Westboro Academy

A truly bilingual school since 1993

Physical Education and Athletics


All students at Westboro Academy participate in the Physical Education Program. Depending on the grade level, the program occurs from 2-4 times per week, in 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions averaging 120 minutes of instruction per week per class. Our program is taught by a Certified Physical Education Teacher Specialist. The focus of the program is on participation through the development of knowledge and motor skills, social skills, and participation in activities. Our facilities include the fields, rink and swimming pool of Brewer Park, as well as the use of the Norm Fenn Gymnasium at Carleton University. We also have a gymnasium space in the school that our youngest students use for Physical Education.


Outside of the regular Physical Education Program, Westboro Academy students are involved in a variety of athletic events.  The philosophy for athletics is to encourage participation and a healthy lifestyle. The focus is on good sportsmanship, enthusiasm, determination and participation; not on performance. Westboro Academy belongs to the OISAA (Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association). Through this group, our students and their teams compete with other independent schools from across the city. We are currently competing in several soccer leagues, and also compete in skating, cross-country running, track races, and will be introducing basketball this year. There is an intramural athletic club that meets 4 days a week for different age groups. Through this league, students at the school compete against one another in tournaments for such sports as soccer, basketball, touch football, ringette, floor hockey and volleyball. Athletic contributions to the school community also earn House points for students. Some of the sports and activities that make up the program typically include: Soccer (inter-school and inter-mural) Track and Field (inter-school) Basketball Touch football Volleyball Gymnastics Dance Hockey/ringette Skating Badminton Swimming Baseball Lacrosse Ultimate Frisbee Tennis