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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.


 
  • Elmwood School
  • The Element High School
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Turnbull School
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Academie Providence
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ashbury College
  • Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Parkdale Montessori School


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.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Académie de la Capitale (est. 1998)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
Académie de la Capitale, an IB World School in Ottawa, offers programmes in both English and French, from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students thrive in a culture of academic excellence and real-life learning. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Student-paced$11,760 to $18,128

Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc (est. 1954)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
In our all-girls environment, academic achievement in both official languages is the norm. A Joan of Arc Academy bilingual education prepares the women leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. Come and see the difference. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$15,750

Astolot Educational Centre (est. 1997)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
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. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$13,800 to $15,800


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.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Académie Westboro Academy (est. 1993)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
Westboro Academy is a truly bilingual school serving JK-grade 8 students in the national capital region. We provide an exceptional education, in a community-focused and nurturing environment. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$14,157 to $14,691

Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence (est. 1989)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
Heritage Academy is an Ottawa private school that is designed for students with DYSLEXIA, ADD/ADHD and similar learning exceptionalities. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$14,600 to $16,000
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Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (est. 1983)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School is a Christian Montessori school in Ottawa, Ontario, with classes from Infants to grade eight. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$9,315 to $16,170
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Académie St-Laurent Academy (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
St-Laurent Academy is a private school that offers programs from nursery to high school in Ottawa. Its average class size is ten to 15 students. [View profile]
  • Progressive
Standard-enriched$11,500 to $17,500
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Cedar Ridge High School   

  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
Cedar Ridge High School is an independent high school, grades 7 to 12, in Kanata, Ontario. Our school offers an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a focus on leadership, innovation, student engagement and academics. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Standard-enriched$14,750

Academie Providence (est. 2002)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
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: $8,800-10,300. Extracurricular activities: $600-$650. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia
Standard-enriched$9,000 to $10,500


These schools offer support for gifted students within the regular classroom. Gifted students stay with regular learners, while receiving special, individualized programming.

  School NameTypePaceCost

The Element High School (est. 2003)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Element nurtures 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]
  • Progressive
  • Montessori
Student-paced$16,608 to $18,288

Turnbull School (est. 1992)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
Turnbull School is dedicated to academic excellence in a caring environment. We offer highly qualified teachers, small class sizes, well rounded and enriching programming, and variety in athletics, science and the arts. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Standard-enriched$18,900 to $20,850

Macdonald-Cartier Academy (est. 1990)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
Macdonald-Cartier Academy teaches Grade 7 & 8 students how to learn and offers an intensive French immersion program combining rigorous and accelerated academics with athletics and fun experiential learning. [View profile]
  • Traditional
Accelerated$16,900

Blyth Academy Ottawa   

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
Blyth Academy Ottawa focuses on personalized education, very small class sizes, and experiential learning for Grades 7-12. Big experience in a small school! [View profile]
  • Liberal Arts
Standard-enriched$16,395 to $22,625

Parkdale Montessori School (est. 2007)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
The School offers authentic Montessori education, individualized learning, accommodations to meet each child’s needs, hands-on learning, enriched curriculum, and outdoor exploration. [View profile]
  • Montessori
Student-paced$7,500 to $18,260


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.

  School NameTypePaceCost

Elmwood School (est. 1915)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
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]
  • Progressive
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$13,500 to $25,660

Ashbury College (est. 1891)  

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (0 students)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
This traditional private school in Ottawa, Ontario offers Grades 4 to 12 with 100 boarding and 600 day school students. Tuition is from $23,600 to $58,300. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • International Baccalaureate
Accelerated$26,300 to $64,700




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.


School nameDateLocation
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • January 22, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • January 24, 2019 5:00 pmBlyth Academy Ottawa
    352 Danforth Ave Ottawa Ontario K2A 0E2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • January 29, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • February 05, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • February 12, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • February 13, 2019 6:00 pmAcadémie de la Capitale
    1010 Morrison Drive, Suite 200 Ottawa Ontario K2H 8K7
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • February 19, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • February 19, 2019 5:00 pmBlyth Academy Ottawa
    352 Danforth Ave Ottawa Ontario K2A 0E2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • February 26, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • March 21, 2019 5:00 pmBlyth Academy Ottawa
    352 Danforth Ave Ottawa Ontario K2A 0E2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • March 26, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 02, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 09, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • April 13, 2019 10:00 amAcadémie de la Capitale
    1010 Morrison Drive, Suite 200 Ottawa Ontario K2H 8K7
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 16, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • April 23, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • April 25, 2019 5:00 pmBlyth Academy Ottawa
    352 Danforth Ave Ottawa Ontario K2A 0E2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 07, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 14, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 21, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • May 23, 2019 5:00 pmBlyth Academy Ottawa
    352 Danforth Ave Ottawa Ontario K2A 0E2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • May 28, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 04, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • June 11, 2019 9:30 amBishop Hamilton Montessori School
    2199 Regency Terrace Ottawa Ontario K2C 1H2



