For 60 years, Joan of Arc Academy has provided an outstanding enriched bilingual education for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Upon graduating, our students are well-prepared to pursue their high school studies in French or English.
Joan of Arc Academy’s small class sizes (no larger than 19) allow the students to stay focused, have fewer distractions and develop connections to one another. Joan of Arc Academy girls graduate from the school with a clear sense of their unique strengths and characteristics, as well as an understanding of what they have to contribute to society.
A Tradition Of Excellence In Education For Girls
For 60 years, parents have looked to Joan of Arc, a private school for girls, for a unique educational environment for their daughters.
Our school began as La Maison Jeanne d’Arc, which the Congregation of the Sisters of Joan of Arc founded in 1954 in Ottawa’s Westboro community. This Congregation was dedicated to the protection and education of youth. Its principal focus was the protection of young girls living away from home. The secondary focus was education. Courses of study were offered in elementary, intermediate, and high school classes.
In 1991, parents formed the Joan of Arc Academic Society, to bring the school into a new era. The philosophy and focus of Joan of Arc Academy remained: providing comfort to and empowerment of girls, through quality bilingual education.
In 2002, the school moved into the present building, at 2221 Elmira Drive, in Ottawa’s West End. The location has allowed us to expand our program and increase student numbers.
Joan of Arc, the strongest freedom fighter to ever live, continues to inspire people today to claim the life they want. She motivates us to lead ourselves and others to conquer life’s obstacles. Joan of Arc Academy inspires our students to expand their horizons and choose the future they desire.