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)
Silver & Gold Standard of Performance, Regional MusicFest
Silver & Gold Standard of Performance, National MusicFest
United Way Community Builder Award
United Way Community Impact Award
Ottawa Hospital Inspiration Award
Ottawa Hospital Spirit of the Run Award
Seeds Foundation – Emerald School
Ontario Federation of Independent Schools
Canadian Intramural Recreation Association, Ontario
OISAA – Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association
Turnbull School is looking forward to celebrating this milestone during the 2022-2023 school year.
The Turnbull School Concert Band performed at the 2023 Capital Region Music Festival, hosted in our nation’s capital at Earl of March Secondary School. Music Director, Sheri Harrington conducted the ensemble through three selected pieces earning the band a Gold Standard of Performance Award. They were also chosen as this year’s Most Outstanding Concert Band by the adjudication panel!
We are pleased to announce a “clean sweep” for the four Turnbull School basketball teams. The junior boys and girls teams, along with the senior boys and girls teams each won their respective OISAA Championships this year. The senior girls team also won the Montreal Independent Schools Invitational Basketball Tournament in January. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches for their hard work and dedication.
Turnbull School students continue to achieve excellence. The 2022 Canada National Spelling Bee Championship on May 28th gathered 54 outstanding spellers from across Canada. Declan Cunningham in grade 8 took 3rd place and Ashley Sutherland, also in grade 8, tied for 5th. Congratulations to these students for their effort, enthusiasm and exceptional results.
Two Turnbull School grade 8 students finished in the top three at this year’s Canada Wide Science Fair. Timothy Riddolls earned a bronze medal for his project, Electromagnetic Pulse Effects on Non-Volatile Digital Memory, and Lauren Rasalingam earned a silver medal for her project, Not on My Back! (Engineering Horse Saddle Pads).Congratulations to both of these students for their hard work, effort and outstanding results!