Westview Freedom Academy

Westview Freedom Academy received a series of renovations in 2014 and 2015. This ensured the school met a high standard of academic, applied, and vocational programs for students while also reflecting its new identity.

Project details

The school renovation project was funded and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The first phase of the project started with the construction of new science labs on the second floor. The second phase of the project includes new classrooms, offices, a music room, and a make-over of the gymnasium. The project details and timeline include:

  • Budget: $2.3 million
  • Construction start date: 2014
  • Project completion date: October 2015

Throughout the project, renovations were made to the:

  • Cafeteria (i.e. ceiling, new furniture)
  • Gymnasium (i.e. new bleachers, floor refinished, painted school colours, lighting)
  • Offices
  • New music room
  • New cross-fit room
  • Special Education rooms
  • New drama room with stage
  • New art Room
  • Staff room
  • Library
  • New wet and dry science labs

Additional renovations

In addition, the school received a $4 million upgrade in 2017 for more renovations. This project included replacement windows, upgraded bathrooms, doors, landscape, and lighting along with improvements to heating and emergency response systems. 

As a commitment to providing quality education to all students, more enhancements were made during the spring of 2018.


Opened in 2014, Westview Freedom Academy was created to provide Windsor's west side with a comprehensive high school for Grades 9 to Grade 12. This followed the closure of J.L. Forster and Century Secondary Schools. The building at 1375 California Avenue has previously been the home of Cal Tech, William Hands Vocational School and Century Secondary School.