Principal’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School located in Baden, Ontario! We take immense pride in our school which excels in academics, extra-curricular and athletics. We welcome students from over 14 feeder schools and a wide geographical area that includes: Plattsville, Tavistock, Wellesley, New Hamburg, Mannheim, New Dundee, and Baden.

Opened in 1955, Waterloo-Oxford is a true community school where committed educators are passionate about helping every student reach their true potential. Our slogan “W-O Excellence – Believe it!” is exhibited every day and is visible in our students, staff and in each classroom.

We strive to inspire our students to become tomorrow’s leaders as engaged, connected and contributing global citizens. Our school motto, Carpe Diem, (Seize the Day) is lived by all of our Waterloo-Oxford students and faculty.

Carolyn Salonen

Administrative Team

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Vice Principals:
Ms. Emily Campbell, A-K  (
Mr. Dan Ballantyne, L-Z  (