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Académie de la Capitale

Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — Ottawa, ON (MAP)

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School address

  • 1010 Morrison Drive, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7 (MAP)
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Our Perspective

How we see Académie de la Capitale

It’s a big world out there and for the students who enroll here, AcadeCap is a window onto all of it. The attention to global education is underscored by the adoption of the IB PYP and MYP programs, and things continue from there. Collaborative learning, among peers as well as intergenerational, is an important aspect of the delivery of the curriculum, as is the provision of authentic learning experiences. There is of course a vast array of resources available within the capital region, and AcadeCap rightly makes the most of them. Class sizes are small, and instructional support is personal and individualized. The school casts a very wide net, and models an approach to learning based in curiosity, empathy, and active engagement. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a diverse, challenging, vibrant and social learning environment.

School's Perspective

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How Académie de la Capitale sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale) provides a rigorous, tailored bilingual and/or English education. IB PYP students engage in experiential learning in i STEAM, International Languages and PSPE. The PSSP and the OSSD promote in-depth understanding of content, teaching students to work hard and make practical connections between subjects and the real world, preparing them for post-secondary education. Our proprietary 3-tier 21st Century Learning Curriculum is implemented from grade 7 to 12."

  • IB ® World School offering the PYP Next in bilingual formats
  • Pre-Secondary School Programme (PSSP) (Grade 7 & 8)
  • Ontario-Inspected Secondary School (OSSD) (English)
  • 21st Century Core Competencies Cursus (Grade 7 to 12)
  • Scholarship Programme
  • Small class sizes
  • Expertise in differentiated learning and Reach-Ahead courses for talented and gifted learners
  • Inclusive community
  • Well-rounded education: DELF, iSTEAM/Coding, visual & performing arts, music, international language
  • Synchronous and asynchronous online learning with teachers and peers

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Respecting a student’s potential by way of built-in differentiation maximizes each student’s learning and achievement. AcadeCap recognizes that no two students are the same nor do they learn the same. With differentiating, we ensure that students comprehensively learn and master the concepts and skills to be successful. Teachers adapt according to the individual abilities of each student. We get to know our students because of our small class sizes. Both factors support differentiation."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"AcadeCap offers the convenience of its one-stop-education offerings, from a top-notch bilingual IB PYP, the OSSD, the Orton-Gillingham dyslexia support, our enriched physical education programme, the after-school clubs and the summer camps. Academically, we stand out due to our successful teaching style differentiation, our skill-development-based learning, our enriched science instruction, and our accelerated math program."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"AcadeCap’s learning-to-learn approach translates into academic achievement, resilience, and an arsenal of problem-solving strategies when presented with challenges in learning, at work and in life. Contrary to popular belief, large social environments such as large schools do not develop social skills. We capitalize on small groups and across-the-ages interactions to actively teach social skills.
AcadeCap students are confident in communicating with people of all ages, not only their peers."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"The efficiency of across-the-ages collaborative learning in an open-concept setting. The open-space and the small class sizes at AcadeCap allow for a great deal of flexibility, opportunity, and time to differentiate. Solid social skills and long-lasting friendships develop in a small group setting, where children can interact with one another in a more approachable way. This allows children to develop their skills, and learn new skills from others while accomplishing any collaborative task."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Académie de la Capitale

Video reviews of Académie de la Capitale

Alum, Ina Arora (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Ina Arora to learn about the unique experience of attending Académie de la Capitale.

Written reviews of Académie de la Capitale


Parent, Chandra Iyer (2020)

Our son joined the school in Junior Kindergarten. It was our son's home away from home. The Kinderga...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Lucie Lalonde, Founding Director
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Académie de la Capitale (AcadeCap) I am proud to say, is a unique bilingual IB World School where students want to stay, long after the school day is finished! Soon after its inception, it had the distinction of being the first school in the Ottawa/Outaouais region authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme. AcadeCap, still true to its roots, upholds its unique approach to education. Our students: construct learning according to their potential rather than their age and/or grade; engage easily in learning “beyond the classroom” as a result of the “pick-up and go” potential of the small class; participate in e-long-distance learning to support geographically mobile students; become totally bilingual, and even multilingual; develop collaborative social skills through interaction across the ages; learn to work respectfully alongside each other in an open-concept facility; participate in an AcadeCap developed Globalization, Leadership and Innovation course in middle school; At AcadeCap, we are convinced that real life learning and a lifelong love of learning occur when a child or a teenager engages in on-going personal interaction with adults as well as other children, and participates in relevant learning experiences such as going to Bamfield Marine Science Center and to Race Rocks at Lester B. Pearson United World College. To tailor such authentic learning experiences, to offer guidance throughout the experience, as well as to nourish this love of learning, it is essential for educators to have the time to interact with each and every student. Open-mindedness, flexibility and small class size, allow for such learning to take place at AcadeCap. Take the challenge: we invite you to enrol your child at AcadeCap and find out how engaged in learning your daughter or your son can be when inspired to transcend limits!

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