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Ottawa Private Schools

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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.

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Choosing an Ottawa 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

What are you looking 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

Don't 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.

Be upfront about your finances

Don't conceal financial information, as you may be eligible for financial aid.

Be upfront about your child

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.

Consider location

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.

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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!


, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,970 - $12,995
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
Ottawa
A+ Academy is a boarding school like no other. 11th and 12th grade studies, including Advanced Placement, from a classroom that reaches around the world. Learning underway since 1927. [view profile]
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 11 to 12 & AP (Coed)
  • Varies
261 Buena Vista Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0V9
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $17,980 - $22,240
200 Brewer Way, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5R2
Ottawa
This traditional bilingual private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers programs for grades JK to 8, with an average class size of 16 students. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $11,700 - $13,220
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
Ottawa
OMS Montessori (formerly Ottawa Montessori School) is an alternative private school that offers programs from 18 months to High School. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Nursery to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,892 - $15,696
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
Ottawa
Venta Preparatory School offers programs from senior kindergarten to grade ten in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten students. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $42,500
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
Ottawa
l'École Montessori d'Ottawa (OMS) - Une éducation exceptionnelle depuis 1966 - au service des jeunes francophones de 18 mois à la 6e année avec, l'école secondaire anglophone, "The Element" [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Nursery to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,660 - $18,912
3500 Fallowfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4A7
Ottawa
Little Scholars Montessori - Fallowfield is a private school in Ottawa from nursery to grade 1. Learn more - we are committed to providing families with the best child development Canada has to offer. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
1132 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 6P7
Ottawa
Turnbull School offers programs from junior kindergarten to grade eight in Ottawa. Its average class size is 12 students. Discover Turnbull. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Varies
1010 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
Ottawa
Académie De La Capitale is a school for gifted kids in Ottawa, Ontario. The school offers programs for in both English and French from Kindergarten to Grade 12. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,650 - $17,745
2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
Ottawa
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $7,890. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Faith Based
  • Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,890 - $16,390
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,200 - $48,200
1455 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 1W1
Ottawa
Little Scholars Montessori - Centerpointe is a private school in Ottawa from nursery to grade 1. Learn more - we are committed to providing families with the best child development Canada has to offer. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
4100 Strandherd Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
Ottawa
Little Scholars Montessori - Strandherd is a private school in Ottawa from nursery to grade 1. Learn more - we are committed to providing families with the best child development Canada has to offer. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
50 Vaughan Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1X1
Ottawa
Ottawa’s Fern Hill School offers Preschool, Kindergarten and elementary grades, including extended French. Tuition starts at $2,800. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $2,990 - $12,900
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2G5
Ottawa
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 1X7
Kanata
March Academy offers an alternative education for Ottawa area students in grades 1 through 6. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • 1 to 6 (Coed)
  • Varies
1095 Quigley Hill Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K4C 1H2
Ottawa
A specialized private school for those without or with learning difficulties (dyslexia, ADD, ADHD)in Ottawa. / Une école privée spécialisée pour ceux sans ou avec difficultés d'apprentissage (dyslexie, TDA, TDAH). [view profile]
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
650 Lyon Street South, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3Z7
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $9,203 - $14,950
998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
Ottawa
Providence Academy is the only Private French Catholic School offering a trilingual program of study in Ontario with classes from nursery to grade eight. Tuition starts at $7,600 [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,600 - $9,800
2910 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4G3
Ottawa
Little Scholars Montessori - Barhaven is a private school in Ottawa from nursery to grade 1. Learn more - we are committed to providing families with the best child development Canada has to offer. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
2221 Elmira Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H3
Ottawa
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. [view profile]
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • $13,900
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
Ottawa
VINCI School offers a truly unique and advanced education for bright and gifted children aged 18 months-8years. [view profile]
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • Varies
, Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0E2
  • Day
  • Academic
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • $8,970 - $12,995
view profile
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7
  • Boarding
  • Academic
  • 11 to 12 & AP (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
261 Buena Vista Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0V9
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 12 (Girls)
  • $17,980 - $22,240
view profile
200 Brewer Way, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5R2
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • $11,700 - $13,220
view profile
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Nursery to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • $14,892 - $15,696
view profile
2013 Old Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K0A 1L0
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • JK to 10 (Coed)
  • $10,000 - $42,500
view profile
335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0L6
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Alternative
  • Nursery to 12 (Coed)
  • $9,660 - $18,912
view profile
3500 Fallowfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4A7
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
1132 Fisher Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 6P7
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
1010 Morrison Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7
  • Day
  • Gifted
  • PS to 12 (Coed)
  • $13,650 - $17,745
view profile
2199 Regency Terrace, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H2
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Faith Based
  • Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,890 - $16,390
view profile
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3
  • Day & Boarding
  • Academic
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • $20,200 - $48,200
view profile
1455 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 1W1
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
4100 Strandherd Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
50 Vaughan Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1X1
  • Day
  • Academic
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $2,990 - $12,900
view profile
207 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2G5
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 1X7
  • Day
  • Alternative
  • Academic
  • 1 to 6 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
1095 Quigley Hill Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K4C 1H2
  • Day
  • Special Needs
  • Academic
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
650 Lyon Street South, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3Z7
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • PS to 6 (Coed)
  • $9,203 - $14,950
view profile
998 Frances Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 3L5
  • Day
  • Academic
  • Nursery to 8 (Coed)
  • $7,600 - $9,800
view profile
2910 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 4G3
  • Day
  • Montessori
  • Nursery to K (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile
2221 Elmira Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 1H3
  • Day
  • Academic
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • $13,900
view profile
149 King George Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1K 1V2
  • Day & Boarding
  • Montessori
  • Reggio Inspired
  • Nursery to 3 (Coed)
  • Varies
view profile

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