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Turnbull School

A Private Elementary School in Ottawa

Excellence and Caring since 1992


Turnbull School’s physical education and athletics programs strive to develop our students’ physical literacy, lifelong commitment to and an intrinsic motivation for regular physical activity, and healthy lifestyle.

These goals are achieved through:

Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) bestows certain levels of excellence on schools across Canada. Turnbull School has been recognized by this association and given their highest national level of achievement, the Quality Physical Education Award, every school year since 2003-2004. The standards are established by this association and recommended by the Canadian Medical Association. This honour of QDPE recognition is based on having the highest quality of program and must include:


Turnbull School is the only Ottawa private school to have achieved both PHE’s Quality Physical Education Award and CIRA’s Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award (see Sports).