Gifted schools in Ottawa

Find the top gifted schools and programs in Ottawa.


On this page, we cover private schools in Ottawa, Ontario that offer gifted programs and support. This includes gifted schools and programs in downtown Ottawa, Ottawa-Gatineau, Rockliffe Park, Rockland, Kemptville, Nepean, Kanata, Centretown, Centrepoint, the Glebe, Riverside Park, and Hampton Park. 

For a more complete guide to gifted education, including a discussion of private vs. public options, start with our introductory guide.


Table of Contents


  1. List of gifted schools in Ottawa

  2. Choosing a school

  3. Tuition at gifted schools in Ottawa

  4. Compare gifted schools

  5. A primer on gifted education
  6. Further resources




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Private schools are not obligated to support gifted learners with special programs. Many private schools don't—even ones with strong academic reputations. The schools listed on this page, however, do. We organize the schools into groups: dedicated gifted schools, schools with dedicated gifted classes, and schools offering in-class gifted support. Then, in the fourth group, we identify schools that don't offer formal gifted support but have accelerated curricula for all their students.


These are self-contained gifted schools, where 100% of the students are gifted. Teachers and staff can focus on tailoring the environment to gifted students, without compromise.



 
Ottawa, Ontario
Iris St/Woodroffe Ave
 
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"Empowering girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 through bilingual education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $17,400
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Ottawa, Ontario
Highway 417/Greenbank
 
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"Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale), an IB World School, offers bilingual and/or English programmes from JK to Grade 12. Students thrive in a growth mindset environment and a culture of excellence." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $20,983 to $26,978
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Ottawa, Ontario
Conroy Rd/Walkey Rd
 
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"Astolot Educational Centre is a day school with grades 1 to 12 in Ottawa, Ontario. Classroom teacher-student ratios are 1 to 10. Students have the ability to reach their full potential with Astolot programming." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,000 to $18,000
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Ottawa, Ontario
Kirkwood/Laperriere
 
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"Revel Academy is a learner-driven micro-school that utilizes adaptive and mastery-based technology, Socratic discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world apprenticeships in an innovative, character-forging community." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $15,250
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These schools have a separate, dedicated class (or classes) where 100% of the students are gifted. These gifted classes can be either full-time or part-time, and exist in parallel to regular, non-gifted classes.



 
Ottawa, Ontario
St. Laurent Blvd./Montreal Rd.
 
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"Our mission is personalized student academic success in a friendly and caring school community, in which all students are emotionally supported and socially welcome." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum
  • $12,500 to $18,800
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"Heritage Academy provides a multisensory learning environment and supports students with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and Anxiety in Grades 1 -12." —From the school

  • Gr. 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $16,600 to $19,000
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Kanata, Ontario
Eagleson Road/Stonehaven Drive
 
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"For 50 years, Kanata Montessori has offered excellent learning environments for students to grow emotionally, socially and academically into a positive global citizen." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $16,750 to $22,500
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank/Heron
 
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"Westboro Academy is a proud leader in bilingual education for young learners from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Give your child a lifetime of excellence with Ottawa's most personalized, truly bilingual education." —From the school

  • Gr. JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $17,500
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These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.



 
Ottawa, Ontario
Baseline Rd./Woodroffe Ave.
 
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"Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit independent school in Ottawa, provides an authentic Christian Montessori approach for children 3 months to 14 years." —From the school

  • Gr. Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Montessori curriculum
  • $6,183 to $22,970
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank St./Wilton Cres.
 
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"Blyth Academy The Glebe focuses on personalized education, small class sizes, and strong student support for Grades 7-12. Big experience in a small school! Part of community of eight Blyth Academy campuses in Ontario." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum
  • $23,550
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Ottawa, Ontario
Bank Street/Marché Way
 
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"Our programs find the interaction of youth’s developmental characteristics, the Ontario curriculum, and the requirements of the adult world to create the focussed engagement that naturally leads to personal excellence." —From the school

  • Gr. 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Progressive curriculum; Montessori
  • $20,748 to $24,156
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These schools offer no formal program for gifted students, but have an accelerated baseline curriculum. This means all students—gifted or not—do the work of older peers at other schools. For highly gifted learners (those in the 99th percentile), this alone is likely not enough to support their needs.



