Woodroffe High School (Ottawa)

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Woodroffe High School
2410 Georgina Dr
Ottawa, Ontario, K2B 7M8, Canada
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Superintendent Peter Gamwell
Area trustee Douglas Michael Lloyd Source
Principal William Arden[1]
Vice principal Sam Laggis
Tracy Shapiro
Administrator Lorraine Demers
Staff 90
Grades 9 to 12
Language English
Campus Suburban
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Colours Orange and Black         
Founded 1960
Enrollment 800-1000
Feeder schools D. Roy Kennedy Public School,
Pinecrest Public School,
J.H. Putman Public School and Fisher Park Public School
Homepage http://www.woodroffehs.com/

Woodroffe High School is a secondary school situated in the west end of Ottawa, Ontario. Woodroffe High School hosts an extensive variety of 20 school clubs, organizations and inter-school and intramural athletics. Woodroffe High School is a secondary school with high academic standards, a large athletic program, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The staff is qualified and dedicated to the students in the classroom. They enjoy working with adolescents and go out of their way to guide them throughout their academic careers. Woodroffe High School offers a variety of courses designed to prepare students for University or College. A number of innovative programs are being developed to better serve the students' interests. These include the development of a number of multi-disciplinary courses, an arts certificate, and an international studies certificate.

An extensive variety of school clubs, organizations and inter-school and intramural athletics are offered under the direction and supervision of teacher and community volunteers.

The school is under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.


Woodroffe High School is located at the western end of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, near the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre and Lincoln Fields Station. A section of bike path connects the school to the Ottawa River Pathway running parallel to the Parkway. In turn, this path is interconnect with the network of bike paths stretching throughout the Ottawa Region that make up part of the greater Ontario Trails Council Trails network.


Woodroffe is noted for its French Immersion and Arts programs, included in which are drama and dance programs. These programs are frequently showcased in Woodroffe's Dance Showcases, and annual musicals. Woodroffe has a strong athletics program, winning many championships over the years in sports such as basketball, volleyball, rugby, soccer, wrestling, and hockey.

School Features[edit]

  • Campus featuring regulation sized gymnasium, tennis courts, track, Soccer Field and two playing fields,
  • Science labs rebuilt in 1995
  • French immersion and Spanish programs
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Outdoor Pursuits, Police Academy
  • Computer Science and Technology programs
  • Active extra-curricular program
  • Athletic programs, NBA Facility
  • Partnerships with Pinecrest-Queensway Health and Community Services, Wal-Mart and Algonquin College
  • Extensive Cooperative Education Program
  • Innovative Arts Certificate Program
  • Extensive ESL & ELD programs
  • Growing number of International Students coming to WHS
  • Excellent Leadership Course and camp


  1. ^ // Woodroffe High School | TIGERnet //

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Coordinates: 45°21′46″N 75°46′47″W / 45.362656°N 75.779743°W / 45.362656; -75.779743