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