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Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Ottawa

Published Nov 10, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Does your child need a bit of extra help with their homework? Or are you looking for more of an academic challenge for them? If so, these are some great service providers that can help:

Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Ottawa

Ottawa Art Gallery

For a quarter-century, the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) is where generations of Ottawans, and visitors, have come to gain a unique perspective on our place in the world. The OAG offers programs for all ages, including public programs for youth, toddlers, and seniors, in addition to curriculum-linked tours and workshops for school groups.


Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. Your child can progress at his or her own pace, to develop skills that will deliver results in the classroom and beyond. Several locations are available throughout Ottawa.

Sylvan Learning

If your child's report card needs a boost, you've come to the right place. Sylvan's dedicated teachers provide students with the individualized education they need to unlock their potential in the classroom and beyond. There's a reason millions of families turn to Sylvan as the go-to learning resource in their communities and the key to educational well-being. Several locations are available in Ottawa.

Adventures in Engineering and Science

Adventures in Engineering and Sciences are outreach programs run by the University of Ottawa for students aged 5 to 17.

With bilingual clubs, K-12 workshops, Just for Girls programs, and Teen Programs, and more, there is something for every young scientist.

Bytown Museum

Have you ever wondered how Ottawa became the city it is today? If so the Bytown Museum is the place to find out.

Through group tours, educational programs, and fun children's activities, this bilingual museum brings history to life.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

From self-guided visits, to Night Flight Sleepovers and Aviation & Technology programs, there is no shortage of fun leaning opportunities here that can't be offered in school.

Make sure to ask about activity kits and special resources to complement the experience.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

A variety of organized programs and self-directed activities are available at this museum to tech the often-overlooked topics of agriculture and farming and and how they pertain to health, cooking, and the environment. 

Canadian Museum of History

Between IMAX shows, regular exhibits, drop-in programs, the Children's Museum, and regular school programs, you are sure to find something of interest for your child to complement their formal education.

One special offering is their RBC Aboriginal training program in Museum Practices for First Nations participants.

Radical Science

A division of Little Ray’s Reptiles, Radical Science was created for the purpose of increasing scientific and ecological awareness for children through many theme-based workshops, science clubs, and entertainment.


French tutoring school in Kanata providing private tutoring to children from grade 2 to grade 12. All tutoring classes are tailored and personalized to meet the needs of each child and built on their knowledge and confidence!


See also Camp Canada, and Debate Camp for academic-based summer camps

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