Schools: Dryden Area

We have two elementary schools in Dryden, as well as a school in Vermilion Bay.

The map below will help you find out which of our Dryden area schools’ attendance areas you reside in and what school your family would be eligible for school bus transportation to based on your address. School bus transportation in Dryden is managed by the Northwestern Ontario Student Services Consortium and families are encouraged to visit the Consortium’s website at www.nwobus.ca for more information on school bus eligibility.

To use the map below, just put your mouse over top of the map and click on any of the attendance areas for more information.

New Prospect & Open Roads

If you live in this area, you have the choice between Open Roads Public School and New Prospect Public School for your child.

Don’t forget about New Prospect’s French Immersion Kindergarten program.

Lillian Berg

If you live in this region, you reside in Lillian Berg Public School’s attendance boundary.

Don’t forget, your child can attend New Prospect’s French Immersion Kindergarten program from any address in Dryden and the surrounding area.


Lillian Berg Public School

Lillian Berg is a small community school located in beautiful Vermilion Bay on the shores of Eagle Lake. We offer Kindergarten to Grade 8 programming.

Lillian Berg School’s playground is set in a wooded area where students can take advantage of their natural surroundings and take their learning outdoors. Technology plays an important role at Lillian Berg School and is used as a learning tool in our classrooms. Students are equipped with laptops, iPads and netbooks to prepare them for success in a dynamic, technology intensive 21st century.

Our teachers believe in educating the “whole child” and are committed to using authentic and hands on learning opportunities as well as our natural outdoor environment to help promote problem solving, curiosity and a love of learning.

Community is important at Lillian Berg School. We host a variety of community events such as Thanksgiving and Christmas community dinners, an evening Christmas concert , a community Veteran’s Breakfast-Remembrance Day Ceremony at the cenotaph and a community talent show. Parents volunteer to ensure our students have a hot lunch program offered twice a week and every student has daily access to a free and healthy breakfast which includes cheese, fruit, veggies, cereal, toast or muffins.

We are a tight-knit group here at Lillian Berg and look forward to welcoming new families!


New Prospect Public School

New Prospect is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school located on 10 acres of land on the north side of Dryden. Our location offers lots of outdoor play space, surrounded by city maintained walking paths and soccer fields. Our students take full advantage of these amenities by going for nature walks, cross country skiing or snowshoeing during recesses and physical education time or just enjoying all that space to run and play during break times. Our school also has a huge garden that each class uses to plant and harvest fruit and vegetables each year.

New Prospect School has three Full-Day Kindergarten programs (two English and one French). These classrooms are staffed with specialized Kindergarten teachers and Early Childhood Educators who are experts in early childhood development and are caring adults. There is a dedicated, fenced in area for your child to experience the full benefits of outdoor, exploratory play in a safe environment. Our French Immersion programming continues to grow each year and our families can’t say enough about our French Immersion Kindergarten program and staff.

Our staff always put the needs of our students first and go above and beyond to support our students. Give us a call anytime or stop in and see us, we’d love to meet you and your family!


Open Roads Public School

Open Roads Public School in a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school located on the south side of Dryden.

As an Open Roads student, your child will be able to experience a variety of programs to enhance their education. Open Roads offers programs to reach a multitude of learning styles, including our Explore Program for the athletic and adventurous student, as well as our long standing Fine Arts Program for the more artistic minded student.

Our school has three Kindergarten programs in specially designed spaces for our youngest learners. These classrooms are staffed with specialized Kindergarten teachers and Early Childhood Educators who are experts in early childhood development and are dedicated to the success and wellbeing of each and every one of their students.

We have a very active Parent Council, called Parents 4 Kids. This group of parents hosts a variety of activities that help make Open Roads School a fantastic place for our children. A complimentary Winter and Spring Feast, Family Halloween Dance, and end of year Family Day picnic are just a few of the events that they support.

We are proud of our school, our unique programming, and most of all, our students and the accomplishments we see them making every single day.  Our doors are always open to our families and community members, and we invite you to stop by and see what Open Roads School has to offer!


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