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
Ottawa, Ontario
Coordinates 45°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
Motto 100 Years of Learning
Founded 1910
School board Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Principal Martina Sherwood
Grades JK-8
Enrollment 950
Language English, French
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Purple and gold         
Mascot Pegasus (flying horse)
Communities served Old Ottawa South

Hopewell Avenue Public School is a public school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It teaches grades jk-8. With a student population of about 950, it is the second largest elementary school in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, after Steve MacLean 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. On the second break the intermediate grades (7-8) can go off school property for 40 minutes.

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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