    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)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • $13,500 to $25,6606%6 - 12$6,800
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • $17,448
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • $15,750
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • $13,760 to $16,170Nursery/Toddler - 8
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • 10%1 - 8$10
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • $26,3008%4 - 12$6,700




     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
     
     DSDCSECCISCLACLIAPIBSN
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




  •  
     Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
    per grade
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • 191570%37525
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • 2003100%10025
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • 199890%65
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • 199390%16515
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • 198975%12010
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • 1954100%00
    Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • 199280%36033
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • 198399%200
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • 200790%25016
    Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • 1990$1,960,00085%6432
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • 100
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • 2002$0100%20017
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • 199790%403
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • 189170%70078
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • 95%00
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • 20079810




     
     
    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)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous15 to 17No supportHeavy integration
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveIndirect SupportHeavy integration
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • ProgressiveInternational BaccalaureateStudent-pacedSupportive8 to 12Withdrawal AssistanceHeavy integration
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedRigorous17No supportMedium integration
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive6 to 12Special needs school
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedSupportive8 to 19No supportMedium integration
    Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive10 to 18No supportMedium integration
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • MontessoriStudent-pacedSupportiveWithdrawal AssistanceLight integration
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • ProgressiveStandard-enrichedRigorous10 to 15No supportMedium integration
    Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • TraditionalAcceleratedRigorous14 to 16No supportHeavy integration
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • ProgressiveMontessoriStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 10Resource Assistance
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • ProgressiveReggio EmiliaStandard-enrichedRigorous8 to 20Special needs schoolMedium integration
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • TraditionalStandard-enrichedSupportive5 to 10Special needs schoolMedium integration
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • TraditionalInternational BaccalaureateAcceleratedRigorous17No supportMedium integration
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Liberal ArtsStandard-enrichedSupportive7 to 12No supportHeavy integration
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260
  • MontessoriStudent-paced15 to 24Indirect Support





     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)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




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     Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1270%
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Day: rolling7 - 9100%
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Day: rollingPreschool - 1290%Feb 13, 2019
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Day: Nov 18, 201690%
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Day: rolling1 - 1275%
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Day: rollingJK - 8100%
    Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Day: rolling80%
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Day: rollingNursery/Toddler - 899%Jan 22, 2019
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Day: rolling9 - 1290%
    Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Day: rolling7 - 885%
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Day: Jan 1, 1970
    Boarding: Jan 1, 1970
    Homestay: Jan 1, 1970
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    JK - 8JK - 8100%
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Day: rolling
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    1 - 1290%
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Day: Mar 9, 2018
    Boarding: rolling
    Homestay: rolling
    4 - 1170%
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Day: rolling7 - 1295%Jan 24, 2019
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • 90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • 75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%75%
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • 99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%99%
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • 85%50%
    Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • 100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • 70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%70%
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • 95%94%95%95%95%
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




  •  
     
    Nursery/Toddler
    Preschool
    JKSKK123456789101112
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • 70%70%70%70%




     
     MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
    Elmwood School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Girls)
  • Day school (375 students)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Equal Balance
    Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceWe don't offer Foreign LanguagesEqual Balance
    Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceTraditionalEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Equal BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCreative
    Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceAudio-LingualEqual Balance
    Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Traditional MathEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
    Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Equal BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceCommunicativeCreative
    Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




  •  
     
    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)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




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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)
  • $13,500 to $25,660
  • The Element High School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $17,448 to $17,448
  • Académie de la Capitale
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Preschool to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (65 students)
  • $11,760 to $18,128
  • Académie Westboro Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (165 students)
  • $13,410 to $14,333
  • Heritage Academy of Learning Excellence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
  • $14,600 to $16,000
  • Joan of Arc Academy / Academie Jeanne d'Arc
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Girls)
  • Day school
  • $15,750 to $15,750
  • Turnbull School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (360 students)
  • $18,900 to $20,850
  • Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,315 to $16,170
  • Académie St-Laurent Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (250 students)
  • $13,000 to $17,000
  • Macdonald-Cartier Academy
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (64 students)
  • $16,900 to $16,900
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Kanata, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
  • $13,995 to $13,995
  • Academie Providence
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (200 students)
  • $9,000 to $10,500
  • Astolot Educational Centre
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1 to 12 (Coed)
  • Homestay school
  • Day school
  • $13,800 to $15,800
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (592 students)
  • Homestay school (Varies)
  • Boarding school (108 students)
  • $26,300 to $64,700
  • Blyth Academy Ottawa
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school
  • $2,995 to $22,625
  • Parkdale Montessori School
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 6 (Coed)
  • Day school (98 students)
  • $7,500 to $18,260




  • 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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