 
Ottawa, Ontario
Buena Vista Road/Springfield Road
 
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"Elmwood School is Ottawa's pre-eminent school for girls from PreK to Gr. 12. Our high academic standards, small class sizes and safe, supportive environment ensure that each girl is inspired to reach her full potential." —From the school

  • Gr. Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Progressive curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $16,970 to $32,800
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Ottawa, Ontario
Mariposa Avenue/Springfield
 
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"This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $33,720 to $76,830." —From the school

  • Gr. 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Traditional curriculum; International Baccalaureate
  • $33,720 to $76,380
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Our gifted education guide has advice specific to finding gifted programming. For insights that are more general (on how to evaluate school options), we recommend you review our hub on choosing a school, as well as top expert advice. You can also read our guides to questions to ask private schools and questions students get asked at school interviews.

Private school expos

Private school expos are ideal launching pads for your school-finding journey. The Ottawa private school expo allows you to speak with 15+ of the leading Ottawa private schools — all in one place. Find a gifted school near you.

Parent discussion forum

Word-of-mouth is another powerful tool in your school-finding arsenal. The Our Kids parent discussion forum allows you to discuss your options and debate topics about gifted education. You can use our community of parents, educational experts, alumni, and school officials to help answer your questions and stimulate your thinking.

Upcoming open house events

Attending open houses is a great way to learn more about a school and get a feel for the environment. For some general advice on open house visits, go here. For questions to ask that are specific to gifted programs, check out our main gifted education guide.





Broadly speaking, the cost of gifted schools in Ottawa reflects private school tuition in general. Private schools can range from $5,000 to over $30,000 per year for day students.

There are quite a few affordable private schools for gifted kids. Inexpensive schools can often provide an excellent education by focusing on the classroom basics. You don't need to spend a fortune on bells and whistles: the key is getting your child individualized support. Having said that, the pricier schools will tend to provide a wider breadth of in-class and extracurricular opportunities. They will also tend to be larger and more established. Nonetheless, for most schools, the largest operating expense is usually teacher salaries.

Many schools offer financial aid (also known as "bursaries", "tuition relief", or "tuition assistance") and scholarships. Financial aid is needs-based, while scholarships are given for some measure of merit (whether it be academic, athletic, or something else). You can read more about financial aid and scholarships in our dedicated guide. Generally speaking, the larger and more expensive private schools provide the most aid. Even comfortable middle-class families can be eligible to receive aid, so don't be afraid to ask a school about it—whatever your financial situation.

Below you'll find the range of costs at Ottawa private schools with gifted programming:


 
Tuition (day school)Students receiving financial aidGrade eligibility for financial aidAvg. aid package size (annual)
Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • $15,540 to $29,70024%6 - 12$6,800
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • $20,075 to $24,1586%1 - 12$6,500
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • $6,183 to $18,375Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • $33,72010%7 - 12$15,000
    Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • $23,550 to $27,7504%7 - 12$6,500
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905
  • $18,810 to $21,905




     Legend:

    DS: Dedicated gifted schools
    DC: Dedicated gifted classes
    SE: Subject-enrichment
    CC: Curriculum compacting
    IS: Guided independent study
    CL: Cyber-learning
    AC: Accelerated pace
    LI: Language immersion
    AP: Advanced Placement
    IB: International Baccalaureate
    SN: Special needs and LD support
     
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    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905




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     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • 191570%37525
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • 200790%40025
    Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • 195485%13512
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • 199890%65
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • 199790%655
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • 198399%20017
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • 198975%15013
    Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • 201780%60
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • 189170%73081
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • 197470%500
    Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • 95%9015
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • 199390%16015
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905
  • 200395%10017




