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Elmwood School

Gender: Girls school
Type: Day and boarding school
Age range: 4 - 18

Elmwood School is an independent day school for girls located in Rockcliffe Park in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The IDEALS in our school

As an IB World/Continuum School from K-12, Elmwood is dedicated to the six Round Square IDEALS. Elmwood has a demonstrated commitment to nurturing lifelong curiosity and inquiry in our community; each student’s educational journey is embedded in experiential learning, democratic leadership and respect for the environment. We challenge our students and faculty to step outside their comfort zones, take appropriate risks, and learn from their mistakes.  Elmwood values its national and international connections, and constantly seeks to learn from these interactions.  Above all, Elmwood students and faculty are passionate about “giving back”, leading and learning through service to others.

What being a Round Square school means to us

“Like a family” is a phrase frequently used to describe Elmwood; becoming a Round Square school enables us to join an international “family” of exceptional schools across the world.  Round Square membership offers exciting new challenges and adventures to our entire community. Membership also provides Elmwood with wonderful opportunities to extend and enrich our international connections, build lasting friendships, and deepen our commitment to service and the environment. We are excited to participate and to contribute to Round Square.

Where to find us


261 Buena Vista Road, Ottawa ON, K1M 0V9 , Canada