About Wellington Hall Academy

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 goals for each child are:

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 and approved for operation by the the Ministry of Education of Ontario. We are a member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools.

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

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

For over 25 years, Wellington Hall families have enjoyed the rewards of progressive education in a warm, personal environment.

How We Learn

Our Classroom – Our school community is diverse in many ways, and the immersion 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 were possible. We also teach more than just academics at WHA; students learn new ways of thinking and approaching problems. Our small school provides much opportunity for learning to work with others and to develop leadership skills.

Our Playground – An important aspect of our educational philosophy is engagement – both mental and physical. Our students are encouraged to play, self-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, outdoor physical education, and nature walks.