     
     
    Primary curriculum
    Secondary curriculum
    Curriculum pace
    Academic culture
    Average class size
    Language immersion
    Special needs support
    Tech integration
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15 to 17No supportHeavy integration
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 15No supportHeavy integration
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 12Special needs schoolMedium integration
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveNo supportLight integration
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 14Special needs schoolMedium integration
    Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • ProgressiveStudent-pacedSupportive13 to 20Indirect SupportHeavy integration
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17No supportMedium integration
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • MontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous12 to 15Resource AssistanceHeavy integration
    Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 16Indirect SupportHeavy integration
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous14 to 18No supportMedium integration
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration





     Legend:

     ADHD

    Learning disorders:
     Dyslexia
     Auditory processing disorder
     Dyscalculia
     Dysgraphia
     Language processing disorder
     Non-verbal learning disorders
     Visual motor deficit
    Development disorders:
     Autism
     Asperger's

    Behavioural and emotional:
     Troubled teens
     Depression
     Suicidal
     Substance abuse
     Oppositional defiant disorder
    Physical:
     Dyspraxia
     Blindness
     Deafness
     Cystic fibrosis
     Multiple physical
     
     
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905




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     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1270%
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Day: rollingJK - 1290%
    Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Day: rollingJK - 885%
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Day: rollingJK - 1290%
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Day: rolling1 - 1290%
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Day: rollingNursery/Toddler - 899%
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Day: rolling1 - 1275%
    Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Day: rollingJK - 1280%
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Day: Dec 1, 2023
    Boarding: rolling
    4 - 1270%
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Day: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1270%
    Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Day: rolling7 - 1295%
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • Day: rollingJK - 890%
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905
  • Day: rolling7 - 1295%




     
     
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    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
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    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • 99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • 75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%
    Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • 95%95%95%95%80%80%80%80%80%80%80%50%50%50%50%
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • 70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • 95%95%94%95%95%95%
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905




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    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
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    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • 70%70%70%70%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance




     
     
    Student council
    School newspaper
    Yearbook
    Radio club
    Photograph club
    Art club
    Choir
    Band
    Dance club
    Yoga club
    Drama club
    Debate club
    Chess club
    Math club
    Science club
    Robotics club
    Computer club
    Environmental club
    Outdoor club
    Community service
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905




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    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cricket
    Equestrian
    Football
    Golf
    Gymnastics
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Rowing
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Softball
    Squash
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $15,540 to $29,700
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (400 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school (135 students)
  • $16,600 to $16,600
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $20,075 to $24,158
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (40 students)
  • Day school (25 students)
  • $16,000 to $18,000
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $6,183 to $18,375
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
  • $15,400 to $18,000
  • Revel Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (60 students)
  • $15,250 to $15,250
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (620 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (110 students)
  • $33,720 to $76,380
  • Kanata Montessori
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (500 students)
  • $16,750 to $18,500
  • Blyth Academy The Glebe, Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (90 students)
  • $23,550 to $27,750
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (160 students)
  • $17,500 to $17,500
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $18,810 to $21,905




  • Make no mistake: gifted kids have different needs than typical students. These learners are often so advanced in their intellectual abilities that they are outliers in the classroom: a normal curriculum and approach won't be enough. When these students don't receive the custom support they need, they can disengage from school -- and even become depressed.

    If you know or suspect your child is gifted, you're faced with the following questions:

    You can also consider other options, like language immersion programs, the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement courses (for older students), special needs programs, or other alternatives like Montessori schools.

    If you're still grappling with these questions, start with our introductory guide to gifted education. Once you're versed in the fundamentals, re-visit this page to explore your specific school options in Ottawa area.

    Private school policies

    Private schools are not required by law to provide support for gifted children—and many don't. On the other hand, some private schools are able to offer highly individualized programs for gifted learners. The term "buyer beware" definitely applies here: it's up to you to make sure schools are properly set up for gifted learners. The list of private schools on this page (above) is a good place to start your search.












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