Our School

Edelweiss Private Academy follows the curriculum set forth by the Ministry of Education. We strive to create a safe learning environment that is creative and individualized, catering to each student’s specific needs. We are excited about our small class ratio that allows for individualized support to help each student achieve their academic goals.

Edelweiss Private Academy offers a regular English program to students from Grade One through Grade Six. The student population draws from all areas of Ottawa. We work in partnership with you, the parents/guardians, maintaining a strong connection between home and school. We strive to keep you informed in order to maintain consistency in your child’s programming. We will keep you up-to-date concerning your child’s programming, objectives and progress. We encourage you to take the time to review your child’s communication book each day and go over the information with your child when needed. Should you wish to learn more about your child’s academic or behavioural programs, we invite you to contact the office at any time.

Student information and records

Every effort is made to maintain and update your child’s files. Please let the administration know when your address or contact information changes.

Privacy

A child’s record is kept confidential. A child’s file will only be shown to another professional at the request of the parent or upon recommendation of the principal. A third party release form must be signed in order to share information with a professional outside of Edelweiss Private Academy.

Communication

The teaching staff at Edelweiss strives to maintain open lines of communication with parents. Please refer to your child’s agenda each night for notes from your classroom teacher. If you have any concerns about your child’s school experience, please feel free to communicate your concern with your child’s teacher. If you have any questions regarding your child’s program or accounting, you are asked to speak to the school principal.

Professional Standards

Criminal Reference Checks
Edelweiss requires all staff to undergo and submit annual criminal reference checks. This includes professionals that are brought into Edelweiss Private School from T.I.P.E.S., or any other professionals from daycares, schools, parent volunteers, etc.

First Aid and CPR
All staff at Edelweiss Private Academy hold current First Aid and CPR Certification Level C.

Safety Policy
For safety, the Edelweiss Private Academy door is always locked. If you are here to drop off or pick up your child, please ring the intercom for entry.

Regulations and Inspections
Edelweiss Private Academy is in compliance with the Building Code, Fire Code, Health Code (Protection and Promotion Act), and Technical Standards and Safety Act. Unannounced fire drills and lockdown procedures will be practiced throughout the school year.

Direct Instruction

At Edelweiss Private Academy Language and Math skills are learned through Direct Instruction. Direction instruction is an explicit teaching method that involves teachers delivering specific lessons.

Skills and concepts are taught through demonstration and action and they are reviewed and practised until fully mastered.