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Rockcliffe Park Public School
Rockcliffe Park Public School (RPPS) is a public elementary school in the Rockcliffe Parkmarker neighbourhood of Ottawamarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. The school was founded in 1922. Located in the centre of Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood, it has long educated the children of politicians and ambassadors. Near the school are Ottawa's two most prominent private schools, Elmwood Schoolmarker and Ashbury Collegemarker, to which many students move after Rockcliffe.

Perhaps the most prominent former students are Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene, who attended the school while the Dutch Royal Family was in exile during the Second World War. Current Prime Minister Stephen Harper's daughter attends the school, as did his son, the three sons of Pierre Trudeau and the children of John Turner. Actor Matthew Perry and Wikipedia expert Simon Pulsifer also attended the school.

As well as Rockcliffe and neighbouring New Edinburghmarker, the school also draws students from the Lower Townmarker and Sandy Hillmarker areas of Ottawa, for its French immersion program, in which the majority of students are enrolled. The school is also well known for its annual Book Fair, a used book sale that acts as a fundraiser for the school. Rockcliffe is twinned with Mokoena Primary School in Butha-Buthemarker, Lesothomarker. This twinning is helped by the organization Help Lesotho. Rockcliffe Park is the first school in Canada to twin with another school in Lesotho.

Since the school has a major relationship to the Dutch Royal Family, the Embassy of the Netherlandsmarker in Ottawamarker is partnered with the school.

External links

  • Official site
  • Hughes, Graham. "This School is a Truce Slice of Society." The Ottawa Citizen. Friday, Jan 27, 2006. pg. F3



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