School Review - Better Learning for All

The Public Schools Branch is responsible to review schools on a regular basis to ensure that students have equitable opportunities to learn and resources are being used effectively.

An in-depth review is being undertaken in six families of schools: Charlottetown Rural, Morell, Colonel Gray, Kinkora, Westisle, and Montague families of schools.

Data shows that some schools are under-utilized, others are overcrowded and some may not have the capacity to accommodate increased enrollment over the next five years.

The recommendations of the review include ways to provide more consistent access to programming, teachers, specialized education resources, transportation and physical space.


The recommendations are not final. No decisions have been made.

To view the reports for each family of schools, click below:

Backgrounders: Individual School Recommendations

Public Meetings

The first round of public meetings was held in October to present data to the public and ensure they had opportunities to understand the information.

A second set of public meetings was held in November to give the public an opportunity to provide input on options for change.

The third round of public meetings was held in February to enable the public to respond to the recommendations:

How to Participate

You can provide an online or written submission to the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors until March 11, 2017. Please identify which recommendations you do or do not support and why. You may also provide alternate recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the review being done?

The Public Schools Branch policy outlines a five-step process to make change in a school:

  • Data collection and board direction;
  • Public consultations to identify viable options;
  • Board recommendations;
  • 60 days of public input on the recommendations; and
  • Final decision.

Which school zones are recommended for change?

For further questions or assistance, contact Bob Andrews at or (902) 368-5868.

What about schools in the French Language School Board and private schools?

The French Language School Board has its own school review policies and they are not part of this process. Private schools have their own policies as well.

Other Families of Schools

There are ten families of schools in the Public Schools Branch. Each family includes one high school and all the schools that feed into that high school.

Visit your family of schools to learn more about your child's school:


If you have questions on school zones, the draft recommendations or the review process, you can contact Bob Andrews at or (902) 368-5868.

Published date: 
September 23, 2016