Elementary & Middle School
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

About our Elementary Program

At St-Laurent Academy, we have a maximum of 15 students per class, guaranteeing a student to teacher ratio that provides students with the attention they deserve. Our caring and knowledgeable teachers offer new and diversified approaches to learning, incorporating a universal design that is tailored to students· multiple intelligences. Our tight-knit faculty work together to guide students from kindergarten through high school. School wide themes and activities allow horizontal alignment through interaction, collaboration, and teamwork among all grade levels.

Communication with parents and students is important to maintain student success. Communication software such as Google Classroom and Google Drive are utilized to ensure easy correspondence between parents, administration and teachers. Parents and students can easily access school events and monthly calendars online. Our senior grades take advantage of technology in the classroom by using our environmentally-conscious paperless system.

Our elementary school program promotes a safe and healthy environment. We teach healthy relationships. Daily physical education is incorporated into every grade level. We also offer multiple French streams from core to extended to accommodate all learners. ESL (English Language Learners) is available to meet the need of our growing international student body.

Annual field trips include exploration around the city of Ottawa through museums and outdoor activities. Global citizenship is emphasized through the two international trips offered each year.

Resource Program

At St-Laurent Academy, our Resource Program offers a warm and supportive environment for students to receive out-of-class instruction and guidance to supplement their regular curriculum. Students in the Resource Program receive specialized one-on-one support delivered by a specialist teacher using a variety of tools and assistive technology. The resource team also works very closely with outside agencies and class teachers to ensure that learning is accessible and engaging for all pupils. Our goal is to provide students the support they need to become successful, autonomous learners.

Barton System

St-Laurent Academy proudly implements the Barton System to resolve issues concerning spelling, reading and writing. The Barton System was initially develop address to learning struggles related to dyslexia. It is Orton Gillingham influenced, which is a structured language approach that is different in both what is taught (reading and spelling are taught as related subjects) and how it is taught (the methodology).

Our system is a multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential program designed for intense intervention. The progress that we have witnessed firsthand implementing the Barton System over the history of our school is astounding. For more information, testimonials and a demo, please visit www.BartonReading.com.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

To accommodate our rapidly growing international student body, English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literacy Development (ESD) is offered to students to assist in learning English and to increase English academic skills. ESL and ELD support is available to students born outside Canada from a non-English speaking country and to students born in Canada who speak a second language. Both our junior and senior levels follow the Ministry of Ontario Curriculum and focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and orientation. Students who take part in our ESL/ELL programs, work in a small group with a specialized instructor, four classes per week. The ESL teacher works closely with classroom teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented to benefit each individual learner.

Environmental Science

St-Laurent Academy is committed to environmental education. With Environmental concerns looming large across the planet, we are committed to enabling our students to be part of the solution. Environmental responsibility is a theme woven into many of our subjects, and activities at the school.


2019 - 2020 School Year

A detailed school calendar will be provided to our families at the end of July, which will include field trips, in-school events, school social events, parent teacher meetings, celebration events, progress/report card distribution dates, student schedule distribution date, etc.

Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy Elementary & Junior High, we are guided by the Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI Theory), developed by Howard Gardner, a professor of Education at Harvard, in 1983. The MI Theory has been well researched by educators since then, and has enjoyed a great deal of success over the past 25 years. Each child embodies varying levels of these different intelligences, and thus each student has a unique cognitive profile. Traditionally, schools have almost exclusively emphasized the development of logical intelligence and linguistic intelligence (mainly reading & writing). We believe that students are better served by a broader vision of education. Our teachers use different methodologies, exercises and activities to engage all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence. We strive to provide opportunities for our students to use and develop all the different intelligences, and their natural talents. Gardner has identified eight basic types of intelligence:

  • linguistic (“word” smart)
  • logical and mathematical (“number & reasoning” smart)
  • spatial (“picture” smart)
  • musical (“music” smart)
  • kinesthetic (“body” smart)
  • interpersonal (“people” smart)
  • intrapersonal (“self” smart)

Athletics

We believe that physical activity benefits mind, body and spirit, and hope to inspire our students to make physical activity as part of their daily routine. Our program is taught by a Phys Ed Specialist. Four days per week classes are held in our full-size gymnasium or outside in our soccer field, where students are engaged in both fitness and sport. Once a week, healthy living and nutrition is covered in a classroom setting. These lessons sometimes involve guest speakers or visits from orgnisations such as Planned Parenthood. We also take Phys Ed field trips throughout the year, to have students experience activities like rock climbing and skiing. Physical Education has always been a pillar of St-Laurent Academy’s balanced philosophy of education.

