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 Tornadoes Soccer

Congratulations to all our soccer teams on their very enjoyable and successful season this fall! The Junior teams were excited to participate in a tournament at Lower Canada College in Montreal where the boys finished in third place. The Junior and Senior Girls’ teams won the consolation finals to finish in third place in their respective OISAA divisions. And both Junior and Senior Boys’ teams were undefeated on their way to placing first in their OISAA divisions.

Kindergarten Intake Visit Day on November 27, 9:00-11:00 AM

Please call 613-729-9940 to book your child’s place for our 2015-2016 Kindergarten Intake Visit Day.

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.