Who We Are

Edelweiss Private Academy was created to help children with exceptionalities achieve their academic goals.

Our Mission

To support children as they reach their academic goals while providing a high quality education within a dynamic, hands on, small ratio and positive environment

Our School

Edelweiss Private Academy follows the provincial curriculum standards and adapts programming to meet the individual needs. Edelweiss Private Academy also follows the same schedule as the Public Ottawa Board.

WHO WE ARE

EDELWEISS PRIVATE ACADEMY WAS CREATED TO HELP CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES ACHIEVE THEIR ACADEMIC GOALS.

OUR MISSION

TO PROVIDE EACH STUDENT WITH ACCESS TO THE PROVINCIAL CURRICULUM BY USING EVIDENCE BASED DIRECT INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS. WE PROMOTE THE LEARNING OF KEY ACADEMIC SKILLS AND PROVIDE THE TOOLS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

OUR SCHOOL

EDELWEISS PRIVATE ACADEMY FOLLOWS THE PROVINCIAL CURRICULUM STANDARDS AND MODIFIES PROGRAMMING TO MEET EACH STUDENT’S  INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. EDELWEISS PRIVATE ACADEMY ALSO FOLLOWS THE SAME SCHEDULE AS THE OTTAWA CARLETON DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.

Our News & Announcements

COVID-19

Edelweiss Private Academy will be welcoming students back to school full time this fall. Parents will be given a choice of in school or on line learning for their child. We will be following strict health and safety protocols provided by Ottawa Public Health and the Ministry of Education. Please note that some of the information included on this website will change during the pandemic and will be updated during this fluid situation.

Transition Program Registration

Transition Classroom

The transition classroom is a low ratio classroom for children who are school aged but are not ready to participate in a typical classroom setting or still have ABLLS-R programs to acquire in order to fully participate. To register, a student must demonstrate at least 3 months of no aggressive behaviours in a one on one setting.

  1. Edelweiss Private Academy (EPA) transition classroom = 1 to 3 ratio plus an EA
    1. This classroom will have 1 teacher and 1 EA for 3 students
    2. The EA will make every effort to spend some one on one time with each student throughout the day.
    3. One on One time will be on academic activities
    4. To participate, children are expected to be working on Language for Learning.

Cost for full time is $4000/month

Cost for part time is $2000/month

One on one educational assistants are available for an additional cost. Please contact Heather Wyatt to register at hwyattepa@gmail.com

Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Testimonials

– Jenny M.

Our son has Asperger’s and he has been so happy since he started Grade 2 at Edelweiss Private Academy in September. Public school was a nightmare of suspensions and escalating behavioural issues. I lived beside the phone, waiting for the call from the principal to come and pick him up. He was under so much stress and he was suffering academically and emotionally.

At Edelweiss, he can be a happy “normal” child. He knows that there are rules to be followed and the staff is extremely adept at helping him to succeed. He just got his first report card and it was amazing – talk about a proud parent moment! He’s come so far in his reading and writing, and he always tells me about the projects he’s working on in Science. He’s even participating in gym class and interacting with the other kids. Knowing that our son is finally in an environment where he can thrive and be accepted has made a world of difference in both his life and our family’s life.

– Gail Greer

I cannot begin to thank Jen and Deb for starting Edelweiss Private Academy. Angus has struggled for years within the public system and only now has his true potential been realized. The smaller classroom combined with the expertise of the Edelweiss team has made for many successes and, as a result, happiness. There is a daily sense of triumph as we see Angus continue to excel while conquering behavioural issues and maintaining focus. Thank you ladies, it has been a truly fantastic experience for my entire family.

– Lisa L.

Adam has been at Edelweiss for two years. Before starting at Edelweiss Adam was several years behind in all academic areas when comparing him to his peers. Adam is now almost caught up and getting ready to transition to his public school. His comprehension skills has progressed profoundly through Edelweiss’ teaching strategies and thus I’m confident that Adam will have a smooth transition and be able to participate in a typical public school environment.

– Julie B.

Having been ‘discharged’ from a government program, we were told not to bother with ABA. Thankfully, we went against their recommendations and put him back into ABA and the public school system but soon realized that it wasn’t enough! Luckily enough we had heard about Edelweiss Private Academy and decided to enroll him there. The teachers and school are fabulous! Along with continued ABA and the school, our child has far exceeded the advice given by former professionals and has learned to work independently, and learned to read, write and do math. It is very reassuring to know that he receives the necessary supports to be a success. We will continue to enroll our child for as long as the school is willing to keep our child…currently the school curriculum (which follows the Ministry’s guidelines) goes up until Grade 6. At least after this, we both feel that we will be better equipped to place our child back into the public school system.

Again, a HUGE Thanks to Deb, Jen and the wonderful teachers at EPA for their truly dedicated work!

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Get In Touch

31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1R9

Telephone: (613) 225-9273

 Email: info@edelweissprivateacademy.com

School Hours: M-F: 9am - 3:30pm