415 DUNVEGAN Drive Unit# B, Waterloo, N2K2C8
415 DUNVEGAN Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2K2C8
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15 PRINCE ALBERT Boulevard, Kitchener, Ontario N2H0C2
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377 LAKEVIEW Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2L5M6
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225 BENJAMIN Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2V1Z3
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257 HEMLOCK Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L3R4
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18 WHITEHAVEN Lane, Kitchener, Ontario N2H0B3
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St. David Catholic Secondary School
Hello, everyone, and welcome (or welcome back) to the WRX Property Group Blog. We’ve been looking at the Catholic secondary schools in Kitchener-Waterloo, and today we’ll be taking a look at St. David Catholic Secondary School in Waterloo.
Thus far we’ve also investigated Resurrection Catholic Secondary School and St. Mary’s High School.
St. David Catholic Secondary School stands near the convergence of Weber Street North, King Street north, and Columbia Street West in the heart of Waterloo.
It’s a great location for a school, with the bustling sidewalks of King Street providing restaurants and coffee shops galore (great for hungry/thirsty staff/students), and accessible to residents throughout Waterloo due to its proximity to three major arterial streets.
The McCormick Branch of the Waterloo Public Library is not too far from St. David, and the nearby Sugarbush Park is a nice place for a stroll or a study session. St. David presently has a student population of approximately 1100, served by 120 teachers, administration, and support staff.
Ed MacIntosh serves as St. David’s Secondary School Chaplain, and he both promotes the Catholic faith and virtues within the school, and cultivates relationships with Kitchener-Waterloo parish communities.
Being centrally located within Waterloo, St. David provides an accessible Catholic secondary school for Waterloo students from a variety of neighbourhoods moving on from elementary school.
The feeder schools zoned for St. David are: Sir Edgar Bauer; St. Agnes; St. Boniface; St. Clement; St. Luke; St. Matthew; St. Teresa of Avila (in Elmira); and St. Teresa (in Kitchener).
St. David Catholic Secondary School was founded in 1965 (though at that time it was St. David Junior High).
The dedicated individuals who established the school reached out to Wrexham in Wales, the home community of Saint David (a sixth-century Welsh bishop), in order to sanction Saint David as the school’s Patron Saint.
An important quote for the school was attributed to Saint David in the year 589: “As for me, I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.”
Like Saint David, the founders of this school wished to carry on the legacy of Catholic education in Kitchener-Waterloo.
By 1992, St. David Junior High’s student body had expanded significantly, and with funding provided by the Ministry of Education, the school received extensive renovations, multiple new facilities, and officially changed its name.
St. David Catholic Secondary School now served high school students from Grade 9 – 12 (and OAC).
Interestingly, though St. Mary’s High School and St. Jerome’s predate St. David by several decades, St. David Catholic Secondary School is currently housed in the Waterloo Catholic School Board’s oldest building, because St. Mary’s moved to a new location in 2002, and St. Jerome’s closed in 1990 to be replaced by Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.