How to find best schools in Ottawa
In Ottawa all schools have a location boundary where they serve their children/student that live within that boundary. Most elementary schools require a proof of residency within the boundary it serves (e.g utilities bills, rental agreement etc). The priority of the school is to serve the students within the boundary, thus those students have priority over others. There are of course exception to the case, where students get accepted due to their academic standing. Nevertheless, it becomes quite vital to find your home close to a good school, and I wanted to share some of the tips on how to find best schools in Ottawa.
Here are some tips on researching best schools in Ottawa and house/properties together in Ottawa.
1. Go to Fraser Institute to research for schools that are ranked according to their academic success levels in Ontario, Ottawa. (http://ontario.compareschoolrankings.org/) Although a school’s rating is a good indicator, a child’s success is not just based on school but it is also about parent’s involvement, motivation levels, etc.
Fraser Institute is a Canadian public policy think tank, they are an organization that performs research and advocacy concerning topics such as public, social and education policy etc. Every year they provide a report card for all the schools, the 2014 can be downloaded from http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/ontario-elementary-school-rankings-2014.pdf
Ottawa Carleton School Board for Public School
2. Go to Ottawa Carleton School Board for Public School
Find out where the school you have chosen is by google map and to find out the boundaries that it serves by going to Ottawa Carleton School Board web site. The Ottawa Carleton School board provides a school location app that allows one to type in their home address and it tells you which schools are within the boundary. http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/sl/pages/default.aspx
They also provide boundary maps for the schools in pdf format.http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/os/ebm/pages/default.aspx
Ottawa Catholic School Board
3. Go to Ottawa Catholic School Board
If you are looking for catholic schools then the Catholic School Board also provides a boundary map http://www.ottawacatholicschools.ca/schools/find-your-school/boundary-maps and a location web application to find what school the address has access to http://www.ocsb.ca/schools/find-your-school/school-locator
Find an Agent
4. Find an agent to help you locate the houses within those boundaries
Feel free to contact me and I will be able to help you with locating a house within those boundaries for you, I have personally been through research and process of finding a good school for my two children so I know what it takes to find a house you love and within the school that you wish your children to attend. Good luck in finding the best schools in Ottawa!
Best schools in Ottawa
Fraser Institute Elementary school (Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans)
|Elementary School Name||City||Ratings|
|Ahlul Bayt Islamic||Ottawa||9.5|
|St Marguerite d'Youville||Ottawa||7.4|
|D. Roy Kennedy||Ottawa||6.9|
|St Thomas More||Ottawa||6.6|
|Our Lady of Victory||Ottawa||6.4|
|Our Lady of Fatima||Ottawa||6.2|
|W. Erskine Johnston||Kanata||8.9|
|St Martin de Porres||Kanata||6.9|
|St Francis of Assisi||Orléans||7.1|
|Our Lady of Wisdom||Orléans||6.7|
|Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha||Orléans||6.3|
Author: Nilay Ertemur