New and Replacement Schools

The following New and Replacement Schools have been approved by the Ministry of Education. 

For information regarding school projects submitted to the Ministry of Education for funding approval, please review the Capital Strategy webpage. Once projects have been approved, the approved project name and details will be published. ​

Approved Projects are listed below. All school opening dates are subject to timing of municipal and ministry approvals through the construction process.


New Schools and Additions

Aurora 2C Elementary Sch​​ool

Blue Willow Public Sch​​ool Kindergarten Addition

  • Addition is proposed to open January 2025
  • Proposed capacity 668

Kleinburg/Nashville Elementary Sch​​ool

    Sharon Public Sch​​ool (Growth/Replacement School)

    • Proposed to open September 2024
    • Proposed capacity 638
    • Map (PDF)

    Stouffville Elementary Sch​​ool

    • The school will operate as a French Immersion school
    • Proposed to open September 2025
    • Proposed capacity 638
    • Map (PDF)

    Markham Centre Elementary Sch​​ool

    • Proposed to open September 2026
    • Proposed capacity 638
    • Map (PDF)

    Queensville Elementary Sch​​ool (Growth/Replacement School)

    • Proposed to open September 2026
    • Proposed capacity 638
    • Map (PDF)

    Oak Ridges SS (current site for Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning)

    • Ministry of Education has recently approved funding
    • Map (PDF)


    Replacement Schools​

    E.J. Sand Public Sch​​ool

    • E.J. Sand Public School is proposed to open September 2023 at 150 Henderson Avenue in Thornhill. During construction of the replacement facility, students will be bused and held at the former Holy Family Catholic Elementary School located at 21 Mullen Drive in Thornhill.
    • Map (PDF)
    • Community Letter - New School Update (PDF) - June 8, 2020

    Dr. G.W. Williams Secon​dary School


    More Information

    For further information regarding future schools listed on the Capital Strategy Project List or school sites in your community, please email​

    On an annual basis, the Planning and Property Services Department of the York Region District School Board reviews student accommodation concerns across the Board.

    As part of that process, a long term accommodation plan is created (known as the Capital Strategy) which identifies new schools, additions to schools and replacement school requirements. Please visit the Capital Strategy webpage for more information on projects that have been submitted to the Ministry of Education for review and funding.

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