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Académie Westboro Academy

Grades JK TO Gr. 8 — Ottawa, ON (MAP)

Académie Westboro Academy:

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  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    14 — 18 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
    English, French
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    160 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 1000 Brookfield East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 6J1 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

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Who are you, as a school?

"Start your child(ren) on the path to bilingualism from the start. Our kindergarten program immerses students in French, with our all day French program, designed to help them learn and become confident in their French speaking abilities. As they advance, our Grade 1 to 8 program has an equal split between French and English language instruction. Our intentionally small class sizes foster a tight-knit community and a personalized learning approach, ensuring every student feels seen and supported."

  • Académie Westboro Academy, a truly bilingual school, une école parfaitement bilingue.
  • Give your child a lifetime of excellence with Ottawa's most personalized, truly bilingual education.
  • Westboro Academy has a strong academic focus in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Being community-focussed is a key aspect of our school mission.
  • Our founding core values are: Excellence, Integrity and Respect.
  • Our class sizes are small, and there is only one class per grade.
  • We cultivate independence, critical-thinking and character, in preparation for life-long learning.
  • Kindergarten: our students are exposed to French right from the beginning
  • Grades 1-6 are exposed to a bilingual program that uses both Ontario and Quebec curriculums.
  • Grades 7-8 curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and strong study skills.

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Académie Westboro Academy

Video reviews of Académie Westboro Academy

Parent, Fatemeh Bahari (2023)

SK to Gr. 8 — Watch our parent interview with Fatemeh Bahari to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Académie Westboro Academy.

Parent, Vandana Parnandi (2022)

Watch our parent interview with Vandana Parnandi to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Académie Westboro Academy.

Parent, Leslie Daly (2021)

Watch our parent interview with Leslie Daly to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Académie Westboro Academy.
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Written reviews of Académie Westboro Academy


Parent, Bianca O'Shea (2023)

JK (current),SK (current) — I have 2 children at Westboro Academy currently in SK and Grade 1. Both of my children have had noth...


Parent, Honorata Bittner (2021)

I have two children at Westboro Academy that have been there since JK. The school offers a very welc...


Parent, Rob S (2021)

Our son had a great experience at Westboro Academy attending from junior kindergarten through grade ...
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School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Elyane Ruel, Head of School
Bachelors in Preschool and Elementary (Université de Laval), Masters in Education (University of Alberta), Principal's Qualifications (Principal's Training Centre)

Our mission at Westboro Academy is to provide a truly bilingual and exceptional education, in a community-focused and nurturing environment. What makes us special is our approach to educating and developing the whole child in a true partnership with their parents and guardians. At Westboro Academy, every teacher and staff member knows every student and every parent. When people enter our building, they instantly notice the warm and familial feel of our school. Everything we do is geared towards promoting and maintaining our founding core values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect.   Our students love to come to school every day and it is evident in their smiling faces. What makes us unique is our focus on the purest form of bilingualism. Bilingualism is a skill that children in the National Capital Region should be allowed. Our approach towards this is to provide quality instruction half of every day in each of Canada’s official languages. Therefore, when students leave Westboro Academy, they are fully confident in both English and French. Our students have a reputation for having the highest level of bilingualism of any students in Ottawa when they graduate from our program.

In addition to these, we have small classes, with only one class per grade. With an average of 16 students per class, our students have more opportunities and are given more attention than students receive in a regular classroom. Our students love learning and are challenged academically. At Westboro Academy, it is “cool” to be smart.

Our teachers are incredibly dedicated and passionate and our positive school climate makes them want to stay. I am happy to say that our teaching staff has an average tenure of eleven years. This speaks volumes about the stability of our school program.

We simply have so much to show you. Therefore, I would like to encourage Ottawa families and families from the Outaouais region to come to see the school for yourselves and meet our staff and students. I am confident that you will instantly recognize the benefits of a Westboro Academy education for your children.



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