Thank you for visiting the Colonel By Secondary School website! We are now closed for the summer.
If you are looking to request a registration appointment, our Student Services Department will respond to emails and messages in the order they
are received the week of August 27 when they reopen. Please note that we are unable to accept walk-in registration appointments.
If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family
Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.
For more information please visit the OCDSB website at
Have an enjoyable summer!
Summer Office Hours
Colonel By will be closed from Monday July 23rd until Friday August 17th. While we are open, our summer office hours will be 8:00AM until 2:00PM.
Principal's Message for Graduating Students
Parents and Guardians of Grade 12 students,
We would like to provide information and clarification related to secondary school graduation celebrations.
At Colonel By, we are honoured to host two separate celebrations for our graduates. The Graduation Breakfast for students takes place on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8:15 – 9:15 am in the Cafeteria.
Commencement takes place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00am for the graduating class of 2018 and their parents. Commencement invitations have been mailed home as our ceremony takes place in the Auditorium at Adult High School, 300 Rochester Street.
Prom is the dinner dance and “after party” organized by a student committee which determines the location and the cost. This is NOT a school-sanctioned event, and school staff will NOT be present during the evening. An external event company has assisted student organizers.
We encourage families to have conversations regarding the safe enjoyment of Prom events and for parents/guardians to know their graduate’s plan for the evening.
June is an exciting time for our students as they step forward into their journey as young adults. Please encourage your son/daughter to plan responsibly.
Steve Spidell, OCT
Principal, Colonel By Secondary School
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
613.745.9411 | @ColByPrincipal | colonelby.com