Schools

Ottawa’s public and private schools provide students in elementary and secondary schools with the opportunity to study in English or French, or both languages.

There are four publicly funded school boards in the Ottawa area:

Ottawa Catholic School Board
Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Conseil des écolescatholiques de langue française du Centre-Est
Le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

Here are the top schools in the Ottawa area among those ranked by the Fraser Institute:

Elementary Schools (2007-2008 school year)

 

SCHOOL
OVERALL RATING
Kanata (Kanata)
10.0
Des Sentiers (Orléans)
10.0
Terre des Jeunes (Ottawa)
9.8
L’Étoile-de-l’Est (Orléans)
9.8
Le Prélude (Orléans)
9.6
Francojeunesse (Ottawa)
9.4
St Augustine (Ottawa)
9.4
Katimavik (Kanata)
9.1
Roger-Saint-Denis (Kanata)
9.1
Pionniers (Orléans)
9.0

 

Secondary Schools (2008-09 school year)

 

SCHOOL
OVERALL RATING
Colonel By (Gloucester)
8.7
Earl of March (Kanata)
8.6
Nepean (Ottawa)(Ottawa)
8.5
Lisgar
8.4
John McCrae (Nepean)
8.4
Gisele-Lalonde (Orleans)
8.4
St Augustine (Ottawa)
8.4
All Saints (Kanata)
8.3
West Carleton (Dunrobin)
8.2
St. Joseph (Nepean)
8.2
Holy Trinity (Kanata)
8.2

Top Elementary Schools 2013
Abrarr Private School 9.4/10
Katimavik Elementary School 9.0/10
Hilson Avenue PS 8.9/10
La Source Elementary 8.7/10

Top Secondary Schools 2013
Colonel By High School 9.1/10
West Carleton High School 8.8/10
John McCrae High School 8.8/10

Public School Boards
Ottawa Public School Board – www.ocdsb.ca
Ottawa Catholic School Board – www.ocsb.ca
French Public School Board – www.cepeo.on.ca
French Catholic School Board – www.ecolecatholique.ca

Private Schools

Private schools in Ottawa offer a variety of academic, specialty, and language instruction. Ashbury College, Elmwood School, Turnbull School and LycéeClaudel have a long tradition of serving the Ottawa community. To learn more about private school options in Ottawa, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s searchable private school database.

If you know the name of a school and would like to check its ratings based on the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

Another useful website is the Ontario Ministry of Education’s site.

Contact Us

Address:3B-2160 Montreal Road Ottawa, Ontario K1J 0B4

Phone:613-558-8000

Facebook Twitter Youtube Google+ Pinterest

Get In Touch