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

Kindergarten applications for 2015-2016 now being accepted

Kindergarten classes are full for 2014-2015.

Concert Band goes Gold in Vancouver

Congratulations to the Turnbull Concert Band on achieving Gold status again this year at MusicFest Canada Nationals in Vancouver on May 15, 2014.

Turnbull Senior Students at Canada Wide Science Fair

Congratulations to Anastasia Young (Junior Excellence Award Bronze Medal and an Entrance Scholarship to Western University) and Justin Marcon who both represented Turnbull School so well at the Canada Wide Science Fair held from May 9 to 16, 2014 in Windsor, ON.

Justin Marcon speaks on CTV Morning Live about Science Fair

Turnbull student, Justin Marcon, grade 8, was interviewed on CTV Morning Live today, April 22nd, about his Ottawa Regional Science Fair project, A Study of Drop Damage and Durability Improvements, which placed first in the Interdisciplinary Category and qualified him for the upcoming Canada Wide Science Fair.
Click here to watch Justin’s interview.

Congratulations to Turnbull students at the ORSF!

Ottawa Regional Science Fair Results
Once again the senior students who represented Turnbull School at the ORSF did an outstanding job, enjoyed the experience and earned several awards. Thank you and congratulations to all of our students who took part in this wonderful academic pursuit. The following is a list of our results at this year’s ORSF:

Justin Marcon: Qualified for the Canada Wide Science Fair by placing 1st in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category
Steven Carton: Qualified for the Canada Wide Science Fair by placing 1st in the Junior Interdisciplinary Category
Anastasia Young: 2nd Place in the Junior Discovery Category, JR Hall Memorial Award, Junior Challenge Award
Evan Lloyd: 2nd Place for the Junior Interdisciplinary Category, RCMP Forensic Science and Identification Services Award
Erin Wai: 3rd Place in Junior Interdisciplinary Category, Chemical Institute of Canada Award, RCMP Forensic Science and Identification Services Award
Arya Stevinson: 3rd Place in Junior Interdisciplinary Category, ORSF Committee Consumer Products
Julian Robinson: Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Award