Welcome to New Prospect Public School

New Prospect Public School is the only KPDSB school in the Dryden area that offers French Immersion programming, starting in Kindergarten! Save your spot and register today!

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!

Our Awesome Programs!

French Immersion

French immersion is a form of bilingual education in which students who do not speak French as a first language will receive instruction in French. In Kindergarten and Grade One, 100 percent of the instruction is presented in French. Starting in Grade Two, English instruction is slowly introduced in subject areas with a gradual increase of English instruction each year thereafter. By Grade Six, the balance of French and English instruction is 50 percent.

Experiential Learning

Our staff believes in providing students with the benefits of experiential learning opportunities! We help our students connect their learning to real-world experiences by providing rich, integrated STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) learning opportunities while developing innovative problem-solving skills. Our staff also believe in the benefits of taking our learning outside! We have a teacher certified as a Forest and Nature School Practitioner who promotes outdoor experiential learning with our staff.  Our staff use the outdoors to promote learning in all curriculum areas and self-regulation development with our students.



A Makerspace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. Students are able to explore their creativity through a wide variety of mediums, either in groups or individually.

Full-Day Kindergarten


Child Care

For a complete list of current child care offerings and rates at our school, please visit the Child Care Programs page on kpdsb.ca
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Coding & Robotics

Students are able to create and explore robotics using special robotics Lego.

Breakfast Program

Provides free, healthy food options that are accessible to all children.

Lunch Program

Provides free, healthy food options that are accessible to all children.

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch options are available to families for a nominal fee.

School Garden

Our school garden allows our students to take their learning outside. Working as a team, students learn about growing their own fruits and vegetables, harvesting what they have grown, and even preserving the produce!
Arts club students take a funny break for the camera

Drawing & Art Club

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OPHEA Healthy Schools

This program recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community through a variety of activities and initiatives. We are very proud to be the first school board in Ontario to register all of our schools for OPHEA’s Healthy Schools Certification.
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Eye See... Eye Learn

This is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems when they begin Junior Kindergarten (Year 1), so that every child can see and learn to the best of his/her ability. Local Doctors of Optometry provide OHIP-insured eye exams, and if prescribed, the child receives a free pair of eyeglasses donated by the program’s eyewear partners.
A group of Summer Program learners gathers near the shore.

Summer Learning Program

With a focus on outdoor learning in a fun and active environment, our Summer Learning Program continues to be popular with families. Students in the program will build on their existing literacy and numeracy skills, as well as other important learning skills, while playing fun games and participating in different activities during the three week program. The programs are free to families (healthy snacks and lunches are provided each day) and run by qualified teachers. The Summer Learning Programs offer a great opportunity for students to maintain, or even improve, their literacy and numeracy achievement, and the best part is that the children are having so much fun, they often don’t even realize they are learning!

Playground Activity Leaders in School

PALS provides opportunities for older students to be leaders in their school by planning and organizing nutrition break activities for other students.

Nutrition on Weekends Program

The Nutrition on Weekends Program is offered in partnership with the Northwestern Health Unit. This program provides families in need with healthy food options they can take home for the weekends.


Cross Country Running






Cross Country Skiing


Family Dances

Sock Hops

School Wide Spirit Days and Activities

Indigenous Pathways Coach

Leadership Club

French as a Second Language

New Prospect School Hawk Trot

Let’s get your child signed up for Kindergarten at KP today!

Looking for More Information?

Here’s some more information about New Prospect Public School and the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Click on a topic to learn more!

We’d love to hear from you!

Kelly Schollie, Principal

Teri Jackson, Vice-Principal

(807) 223-4713 Facebook newprospect.kpdsb.ca

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Kenora - Head Office

4th Floor - 240 Veterans Dr

Kenora, Ontario P9N 3Y5

Phone: (807) 468-5571

Fax: (807) 468-3857

Toll Free: 1-877-275-7771

Dryden Office

79 Casimir Ave

Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z6

Phone: (807) 223-5311

Fax: (807) 223-4703

Toll Free: 1-877-287-5430