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Ottawa Private Schools

Do you want to surround your child with future leaders and an environment of civic engagement? If so, then a private school in Ottawa is certainly the best option for you! Indeed, Canada’s capital city is filled with fantastic private schools that, along with providing a first-rate education, also host plenty of engaging and important guest speakers.

Choosing a School

Choosing a private school in Ottawa could be challenging, as there are myriad choices, like Montessori and schools for gifted students. Here are some tips to help you navigate this rewarding process:

  • Make a list of what you expect or look for in a school. Are you most interested in extra-curricular activities? Do you think that your child would do better with only one set of examinations per year? What is your ideal class size?
  • Apply to more than one school. Two or three applications is a general rule of thumb. Indeed, if you merely apply to one school, rejection could be quite damaging, but giving yourself a few options is not overwhelming.
  • Visit a few schools. Do not go to too many, as subjecting yourself or your child to copious school tours could be unnecessarily stressful. But, at the same time, do not rely on merely one school. At these visits, be sure to speak to administrators, teachers, students, and their parents, as each party could give you a unique perspective about the school community.
  • Do not conceal financial information, as you may be eligible for financial aid.
  • Let the school make an informed decision. During the application and interview processes, share as much information with the school as you possibly could. This openness also means that you ought not to coach your child through the interview process. Could more information mean that the school rejects your application? Maybe. But, rejection is not necessarily negative, as it is the school’s way of informing you that there is not a fit. You should not want your child to go to a school at which he or she would not excel.
  • Find out about hidden costs. How many field trips will your child go on? How much are these field trips? What are the school’s uniform costs? How expensive are textbooks? Does the school provide lunch? Simply put, most private schools have in-year costs that extend beyond the tuition. You should confirm that the school is still appropriate for your budget.
  • A school that is close to your home may not be a requirement, but would be a nice luxury, especially if you have more than one child. In short, your child will likely be involved in out-of-class aspects of school life. If you drive your kids to school, you might have to make two trips if one of them is at school before or after regular hours.
  • Is the school open-minded? Would it allow students to form groups through which they reasonably espouse their worldviews?

Use the list below as a great starting point in your search. Use it to compare locations, tuition rates and other factors. Best of luck in finding an excellent private school in Ottawa and area!

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Blyth Academy Ottawa

352 Danforth Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
We focus on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning. Located in vibrant Westboro Village, Blyth Academy Ottawa is surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and the Gatineau Hills.
Traditional / Academic, Co-educational
Day
$8,970 to $12,995
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OMS Montessori

335, rue Lindsay, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
l'École Montessori d'Ottawa is a montessori private school in Ottawa, Ontario. It offers programs from nursery to grade eight.
Montessori, Alternative
Day
$9,660 to $18,912
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The Element High School

335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
We nurture focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond.
Montessori, Alternative
Day
$14,892 to $15,696
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Venta Preparatory School

2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students.
Traditional / Academic
Day & Boarding
$20,000 to $42,500
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Académie Westboro Academy

200 Brewer Way, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5R2
This traditional bilingual private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers programs for grades JK to 8, with an average class size of 16 students.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$11,700 to $13,220
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Elmwood School

261 Buena Vista Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0V9
Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$17,980 to $22,240
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OMS Montessori

335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
OMS Montessori (formerly Ottawa Montessori School) is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School.
Montessori, Alternative
Day
$9,168 to $18,768
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Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc

2221 Elmira Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H3
In this all-girls environment, academic achievement in both official languages is the norm. Language skills from a Joan of Arc Academy bilingual education remain with graduates for a lifetime.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$13,900
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VINCI School

149 King George St, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
The new VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education to gifted children aged 3-8.
Montessori, Reggio-inspired
Day
$12,800 to $13,800
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Ashbury College

362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 570 day school students. Tuition is from $20,200 to $48,200.
Traditional / Academic
Day & Boarding
$20,200 to $48,200
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Fern Hill School - Ottawa

50 Vaughan Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1X1
Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and elementary grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,800.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$2,990 to $12,900
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Glebe Montessori School

650 Lyon Street South, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3Z7
GMS embraces the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and the belief that her method of education not only aids the child during early development, but also throughout life.
Montessori,
Day
$9,203 to $14,950
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Académie de la Capitale

1010 Morrison Drive, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
Academie De La Capitale is a school for gifted kids in Ottawa, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades PS to 12, with bilingual instructions.
IB School, Gifted
Day
$13,650 to $17,745
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Turnbull School

1132 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 6P7
Turnbull School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Ottawa. Its average class size is 12 students. Discover Turnbull.
Traditional / Academic,
Day
$16,950 to $18,750
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $7,890.
Montessori, Faith Based
Day
$7,890 to $16,390
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