  • Taught by a Phys Ed Specialist , our Kindergarten – Grade 8 students have PhysEd every day, and focus on skill development for team sports including soccer, ringette and basketball, and personal fitness activities including gymnastics, yoga and Tae-Kwon Do.
  • Four days per week classes are held in our full-size gymnasium or outside in our soccer field, where students are mastering skills necessary for a number of traditional sports including: basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, lacrosse and floor hockey, as well as pursuing personal fitness activities including Yoga and Tae-Kwon Do.
  • Students are also offered 1 session weekly offsite at the St-Laurent Complex or The Ottawa Athletic Club, which can include activities such as swimming, skating, squash, golf, tennis, aerobics, circuit training, and spinning.
  • Special activities including Camp Fortune ski/snowboard days, the Pumpkin Cross Country Run, and an annual Soccer Jamboree are also enjoyed by our students.
  • Healthy Living and Nutrition are also covered in PhysEd.
  • Our membership in the Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association, offers students a number of larger competitive and smaller friendly tournaments throughout the school year.

Uniform Ordering

School uniforms are mandatory for St-Laurent Academy students, beginning in Preschool. Uniforms can be ordered from Lands End online, or by phone, and will be delivered to your home. Lands End has excellent quality, great customer service, and throughout the year they offer many promotions. Be sure to add yourself to their e-mail list for notification of promotions on school uniforms.

School Bus

St-Laurent Academy is proud to offer school bus service for all kindergarten to Grade 12 students commencing September 2017 at a set annual fee. Our service will be made available for drop off and pick up from student residence before and after school. For more information please contact Ms Crupi at 613 842-8047 or admin@st-laurentacademy.com.

Lunch Programs

Our lunch program is offered as an optional service to all our Elementary and High School students. A set menu is provided for each day, which includes a daily meal and snack. Our menues are created with the consultation of our in-house nutritionist. The daily cost is $8.00 per student.

Medication Forms

See the link below for access to our medical authorization and administration form.

Interested in St-Laurent Academy?

St-Laurent Academy offers a continuous admissions process for daycare through high school. We believe that you should experience a school before you choose it. In order to enrol the school principal must first provide each family with an offer of admission. Please follow the link below to start your application process!

About our Elementary Program

At St-Laurent Academy, we have a maximum of 15 students per class, guaranteeing a student to teacher ratio that provides students with the attention they deserve. Our caring and knowledgeable teachers offer new and diversified approaches to learning, incorporating a universal design that is tailored to students· multiple intelligences. Our tight-knit faculty work together to guide students from kindergarten through high school. School wide themes and activities allow horizontal alignment through interaction, collaboration, and teamwork among all grade levels.

Communication with parents and students is important to maintain student success. Communication software such as Google Classroom and Google Drive are utilized to ensure easy correspondence between parents, administration and teachers. Parents and students can easily access school events and monthly calendars online. Our senior grades take advantage of technology in the classroom by using our environmentally-conscious paperless system.

Our elementary school program promotes a safe and healthy environment. We teach healthy relationships. Daily physical education is incorporated into every grade level. We also offer multiple French streams from core to extended to accommodate all learners. ESL (English Language Learners) is available to meet the need of our growing international student body.

Annual field trips include exploration around the city of Ottawa through museums and outdoor activities. Global citizenship is emphasized through the two international trips offered each year.

Resource Program

At St-Laurent Academy, our Resource Program offers a warm and supportive environment for students to receive out-of-class instruction and guidance to supplement their regular curriculum. Students in the Resource Program receive specialized one-on-one support delivered by a specialist teacher using a variety of tools and assistive technology. The resource team also works very closely with outside agencies and class teachers to ensure that learning is accessible and engaging for all pupils. Our goal is to provide students the support they need to become successful, autonomous learners.

Barton System

St-Laurent Academy proudly implements the Barton System to resolve issues concerning spelling, reading and writing. The Barton System was initially develop address to learning struggles related to dyslexia. It is Orton Gillingham influenced, which is a structured language approach that is different in both what is taught (reading and spelling are taught as related subjects) and how it is taught (the methodology).

Our system is a multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured and sequential program designed for intense intervention. The progress that we have witnessed firsthand implementing the Barton System over the history of our school is astounding. For more information, testimonials and a demo, please visit www.BartonReading.com.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

To accommodate our rapidly growing international student body, English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literacy Development (ESD) is offered to students to assist in learning English and to increase English academic skills. ESL and ELD support is available to students born outside Canada from a non-English speaking country and to students born in Canada who speak a second language. Both our junior and senior levels follow the Ministry of Ontario Curriculum and focus on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and orientation. Students who take part in our ESL/ELL programs, work in a small group with a specialized instructor, four classes per week. The ESL teacher works closely with classroom teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented to benefit each individual learner.

Environmental Science

St-Laurent Academy is committed to environmental education. With Environmental concerns looming large across the planet, we are committed to enabling our students to be part of the solution. Environmental responsibility is a theme woven into many of our subjects, and activities at the school.


2019 - 2020 School Year

A detailed school calendar will be provided to our families at the end of July, which will include field trips, in-school events, school social events, parent teacher meetings, celebration events, progress/report card distribution dates, student schedule distribution date, etc.

Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy Elementary & Junior High, we are guided by the Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI Theory), developed by Howard Gardner, a professor of Education at Harvard, in 1983. The MI Theory has been well researched by educators since then, and has enjoyed a great deal of success over the past 25 years. Each child embodies varying levels of these different intelligences, and thus each student has a unique cognitive profile. Traditionally, schools have almost exclusively emphasized the development of logical intelligence and linguistic intelligence (mainly reading & writing). We believe that students are better served by a broader vision of education. Our teachers use different methodologies, exercises and activities to engage all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence. We strive to provide opportunities for our students to use and develop all the different intelligences, and their natural talents. Gardner has identified eight basic types of intelligence:

  • linguistic (“word” smart)
  • logical and mathematical (“number & reasoning” smart)
  • spatial (“picture” smart)
  • musical (“music” smart)
  • kinesthetic (“body” smart)
  • interpersonal (“people” smart)
  • intrapersonal (“self” smart)

Athletics

We believe that physical activity benefits mind, body and spirit, and hope to inspire our students to make physical activity as part of their daily routine. Our program is taught by a Phys Ed Specialist. Four days per week classes are held in our full-size gymnasium or outside in our soccer field, where students are engaged in both fitness and sport. Once a week, healthy living and nutrition is covered in a classroom setting. These lessons sometimes involve guest speakers or visits from orgnisations such as Planned Parenthood. We also take Phys Ed field trips throughout the year, to have students experience activities like rock climbing and skiing. Physical Education has always been a pillar of St-Laurent Academy’s balanced philosophy of education.

  • Taught by a Phys Ed Specialist , our Kindergarten – Grade 8 students have PhysEd every day, and focus on skill development for team sports including soccer, ringette and basketball, and personal fitness activities including gymnastics, yoga and Tae-Kwon Do.
  • Four days per week classes are held in our full-size gymnasium or outside in our soccer field, where students are mastering skills necessary for a number of traditional sports including: basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, lacrosse and floor hockey, as well as pursuing personal fitness activities including Yoga and Tae-Kwon Do.
  • Students are also offered 1 session weekly offsite at the St-Laurent Complex or The Ottawa Athletic Club, which can include activities such as swimming, skating, squash, golf, tennis, aerobics, circuit training, and spinning.
  • Special activities including Camp Fortune ski/snowboard days, the Pumpkin Cross Country Run, and an annual Soccer Jamboree are also enjoyed by our students.
  • Healthy Living and Nutrition are also covered in PhysEd.
  • Our membership in the Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association, offers students a number of larger competitive and smaller friendly tournaments throughout the school year.

Uniform Ordering

School uniforms are mandatory for St-Laurent Academy students, beginning in Preschool. Uniforms can be ordered from Lands End online, or by phone, and will be delivered to your home. Lands End has excellent quality, great customer service, and throughout the year they offer many promotions. Be sure to add yourself to their e-mail list for notification of promotions on school uniforms.

School Bus

St-Laurent Academy is proud to offer school bus service for all kindergarten to Grade 12 students commencing September 2017 at a set annual fee. Our service will be made available for drop off and pick up from student residence before and after school. For more information please contact Ms Crupi at 613 842-8047 or admin@st-laurentacademy.com.

Lunch Programs

Our lunch program is offered as an optional service to all our Elementary and High School students. A set menu is provided for each day, which includes a daily meal and snack. Our menues are created with the consultation of our in-house nutritionist. The daily cost is $8.00 per student.

Medication Forms

See the link below for access to our medical authorization and administration form.

Interested in St-Laurent Academy?

St-Laurent Academy offers a continuous admissions process for daycare through high school. We believe that you should experience a school before you choose it. In order to enrol the school principal must first provide each family with an offer of admission. Please follow the link below to start your application process!

The Advantage

St-Laurent Academy has the facilities to meet the needs for all Elementary programs. These continually updated facilities include:

  • Full-sized gym with change rooms
  • Computer lab outfitted with Mac computers
  • Science lab
  • Greenhouse with butterfly conservatory
  • Art studio
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Music room
  • Outdoor classroom at the Macoun Marsh
  • Bright, large classrooms with Smartboards and TVs

Our Approach to Learning

At St-Laurent Academy, school takes on a whole different meaning for students as they become fully engaged in all subjects - school becomes fun and rewarding! Guided by the principles of the Multiple Intelligences Theory (Ml Theory) our students are actively engaged with all their senses in every subject. Learning through the different intelligences helps to enhance and strengthen learning experiences, and ultimately brings a sense of pride and achievement to our school community. Our teaching staff works hard to ensure every child is reached in these critical subject areas:

Social Studies

Social Studies

Science

Science

Computer Technology

Computer Technology

Physical Education

Physical Education

Character Development & Social Skills

Character Development

English & Math

English & Math

Art, Drama, Vocal & Instrumental Music

Art

French

French Language

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you

For general inquiries, or if you would like to schedule a visit day to either of our locations please complete the form. We look forward to hearing from you!

641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1K 2S8

613-842-8047

613-842-9956

admin@st-laurentacademy.com