Featherston is a multifaceted, multicultural, inclusive elementary school that opened its doors in 1964 to students living in the southeast sector of the City of Ottawa. Featherston currently serves 360 students enrolled in programs from kindergarten to grade 8. All programs are respectful of ministry mandated curriculum and are based on expectations that reflect an integrated approach to learning. The timetable is responsive to the individual needs of all students. In the fall of 1985 the first Middle French Immersion program was established at Featherston School for students entering grade 4. The M.F.I. program has expanded to include students from grade 4 through to grade 8. In the same year Featherston welcomed the first board administered elementary program for children with Autism.
The Students at Featherston Public School
- Featherston is enriched by students from over 50 distinct cultural backgrounds.
- The socio-economic profile of our school is wide ranging and the majority of Featherston students live in the Heron, Baycrest, and Walkley Road triangle. Most of our grade 7 & 8 students come to us from Charles Hulse, Arch Street, and Riverview Schools. Those children choosing to enter the M.F.I. program in grade 4 arrive from 14 different feeder schools.
- Featherston graduates usually go to Ridgemont, Hillcrest, and Canterbury High Schools.
The Staff at Featherston Public School
- Featherston School staff has expertise in a vast array of both general and specialty curriculum areas. Many of the staff members are fluently bilingual in both French and English, while some speak more than the two official languages.
- Featherston is home away from home to over 50 academic and educational support staff.
- All staff members daily demonstrate a deep commitment to the rich multicultural, multilingual diversity of each student.