Featured Profile | Elmwood School

Elmwood School, Ottawa, Ontario

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About the School

Elmwood School is a place where girls feel secure, where girls can find their voice, and where girls dare to dream big. Elmwood knows the best way to develop strong young women is to allow them to explore, create, experiment, grow, achieve and express themselves in a positive and encouraging environment.

About the International Program

Elmwood is a centre of excellence for all girls' education. Here, international students are given every opportunity to succeed in all areas of their academic and co-curricular program. Elmwood believes in creating a safe, dynamic environment that nurtures each student's creativity, growth and academic excellence.


  • The academically rigorous International Baccalaureate Programme provides a world-class foundation in inquiry-based learning for all students
  • Elmwood students are continually outperforming academically, especially in math and science, 100% of their graduates gain acceptance to university, with many scholarships
  • Exceptional faculty who truly understand and respond to the ways girls learn and grow
  • Elmwood embraces digital learning with their 1:1 laptop program and considers technology an essential teaching tool
  • Arts, athletics, academics and a host of co-curricular activities ensure a rich and balanced lifestyle for every student

Program Options

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Programs
  • English Language Courses
  • Fine & Performing Arts Programs
  • French Language Courses
  • Homestay Programs
  • International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Other Language Courses
  • Other School Programs
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Sports Academies (Hockey, Soccer & More)
  • University Preparation Programs

School Support for International Students

International Student Programs

Activities, Events, and Field Trips
Counselling, Buddy Programs, and Peer Programs
Orientation Programs

Accommodation for International Students

Homestay Provided by Private Company

Language Support for International Students

Language Classes During Study Programs
Language Testing and Placement
Language Tutoring



Residence/Dormitory Registration Fee (C$):  n/a
Residence/Dormitory Monthly Fees (C$):  n/a
Residence/Dormitory Fee for Early Arrivals (C$):  n/a


Homestay Registration Fee (C$): 350
Homestay Monthly Fees (C$): 900
Homestay Fee for Early Arrivals (per day) (C$): 35
Homestay Emergency Deposit Fee (C$):  n/a


Accommodation Application Deadline: Continuous
Accommodation Notification of Acceptance: Varies

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