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Certified Ontario EcoSchools

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proud to have 57 certified Ontario EcoSchools. This special provincial certification allows our schools to be recognized and celebrated by our community for their achievement in environmental education and action. The EcoSchools initiative uses an innovative teaching model that helps students develop ecological literacy while engaging in practices to become environmentally responsible citizens. Our Board believes in this cause, and it is clear that our school and staff do as well.

How our schools become certified

Each school forms an EcoTeam which review their school’s energy and waste practices. They use this information to create and implement a formal action plan for improvement. Once they put their plan into place, the EcoTeams review their hard work every three months. The process is very detailed, and each step is documented by Ontario EcoSchools. EcoSchools certification provides a rigorous province-wide set of criteria to award points to each school. These points help determine which level of certification our schools receive. Upon certification, each school will receive an EcoSchools plaque and a seal for every year of certification. To become certified, a school must demonstrate achievement in at least four key areas:

  • energy conservation
  • waste minimization
  • ecological literacy
  • school ground greening

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and reduce the environmental footprint of schools.

List of certified schools

Platinum certified

Chapel Hill
Holy Cross
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Isidore
St. Rita
St. Theresa

Gold certified

Convent Glen
Dr. F.J. McDonald
Georges Vanier
Guardian Angels
Holy Family
Holy Redeemer
Holy Spirit
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sacred Heart High School
St. Andrew
St. Anne
St. Anthony
St. Benedict
St. Bernard
St. Brother Andre
St. Cecilia
St. Clare
St. Daniel
St. Emily
St. Francis Xavier High School
St. Gabriel
St. George
St. Gregory
St. James
St. John the Apostle
St. Mark High School
St. Martin de Porres
St. Matthew High School
St. Michael (Corkery)
St. Monica
St. Mother Teresa High School
St. Patrick
St. Patrick’s High School
St. Peter High School
St. Pius High School
St. Stephen
St. Thomas More

Silver certified

Good Shepherd
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Wisdom
St. Augustine
St. Brigid
St. Dominic
St. Elizabeth
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Jerome
St. John XXIII
St. Leonard
St. Mary
St. Michael (Fitzroy)
St. Philip

Bronze certified

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
St. Daniel
St. Francis Xavier High School
St. Monica
St. Pius X HS