Ottawa Private High School
Grade 9 to Grade 12

About our High School Program

The secondary school at St-Laurent Academy provides students with small classes where each course is taught by a specialist in the field. The program flows seamlessly from our elementary school program and provides consistency in an enriched learning environment as well as continued emphasis on Physical Education/Health and the Environment. Both instruction and assessment are individualized based on each student’s individualized academic pathway and learning style with the goal of promoting dynamic, autonomous students.

St-Laurent Academy meets the provincial curriculum through experiential learning. Students partake in several course-specific field trips each semester to extend education far beyond the walls of our classrooms. They are able to see the real-world application of what they are learning. Students are provided with supportive, rigorous and meaningful preparation for their post-secondary pursuits. By the end of high school, they are engaged in university-level coursework and have the work habits and skills to take on whatever challenges them next.

French Program

Our French program continues all the way through secondary school. To continue with our approach of meeting the needs of each individual learner, multiple streams are offered.If you are an international family who is only being introduced to French, we have our Open program for new learners. For students who meet the minimum 600 hours of French study prior to Grade 9, we offer an Academic-level program. Students that have met the minimum of 1260 hours of French instruction or equivalent can participate in our Extended French program. Students not wishing to learn French have the option to take an equivalent language credit of their choice.

Environmental Science

St-Laurent Academy is committed to environmental education. With Environmental concerns looming 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. Science facilities updated in 2016 to meet the need of our demanding curriculum include an in-school greenhouse and butterfly Marshconservatory, and a chemistry lab.

Our secondary school offers a wide range of science-based credits. Our hands-on approach is realized through project-based learning at the Macoun Marsh Outdoor Classroom, where our students study biodiversity and practice environmental stewardship. The Macoun Marsh Project, developed by our Science teacher Mr. Michael Léveillé, has been tremendously successful, winning awards nationally and internationally. All of our students learn about and contribute to this project. Our senior students take a special interest and have a more direct involvement. Some of them have had the opportunity to present the Macoun Marsh Project to Dr. David Suzuki and renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as well as at International events in Sweden and Norway.

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.

Grade 9 - 12 Credits

The 2019-2020 High School Course Selection and Description Guidebook contains course descriptions and information to assist you in selecting your courses for next year. As you determine your academic program you should always plan with the end in mind. First consider which university programs might interest you, and then which Grade 12 courses would best serve you in applying to these programs. Next, select your Grade 11 and then Grade 10 courses, as appropriate. That is, for example, if you require Grade 12 Chemistry for your undergraduate program at University you will need to choose Chemistry in Grade 11. If you are uncertain about your university goals, that is not unusual. In this case, do your best in every subject and your academic strengths and interests will eventually reveal themselves.

Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy 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

St-Laurent Academy offers an enriched daily Physical Education curriculum for all secondary school students. We believe that physical activity benefits mind, body and spirit, and hope to inspire our students to make physical activity a 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 an nutrition is covered in a classroom setting. These lessons sometimes involve guest speakers or visits from organisations 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.

  • The Healthy Active Living courses (PPL1O, PPL2O, PPL3O, PPL4O) equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living.
  • The Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership course (PLF4M) enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being.
  • Our school has a fitness room located just off the gymnasium and allows many of our high school students the opportunity to work out during free periods as well as after school.
  • Our school is also a member of the Ottawa Public/Catholic High School sports leagues and this coming year we will be participating in the boys basketball leagues as well as the boys and girls track and field meets. Other tournaments and exhibition games also happen throughout the year with other local schools.

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.

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.

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 High School Program

The secondary school at St-Laurent Academy provides students with small classes where each course is taught by a specialist in the field. The program flows seamlessly from our elementary school program and provides consistency in an enriched learning environment as well as continued emphasis on Physical Education/Health and the Environment. Both instruction and assessment are individualized based on each student’s individualized academic pathway and learning style with the goal of promoting dynamic, autonomous students.

