Elmwood’s vision is to be the most innovative girls’ school in Canada and to operate at the forefront of girls’ education globally. Now, more than ever, women are at the centre of the social, political and economic dialogue, acting with courage and integrity in the face of challenge and leading change.
Welcome International Students!
Founded in 1915 in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, Elmwood School is ranked as one of the top 25 private schools in Canada and one of the most innovative schools in North America.
We are the only IB World School in Ottawa—one of only a few in Canada—offering the IB Continuum (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme) for girls from kindergarten to Grade 12. Acclaimed for our academic excellence, safe and caring school atmosphere, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to learn, create and explore. We model the best practice in educating girls. We strike a balance between traditional academic goals and innovative approaches to achieving those goals. We create inquiring lifelong learners, compassionate and engaged global citizens, and confident caring leaders. 100% of our graduates are accepted to world-class universities. They are well-prepared to take on challenges of post-secondary education and future careers. With our mission to inspire each girl to reach her full potential, Elmwood is where girls who want to change the world become the women who do.
We are interested in recruiting selected international students to Grades 9 to 11 in our Senior School with the support of a homestay program, or younger students to our Junior School (kindergarten to Grade 5) and Middle School (Grades 6 to 8) if accompanied by one or both parents.
The following are our application requirements:
|1.||Fill out the online application form.|
|2.||Pay application fee of CAD $150.|
|3.||Provide report cards for the past two years.|
|4.||Submit a handwritten personal statement.|
|5.||Provide a recent photo, a copy of your passport, immunization records and SSAT results.*|
|6.||Participate in a video interview with the Elmwood Admissions Team.|
*SSAT is a standardized test widely used by leading private schools in US and Canada and one of the key application requirements for our International Students. Test centres are located in cities around the world and test take place once a month from October to June (excluding May). For more information about SSAT and to schedule a test, please click here.
Click here for information about our tuition fees.
Click on the links below to learn more about Elmwood School, the International Baccalaureate Programme and the City of Ottawa.
• Elmwood at a Glance
• The ABCs of Elmwood School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
• Elmwood's Middle School
• IB Primary Years Programme: Frequently Asked Questions
• IB Middle Years Programme: Frequently Asked Questions
• IB Diploma Programme: Frequently Asked Questions
• Ottawa Facts
• Video Tour of Ottawa
Questions? Please contact us!
Director, International Student Program
613-749-6761 x 352