Nanaimo District Secondary School
Our NDSS school story is one that we tell with great pride. Located on the traditional territory of
the Snuneymuxw people, NDSS provides learning opportunities that enable students and staff to achieve
personal excellence and to pursue their passions in an inclusive, supportive and respectful environment. Our
school honours dignity, purpose, and options for all.
NDSS offers education in both English and French, and draws students from across the City of Nanaimo.
Hammond Bay, North Oyster, Pauline Haarer, and Quarterway Elementary Schools are our French Immersion
feeder schools. Brechin, Fairview, Forest Park, Gabriola, and Mountain View, are our English stream feeder
schools. NDSS also welcomes Francophone (School District 93) students from Ecole Oceane. It should be
noted that our students from Gabriola Island spend an exceptionally large part of their day in transit to attend
school, and we are thankful for their commitment.