W. Erskine Johnston Public School

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W. Erskine Johnston Public School
50 Varley Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 1G7
Coordinates 45°19′59″N 75°54′33″W / 45.333038°N 75.909154°W / 45.333038; -75.909154Coordinates: 45°19′59″N 75°54′33″W / 45.333038°N 75.909154°W / 45.333038; -75.909154
School type Elementary school
Founded 1999
School board OCDSB
Superintendent Laura McAlister
Area trustee Cathy Curry
Administrator Heather Macatamey
Principal Marilyn Burans
Grades JK-6
Enrollment around 600
Language English
Last updated: Sept 29, 2016

W. Erskine Johnston Public School is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board elementary public school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


W. Erskine Johnston, a highly rated public school,[1] was opened in 1969 and is located in Kanata's Beaverbrook neighbourhood. It accommodates students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The school is named after a member and deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, William Erskine Johnston. This school has a grade 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 Middle French Immersion program as well as a before and after school program.

Originally a K-8 school the grades 7 and 8 were moved to an expanded Earl of March Secondary School starting in September 2015.


Its location at 50 Varley Drive places it next to Georges Vanier Catholic School at the address of 40 Varley Drive.

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  1. ^ "Fraser Institute School Report Card". Ontario.compareschoolrankings.org. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 

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