Our Philosophy

The mission of Kanata Academy is to motivate children to develop a love of learning.

Every Child Is Valued

Our teachers and support staff are dedicated to making our students feel safe, important and valued. We teach our students to be curious, confident and independent learners by providing a stimulating atmosphere that supports risk-taking and encourages students to express their ideas.

Small Class Sizes

Our small class sizes and multi-grade interaction provide a family-like atmosphere, where all students are treated with fairness and compassion. This environment allows our teachers to recognize how each of our students is unique. We take the time to get to know their strengths and to identify any areas of concern. Our teachers are able to successfully adapt programs for individual needs, whether it is to set realistic expectations for further growth in a subject area or to enrich curriculum to provide a more challenging program.

Setting Our Students Up For Success

Our school follows the curriculum set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Because of our small class sizes, we are also often able to enhance the curriculum to include student interests, which makes the classroom experience more exciting and promotes more interaction. This helps to motivate students by peaking their interest in a particular area and encourages further learning. Teachers emphasize the importance of organizational skills and teach students methods to help them achieve their educational goals.

Leadership Opportunities

Older students are taught how to lead and to be positive role models for our younger students. One way in which we encourage leadership is through our Peace Groups, where each month, students and teachers discuss qualities that make us better classmates and wiser citizens.


We do not tolerate bullying in our school. Our teachers are proactive in teaching students the tools they need to prevent bullying. Teachers encourage their students to seek to understand the actions and feelings of others without passing judgment. We educate our students on the characteristics of bullying and ensure that they know what bullying is and what it is not. We provide a structured, safe and respectful environment wherein students are expected to show compassion, empathy and acceptance. Teachers are always present to help guide students and to help them become better individuals.

Communication With Parents

Parents are kept up-to-date through regular communication in student agendas and through classroom newsletters. Teachers also make themselves available at the end of every school day to answer any questions from students or parents and to ensure that all of our students end their day positively. Parents are very appreciative of the emphasis our teachers place on ensuring good communication between home and school. There is also regular communication by the Principal and Vice Principal through the school website and weekly blog.

We are very proud of our students and of our program, and we welcome the opportunity to show you in person. Please contact us for more information.