Our School

Hopewell Ave PS

We would like to acknowledge that our schools are on unceded Algonquin Territory, and thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us on their land.

Our School

Student success is at the heart of what we do at Hopewell. Our students receive a balanced and integrated program that engages them in instruction and learning in the classroom. Critical and creative thinking challenges our students to learn in new and different ways. Students are encouraged to work both individually and co-operatively to improve skills and to achieve success in a warm and nurturing environment.

Hopewell Avenue Public School is located in the heart of Old Ottawa South. A community school has been located on this site since the mid-1800s.The school started as a one-room log building and began to take its present form in 1910 as an eight-room school.

During the 1996-97 school year, the school underwent a complete renovation. The exterior of the original 1910 brick building was maintained while the interior was completely updated. A stunning three-level addition was built to increase capacity. The result is a beautiful blend of heritage and modern facilities and amenities. An attractive atrium, designed to allow natural light into the interior classrooms, joins the two buildings and has become the focal point for numerous celebrations and school activities.

Our Students

Hopewell Avenue Public School is home to over 850 students from Junior Kindergarten to grade 8. The majority of our students live in Old Ottawa South, Ottawa East, the Glebe and Centertown. Upon graduation from grade 8, our students attend Glebe Collegiate, Canterbury High School or Lisgar Collegiate for their secondary education.

Our Staff

Our staff includes more than 60 teachers, a principal, 1 full-time vice principal, 2.5 office support staff, 3.5 educational assistants, 6 early childhood educators, 1.5 LST and 1 LRT, a library technician, and custodial staff. We are supported centrally by a Board psychologist, a speech and language pathologist, and a social worker.

The Hopewell staff nurtures the development of healthy lifestyles, positive decision making, environmental awareness, and character education. Our staff is dedicated to excellence in the classroom and demonstrates a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities and programming for students. Our staff is a combination of experienced teachers and those who have recently joined the profession. These dedicated teachers are committed to personal professional development and many have specialist qualifications and/or Master’s Degree.

Our Community

Parents and community members are highly valued partners in the education process. We encourage their involvement through extra-curricular activities, business partnerships and activities in our School Council.

The Hopewell Community is rich in resources and facilities. The Glebe Parents’ Day Care operates in the school with a school-aged program, particularly for kindergarten students when they are not attending classes. A number of other excellent agencies offer after school care, including the Ottawa South Community Association. Other community facilities include Brewer Pool and Arena and the Old Ottawa South Library.

The International Languages Program, offered through Continuing Education, operates a large program on Saturdays, and in the summer. The proximity of Glebe Collegiate, the National Arts Centre, and the museums means our students are frequently involved in special presentations and superb programs.

The natural areas, including the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, make exciting settings for outdoor activities such as cross-country running, skating or outdoor education.

Mission Statement

Academic accomplishment, respect for self and others, and the skills to be a life-long learner are essential outcomes at Hopewell Avenue Public School.

Facilities and Resources

  • Library Resource Center
  • Computer technology in each classroom
  • One computer lab
  • Three gyms and an exercise room
  • Music room with practice rooms
  • Music writing studio equipped with technology
  • Two science labs
  • Glebe Parents’ Day Care on site

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

Hopewell Avenue offers a 50/50 English/French two year kindergarten program, a grade 1-8 Regular English Program, a grade 1-8 Early French Immersion program, a Middle French Immersion program from grade 4 to grade 8, and a Behaviour Intervention Program (BIP).

Classroom Organization

Classes are grouped within programs and are organized as follows:

  • Two Year Kindergarten Program (JK/SK): 6 classes
  • Regular English (1-6): 5 classes
  • Early French Immersion (1-6): 16 classes
  • Middle French Immersion (4-6): 2 classes
  • Intermediate Immersion, EFI and MFI (7-8): 4 classes
  • Behaviour Intervention Program (BIP): 1 class
  • Special Education
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