School Catchment Areas

Hanover School Division maintains strict catchment areas in order to ensure a balanced enrollment across the division and the viability of all schools.

School age children living with a parent or legal guardian have the right to attend the designated school in the catchment area where their parent(s) or guardian(s) reside.

The Steinbach Regional Secondary School is considered the designated high school for Grade 9 - 12 students from New Bothwell, Blumenort, Kleefeld and Mitchell. Grunthal, Niverville and Landmark students attend high school in their home communities.


Schools of Choice


The Schools of Choice initiative facilitates parental/student choice, within limits, in selecting the public school best suited to the student’s learning requirements.

Only those students who qualify under “right to attend school” legislation may exercise choice.

Application forms are available online:
Within Division | Out of Division

There are deadlines for the submission and approval of School of Choice application forms. A summary of responsibilities and obligations of parents, students and schools as they relate to Schools of Choice is located on the Manitoba Government Education and Advanced Learning website.


Divisional Catchment Map

Steinbach Early Years - Urban Catchment Map 

Steinbach Middle Years - Urban Catchment Map

Steinbach Middle Years - Rural Catchment Map

Residents within rural areas, please contact the HSD Transportation Department at 204-320-2347 to confirm the designated school for your catchment area.  For all other catchment inquiries, please contact Assistant Superintendent, Rick Ardies at rardies@hsd.ca. Students living in the Steinbach rural catchment area may be assigned to any of the Steinbach early year schools.

Residence Change


Families that move from one catchment area to another during the course of a school year may leave their children in their present school until the end of the current year, however, no transportation will be provided. The student would be expected to switch to the designated school at the beginning of the next school year at the latest.

In some cases, a student may be allowed to stay in the school they were attending. In order to qualify for such an exception, parents would be expected to submit a Within-Division School of Choice Form by May 15 of the current year. Approval of School of Choice status is dependent on enrollment counts and class sizes and does not include transportation.