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

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.

Summer Learning at Turnbull

Students from other schools are welcome to register for Turnbull Summer Learning academic programs and afternoon recreational camps. Please see our Summer section for details.

Caring and Excellence Assembly

On Thursday, February 19th, we celebrated the achievements and community involvement of our senior students at our annual Caring and Excellence Assembly. We gathered to recognize many significant contributions and accomplishments, including the term one Awards for Academic Excellence, of our Grades 7 and 8 students in various facets of school life. We were pleased to have our Grade 6 students, along with many parents, join us for this celebration.

Parent Appreciation – Thanks a Latté!

As a warm thank you to our parents, Turnbull School hosted an Open Doors and Thanks a Latté! morning on February 11th. After drop off, parents joined members of the leadership team in the Library for a chat and a special Espresso Uno hot beverage. Once classes were underway, the children and their teachers welcomed parents into the classrooms to see all the action!