Head of Schools

The Element is the high school division of OMS Montessori. It continues the OMS legacy of engaging students in their learning and their lives, preparing them for successful, fulfilling futures.

Head of Schools

Mr. Gregory Dixon

On behalf of The Element learning community, thank you for visiting our website. As School Director, I have the privilege of working with a proficient team of parents, alumni, faculty and staff who are dedicated to offering their best to each of our students. We diligently deliver an educational experience designed to inspire and challenge our students to discover the best of who they are, while reaching to achieve their potential year after year.

The middle and high school years are an important and sensitive time in the academic, character and social development of our youth. With the Ontario Curriculum as the foundation for integrated units of study, our faculty makes learning real, by creating opportunities to acquire book-knowledge through meaningful, practical experiences. Small class sizes foster students in their element: cooking in an industrial kitchen, participating in program-related excursions, interacting with professionals across the city of Ottawa and engaging in entrepreneurship projects; as well as, developing a respect for self, others and the community-at-large. Students at The Element are proficiently guided in the exploration of their personal learning styles, which is conducive to becoming contributing members of a greater, global community.

Please browse our website and discover how we empower students to become self-regulated, engaged and lifelong learners by building their sense of independence, self-confidence and self-esteem. As trained experts in education, we understand that observation is an essential component in the decision-making process to choose the ideal educational setting for your child. As such, we would like to invite you to visit us for a tour of our spacious, peaceful and unique learning environment. This is the most personal way to distinguish what The Element has to offer your daughter or son on the road to success and wide-ranging, post-secondary opportunities.

The Element, an extension of OMS Montessori, is a not-for-profit school. For over 50 years, OMS Montessori has offered exceptional education to families in the city of Ottawa. We are thrilled to now offer our historic reputation in student-centred programming through high school. We welcome you to call and chat with our friendly staff (613-862-8578) or email at your earliest convenience (greg@elementhighschool.com), regarding the future of your child’s education. 

It is with great anticipation that we embark on the next 50 years at The Element. Please join us on this journey of promise and excitement.

Gregory Dixon
Head of Schools