About Us

We know every student can succeed. And we know that a small school and small classes can create big opportunity.

We are a private school serving the families of Guelph and surrounding communities. We maintain a very low student-to-teacher ratio so that each child can receive the attention they need to truly learn and believe in themselves. No two children learn the same, so our teachers have a flexible approach that harnesses the strengths within each student.

Our goal for each child:
To develop a sense of self-worth and dignity
To create a life-long desire to learn
To develop critical thinking and positive work habits
To learn the basic skills necessary in daily life

About Our School

Wellington Hall is a vibrant private elementary school, registered with the Ministry of Education of Ontario. We are a member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools. Our teachers are trained elementary school teachers or early childhood educators.

We opened our doors in 1995 with the idea that a small school can create big opportunities for children. Small class sizes and a devotion to individual attention to student needs result in a warm, enjoyable learning experience for students pre-kindergarten through grade eight.

The classwork covers a broad academic curriculum as well as music, drama, visual arts, French as a second language, outdoor education, and physical education.

We are located on the grounds of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, which provides us with over 600 acres of peaceful, beautiful, and natural woods and trails to explore. We are an independent school; we are not affiliated with Ignatius Jesuit Centre and are not a religious school. We are a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming school community.

For nearly 30 years, Wellington Hall families have enjoyed the rewards of progressive education in an inclusive, safe environment.





How We Learn

Our Classroom – Our school community is diverse in many ways, and the experience we provide students enables them to see value in others and themselves. Our academic program pushes our students to achieve levels that they never thought possible. We also teach more than just academics at WHA; students learn new ways of thinking and approaching problems. Our small school provides many opportunities for setting and meeting goals, learning to work with others, and developing leadership skills.

Mental and Physical Engagement – An important aspect of our educational philosophy is engagement – both mental and physical. Our students are encouraged to play, discover, and explore their interests; they develop a strong desire to challenge themselves. This foundation fosters a love of learning and a contagious pursuit that has our students excited to come to school. We also know that movement and time in the outdoors is essential to good physical and mental health. Students have ample time outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Ignatius Jesuit Centre, including two recesses per day, physical education, outdoor education, and nature walks.

Taking a school tour is the best way to see what it’s really like

to be a WHA student and parent.