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 of Performance, Regional MusicFest
Gold Standard of Performance, 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 Admissions

Applications for places in our Kindergarten for 2017-2018 are currently being accepted. Please call 613-729-9940 to speak with the Registrar and arrange a tour of our school.

Turnbull Concert Band earns Gold at Regionals

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The Turnbull School Concert Band, under the direction of Ms. Sheri Harrington, earned the Gold Standard of Performance at the Regional MusicFest here in Ottawa on Saturday, February 25th. For the fourth year in a row, this excellent result was achieved due to the enthusiasm, dedication and talent of all Band members

United Way-Wall of Inspiration

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As a recipient of a 2016 Community Builder of the Year Award, Turnbull School was added to the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City Hall. During a ceremony on March 2nd, we were honoured with this acknowledgement.


Community Impact Award from United Way

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Turnbull School was recognized with a Community Builder of the Year Award at the United Way Centraide Ottawa CBYA Gala on June 2nd. We are excited and honoured to receive recognition for our many years of charitable giving.

Turnbull at 2016 Canada Wide Science Fair

2016-05-20 CWSF SophieWeider-Bronze IMG_4563 crop 300Wx491IMG_4556 crop 491Hx273Congratulations to the two Grade 8 students from Turnbull School who were invited to participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair, Junior Division, held in Montreal, May 16 to 20, 2016.

Sophie Weider earned a Bronze Medal for her project, Plastic Waters, on the environmental impact of plastic microbeads.

Daniel Jeyaraj earned a Gold Medal for his project, Delay in Fruit Ripening: An Approach to Reduce Ethylene Production in Bananas.