Hopewell Avenue Public School

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Hopewell Avenue Public School
Hopewell Avenue Public School from the west.jpg
Hopewell Avenue Public School, West side (before 2015 courtyard renovation)
17 Hopewell Avenue

Coordinates45°23′37.5″N 75°41′00.0″W / 45.393750°N 75.683333°W / 45.393750; -75.683333Coordinates: 45°23′37.5″N 75°41′00.0″W / 45.393750°N 75.683333°W / 45.393750; -75.683333
Motto100 Years of Learning
School boardOttawa Carleton District School Board
PrincipalMartina Sherwood
LanguageEnglish, French
Colour(s)Purple and gold         
MascotPegasus (flying horse)
Communities servedOld Ottawa South

Hopewell Avenue Public School is a public elementary/middle school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It teaches grades jk-8. With a student population of about 950, it is the second largest K-8 school in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, after Broadview Public School.[citation needed]


The school was constructed in 1910. In the 1970s the old building was expanded with a new section of approximately the same size.

In 2015 the emerald ash beetle destroyed more than half of the trees in both yards. Later that year the school started a campaign called Every Leaf Counts to raise $200,000 to raise money for a new yard.[1]


Hopewell is a four-story school with two gymnasiums. The Central Gym can be split into two, creating three: the North, Central and South gyms.

The school follows the Balanced School Day model; the day is split into three blocks of 100 minutes each, separated by 40 minute nutritional/recess breaks. The elementary students stay in their designated classrooms for the whole block while the intermediate students get two 50 minute periods each block. In between these periods, the intermediate students travel to different classes due to them having multiple teachers. On the second break the intermediate students (7-8) can go off school property for 40 minutes while the elementary students (K-6) are to stay on school property.

It provides education in English, Middle French Immersion, as well as extra classes in other heritage languages on Saturdays. The school offers the Me2We Club and Speaker Series.

Mme. Major's grade 3 students were officially recognized by the Canadian Space Agency as partners in the Tomatosphere Project.

The school newsletter, Hopewell Happenings, is available at the school website.


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