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

Awards

Science
Ottawa Regional Science Fair
Canada Wide Science Fair

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

Concert Band
Silver & Gold Standard of Performance, Regional MusicFest
Silver & Gold Standard of Performance, National MusicFest

Community
United Way Community Builder Award
United Way Community Impact Award
Ottawa Hospital Inspiration Award
Ottawa Hospital Spirit of the Run Award

Environmental
Seeds Foundation – Emerald School

Affiliations

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

News and Events

New Music Hall

Construction is now complete on our new Music Hall. This 1200 square foot state-of-the-art addition is a wonderful enhancement to our instrumental music program. It also represents phase two of our Arts Renewal Plan, with the remodeling of our visual arts room having taken place last July. Phase three, the moving of our dramatic arts program to its new space also took place in early April.

2019 Ottawa Regional Science Fair

The ten senior students who represented Turnbull School at the ORSF did a wonderful job, enjoyed their experience and earned several awards. Congratulations to all of our students who took part in this exciting event. The following is a list of our results at this year’s ORSF:

ORSF Turnbull Winners

2019 Interdisciplinary Award Winners

Honourable Mention

Surface Conditions and the Greenhouse Effect

The Effect of Physical Activity on Fluid Intake

Third Place

Reconceptualizing Home Design in the Age of Climate Change

First Place

An Exploration of Epigallocatechin – 3-gallate on Planarian Regeneration

Sun Protection at What Cost?

2019 Divisional Award Winners

Junior Challenge Award – Environment

Sun Protection at What Cost?

2019 Special Award Winners

American Society of Heating , Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Reconceptualizing Home Design in the Age of Climate Change

Rooftop Gardens; The New Cool

Canada Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Ottawa Centre

Surface Conditions and the Greenhouse Effect

JR Hall Memorial Award

An Exploration of Epigallocatechin – 3-gallate on Planarian Regeneration

ORSF Committee – Consumer Products

Sun Protection at What Cost?

Partners in Research – Junior

The Effect of Physical Activity on Fluid Intake

Turnbull launches new summer camps

Turnbull School has launched new summer camp programs this year for music, science, and the outdoors, which will be offered in addition to our learning programs.

Basketball Champions

Congratulations to the Turnbull School basketball teams for their respective championships won this past season. The junior boys, junior girls, senior boys and senior girls teams each enjoyed very successful seasons and tournament wins.

Concert Band earns Gold

The Turnbull School Concert Band performed at this year’s Capital Region MusicFest. Congratulations on earning a Gold level award at this competition. They will be off to Nationals in May.