District School Board of Niagara

“Achieving Success Together”

To provide students with a quality education that empowers them with the knowledge and desire to chase their dreams requires a continuous team effort. This is the abiding goal of the teachers, principals, support staff, senior administration and trustees to maintain an unwavering focus on student learning. School’s staff are diligent in their efforts to support students and help them achieve success to having a strong literacy and numeracy skills.

This approach involves recognizing that all students are unique individuals, assessing their needs, and then tailoring specific programs to boost their confidence and improve their skills. The school firmly believes that all children can learn, no matter their background and experience and works tirelessly to reach every single student.

This type of work demands a well-trained, energetic and empathetic workforce. At the District School Board of Niagara, almost 3,000 teachers and more than 1,300 support staff are working hand in hand to achieve this goal. Whether in the classroom, on the playing fields, or even in the cafeteria, these dedicated individuals bring the school’s mission of “working together to inspire and empower all learners to reach their full potential” to life each and every day.

As learning does not just take place inside a classroom during school hours, whether it happens at home, with friends or out in the community, new life experiences continually shape the way children view and interact with the world. It is for this reason that the DSBN values its partnerships. Working with parents, business, community organizations and the government allows students to take full advantage of the wide range of rich and vibrant opportunities available to them. The DSBN is proud to have established partnerships with organizations such as the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Education, the United Way and the Regional Government just to name a few.

At the DSBN, relationships, respect and responsibility are valued. These ethics are the school’s guide as they work with partners and develops innovative new programs and supports to meet the needs of today’s youth

The Board operates 82 elementary schools and 18 secondary schools in the 12 municipalities that make up the Niagara Region. We are proud to serve over 36,000 students from JK to Grade 12 each year. The DSBN is governed by a Board of 11 elected trustees.