Testimonials

Read what people are saying about OJCS...

The curriculum is fantastic

We are so happy we made the choice to send our child to OJCS! The staff truly cares about each and every child in the school and will bend over backwards if there is any issue, big or small. The curriculum is fantastic and I love that they balance education with community involvement and Tikkun Olam. Our child is thriving at OJCS and I look forward to our younger child joining the OJCS family (and it truly is a family!) next year.

Tamara, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-06T11:31:45-05:00

Tamara, parent

Our child is thriving at OJCS...

Great School

Great school.  Very happy as a first year parent.

Howard, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2019-01-09T09:10:23-05:00

Howard, parent

...very happy as a first year parent.

The Right Decision

Such a great siddur party!  It really showed what the kids are learning and showed me how much more self-confidence my daughter has and how much she's blossomed this year. I can't imagine her a year ago speaking the opening line in front of strangers; but she did it today so easily. We knew that switching schools was the right decision.  But now we've seen first-hand just how much of a difference OJCS has made in her.  Kol hakavod!

Yael, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2019-02-12T09:00:09-05:00

Yael, parent

...we've seen just how much of a difference OJCS has made...

The Right Choice

I feel the best gift Jewish parents can give their children is the gift of Jewish education. Times are tough, but I know I will not regret the investment I have made in my children's future. OJCS offers my children the best possible education.  My children learn about their heritage in a nurturing environment while still getting the highest quality secular education. OJCS was the right choice for our family.

Dr. Mira, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2017-03-13T11:54:16-05:00

Dr. Mira, parent

OJCS was the right choice for our family...

The importance of growing up with a Jewish education

I have always attributed my personal connection with the Jewish community to my 11 years at OJCS.  As a graduate of Hillel Academy [now OJCS], I value the importance of growing up with a Jewish education and being in a Jewish environment. As a brand new teacher, I had many different career paths available; the public school board, a private school, and of course a Jewish day school. Being in OJCS on Yom Ha'atzmaut is what lit up the only path that I was interested in pursuing. Seeing the students' ruach and watching them celebrate Israel's independence reminded me why I love Jewish education and why I feel Jewish education is the greatest gift we can give our children. I feel blessed and honoured to have the opportunity to teach the future leaders of our community!

Lianna, alumna and current faculty member

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-06T11:26:38-05:00

Lianna, alumna and current faculty member

I have always attributed my personal connection with the Jewish community to my 11 years at OJCS...

We chose OJCS

We chose OJCS because we want our girls to receive a challenging and meaningful education grounded in Jewish values and immersed in community. OJCS provides the important and necessary tools for our children’s future success while fostering long-lasting relationships

Leila, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-19T13:52:54-05:00

Leila, parent

...a challenging and meaningful education grounded in Jewish values...

We could not imagine a better environment

I am a parent of three children who are students at OJCS.  Our kids have all thrived at school academically and socially.  As parents we love the community that they get to be a part of and the small class sizes that allow learning to be tailored to their needs. Our recent trip to Israel showed us how connected they feel to the country, the language and the history of our culture.  We could not imagine a better environment for them to grown up in.

 

Joanne, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-07T10:30:44-05:00

Joanne, parent

Our kids have all thrived at school academically and socially...

OJCS was like a second home

OJCS was like a second home providing a safe and stable environment for my child’s learning and development. Through excellent learning opportunities in three languages (English, French and Hebrew), highly trained educators, state of the art technology and small class sizes, OJCS continued to exceed my expectations and prepared my child for high school and beyond. In addition to a high quality education,  my child was shown the warmth of our diverse Jewish Community and his role in continuing to develop his place as a Jewish Leader and community member. 

Nikki, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-06T11:28:48-05:00

Nikki, parent

OJCS continued to exceed my expectations and prepared my child for high school and beyond...

So Fortunate

We are so fortunate that we found OJCS for our son! Although he was coming in as a brand new 7th grader with no prior day school experience, he was welcomed with open arms from the day of our tour. He blossomed at OJCS, individually, academically, and in his Jewish identity. The teachers quickly got to know him, encouraging his strengths and raising him up where needed. The school challenges its students while at the same time supporting them - a difficult balance that they do very well. Our son quickly bonded with his classmates, and we think they'll remain friends for a long time. He loved OJCS, and he'd definitely be there for 8th grade if it weren't for our move out of the area

Reva, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2019-08-13T13:35:31-05:00

Reva, parent

...He blossomed at OJCS, individually, academically, and in his Jewish identity...

A warm and haimish place to learn and grow up

A warm and haimish place to learn and grow up. It is at Hillel Academy and from my teachers that I fell in love with Israel and the Hebrew language. My trilingual education helped make me what I am today.

Nomi, alumna

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-07T10:28:38-05:00

Nomi, alumna

A warm and haimish place to learn and grow up...

Strong Identities as Jewish Canadians

Having two children who attended Hillel Academy [now OJCS] we are still amazed at how much knowledge they received on the history of Judaism, Hebrew linguistics and a love of Israeli song and dance.  Thanks to the diverse backgrounds of the faculty they received excellent schooling in both English, and French, along with their Jewish studies, of which we as parents are still very proud.  But most importantly are the long lasting friendships and strong identities as responsible, Jewish Canadians both our children developed during their time at school.

Yanda, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-01T16:10:23-05:00

Yanda, parent

...they received excellent schooling in both English, and French, along with their Jewish studies, of which we as parents are still very proud...

A wonderful place on so many levels

OJCS is a wonderful place on so many levels. As a former OJCS teacher, the current PTA president and an OJCS parent, I have an unique perspective on the school. Over the last couple years I have watched the school go through an amazing transformation. When you walk through the halls the excitement for learning, from both the students and the teachers, is almost palpable. There is a sense of family and ruach that resonates through the halls. Every morning my children and I discuss what they are most excited about that day and every day I have to limit the list because otherwise we would not have time for everyone to share. I feel very fortunate to part of the OJCS family and am proud to say that my children are OJCS students.

Eliana, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2018-11-07T10:31:55-05:00

Eliana, parent

There is a sense of family and ruach that resonates through the halls...

We went to the Louvre while we were in Paris.  We booked a family scavenger hunt tour of the Louvre to ensure that the kids were engaged in seeing the exhibits.  However, we only made it through 2 exhibits using the scavenger hunt, before it became clear that the children...were much too interested in the exhibits and history to pay attention to the scavenger hunt.  When we reached the Greek and Roman God/Goddess statue exhibits [the kids] immediately started identifying the statues by sight and talking about the roles and stories of each God/Goddess.  The tour guide asked how they knew all of this information and they told him that they had "learned it in school!".  Shortly thereafter another museum visitor was passing by and heard the children describing their knowledge.  She stopped to ask if the children lived in France and attended a school in Paris, as she was shocked to see such young children with a breadth of knowledge on Greek and Roman mythology.  We told her we were from Canada and that our children go to a "very good school. 

Thanks for being a team of professionals who make moments like this possible.  😉

Leanna, parent

Ottawa Jewish Community School, OJCS
2019-10-31T17:22:20-05:00

Leanna, parent

...our children go to a very good school.

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