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.


Registration for New Schools opening September 2024

  • Students currently attending holding schools will have their information transferred to the new schools. No action is required by parents to register students at the new schools.

  • Students new to York Region District School Board can register for September 2024 beginning in January 2024 at their holding school from January to June 28, 2024.

  • If your child is not currently registered in a holding school, please contact the holding school for your home address as determined by the school locatorin mid-January 2024 when registration begins for the 2024-25 school year.

  • Information about documentation required for registration can be found by accessing the school registration page.

  • Schools will have both a full day child care centre and a before and after care program. 


New Schools, Additions, and Replacement Schools

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

  • The replacement facility for Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School is proposed to open September 2025 at 11 Spring Farm Road in Aurora. 
  • Map (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF) - A Vision for the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School; presented on November 7, 2018 
  • Community Letter - New School Update (PDF) - June 8, 2020
  • Planning Staff will be commencing a boundary review process in winter 2024 for Dr. G.W. Williams SS and Aurora HS prior to the opening of Dr. G.W. Williams SS replacement school in northeast Aurora.
  • The proposed boundary would include:
    • Adding the Highview PS and Regency Acres PS feeder schools (south of Kennedy Road to Bloomington Road between Bathurst Street to Yonge Street) to Aurora High School.
    • Section B choice area (Batson Drive to Industrial Parkway South between Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway) is designated to attend one high school, Aurora High School, which removes this area from the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School attendance area.
  • If approved, the boundary would take effect September 2025 for incoming grade 9's.
  • New Dr. G.W. Williams SS Building Renderings

  • Proposed to open September 2025
  • Proposed capacity 638
  • Map (PDF)

  • The school will operate as a single track French Immersion school
  • The current French Immersion program at Glad Park PS and Harry Bowes PS will move to the new school
  • Proposed to open September 2025
  • Proposed capacity 638
  • Map (PDF)

  • Proposed to open September 2027
  • Proposed capacity 638
  • Map (PDF)

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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