St. Thomas the Apostle Nursery SchoolSt. Thomas the Apostle Nursery School is a non-denominational, multi-cultural, community-based school. Located in the well-established Ottawa community of Alta Vista, the school celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2008.

The nursery school is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  The Executive Director of the nursery school is a registered and certified Early Childhood Educator and the majority of our teachers are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators.



Our Programs

What Parents Say About our Nursery School

I just wanted to express my gratitude to you and all the staff for a wonderful year. Carmen had a fun and positive preschool experience. The time, effort, and thoughtfulness that you all bring to the activities at the school is admirable. You show so much dedication and care in your work and it shines through in the smiles and excitement of the kids.

Mother of Carmen, Preschool Program

I wanted to share with you that Micah has had a wonderful experience at preschool this year. I want to personally thank you for your directorship, coaching of your team and meticulous operation at St. Thomas. You, Serena and other members of your preschool team have added such value to Micah’s 3-4 yr old growth and development. Andrew and I greatly appreciate you and the program for all that you have done for him.

Mother of Micah, Preschool Program

We heard about St. Thomas the Apostle Nursery School from several other parents in the neighbourhood. Everyone said that it is well-run and well-loved. Now we know first-hand how right they are. We’re so fortunate to have such a treasure in our community.

P. Taillon, Alta Vista Parent of Pre-school Program Child

My daughter is going to be three in the spring. She absolutely loves nursery school, her teacher and all her friends in the yellow group. It is amazing how quickly she’s dressed and ready to go on school days.

Mother of Katrina, Pre-school Program

I enrolled my 3-year old daughter at St. Thomas last month. I chose St. Thomas because it is the same nursery school that I went to 33 years ago. I still have fond memories of being there. Now, my own daughter loves being there. Her teacher is great and the staff all do a wonderful job.

Mother of Ruby-Anne, Preschool Program