Our School

Churchill Alternative School
We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Quick Facts

  • Our school welcomes approximately 200 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 each year.

  • We offer full-day bilingual Kindergarten and the alternative English program with Core French.

  • After completing grade 6, students attend Summit Alternative.

Mission Statement

Each child will find success, self-confidence, and independence in learning. A positive atmosphere conducive to learning, mutual respect and social responsibility will exist throughout the school. Creativity and a love of the arts will be fostered. Parents will be partners in the education of their children. Staff will engage in professional development activities creating an atmosphere of lifelong growth. Evaluation will be used by children and teachers for program planning. A sense of community will exist.


Interested in registering your child at our school? Contact us or visit the OCDSB Registration page.

About Our School

Located in the heart of Westboro, Churchill is the home school for the students of the Alternative program who live north of Carling Avenue, south of the Ottawa River, west of the tracks at Preston Street and east of Sherbourne Avenue. 

Churchill provides the alternative program to a broad cross-section of students. We have the reputation of being an excellent school with a unique philosophy that serves its community well.

Our alternative program is built on seven tenets:

1. Cooperation and teamwork

2. Innovative approaches 

3. Balanced student-directed and teacher-directed learning

4. Multi-aged groupings

5. Integrated curriculum 

6. Family and community-centered school environment

7. Ongoing assessment and evaluation

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