BHMS at a Glance

BHMS is a not-for-profit, independent school which was established in 1983, employs 45 staff and over 200 students. The School is named after the first Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, the Right Reverend Charles Hamilton. Among his other qualities, Bishop Hamilton is remembered for his happy relationship with children.


BHMS is one of only three CCMA accredited Montessori schools in the Ottawa area. Bishop Hamilton Montessori School admits students of any race, colour, religion, gender and national or ethnic origin.

School Prayer

Almighty God, You have committed to Your holy church the care and nurture of Your children. Grant the staff, children, and community of Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, the grace of gentleness and joy. Enlighten them with Your wisdom, that, rejoicing in Your truth, they may worship You and serve You all the days of their lives. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

School Motto

Where Mind and Spirit go Hand in Hand

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