St-Laurent Academy meets the provincial curriculum through experiential learning. Students partake in several course-specific field trips each semester to extend education far beyond the walls of our classrooms. They are able to see the real-world application of what they are learning. Students are provided with supportive, rigorous and meaningful preparation for their post-secondary pursuits. By the end of high school, they are engaged in university-level coursework and have the work habits and skills to take on whatever challenges them next.

French Program

Our French program continues all the way through secondary school. To continue with our approach of meeting the needs of each individual learner, multiple streams are offered.If you are an international family who is only being introduced to French, we have our Open program for new learners. For students who meet the minimum 600 hours of French study prior to Grade 9, we offer an Academic-level program. Students that have met the minimum of 1260 hours of French instruction or equivalent can participate in our Extended French program. Students not wishing to learn French have the option to take an equivalent language credit of their choice.

Environmental Science

St-Laurent Academy is committed to environmental education. With Environmental concerns looming 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. Science facilities updated in 2016 to meet the need of our demanding curriculum include an in-school greenhouse and butterfly Marshconservatory, and a chemistry lab.

Our secondary school offers a wide range of science-based credits. Our hands-on approach is realized through project-based learning at the Macoun Marsh Outdoor Classroom, where our students study biodiversity and practice environmental stewardship. The Macoun Marsh Project, developed by our Science teacher Mr. Michael Léveillé, has been tremendously successful, winning awards nationally and internationally. All of our students learn about and contribute to this project. Our senior students take a special interest and have a more direct involvement. Some of them have had the opportunity to present the Macoun Marsh Project to Dr. David Suzuki and renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as well as at International events in Sweden and Norway.

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.

Grade 9 - 12 Credits

The 2019-2020 High School Course Selection and Description Guidebook contains course descriptions and information to assist you in selecting your courses for next year. As you determine your academic program you should always plan with the end in mind. First consider which university programs might interest you, and then which Grade 12 courses would best serve you in applying to these programs. Next, select your Grade 11 and then Grade 10 courses, as appropriate. That is, for example, if you require Grade 12 Chemistry for your undergraduate program at University you will need to choose Chemistry in Grade 11. If you are uncertain about your university goals, that is not unusual. In this case, do your best in every subject and your academic strengths and interests will eventually reveal themselves.


Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy 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

St-Laurent Academy offers an enriched daily Physical Education curriculum for all secondary school students. We believe that physical activity benefits mind, body and spirit, and hope to inspire our students to make physical activity a 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 an nutrition is covered in a classroom setting. These lessons sometimes involve guest speakers or visits from organisations 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.

  • The Healthy Active Living courses (PPL1O, PPL2O, PPL3O, PPL4O) equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living.
  • The Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership course (PLF4M) enables students to explore the benefits of lifelong participation in active recreation and healthy leisure and to develop the leadership and coordinating skills needed to plan, organize, and safely implement recreational events and other activities related to healthy, active living. Students will also learn how to promote the benefits of healthy, active living to others through mentoring and assisting them in making informed decisions that enhance their well-being.
  • Our school has a fitness room located just off the gymnasium and allows many of our high school students the opportunity to work out during free periods as well as after school.
  • Our school is also a member of the Ottawa Public/Catholic High School sports leagues and this coming year we will be participating in the boys basketball leagues as well as the boys and girls track and field meets. Other tournaments and exhibition games also happen throughout the year with other local schools.

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.

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.

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 High School programs. These continually updated facilities include:

  • Full-sized gym with change rooms
  • Computer lab outfitted with Mac computers
  • Science lab
  • Art studio
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Music room
  • Outdoor classroom at the Macoun Marsh
  • Bright, large classrooms with Smartboards and TVs
  • Dance Studio
  • Private Resource Classrooms
  • High School Lounge

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

Please send us a message for general inquiries, or to schedule a visit to our locations. We look forward to hearing from you!

641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1K 2S8

613-842-8047

613-842-9956

admin@st-laurentacademy.com