Edelweiss Private Academy

Our Mission "Reaching for the Top"

Our Mission

Our mission is 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 our students with tools to reach their full potential. We strive to enrich our students’ lives through social integration, physical wellness and emotional nourishment, thus encouraging them to reach independence and long term success. 

Our Motto

“Reaching for the Top”



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 successful. 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!


- Julie B.

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. - Lisa L.

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.

- Gail Greer

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.

- Jenny M


Leontopodium alpinum (edelweiss) is a well-known European mountain flower belonging to the daisy or sunflower family, Asteraceae. It is a difficult flower to acquire as it grows at the top of remote mountain areas. It has been used as a symbol of bravery, of the rugged purity of alpinism, and as a national symbol. According to folk tradition, giving this flower to a loved one is a promise of dedication.

At Edelweiss Private Academy, we recognize that our students might have obstacles preventing them from achieving their goals. However, with encouragement and perseverance, our children prove that they are strong and can overcome the largest of obstalces. 

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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