Elmwood is one of the most innovative girls’ schools in North America and ranked as one of the top 25 private schools in Canada. We are one of only nineteen schools in Canada to receive the Apple Distinguished School designation and the only school in the region offering all three levels of the International Baccalaureate Programme.
Acclaimed for its academic excellence, caring atmosphere and strong community spirit, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, try new things, create and explore. We are nimble and flexible, modelling best practice in educating girls. We strike a balance between traditional academic goals and innovative approaches to achieving those goals. We create inquiring lifelong learners, compassionate and engaged global citizens, and confident, caring leaders.
When we talk to the girls about what makes their school special we get as many different answers as we have students. Not far from every girls answer though is family and confident young women. There is something here for each and every girl to love, to get involved in and to find inspiring.
Over 100 years ago, Theodora Philpot, an entrepreneurial and visionary woman, founded Elmwood School. Although the subjects we teach and the manner in which we teach have evolved dramatically since 1915, Mrs. Philpot would still recognize the essence of the school she created. Every girl here is known and valued-we see them as individual girls on individual journeys, and we inspire each girl to reach her full potential. That is the School’s mission statement, and it is something every member of our community lives every day
Our holistic approach to girls’ education combines superior academics with outstanding co-curricular activities and healthy lifestyle choices. The powerful and supportive all-girls environment here gives students the freedom to stretch themselves, take risks and learn from their mistakes. We are specialists in how girls learn, so we can tailor things to exactly what works best for them.
At the base of everything is our reputation for academic excellence. Elmwood is the only school in Ottawa accredited to deliver all three levels of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme ranging from preschool right up to the senior grades. This is a fully transferable, world-class education, and the combination of the “gold standard” IB program and a strong Ontario curriculum is the best preparation for university and beyond
When girls graduate from Elmwood they are ready to move on to the next phase of their education with confidence. They have become inquiring, lifelong learners with an exceptional education, confident, caring leaders and compassionate, engaged global citizens.
I hope you will come visit us soon. We all look forward to sharing our school with you.
James Whitehouse, Head of School
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Welcome to Overheard at Elmwood, our podcasts series. Have you been at home wanting to listen to a new podcast that is both informative and intriguing? Check out Episode One: All Girls Advantage. In this episode Moderator, Mark Sutcliffe (Broadcaster, Writer, Entrepreneur and Elmwood past parent) has a detailed conversation with Megan Murphy, Executive Director, National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS), James Whitehouse, Head of Elmwood School and Katie Fraser, Elmwood's Director of Student Success about the advantages of an all girls education. Find the podcast at this link: www.elmwood.ca/about/overheard-at-elmwood/episode-one-the-all-girls-advantage Enjoy! #community #podcast #listen #allgirls #education #learn ...
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Happy Monday! Welcome back to another week of virtual learning. We hope everyone had a safe weekend and are ready for another great week. Elmwood might not be open physically, but our learning never stopped. Students are enjoying their online curriculum, like this JK story session taking place. We are so proud of everyone for making this virtual learning so successful, and Elmwood is committed to creating the best experience possible! 🖥 #community #learning #storytime #virtual #virtuallearning #stayhome #academics #letsgo #wholegirlwholeworld #educationmatters #educationneverstops ...
omg - is she even wearing her uniform?? I love it!
Elliot Insists on wearing hers as well. It’s a great way of separating School time and home time!
Thank you Elmwood for amazing flexibility and use of teleconferencing to keep the girls fully engaged.
Stay safe everyone and most of all stay positive!
We love Miss Sjerven❤️❤️
Maryam misses her friends and all teachers . Hope it will end soon .
4 days ago
Happy Friday Elmwood Community! There may not be any physical fires being made right now in our chemistry labs, but the online learning developed for students is on 🔥 ! Thanks for an amazing virtual first week back. We can’t wait to see what unfolds next week. So on Monday, get up and ATOM for another incredible week. 🔬#chemistry #throwback #chemistrypuns #learn #online #community #science #fun #virtuallearning ...
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