The Royal Oak Advantage

Royal Oak School is a nurturing and supportive environment that strives to provide a differentiated learning experience for every child so they may reach their full potential. 

Our school is located in Old Town Niagara On The Lake in the 10,000 square foot, historic hospital building. Low teacher to student ratios, currently 1:5, means that each child can be given the support, time, and tools to reach their potential. The school has iPads or laptops for every 2 children, a restroom, and two dedicated learning spaces in each class.  Students enjoy 70,000 square feet of green outdoor space to play, run and connect with community and nature. Royal Oak School offers an exceptional educational experience, at an approachable price for families.


"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think"

Margaret Mead


Education During COVID-19


Synchronous Learning

Each Royal Oak classroom is equipped with a 50" TV, allowing the teacher and class to actively engage with students learning from home.  An in-class camera, a carefully designed learning environment and lessons posted online each day allow students in the class to collaborate with those at home in real-time.
Children learning from home are a part of their peers' in-person learning experience through this programming, and by opting into outdoor and physically distanced recess, outdoor Ed., and Phys. Ed classes. No matter what your family's preference for learning this year, Royal Oak has a myriad of options to keep children engaged and progressing both academically and socio-emotionally.

In-person Learning

The 2021/2022 school year is underway and we want to share with you how we have prepared to ensure students continue to receive a quality education in a healthy and safe environment.   

Masks are worn by every child in the school as well as staff while indoors.  Class sizes are limited to no more than 18 students, and classes are physically distanced from one another in our 10,000 square foot building, offering students ample room to socially distance while learning.  70,000 sqft of outdoor space is utilized as often as possible and wifi has been extended to allow for students to work outside. 




Covid-19 Stratagies

  • Staggered start and end times

  • Monitoring of health using temperature taking and NRPH checklists

  • Separate entrances for separate cohorts

  • Frequent hand sanitizing

  • Masks or shields are worn by students and staff while indoors.

  • Physical distancing practiced

  • Plexiglass dividers at every child's desk

  • Hand sanitizer is available in classrooms, bathrooms, entrances and exits

  • Alternative learning arrangements for students who are ill or need to be away from school 

  • Outdoor space is utilized as much as possible

  • Synchronous learning is available to all students  

  • UVC lights in each classroom are used nightly

  • Wellness room is available for students displaying symptoms 

  • No large gatherings and assemblies take place virtually

  • Regular and enhanced cleaning schedules with Health Canada approved disinfectants

running children

A Community of Growth

Royal Oak School opened with just 12 students in 2015 in response to the closure of the only school in Old Town, Niagara on the Lake. Each year, our school has steadily grown and now has sixty students who join us from all over the Niagara Region including Fort Erie, Welland, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Virgil, St. David's, and Niagara on the Lake. 

Contact us today to learn more about becoming part of this wonderful, growing community and book your private school tour.


Contact Us

176 Wellington St, P.O. box 419, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

(905) 328-9592

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