The much-needed Catholic highschool in North Oshawa is slated to open in 2024

A much-needed Catholic high school in North Oshawa is set to open in September 2024.

In 2020, the province announced $ 29.4 million to build a replacement for Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School.

The new school will be on the corner of Harmony Road North and Greenhill Drive, which officials say is more suitable than the school’s current location in central Oshawa.

“The building is nowhere near the majority of existing secondary school students and is well removed from northeast Oshawa, where 11,700 new housing units are being built,” according to a new report from the Durham Catholic District School Board.

The new school for grades 7 to 12 has space for 1,061 students.

The next steps include hiring an architect and purchasing three lots for the new school.

The Catholic Board of Directors plans to submit site planning permission to the city of Oshawa in May or June 2022 and tender for construction in autumn 2022.

“A timetable for the opening of the new school is difficult to predict because of the many moving parts and the various government approvals required,” the DCDSB report said. “Target dates … may change, but the goal is to open the school in September 2024.”

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