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Find Your Child's Best-Fit Private School in One Afternoon

Choosing a school is one of the biggest decisions you'll make for your child. Meet with top schools, speak with current students and parents, and consult with experts at the Our Kids Private School Expo. An exclusive event for parents and students applying to private school.

Private School Expo - Ottawa

  • Learn what questions you might be asked at an admissions interview
  • Get application deadlines and details
  • Discover financial aid options

  • Fall 2024
  • Shaw Centre, Ottawa
  • Underground parking

Limited Seats Available

Featured Schools

Meet with admissions teams, parents, and students from the schools on your shortlist, uncover other great options, and take the next step towards a successful application

Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades 1 to 12 (Coed), Special Needs

Albert College
Belleville, Ontario
Grades PS to 12 (Coed)

Académie St-Laurent Academy
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades NS to 12 (Coed)

Ashbury College
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades 4 to 12 (Coed)

Academie Jeanne d'Arc
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades JK to 8 (Girls), Gifted

Academie Providence
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades NS to 8 (Coed), Gifted

Blyth Academy
Campuses across Ontario
Grades 5 to 12 (Coed)

Elmwood School
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades PS to 12 (Girls)

Revel Academy
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades JK to 12 (Coed), Gifted

Académie Westboro Academy
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades JK to 8 (Coed)

Lycée Claudel
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades PS to 12 (Coed)

Set Your Child Up for Success

Your child is unique. No question. If there’s one truth you know, it’s that they are special.

That’s why finding the right school is so important.

Because your child’s learning environment can shape their mind and future.

But will the school fulfill your expectations? How do you know?

You could learn about it online or get advice from education consultants.

But to get a feel for where your child will blossom and grow it's important to meet and speak with school representatives in person.

Our Kids Private School Expo lets you meet with your top choices and get a sense of each school—all in one day, in one place.

Chat with school reps, ask questions, hear what other families have to say, and interact with each school on your shortlist (and maybe some you missed) all in one stop.

You’ll leave fully prepared and ready to make a confident, final decision.

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Limited Seats Available


Get All Your Questions Answered

  • Admissions Interviews
    Learn how to prepare for admissions and ace the interviews
  • Financial Aid
    Discover tax breaks, scholarships, and hidden cost savings
  • Fall Deadlines
    Find out admission dates and apply before it’s too late
  • School Choice
    Hear what factors make a school the right fit
  • Teaching Quality
    Assess whether your school’s teachers connect with your child

Top Three Reasons Parents Choose Private School

More one-on-one attention

Private schools have smaller class sizes so children receive more individualized instruction

Stronger university prep

Academics tend to be more challenging in private schools, with many offering AP courses and IB diplomas

Focused personal growth

In addition to academics, many private schools teach kids key values and character traits like honesty, independence, and responsibility

Limited Seats Available



Do You Know How to Pick a School?

With so many schools and teaching styles, you may feel overwhelmed with the options.

Should you choose a traditional or Montessori school? Coed or single sex? Is boarding school a good option? What's the best age?

Our panel discussions and keynote speakers provide guidance and help remove the guesswork when choosing your school.

RSVP for email updates with the complete schedule.


Limited Seats Available


Find and Get Into the Right School

Meet the schools on your shortlist and take your next step towards a successful admission.

  • Fall 2024
  • Shaw Centre, Ottawa
  • Underground parking

Limited Seats Available

A One-Day Only Event:

  • Learn what questions you might be asked at an admissions interview
  • Learn about fall application deadlines
  • Discover financial aid options
  • Grades Pre-K to 12
  • 75+ private and independent schools
  • Traditional, Montessori, and alternative schools

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