Choosing a School in Ottawa

Whether you are moving from within Ottawa, or from out of town, choosing the right school for your child is an important consideration when buying a new home. As a starting point, I have put together a list of several public, private and specialized school options in the Ottawa area;

The Fraser Institute - School Rankings

The Fraser Institute's school rankings website provides a detailed report on how each school is doing in academics compared to other ranked schools. It also shows whether the school's results are improving, declining, or just staying steady over the most recent five years.

During the course of your school research, you will no doubt find the Fraser Institute School Ranking website a useful tool.

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Catholic School Board

Ottawa Private Schools

Elmwood School
All Girls | Offers International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Kindergarten to Grade 12


Ashbury College
Offers International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Grades 4-12


Westboro Academy
Bilingual School
Kindergarten to Grade 8


Turnbull School
Kindergarten to Grade 8


St-Laurent Academy
Daycare to Grade 12


Blyth Academy
Grades 5-12


Fern Hill School
Preschool to Grade 8

Joan of Arc Academy
All Girls | Bilingual School
Kindergarten to Grade 8


Lycée Claudel 
All French (except language classes) 
Kindergarten to Grade 12

Montessori Schools

If you are interested in finding a Montessori school in your neighbourhood, click here to get started.