Our School

First Avenue School Photo
We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Quick Facts 

  • Our school welcomes approximately 150 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 each year.

  • We offer full-day bilingual Kindergarten, the English program with Core French, and Middle French Immersion (grades 4-6).

  • After completing grade 6, most students attend Glashan Public School for grades 7 and 8, before moving on to secondary school at Glebe Collegiate Institute, Canterbury High School, or Lisgar Collegiate Institute.

Mission Statement

Public education is a shared responsibility at First Avenue Public School. Together we achieve the extraordinary where all learners reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.


Interested in registering your child at our school? Contact us or visit the OCDSB Registration page.

About Our School

First Avenue Public School is a beautiful brick schoolhouse that symbolizes over 100 successful years in education. The school was built in 1898 and was officially opened in 1899. The community joined together to celebrate the school’s centennial year in 1999, proud to have the school designated as a heritage site by the City of Ottawa.

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