Our School

Sir Guy Carleton SS
We acknowledge that our learning is taking place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory. We thank the Algonquin Nation for hosting us and recognize their enduring presence on this land.

Quick Facts

  • We welcome approximately 400 students from Grade 9-12 each year.

  • We offer academic courses at the college, applied, locally-developed and non-credit levels. 

  • In addition to English with Core French, and French Immersion programs, we offer:

     -   a Skilled Trades & Technology Program
     -   Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs include Hospitality/Culinary Arts, Transportation and Green Industries.
     -   Special Education Programs: General Learning Program, Physical Support Program and Behaviour Intervention Program

Our Vision

Sir Guy Carleton is in a unique position to train students for successful and productive careers in the skilled trades. Our pathways to college, the workplace and apprenticeship provide students with a career and technology based education that equally balances the traditional academic subjects, specifically focusing on literacy and numeracy skills, with a wide variety of technical and employability skills gained in our large and well-equipped shops. This diversity of learning will enable students to meet today’s employment standards to secure successful futures. We are “The School that Works”!


Interested in registering your child at our school? Contact us or visit the OCDSB Registration page for more information.

About Our School

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School is a vibrant vocational school which focuses on both the trades and academics. We offer an option for students living in the west end of Ottawa looking to go to college, an apprenticeship, or employment upon graduation.

We provide practical, relevant, and active approaches to education where students are given daily opportunities for hands-on learning in auto service, auto body, cosmetology, childcare, welding, construction, woodworking, communication technology, green industries, hospitality, and health care. All our trade classrooms are real-life job environments. 

Our academic program is equally effective with instruction designed to meet the learning needs of all our students. For senior students, co-operative education and two week work placements are important components of their learning experience.

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