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Prospective Students

For more information about our admissions process visit our School Information page.

Absence Reporting by e-mail!

If your child will be absent from school send an e-mail message to and include your child's name, the date(s) of the absence and the reason for the absence. Please include your name and a phone number so that we can contact you if necessary.

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Latest News

Lisgar's Garden

The Dual Support Program and a group of volunteers are hoping to establish a vegetable garden on the south side of the school site and to rehabilitate the flower beds around the trees in the Mall. It is hoped that there will be produce for the new Hospitality program, vocational opportunities for students, and improved aesthetics for the exterior of the building for students, staff, visitors and the community.

If anyone is splitting perennial plants, has a surplus of vegetable or flower seedlings, is replacing older tools, has spare containers, watering cans or has any related garden equipment to donate, those items would be put to good use. If you are in the downtown area drop-off at the school would be appreciated, but we would try to coordinate pick-up wherever needed. Please contact the school at (613) 239-2696 or Valerie McLennan if you are able to help. (04/28/2016)

Commencement Memorandum

Graduates should read the following memorandum for information about Commencement. The Commencement will be held this year on Thursday, June 30, 2016. (04/28/2016)

Lisgar Graduate Scholarships

Graduating students interested in applying for scholarships schould review the Spring Scholarship Bulletin and the Lisgar L Scholarship Bulletin. (04/28/2016)

Summer School Information Available

Summer school registration begins for courses offered through the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board on April 4th. No appointments are necessary to sign up for summer school make up or reach ahead courses offered through the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Students will register for courses online. Any international students or students wishing to take a course offered through the Ottawa Catholic School Board are required to make an appointment with their Guidance Counsellor to register.

The Reach Ahead Program provides an opportunity for students to supplement and enrich their secondary education by acquiring a credit in July. Students who passed but want to upgrade their mark may choose to repeat a course in the Reach Ahead Program. Make Up courses enable students who have not been successful during the regular school year to obtain the credit by repeating the course. 

Students are also able to take some Reach Ahead courses online. In many ways learning online is like learning in a classroom. Students still read, work independently or as a member of a group, complete assignments and interact with their classmates and teacher, but instead of being in the same place at the same time you meet in cyberspace at a time of your choosing each day. Students are expected to log in daily and should plan to spend 6-8 hours per day on their online course. Students will need to be available for oral assessments and summative evaluations and should plan to be residing in the same time zone for the duration of their summer school course.

Cooperative Education is a program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement in the community. Summer Cooperative Education students can obtain co-op credits linked to, and related to, a course they have already completed. The Summer School Co-op Orientation meeting with the summer Cooperative Education teachers will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. at Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue at Hunt Club.

Students may register for Cooperative Education until Friday, May 27th, for Reach Ahead Courses until Friday, June 10th, and for Make-Up Courses until Wednesday, June 29th.

For more information please review the OCDSB Summer School Flyer. (04/04/2016)

Changes to Course Selections

If your child would like to make a change to their course selections, a change can be requested by filling out the online Changes to Course Selection Form. In order to request changes, a parent or guardian must give permission to the change by filling out the form. Once the change is processed an email will be sent to both the student and parent or guardian informing that the change has been processed. Please note that staffing decisions are made based on student course selections. As a result, it is important to carefully consider course choices and prerequisite courses for post-secondary pathways. (03/21/2016)

Student Wellness Lunchtime Yoga

The Student Wellness Committee will be hosting Yoga at Lunch for all interested students. Yoga will be held in Room 261 starting at 11:35am on the following dates:

Thursday, February 18 Thursday, April 7 Thursday, May 19
Thursday, March 3 Thursday, April 21 Thursday, June 9
Thursday, March 24 Thursday, May 5  

No experience is necessary. Come and bring a friend. We will also be hosting Pre-Exam Yoga on Thursday, June 16 and each morning of from Tuesday, June 21st to 24th. (02/16/2019) .

2016-2017 Registration Process

If you are looking to register at Lisgar Collegiate Institute for the 2016-2017 school year please follow the steps below.

Find out if Lisgar Collegiate Institute is your designated home school by using the OCDSB School Locator or by calling the OCDSB Boundary Information Line at (613) 596‐8780.

For students entering grade 9 a registration appointment is not needed. For students entering grade 10, 11, or 12 a registration appointment is needed. If a registration appointment is required, please call the school to book a registration appointment.

If Lisgar is your designated home school, proof of address must be presented at the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute by providing the following:

  • proof of address (property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement); and
  • a minimum of one other form of identification that includes the address and the guardian’s name (which may include the previous list as well as utility bills, driver’s license, etc.); and
  • copy of Canadian Birth Certificate, Passport, or Permanent Resident documentation.

Please bring the following documents with you to your registration appointment:

  • most recent transcript showing all completed secondary school courses
  • most recent report card
  • Individual Education Plan, if applicable
  • Academic or Psychological Assessments, if applicable
  • vaccination records (for any students coming from outside of Ottawa)

If your designated home school through the OCDSB School Locator is either: Cairine Wilson SS, Canterbury HS, Colonel By SS, Glebe CI, Gloucester HS, Hillcrest HS, Lisgar CI, Nepean HS, Osgoode Township HS, Rideau HS, Ridgemont HS, Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS, or Woodroffe HS - Lisgar Collegiate Institute becomes the home school for gifted learners.

In order to register at Lisgar Collegiate Institute for the OCDSB Secondary Gifted Program you must provide the results of a recent cognitive abilities test (ex. Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC‐IV or WISC-V)) for evaluation by the Student Services Department at Lisgar. Please note: these tests must be completed at your elementary school or by a psychologist and have been administered within the past two years and eleven months.Once these documents have been reviewed, a member of the Student Services Department will contact you regarding the next steps for registration. Students who are currently attending an OCDSB Congregated Gifted Program are not required to resubmit documentation.

If Lisgar is not your designated home school, you must apply for a Secondary Student Transfer. Secondary Student Transfer Application forms are available at any OCDSB Secondary School between Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 19, 2016 and must be submitted to the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute by Friday, February 19, 2016. Registration instructions will be sent with approved transfers. (12/07/2015)

What's Happening?

Apr. 25
Day 1
  • Relay for Life
Apr. 26
Day 2
    Nothing Scheduled.
Apr. 27
Day 1
  • SNC1-Sustaining Ecosystems trip
    Dr. Magwood, Ms. Nause & TBD
  • Lisgar Music-Festival Night
    7pm in the Alumni Auditorium
Apr. 28
Day 2
    Nothing Scheduled.
Apr. 29
Day 1
    Nothing Scheduled.

Upcoming Events

Monday May 2nd:
Used Electronics Recycling (AVA)

Wednesday May 11th:
SNC1- Sustaining Ecosystems

-- Dr. Magwood, Ms. Jones

Friday May 13th:
Me to We Event

Friday May 20th:
Ramen Night (Anime)

Friday May 27th:
Relay for Life


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