The 8th annual Ottawa Private School Expo
The Shaw Centre New Venue

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Shaw Centre

September 27, 2020
12:00 to 4:00pm

Register now for 50% OFF Regular Family Admission!

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The expo is excellent. We can now rank schools based on which one will be best for our son.


  • Expo opens
  • Overview of Ottawa private schools

    Schools offer a variety of programming options, from Montessori and Waldorf to IB and AP programs. They also each have an either traditional, liberal arts or progressive academic structure. Learn about each Ottawa private school and the differences between them.

  • Choosing & Applying to Schools

    Learn a step-by-step approach to choosing the right school for your child. There are many factors to consider when choosing a school, and what may be a great school for your neighbour's child may not be the best fit for yours. Gain insider information on how to assess your child's learning style against your families 'wants' and 'needs', and get advice on where to start, research tips and must-ask questions.

  • Financial Aid & Tax Breaks

    A seminar you cannot afford to miss! Join our panel of experts as they unravel the mysteries of educational financing and paying for private school. Learn how to work education costs into your budget while gathering details about incentives such as scholarships, bursaries and financial aid.

  • Expo closes

Why Attend?

  • Speak with education and admissions experts
  • Meet leading private and independent schools and their students – see list of exhibiting schools below
  • Learn how to find the right private school for your child – information seminars
  • Find out about the admissions process, when to apply and what schools look for
  • Determine your budget and receive information about scholarships and bursaries

2020 exhibiting private schools and partners

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

Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades NS to 8 (Coed)

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

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

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

Niagara Christian Collegiate
Fort Erie, Ontario
Grades 6 to 12 (Coed)

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

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

Fern Hill School - Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario
Grades PS to 8 (Coed)

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

2019 Speakers

Topic: Choosing and Applying to Schools

Jennifer Irwin-Jackson

Executive Director, Advancement and Community Relations
Elmwood School

Topic: Choosing & Applying to Schools

France Dulude

Vice Principal
OMS Montessori

Topic: Financial Aid, Tuition & Tax Breaks

Bruce Mutch

Executive Director of Enrollment and Advancement
Ashbury College

Topic: Choosing & Applying to Schools
Financial Aid, Tuition & Tax Breaks

Renette Sasouni

School Director
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

Topic: Choosing & Applying to Schools

Kristy Larose

Blyth Academy Ottawa

Topic: Choosing & Applying to Schools

Meg Garrard

Head of School
Westboro Academy

About the Private School Expo in Ottawa

Get explanataions of different school programs and types of schools

The Ottawa Private School Expo offers your the opportunity to learn about education choice and meet with leading local private and independent schools and some of the best boarding schools from throughout Canada and abroad. Give your child an education and experience that will help them become whoever they want to be.

  • Confused about the difference between Montessori and preschools?
  • Looking for a school for your gifted child or a child with special needs?
  • What are the benefits of a girls' private school?
  • Do you want a french or bilingual school?

Whatever type of school you're looking for, you will find the answers and resources you need to choose the best school for your child at our Ottawa Private School Expo.

School Programs & Types:

  • Private elementary and high schools
  • Montessori schools and Preschools
  • Troubled teens
  • Schools for ADHD
  • Gifted kids programs
  • All Girls' and all boys' private schools.

Explore your private education options at the Ottawa Private School Expo - a must for every parent. The largest school fair of its kind provides you with the opportunity to speak with school representative and students from across Ontario and Canada. Schools present will include preschools, elementary, middle and secondary schools, and boys and girls schools from Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan and even Switzerland.

We invite you to speak with private school educational experts and school representatives on a one-to-one basis, all in one day, at one location.

Register Now and Receive 50% OFF Your Tickets!

2019 Sponsors

Geox Respira
Little Medical School Ottawa

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