The Best Elementary Schools in Ajax Ontario

Finding the right home to purchase in Ajax can be challenging enough as it is but finding the right school along with it can be even more so. Have no fear, below is a list that Durham Region Property Search has compiled of all the best elementary schools throughout the Town. This list will help you settle in a family-friendly neighborhood with a great home, as well as an exemplary elementary school that will set your kids up for academic excellence for the future. 

Schools should be located in convenient locations and offer opportunities for students to think critically so they can grow beyond the classroom. Luckily, Ajax offers parents and guardians many options in a variety of neighborhoods! 

The top ranked elementary schools in Ajax are listed below. The list is based on data compiled by the Fraser Institute. The organization is a non-profit and has developed a school ranking website to help determine how a school compares academically to other schools in the area going back several years. 

Based on these rankings, here are the top-rated elementary schools in Ajax, Ontario. 

1. Vimy Ridge Public School

Located at 40 Telford St in northwest Ajax, Vimy Ridge Public School serves students in kindergarten through to grade 8. With a Fraser Institute overall score of 8.2 (out of a possible 10), this elementary school is the top rated in Ajax with excellent scores in grade 3 and 6 writing, reading, and math. 

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2. St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School

With an impressive Fraser Institute score of 7.8, St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School provides elementary education from kindergarten to grade 8. Located at 15 Fishlock Street in central Ajax, this Durham Catholic District School Board school also belongs to the Notre Dame Catholic Secondary family of schools. 

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3. Southwood Park Public School 

Built in 1969, this older Ajax elementary school is located at 28 Lambard Crescent in southeast Ajax. With a 7.7 Fraser Institute score, the school curriculum provides education from kindergarten to grade 8 students. Southwood Park is unique because it is a  dual-track school: it provides both English and French immersion programs. With a current enrollment of over 700 students, it is one of the largest elementary schools in Ajax.

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4. Nottingham Public School

This elementary school in northwest Ajax is located at 50 Seggar Avenue. With enrollment for students between kindergarten through to grade 8, Nottingham Public School has a Fraser Institute score of 7.6. The school encourages the whole community to attend its School Community Council meetings and to get involved as much as possible with the special events happening at school. 

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5. Lester B. Pearson Public School

This elementary school is located at 21 Coughlen St in centralwest Ajax. With a solid Fraser Institute score of 7.5, the  school serves about 360 students from kindergarten to grade 8.  

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6. Romeo Dallaire Public School

Named after the Canadian humanitarian, author, statesman, retired senator, and general, Romeo Dallaire Public School has a 7.5 score Fraser Institute ranking. The school is located at 300 Williamson Dr E in northeast Ajax

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7. Eagle Ridge Public School

With a 7.3 Fraser Institute rating, Eagle Ridge Public School has a student population of approximately 640 students between kindergarten and grade 8. Located at 425 Delaney Dr in central west Ajax, one of the reasons that make this school unique is its focus on special education. The school has two special education classes: a primary/junior PLP class and a junior/intermediate PLP class. 

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8. St André Bessette Catholic School

This Catholic elementary school is located at 60 Seggar Ave in northwest Ajax. With a 7.3 Fraser Institute score, the school offers education from kindergarten to grade 8. The school also belongs to the Notre Dame Catholic Secondary family of schools where elementary students in their senior years can visit for plays, as well as partake in collaborative work in media studies and robotics with secondary school students. 

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9. Da Vinci Public School 

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian painter, architect, inventor, and scientist (among many other things), this elementary school has a Fraser Institute rating of 7.2. Located at 61 Williamson Dr E in northeast Ajax, it serves students in kindergarten through grade 8. 

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10. Cadarackque Public School 

With a 7.0 Fraser Institute score. Cadarackque Public School is a dual-track school located at 15 Miles Dr in central east Ajax. The school is unique in that it offers both English and French immersion programs starting in grade 1. Built-in 1991 and affectionately known as Caddy, the school has an enrollment of approximately 690 students. 

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11. Carruthers Creek Public School

Rounding out the list of the best elementary schools in Ajax is Carruthers Creek Public School. Located at 1 Greenhalf Dr in southeast Ajax, the school has a 7.0 Fraser Institute score and serves kindergarteners all the way through grade 8. 

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* Rankings and student body information are provided by Fraser Institute

* To find your school based on your address, use this handy school locator from the Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board to find even more information about schools in Durham Region including phone numbers:. School boundaries are subject to change: https://www.ddsb.ca/en/our-schools/find-a-school.aspx and for the Durham Catholic District School Board at https://www.dcdsb.ca/en/schools/Find-My-Local-Catholic-School.aspx