Our School

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 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

Carleton Heights is an active school within an established vibrant and caring community. In close proximity are the Carleton Heights Community Centre, the Carleton Heights Curling Club, the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, and many retail and dining establishments. In addition, we share our building with the Andrew Fleck Child Care Centre which provides pre-school, kindergarten, before and after school care and EarlyON. The school opened in 1948. In September of 2010 our school was consolidated with McGregor Easson School and in 2017 we consolidated with Century Public School which closed the previous June. We are now a bustling school of nearly 520 students with a very talented staff that is committed to ensuring a positive and respectful learning environment is maintained at all times. We enjoy and celebrate the diversity within our school community and continuously seek ways to strengthen our connections outside the school. Student success is our most important focus at Carleton Heights and we offer many opportunities for our students to reach high levels of achievement in all areas of school life. We encourage our students to become informed citizens who are willing to contribute to their school and community.

Our Students

Our current enrolment is 520 students who speak approximately 28 different languages at home other than English. Our students come from over 26 different countries and bring a rich cultural and linguistic diversity to our school. 

Our Staff

Carleton Heights has a passionate and committed staff of over 40 teachers, 5 early childhood educators, 6 educational assistants and 1 part-time library technician. Our excellent administrative and support staff includes a full-time office administrator and two .50 office assistants, a full-time day custodian, and full and part-time evening custodians. Our staff includes teachers with qualifications in Special Education and ESL, as well as Primary and Junior certifications. Through their commitment to professional learning, the Carleton Heights’ staff continuously seeks new ways to improve their knowledge of teaching and learning in order to provide enriching and meaningful opportunities for our students. Our staff is full of great ideas, energy, and makes a full commitment to ensure student success.

Our Community

The Carleton Heights School Council is a group of volunteer members of the school community including parents/guardians, teaching staff, representatives of the Child Care Centre and community members. Our local trustee also frequently attends council meetings to ensure the school community is well versed in the District Board’s direction or policies. The School Council supports the school by being a communication link to parents for the benefit of our students. Whenever possible, the School Council participates in fundraising activities to enhance the educational experiences of our students. Additionally, they host information sessions for parents and provide a resource library with books and information on nutrition, parenting and special education issues specifically for the use of parents. The School Council has a registered non-profit status for the purpose of financial donations (any and all amounts are welcomed)

Mission Statement

Carleton Heights Public School will empower every student to attain a level of academic excellence as determined by the provincial expectations, regardless of previous academic success, ethnocultural origin, socio-economic status, or gender while fostering positive cognitive, physical, emotional and social growth to enable each child to become a committed, socially responsible, and productive member of the community.

Programs and Services

Academic Programs

  • Regular English with Core French JK-6
  • Middle French Immersion starting in Gr. 4
  • Special Education and ESL Programs
  • Primary LLD class
  • Junior ELD class

In-Class Supports

  • Learning Resource Teachers
  • Learning Support Teachers
  • English as a Second Language, Stages 1 – 4

Safe Schools Initiatives

Carleton Heights embraces the OCDSB’s Community of Character initiative. We continue our focus on Character Education with monthly school-wide themes that are discussed in class and assemblies. We have also responded to changes to the Provincial Safe Schools legislation and proactively address issues related to bullying. A school-wide approach to discipline encourages consistency and support for all students and staff.  We utilize expertise from the community (City of Ottawa Health Nurse, Youth Services Bureau, Algonquin College) to provide additional support for students and staff. We also enjoy the presence of several high-school co-op students who support our students and programs while making valuable contributions to our school. Our school also benefits from the presence of our Multicultural Liaison Officers who provides family and student support three days a week at the school.

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