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COVID-19 Measures

The Element High School is committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and families.

The classrooms, washrooms and common areas are cleaned and sanitized prior to the students’ arrival in the morning and our entire space is fogged
at lunchtime while the students go outside for a fresh air break.

Before entering the school each day, students are screened at the door by staff, using the Ottawa Public Health screening questions.  Temperatures are also taken as part of our screening process. Students sanitize their hands before entering the building and their backpacks are also sanitized.

Our classrooms remain welcoming environments with tables and chairs spaced to ensure physical distancing.
Any shared materials are sanitized between use.

We are running a regular, full time, in class semestered schedule whereby our high school students have four 90-minute periods a day Mondays through Fridays.
Our smaller class sizes enable us to cohort our students.  We do not run a quadmestered system.

  We appreciate the commitment our families have made to further ensure the safety of our school community.

What if students were in their element everyday?

When we are ‘in our element’ we are engaged, internally motivated, fulfilled and strive to do our best. This is the basis of a Montessori education. Come to discover our unique way of learning.

Our Vision

Supporting inquisitive, passionate youth in search of their element.

The Element’s programs

Creating the focused engagement that naturally leads to personal excellence.

When we are in our element

We are engaged, internally motivated, fulfilled and strive to do our best

Unique Attributes

Rigorous Curriculum

The Ontario Curriculum is often exceeded and there is a...

Dedicated Faculty Advisor

A faculty advisor is assigned to each student and will mentor the…

Multi-ages class

A class of multi-ages can be set up to operate on the…

International trip

As part of the Grade 11 and 12 programs, students will gain…

Outdoor events and visits

Each Wednesday afternoon, students leave the school...

Cooking program

Students are responsible for planning a meal...

An exciting place to learn located in The Glebe

An exciting place to learn located in The Glebe


The transition from Grade 6 to Grade 7 represents a big change for our children at an important time of their lives. We thought our daughter would benefit significantly from smaller class sizes, a cohesive group of teachers, many of who get to progress with the children as they advance through their grades from 8 to 12 and a mix of independent and teacher-directed learning initiatives. The Element High School has delivered and surpassed our expectations in every regard.

Hans and Penny Schroeder, Parents of current Grade 8 student
The staff is exceptional and accepting of a variety of learning needs and provides an environment that is flexible enough to meet those needs. Their cooking program is by far one of the most essential skills all children should have an opportunity to experience. From meal planning, shopping, cooking and serving they are preparing themselves for the real world. Our daughter receives instructions in all areas of the curriculum but has the opportunity to plan and organize her work through independent work periods. It is this balance between structure and freedom that allows her to take charge of her learning and incorporate and apply her interests to the subject matter.

Patricia Reilly, Mother of current Grade 8 student