Category 'General News'


Universal Children’s Day

On Universal Children’s Day Upper Elementary students from OMS Montessori visited The Element to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A group of Element students prepared a presentation for the day, which talked about the rights of the child and why these are important. Students then presented the Declaration […]


Rocks and Minerals Workshop

  As a conclusion to a unit on Physical Geography in the grade 9 Canadian geography course, students participated in a workshop led by Earth Sciences educators from Carleton University (Beth and Erin). The geologists brought in a variety of rocks and minerals, including some that contained fossils. Students examined them with a hand lens (a […]


Recess at The Element

Recess is fun when your school is located at Lansdowne Park because you can: Skateboard in the terrain park and around the great lawn Hang out on the grass, the benches and the play structure Play basketball Play soccer Play ball hockey Play on the play structure Talk as a group Every day students at […]


The Element’s Grand Opening

The Element’s Grand Opening was a huge success with around 175-200 people who stopped by! Many parents let us know that it was an emotional day for them – and we couldn’t agree more. After years of looking for the perfect campus, it is so wonderful to see the pride our students have in their […]


Community Meetings at The Element

                                          Every Friday students begin their day with a community meeting. This is a time for students to celebrate what went well during the week, give thank yous, and discuss issues that may have arisen. This […]


Our new campus at Lansdowne

Construction by Castonguay Construction and SpaceWerx has begun and we’ll be ready to move to Lansdowne for September 2015. Here’s a sneak peek of our new home: Sketches prepared by:


The Element Moves to Lansdowne

The Element, Ottawa’s first Montessori High School, is moving to Lansdowne for September 2015. This dynamic location was chosen to support The Element’s integrated program which encourages students to be active, participating members of the adult community. At The Element, students grocery shop for their cooking program, run micro-businesses, volunteer in the community and participate […]


Our Furry Friend

                Harvey, our featured furry friend, joins The Element on Fridays. He belongs to one of our students, but has been a regular classroom guest since last year. Students pitched the idea of bringing Harvey to school to Pat Gere, the School Director, who happily agreed to welcome […]


Skating into Spring Break

                                  Students skated into their Spring Break on the Rink of Dreams at City Hall on Friday. The activity was a way of celebrating the completion of the Drama Session, as the students had performed their play the day […]


The Element moves to Lansdowne Park!

The Element, Ottawa’s first Montessori High School, is moving! In September 2013, OMS Montessori opened Ottawa’s first Montessori High School as an extension of their Elementary program. As of September 2015, The Element, which will serve students from Grades 7 to 12, will be located in the redeveloped Lansdowne Park. This location offers a variety of opportunities […]