Turnbull Private Elementary School, Ottawa

Turnbull School

A Private Elementary School in Ottawa

Excellence and Caring since 1992

We are an elementary private school in Ottawa, Ontario, focused on Excellence and Caring. We’ve been enriching education through small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and extra-curricular activities since 1992.

We welcome you to visit and see what makes our learning environment so special.


Read Mary Ann Turnbull’s speech about our Coat of Arms


Ottawa Regional Science Fair
Canada Wide Science Fair

Physical Education and Athletics
PHE Canada (Diamond Award)
CIRA Ontario (Outstanding Intramural Achievement)

Concert Band
Gold Standard, Regional MusicFest
Silver Standard, National MusicFest

Ottawa Hospital Inspiration Award
United Way Community Builder Award

Seeds Foundation – Emerald School

Ontario Federation of Independent Schools
PHE Canada
Canadian Intramural Recreation Association, Ontario
OISAA – Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association

StudentPlace Ottawa

News and Events

Our next JK Visit/Intake will take place in February, 2016. Details to follow.
Turnbull Concert Band earns Gold at Nationals

Nationals Toronto 2015 Pic 400W

Each year MusicFest Canada’s “The Nationals” brings together the finest young musicians from across the country to compete and showcase their talent. Our Turnbull School Concert Band, under the direction of Ms. Sheri Harrington, was once again invited to participate in this event, which took place in Toronto, May 11 to 16, 2015. After achieving a Gold Standard of Performance at last year’s national competition in Vancouver, B. C.,

the band was unsure if they could recreate the magic and earn gold for a second year in a row.  With a year full of hard work and dedication, no magic was needed, and the members would return to Ottawa with the gold.  While still in Toronto, and having achieved such a milestone once again, the young artists were then free to celebrate with a day at the Toronto Zoo, followed by a very inspirational performance by the Montreal Wind Ensemble.  The smiles on their faces even lasted the bus ride home.  It was truly another trip to remember for a lifetime.

Congratulations, Anastasia!

CWSF2015 Young,Caroline-Gold Medal,Jr.Div. 400Wx401We congratulate Anastasia Young, grade 8 at Turnbull School, on earning a Gold Medal, Junior Division at the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Fredericton, May 11-16, 2015. Anastasia’s project was Beam Me Up Scotty (Robotic Teleportation Through Skype).

Turnbull at 2015 Ontario Regional Science Fair

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The ten senior students who represented Turnbull School at the ORSF in March did an excellent job, enjoyed the experience and earned many awards. Thank you and congratulations to all of our students who took part in this important academic pursuit. The following is a list of our results at this year’s ORSF:
Anastasia Young: Grand Award Winner (Qualified for the Canada Wide Science Fair), First place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Innovation Award Winner, Special Award Winner
Daniel Jeyaraj: Second place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Information Award Winner, Special Award Winner
William Dormer
: Second place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Special Award Winner
Rayanna Shamji: Second place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Special Award Winner
Ariana Golshani: Third place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Special Award Winner
David Rogers
: Third place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Special Award Winner
Sarra Parker: Third place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category
Ewan Wai: Third place in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category

Turnbull Tornadoes Hockey


The Turnbull Senior Hockey team, in its inaugural season, worked hard developing individual and team skills, played well and finished the season earning a silver medal at the Royal Titan Classic, hosted by Frank Ryan Intermediate School. We are very pleased and proud for both the players and coaches.