Elmwood School (Ottawa)

Elmwood School (Ottawa)

Elmwood School is an independent day school for girls located in Rockcliffe Park in the city of Ottawa, Canada. It was founded in 1915 and is an International Baccalaureate World School. Elmwood School was the first school in North America to be accredited for all three levels of the IB Programme - the Diploma Programme for students in the final two years of secondary school, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11–16, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students aged 3–12. The school is also a member of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools and the Canadian Association of Independent Schools.

The faculty provides education to 400 students, ages 4 to 18. Classes are small, with an average class size of 12 and a student to teacher ratio of 7:1. The current Headmistress is Cheryl Boughton who took over the leadership of the school in 2008. Prior to joining Elmwood, she served as Deputy Head at Bedford School in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, an independent boarding and day school for 1,100 male students. A Canadian citizen, Cheryl Boughton spent a considerable part of her educational career at single gender independent schools in the UK.

Like many other private schools throughout the Commonwealth, Elmwood's traditions are based on similar schools in Britain. Senior formal leaders in their graduating year are called prefects, the students must wear uniforms, and each student is a member of a house.

100% of Elmwood students go on to university. In 2009, 95% students attended their university of choice and 88% were accepted into their program of choice. Recent graduates have matriculated to prestigious universities such as McGill University, Queen's University, University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, Bishop's University, Acadia University, Mount Allison University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo, St Francis Xavier University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia among many others. Other graduates travel further afield to study at colleges in the United States, the UK and across the globe including University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of St Andrew's, Exeter University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dartmouth College, St Lawrence University and University of Rochester.

Each year, over 80% of graduates have received highly valuable scholarships to post-secondary institutions such as the prestigious Greville Smith Scholarship from McGill University, the National Excellence Award from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, the Sesquicentennial Scholarship from St. Lawrence University in New York State, the Undergraduate Research Scholarship from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Science, the Richard Lewer Scholarship from Carleton University and the President’s Entrance Scholarship from the University of Western Ontario to name but a few. In 2010, Elmwood's class of 43 graduates were offered over $1,000,000 in scholarship awards. The largest single scholarship awarded in 2009 was $125,000 US, an additional $25,000 was awarded because the student completed her IB diploma.

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