Welcome to Alta Vista Public School

Ever since Alta Vista Public School opened its doors in April, 1949, it has been a vital part of a wonderful community. Our dedicated staff nurtures a positive attitude towards self and others. Through challenging learning experiences, our school helps build responsible members of society in a safe and caring learning environment. Our parent volunteers and members of School Council add to the rich learning environment that we offer our children.  We reach out to our greater community through various projects, and our Ottawa community uses the school for sports programs, leasing the gym most evenings and some weekends.

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Our School Offers:

• A vibrant population of approximately 575 students

• JK-8 English plus Early (SK-8) French-Immersion

• A highly involved parent community

• A dedicated and nurturing staff

• Quality, specialized string and drumming music programs in grades 7 & 8

• A wide variety of extracurricular activities

• Special Education and English Language Support

• System Learning Disability Class (grades 4-8)


More Information:

[Regular English Program]

[Alternative Elementary Programs.pdf]

[French as a Second Language.pdf]

[School Councils.pdf]

[Your Child's Education — Be a part of it.pdf]


The following timelines will apply

for the 2014-2015 school year:

Kindergarten Registration Period: Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31, 2014

Elementary Student Transfer Application Period: Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21, 2014

Secondary Student Transfer Application Period: Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 21, 2014

Middle French Immersion Registration Period: Tuesday, February 18 to Monday, February 24, 2014

Incoming General Kinder Information Session at Alta Vista: Wednesday, January 15th from 6:00-645 to view OCDSB powerpoint on Kindergarten and very briefly view the current Alta Vista Kinder classrooms.

Incoming  Alta Vista Kinder Parent Information Session with a visit to classrooms at Alta Vista:  on Thursday May 29th from 7-8:15pm


Mission Statement

Alta Vista Public School is a Safe and Caring community where we develop independent, respectful and responsible citizens, who engage in life-long learning.


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