Principal’s Message

Welcome to Rideau District High School.  It is our mission to prepare all of our students for a successful life.  We pride ourselves on academic, musical, artistic and athletic excellence.

Rideau District High School offers a wide variety of programs to support all post – secondary destinations:  work, apprenticeship, college, and university.  Our programs include extended and immersion French, Co-operative Education, Technology as well as a wide variety of academic, applied and essential courses.  These courses integrate the use of current technologies and innovative teaching practices which enhance student engagement and achievement.  RDHS continues to pride itself on innovation, creativity and technology which focusses on a student centered approach to learning.

We offer a vibrant array of extra-curricular activities ranging from sports to clubs to student exchange trips.  Also offered are intramurals, drama productions, band and a fully functioning greenhouse.  All of these activities are designed to stimulate the mind, body and hearts of our students. 

We believe that all students can learn.  Our primary goal at Rideau is guiding students in maximizing their true potentials.  Our school uses a proactive approach to school success and we have achieved an exemplary credit attainment and graduation rate.

Please come and join us at the best small high school in Canada.

Brent Brown


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