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St. Cecilia School - Opened September 2013

St. Cecilia, the new South Nepean Catholic Elementary School opened its doors to students for the first day of school on September 3rd!


School Address:
3490 Cambrian Rd
Nepean, Ontario K2J 0V1

Email: Cecilia@ocsb.ca
Phone: 613-692-6164
Fax: 613-692-0073
School Hours: 9:10 am - 3:40 pm

 Principal  Andrea Green
 Office Administrator    Deanna Pinsent
 Superintendent  Peter Atkinson                   
 Trustee  Alison Baizana
 Family of Schools  St. Joseph High
 Parish  St. Andrew Catholic 
 Parish Phone  613-843-9767

 Visit School Website: sce.ocsb.ca


To register you child in St. Cecilia School, visit the school. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Bus transportation to school is provided by the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA). According to OSTA's Transportation Eligibility Policy students are eligible for transportation if their home or caregiver address meets the eligibility distance requirements for the student's current grade as shown in the table below. 

Note that bussing is also provided for some addresses that do not meet the distance requirement because of the hazard of crossing Greenbank Road.

Grade Distance Eligibility Requirement

Transportation Boundary Map

 Red shaded area = no transportation provided 

Blue shaded area = eligible for bussing

Junior and/or Senior Kindergarten

0.8 km or more

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Grades 1 to 8

1.6 km or more

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Extended Day Program
To register for a space on the City of Ottawa’s Centralized Waiting List for the Extended Day Program at the St. Cecilia School, contact Child Care Information at 613-248-3605. All other inquires should be forwarded to the Early Learning Services Department at 613-224-4455, extension 2382.

St. Cecilia School offers the following programs and features:

  • Junior and Senior Full Day Kindergarten (Immersion)
  • Grades 1 through 6 Extended French
  • Grades 4-6 Middle French Immersion
  • Learning Commons and technology integrated into learning spaces and curriculum
  • flexible learning spaces for differentiated learning styles, teams work, collaboration, and multiple sensory experiences for student engagement
  • wireless technology, with SmartBoards in all classrooms



Images of St. Cecilia School

View pictures of the construction progress at the new school in our Facebook Album- updated August 23, 2013.

St Cecilia Images

Choosing a School Name

As outlined in Board policy, a committee made up of the superintendent, principal, a teacher, the Board Chaplain and a representative from the St. Emily School Council have consulted with the community and developed a list of five possible name choices. Three of these names will be submitted to the Board of Trustees at the June 11, 2013 Board meeting, where the final decision on the name of the new school  was made.


St Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Church music. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. St Cecelia lived during the second century, and was well educated and from a noble family. With her two brothers she devoted herself to the burial of Christian martyrs. For this she was martyred, as were her brothers. Before her death, she arranged that her house would be used as a church. Her feast day is November 22.