliffe Park, Manor Park and Viscount Alexander Public School.

  • After completing Grade 8, most students attend OTSS, Gloucester HS or Lisgar Collegiate Institute.

Our Mission

“With the support of staff, parents and the community, students at York Street Public School will strive to be life-long learners by achieving their highest potential within an inclusive environment that promotes caring, responsibility and respect.”

  • We believe in maintaining and supporting high expectations for all students. We believe a safe and attractive environment promotes effective teaching and learning. 

  • We believe that the success of our students hinges on our ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as a professional learning community.

  • We believe that family and community involvement is an integral part of the academic and social development of our students.


Interested in registering your child at our school? Contact us or visit the OCDSB Registration page for more information.

About Our School "The Castle"

York Street Public School is a large, heritage school located in Lowertown Ottawa in the Laurier/King Edward/Cobourg area. This heritage building, in the core of the city, has served its community for over 90 years. Due to its regal appearance the school has been nicknamed, “The Castle”. 

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