Students Within the Colonel By Boundary

For more information about Admissions to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, please contact the school board at (613) 596-8211. For further information about the Colonel By boundary area, please contact the OCDSB Secondary Boundary Maps page.


Grade 8 Students who live in the Colonel By Boundary Area


Students who reside with his/her guardian in the Colonel By boundary area are automatically eligible to attend Colonel By Secondary School, assuming clearance of OCDSB and Colonel By admissions’ policies. In early Spring each year, Grade 8 students in OCDSB schools go through a process whereby they receive detailed information about transitioning to high school and their options for Grade 9. This is called the Option Sheet process and is overseen by the local elementary school. At that time, students will be directed to the community high school within their residential area.

Registering at Colonel By Secondary School:

Students who are new to the Colonel By boundary area and are entering Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12, are asked to please visit the Online Registration page on the OCDSB website by visiting the OCDSB Registration website.

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a widely acclaimed program at Colonel By Secondary School. Interested students from within and beyond our boundaries must apply through the IB application process. Acceptance to Colonel By’s regular Ontario Secondary School’s Diploma program does not grant access to the Colonel By IB program. For detailed information about the application process and further information about the Colonel By IB program please visit our International Baccalaureate pages.

OCDSB Students Outside of the Colonel By Boundary

(Transfer Students / The OCDSB “Cross-Boundary” Student Transfer Policy)


Colonel By encourages students to attend their local public high school, believing in the strength and quality of all OCDSB schools. However, the school board allows students to apply -- space permitting -- to a school of their choice under the OCDSB Student Transfer Policies and Procedures.
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