Elizabeth Ziegler Public School is an urban K-6 school in Uptown Waterloo that comprises roughly 450 students and 55 staff members. About 5% of their student population lives in the bus zone, 30% are from outside the catchment area, and 65% live in the walk zone. Bell times are 9:00 am and 3:20 pm. The school has a French Immersion program.

School buses line up on streets and load from city sidewalks. City sidewalks in the school area are complete and students may access the school on foot from many directions. The school is close to the Spur Line Trail and the school’s many bike and scooter racks are often filled to capacity. The parking lot is only big enough for staff, so parents who need to drive use city streets surrounding the school and students walk a short distance in.

Signal controlled crossings surround this urban school, and a high presence of adult pedestrians contributes to the safety of students.

Additional support at this school includes:

iWalk Day, Winter Walk Day & bike to school day

See how many students can walk, ride, or roll to school on these special event days. Elizabeth Ziegler PS celebrates with various encouraging activities, so look for messaging on School Day or ask at the office if there is a guest joining a preferred route (or routes!). See our Programs page for more general information about these events.

Cycling into the Future

Your school offers cycling into the future so students in grade 5 & 6 can learn the basics of bike and road safety and how to maintain their bike. See Cycling into the Future for more information about this program.

The Walking School Bus

Elizabeth Ziegler PS parents have worked hard to create three regular Walking School Buses. Please register your child or volunteer at Walking School Bus