Student Activities

Joan of Arc Academy offers an assortment of activities to enrich the students’ school experience.


Students have a wide variety of athletic opportunities at the Academy. Throughout the year they participate in the cross country running, volleyball, soccer, rugby, badminton, ski trips, skating on our rink made by parent volunteers and more. The students at Joan of Arc participate in the Ottawa Private Schools’ Sports Leagues.

Clubs and Contests

Girls participate in a variety of clubs including chess, math and science clubs, used-book exchanges, mini-enrichment courses at universities and colleges and national math contests.

Students regularly use the school garden that they all took part in building in the spring of 2014. The garden was built through the combined efforts of our science classes and the Environment Club.

Our elementary choir, under the leadership of Mme Vivian Burns, frequently performs at concerts and have been invited to sing at local venues and events such as at Ottawa 67s games and Parliament Hill for Remembrance Day. Members of our Senior Band attend the Eastern Ontario Honour Band and regularly achieve success gaining places in the arts program at Canterbury High School.


Joan of Arc students can take part in art, drama, dance and musical activities that include the school choir and band. Each year the girls present several plays and participate in performances such as the Christmas Concert and the Joan of Arc Talent Show. Girls may also sign up for piano lessons or for after-school violin lessons with Ottawa Suzuki Strings.


Our class field trips give students the opportunity to experience the beauty of Ottawa. We also bring specialists, like scientists and industry experts, into the Academy to enrich their day-to-day learning experience.

School Spirit

We have a wide assortment of fun and educational activities such as non-uniform days, Semaine de la Francophonie celebrations, workshops and presentations by guest speakers on subjects such as pottery, nutrition, yoga and The Power of Anti-Bullying.